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System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA

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The early adopters of SAP S/4HANA were new SAP customers. They therefore started their journey with a new implementation. With the release of 1610, an increasing number of our installed based customers started considering a system conversion as their preferred transformation option.

The SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group gained a lot of insight by supporting the first customers on their journey to SAP S/4HANA. In each of these projects, similar questions were raised around how to best approach such a project. With this course, we want to share our experience and the key topics that should be considered for each conversion project. We hope this will help you better prepare yourself and avoid some of the challenges we noticed.

In the first week, we’ll talk about the advantages of a system conversion compared to a new implementation and we’ll show you how to plan your project and which roles and skills are required. We’ll also show you some technical tools that will support your system conversion.

In Week 2 we’ll provide you with best practices on how to adopt changes in Finance and what changes to the system landscape are required. You’ll also learn about the new data model for Business Partner and, based on this, how to execute the customer-vendor integration.

Week 3 is about essential changes in the user experience and the importance of the simplification list. Another focus of this week will be on changes in the Logistics area, for example, replacing the storage location with the MRP area.

In the last week of the course, you'll learn how to prepare your bespoke developments for the new architecture and the new UI innovations based on SAP Fiori. We’ll also provide you with guidelines for testing and show you how to check whether a downtime optimization is required in your project. Finally, we’ll discuss the impact of a system conversion on analytics.



Week 1: Fundamentals and Technical Tooling

Week 2: Converting Finance and Business Partner

Week 3: UX and Main Impacts on Functional Side – Logistics

Week 4: Technical Topics and Project Management

Week 5: Final Exam



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