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Gathering sufficient business process insights

– The foundation for successfully becoming an intelligent enterprise with SAP S/4HANA

Published

December 2021

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The article is written in cooperation with our colleagues Kristoffer Jessen and John Stenby from The Tech Collective.

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How do we embark successfully on the journey towards becoming an intelligent enterprise with SAP S/4HANA? It all starts with having sufficient insights into your business processes in order to prepare your business case and road map for SAP S/4HANA. 

If we want ERP to stay relevant for top management, it will have to continue being a reliable real-time source of information.

We need to make sure that all the critical aspects of being an organisation in today’s digital economy become embedded elements in the SAP S/4HANA journey. Therefore, you need to know how SAP S/4HANA will support growth of your top line, increase your bottom line as well as make it possible for you to ensure that this is happening in a sustainable way, making it a reliable source of truth.

Using SAP Process Insights, you can obtain the following benefits:
  • Free business process insights for existing SAP customers benchmarked within your industry.
  • Personalised recommendations for moving to SAP S/4HANA.
  • Understanding how you can achieve your business goals.
  • Identification of areas for improvement and automation potential.

In order to speed up and succeed with your business transformation efforts, it has become increasingly clear that business process insights are the starting as well as the ending point:

  • The starting point because you need initial insights to transform the right process steps in the right order to shorten time to impact.
  • The ending point because you need to continuously monitor that you have identified, designed and implemented the required improvements to your business processes and thereby created impact on an ongoing basis.

Once you have decided to move ahead with SAP S/4HANA, SAP Process Insights is one of the most promising tools to accelerate your digital transformation and start your journey of becoming an intelligent enterprise – no matter if your starting point is SAP ECC or an earlier version of SAP S/4HANA.