SAP S/4HANA is more than just another new release. SAP’s new business suite brings about so many changes and new functionalities that have the power to transform your business. Through 25 years of guiding our clients in their SAP implementations, we have gained the experience and expertise to make your move to S/4HANA a success.
SAP S/4HANA can modify all critical enterprise functions ranging from finance and supply chain all the way to customer service and marketing. Through it, businesses are able to transact, analyze and predict in real time in a world that remains continuously unpredictable.
We see switching to SAP’s new business suite SAP S/4HANA not as an aspiration, but a necessity. It’s not a question of “if” but of “when” and “how” to do the migration. Success requires an organization to not only implement or migrate to a new platform, but to decide on the best-fit deployment option for their unique business. Whether it is an on-premise deployment, with altered infrastructure to handle exponential growth but still enabled for quick innovation cycles, whether it is a mature and flexible private cloud deployment with 2 innovation cycles per year or whether it is a next practice public cloud deployment with 4 innovation cycles a year or even be a mix of all 3 options.
Establish quick wins with Westernacher.
In 180 days to S/4HANA: This Westernacher Basic Solution is based on the Fast Solution and includes a full rollout to the productive landscape in 6 months even if the customer release cycles are limited to two releases per year. All necessary steps for a technical conversion are part of the solution; immediately after conversion, business innovations can be started.
The future is here to stay. Is your ERP system ready for it?
SAP Fiori is more than just a slick new design. It is a user interface that can redefine the way enterprise users work and provides a consistent end-to-end experience. It is simple, role-based and responsive. SAP Fiori is part of SAP S/4HANA and other SAP products such as EWM and TM. Westernacher is a true pioneer when it comes to adapting SAP Fiori for the benefit of its customers. With a dedicated Fiori developer team, we can support you in shaping and adapting S/4 functionalities tailored to the specific needs of your company.
The Westernacher tool MDI GDS offers master data management for SAP ECC and S/4HANA. It features automatic importation of GS1 data and maintenance of master data in the usual SAP environment enabling you to work faster and safer. MDI GDS offers the fastest and most convenient way to integrate GS1 into your SAP system.
We run SAP S/4HANA on our own systems, which are regularly updated with the latest SAP upgrades. We are frontrunners in implementing and hosting S/4HANA solutions, providing the important benefits of real-time decision support and increasing user productivity. Benefit from our experience and expertise and get answers to your specific questions depending on where you are on your individual roadmap.
How can you improve business performance, innovate and speed up processes, increase usability, data quality and flexibility with S/4HANA, Analytics and Fiori Mobile Solutions? What is the advantage and the right time to implement S/4HANA or convert a proven ECC system to S/4HANA? We have four different workshops – adjusted to your individual level of experience. Get to know more by booking a first inspiration day with us:
SAP S/4HANA ERP & Finance
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SAP S/4HANA ERP & Finance
The new advanced ATP check (aATP) is optimized for the HANA database. The logic to read the planning elements has been fully redesigned to improve the performance and is benefiting from the newly introduced inventory data model.
New confirmation strategy in backorder processing.
Product allocation process
Release for Delivery
The newly developed aATP is neither a replacement for gATP, nor delivering all features of gATP in the near future. gATP can be called from S/4HANA for very complex ATP scenarios. gATP on APO has unique features like rule-based ATP (for substitution of location plant or material), multi-level ATP check, advanced check for product allocation with ATP or advanced backorder processing.
Existing Warehouse Management modules will be replaced by SAP’s new application for Extended Warehouse Management (EWM). There will be two options:
There are several advantages like complex warehouse processing through Process Oriented Storage Control (POSC), improved and easily customizable RF functionality, value-added services like kitting, enhanced wave & replenishment processes and labor management.
Foreign trade functionality has been replaced by Global Trade Services (SAP GTS). Advanced features are Sanctioned Party List Screening (SPL), automated embargo check, automatic and simplified license check and automatic import/export declaration.
SAP S/4HANA ERP & Finance
The Settlement Management Solution is the functional equivalent of SD Rebate processing on S/4HANA. The Condition Contract Settlement Solution allows you to set up different rebate scenarios and settlement processes to fulfill the business requirements.
The new Backorder Processing (BOP) introduced with S/4HANA is a new approach to rescheduling and redistributing order quantities depending on the Advanced Available-to-Promise (aATP) confirmation strategies: “Win, Gain, Redistribute, Fill, Lose”.
The backorder rules follow a custom segmentation of ATP requirements. To fulfill your company’s strategy of backorder processing, you can trigger rescheduling and redistribution based on specific selection criteria and prioritization.
With the introduction of S/4HANA for Customer Management, the Lead and Opportunity Management of SAP Business Suite CRM is available on S/4HANA. It is now possible to plan the sales pipeline without the need for an additional CRM server, which has a positive impact on the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). This feature is accompanied by the Activity and Task Manager.
With the introduction of S/4HANA for Customer Management, the Service Contract Management of SAP Business Suite CRM is available on S/4HANA. Service contracts represent long-term service agreements with customers in relation to the content and scope of services guaranteed within a predefined timeframe.
In general, the “S/4HANA for Customer Management – Service Core Option” is the successor solution for the Customer Service (CS) solution that is currently running in “compatibility mode” on S/4HANA.
The Pricing Data Model has been optimized for the SAP HANA database.
Some database tables and structures have been replaced and data elements have been changed in their length. As an example, the number of customer condition tables has doubled and the number of access steps in an access sequence has increased to 999. Migration reports are rolled out to update the existing condition records.
Would you like to know more about our approach? Contact us today and get a detailed overview.
Your roadmap to S/4HANA.
Even if the time of the transition from ECC to S/4HANA is still in the future, there is a lot to consider and to prepare to move. It’s not only a technical system upgrade, as a change to S/4HANA offers the possibility to renew and improve business processes, close functional gaps and, if necessary, replace proprietary developments. Find out more about the process and functional innovations as for example one or more of the following topics.
There are basically three different ways how you can move your ERP system to SAP S/4HANA, first you can build up S/4HANA from scratch on a green field, second you can convert an existing ECC to S/4HANA or third you can convert an existing SAP landscape to one S/4HANA. Find out more details of each of the three scenarios.
This is a new implementation of SAP S/4HANA: