Published on March 1, 2022 – Johannes Strasser, Solutions Consultant SAP S/4HANA Finance & Business Process Intelligence at Westernacher
A lack of collaboration and business insights combined with hard-to-adjust IT landscapes might negatively affect SAP S/4HANA transformation initiatives. Projects may fail due to missing buy-in from the people on the ground, while reacting quickly is challenging because getting instant insights is painful or even impossible. Moreover, legacy IT systems slow down change because these systems are scattered, and adjustments require major involvement. As a result, key-decisions are made with low confidence since the data is typically outdated and not harmonized. It’s time now to take effective data-driven business decisions, having complete transparency of your processes, aligning your business and IT people as well as transforming your business predictably and safely. Welcome to this new post, where we dive deeper into elements that will make your SAP S/4HANA migration a success.
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According to the complexity report by BCG, large organizations can spend between 40% and 80% of their time on non-value-added activities. In this context, large multinationals have created so much complexity that they often struggle to bring good ideas to the marketplace profitably, a McKinsey study revealed in 2014. The Global Simplicity Index revealed in 2019 that as a consequence, at least 10% of profits are lost due to hidden costs of complexity. We can change that. Let’s change that. Let’s focus again on value adding activities instead of non-value adding ones, stressing your differentiating processes while respecting your commodity processes.
Human aspect > Tech aspect
An S/4HANA migration is a business topic and not uniquely an IT topic. Even if we are talking processes, data and systems, the human aspect remains at the core of your business transformation. Business transformation is about the people who run and continuously innovate your business processes by taking advantage of your IT systems to process data intelligently.
Transformation itself means change, of course, and there is no successful and especially sustainable change if all parties in your company are not totally involved from day one. It’s about emphasizing the needs of your employees, suppliers and customers to not only reach process and operational excellence, but also customer excellence.
We at Westernacher support you in harmonizing your processes, data and systems while emphasizing the human aspect – your company’s most valuable asset.
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