Think Tanks connect you with peers navigating the same challenges and opportunities as you. ASUG will facilitate an interactive peer-to-peer exchange where solutions are shared for topics specific to your role and interest.

Join the ASUG BITI Think Tank with Tammy Powlas, ASUG volunteer, and Martin Mysyk, enterprise architect SAP and EA point of contact for ASUG, for a one-hour discussion where we will learn about no-cost things you can do to support the transition from ECC to SAP S/4HANA, and hear more about the customer perspective. 

Come with your questions as we will have time for Q&A and active discussion with the panelists and your fellow ASUG members on the call. 

The format for Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. CT will include:  

  • Brief welcome and kickoff from ASUG 

  • This panel, moderated by ASUG BITI volunteers Kristen Dennis/Karin Tillotson, will cover hot topics, including: 

  • How SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check provides an overview of the most important aspects for an SAP ERP 6.x system conversion to SAP S/4HANA 

  • How SAP S/4HANA Move program helps you define your strategy to move to SAP S/4HANA 

  • How cleaning your master data now helps move more easily to SAP S/4HANA and tools you can use now 

  • How you can learn by doing in the SAP S/4HANA Boot Camp program 

  • Sharing of recent wins or successes, along with resources utilized 

Gain visibility into the challenges and successes other SAP customers are experiencing, and acquire new ideas for real-world solutions. 

If you are experiencing challenges and would like to lead your own case study, fill out the survey here

Think Tank Insights:

  • To prepare to move to S/4HANA the following is recommended
    • Run the readiness check 
      • Provides important aspects of your move from ECC to S/4 
      • Covers FI, MM, procurement, HCM etc… 
    • Run Simplification check
      • Provides a simplification list
        • A collection of simplification items
        • It is online and you can search t, but you want to make specific to your migration as well
      • Simplification check
        • On SAP GUI
        • Covers Industry Solutions
    • Data Deletion
      • Remember to delete data you no longer need
      • Need a holistic data policy
      • Need a BW housekeeping strategy
    • Key Success Factors
      • Conversion to S/4 requires applications, functional staff, and consultants with broad knowledge of Financials, Controlling, and Asset accounting
      • Consistency checks for master data are more restrictive in S/4
      • Plan 2-3 test conversions in sandbox
        • Make detailed steps and how long it took
    • Recommendations
      • Check if archiving can be done
      • Check with 3rd party vendors for compatibility
      • SAP recommends Fiori and embedded analytics
      • Find a Fiori expert
      • Consider to migrate from SAP script to Adobe docs
  • For assistance
    • SAP S/4 Movement program
      • Join the program to learn your strategy and making your case
    • Can sign-up for SAP enterprise Support Guides
      • Will help you map your plan to S/4HANA

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