Data driven Business Transformation post migration

After the successful launch of S/4 HANA and announcement of ECC retirement by SAP, many organizations across the world are planning to migrate from their existing ECC application to S/4 HANA. Many have already moved onto S/4 HANA successfully and few are planning their strategy in that direction. You may have migrated or still thinking on that lines, but the most essential question is what are your expectations from S/4 HANA Migration.

Let’s say that a Company – ABC has decided to move from their existing landscape (either 3rd Party ERP or SAP ECC) to S/4 HANA. Let us say apart from SAP S/4 HANA, Company ABC has around 50+ applications in their Landscape (both Upstream and downstream)

The expectations from migration to S/4 HANA project could be measured using the following KPIs

·  Process Improvement in various Business functions (Decrease Customization)

·  Increase in System Speed and Performance (System Uptime, Processing Speed)

·  Advantage of Mobile compatible FIORI Tiles (Smaller Functions for Sales Team, Managers etc., even while travelling)

·  Detailed reports with Performance Optimization (End to End Traceability reports, Reports on Historical Data

Missing from the above KPIs are holistic Business Insights from the data residing across multiple Applications/data sources in the Enterprise Landscape.

Some of Xyram Software Solutions’  Customers were interested in deeper insights of their Business data that was residing in multiple siloed databases. The issue was not due to having multiple applications, but due to not having a Centralized Data Lake/Warehouse upon which the Information/intelligence can be built to provide holistic view of the data in order to add value to their decision making process. For example the following could be some of the insights

·  People Analytics (Exit Ratio VS Voluntary Turn over – Period/Region/Dept. wise)

·  QoQ/YoY – Forecasted vs Actual Revenue Variance (Pipeline & Booked – Period/Activity/Platform wise)

·  Revenue performance against Marketing activities (Periodic/Activity wise)

·  Spend visibility Analytics (Spend Ratio spread across Vendors – Region/Period wise, Conversion of Adhoc Purchases to Rate Contracts etc.,)

Our Business Consulting team have conducted Brainstorming sessions on the Client landscape, understanding their applications, databases and have developed visual schemas highlighting the data being captured in these applications, flow of data with frequency, relevance and applicability and finally have worked immensely on Data Harmonization: de-duplication, cleaning/sanitization,final transformation. This helped to  create consumable and processable comprehensive data models that can build the storyline providing deeper business insights which equipped the Customer Organization in data driven strategic decisions making.

Few key advantages as claimed by our Customers from above:

·  Converting from an application driven organization to a data driven organization

·  Creating master data repositories along with governance

·  Revenue Optimization

·  Cash Flow & Liquidity Management

·  Infrastructure Cost optimization

·  On-time error free reporting (By elimination of errors in extracting data manually across Data sources)

·  Deeper and Granular Visibility of Business Information

·  In-Built Intelligence to drive decision making process much easier 


Xyram Software Solutions has gained expertise over the years in building technology and advisory services to our customers in the area of S/4 Hana migration.  We have successfully implemented our proprietary knowledge, frameworks and tools in this area to deliver positive outcomes for our  customers. Our enterprise approach will enable us to deliver value beyond the migration and position your organization to be a data driven enterprise. Please reach out to for further details and to help you in this journey 

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