SAP S/4HANA Migration

The Countdown Has Begun
2027 is the date when SAP users need to have completed their migration to SAP S/4HANA. Though it seems like a long way off, by the time you’ve gotten a business case signed off, selected the right partner, completed the build and gone live, there’s actually very little time left over as contingency. Now is the time to start thinking about the best way to provision and manage your infrastructure for SAP S/4HANA, as well as determine the best migration route.


Migrate Your SAP Systems AWS
Some of our clients can’t simply migrate to SAP S/4HANA. The infrastructure their production systems reside on does not have the capacity to support both production and migration activities. That’s why these clients migrate their existing SAP system as-is to AWS as a first step. Once there, they have the infinite capacity of cloud to both provision and accelerate the migration process. The migration to AWS is also a good time to start ensuring your architecture is migration-ready with an SAP S/4HANA compatible OS and DB. And, should the 2027 deadline be extended again, you know your SAP systems are safe on a maintained infrastructure.

Greenfield Implementation of S4/HANA
Some companies are taking the opportunity to start the build of their SAP systems from scratch. However, whether you are new to SAP or are taking the opportunity to simplify and optimize your existing SAP system, just taking a traditional approach to the hosting and management of your SAP system will usually result in the same SAP experience you had before including high costs, low agility and little innovation.

Taking a Greenfield approach to the migration to SAP S/4HANA results in rapid and low-cost provisioning of SAP S/4HANA infrastructure, low cost and responsive project support and ongoing cloud native and cloud optimized operations.

Brownfield Migration to SAP S/4HANA 
If you don’t want to start from scratch with a new implementation, Lemongrass can assist you with a Minimum Viable Migration to SAP S/4HANA at the lowest possible cost and with minimal disruption to your business. This approach migrates like-for-like functionality to SAP S/4HANA on AWS, minimizing business disruption, training requirements, testing and remediation.

Large System SAP S/4HANA Migration with Near-Zero Downtime
The migration of a very large SAP system to SAP S/4HANA represents several unique challenges, not least of which is managing the business disruption and downtime of such a migration. Lemongrass’s Cloud Platform (LCP) has a unique migration pattern that migrates systems with minimum downtime. We analyze your existing database to recognize static data which we migrate ahead of the go-live window. Only dynamic data is migrated as part of any agreed downtime window resulting in near-zero downtime.

Try Us Out at No Cost to Your Business 
Try Lemongrass’s free SAP S/4HANA build on the AWS Marketplace. Alternatively, if you would like to try a test migration to SAP S/4HANA on AWS, we can complete a Proof of Concept free of charge, depending on size and scope.

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Accelerate your SAP Migration with a Proof of Concept

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