S/4HANA transformation

Yes, but how?

Tools for SAP S/4HANA transformation

In view of the massive changes due to the already well-advanced digitisation on the private consumer level as well as new, visible and still invisible competitors, companies will be forced to boost their potentials for digitisation. From the business perspective, digitisation is not just a technological, but also an economical requirement to be able to win customers in the future. Not only, but especially in trading companies.

Accordingly, these days, everybody is talking about the newest generation of SAP’s Business Suite SAP S/4HANA as well as digitisation. But what exactly does it mean? What is the added value the software offers, and what can the path towards a digital enterprise look like?

Three SAP tools can provide you with the first quick answers:

SAP Transformation Navigator  Three SAP tools can provide you with the first quick answers:

When it comes to long-term planning in the digital transformation context and in consideration of SAP S/4HANA as a core, SAP provides its customers with the self-service application SAP Transformation Navigator (https://news.sap.com/germany/transformation-navigator). SAP Transformation Navigator supports you in the selection of SAP products and solutions based on your existing SAP system landscape. As a transformation program demands a clear structure, orientation and defined priorities, SAP Transformation Navigator offers SAP customers guidance in the design of the future system landscape and the definition of relevant business processes.



SAP Pathfinder helps you identify the relevant innovations for your company.

SAP Pathfinder for ERP (https://www.sap.com/Pathfinder) supports SAP customers in the optimisation of their SAP ERP system by presenting customer-specific proposals for SAP innovations, business process improvements and IT optimisations in a structured form. An interactive report based on the use of the SAP ERP systems shows the given possibilities to take full advantage of the SAP innovations in the short, medium and long term. In addition, the SAP Pathfinder report suggests concrete measures on how to optimise relevant business processes and IT. In this way, a dialogue can be initiated with the business and IT departments of the company in order to launch adequate innovation projects.



The Readiness Check performs the necessary technical system analysis for an SAP S/4HANA transition.

The Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA (https://help.sap.com/viewer/p/SAP_READINESS_CHECK) provides you with valuable information on planning a system change to SAP S/4HANA with regard to your existing SAP ERP 6.x system. The analysis of usage and configuration data of the existing development and production systems produces a data pool that delivers valuable statements on the following aspects of a system change:

  • Functional changes and simplifications
  • Compatibility analysis of existing add-ons and in-house developments (custom code)
  • Analysis of existing business processes with the appropriate key figures
  • Fit-gap analysis of new SAP Fiori apps with regard to the used transactions
  • Technical system information and system sizing



consenso is specialised in the transformation in SAP Retail. We advise you on the application of the tools, support you in performing the checks, evaluate the resulting proposals and help you analyse the results. So, we have a solid basis for the development of a detailed roadmap for an SAP S/4HANA introduction in your company.

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