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Accelerate your Journey to RISE with SAP with Lemongrass RISE+

RISE with SAP is a compelling solution for modern Enterprises running SAP who want to convert their existing software licenses to a subscription model and leverage SAP for a complete managed service. The challenge to adopting RISE with SAP is that it is designed as a platform for SAP S/4HANA only. Typical SAP landscapes have a rich and tightly integrated environment of SAP, non-SAP and legacy SAP components that will never move to SAP S/4HANA yet are essential to the operation of the business.

Lemongrass RISE+ 

With a 12+ year track record successfully migrating SAP environments to hyperscale Public Clouds, Lemongrass has developed a rapid, low-risk and economical migration path to RISE with SAP for customers seeking minimal functional change. Lemongrass RISE+ ensures that the process to migrate SAP systems and integrate ancillary SAP and non-SAP systems is seamless and rapidly enables the benefits of the Cloud, including accelerating the enablement of Cloud-native tooling and services. This enables all the advantages of the Cloud computing delivery model including a faster release pace and increased ease of management along with automation and innovation to integrate data from other systems.


  • Simple – One partner to move all required systems and manage the transition to RISE with SAP with security and business continuity solutions included and operational alignment across customers’ SAP and non-SAP applications.
  • Flexible – Ability to scale infrastructure up and down dynamically and enable new agile ways of working.
  • Efficient – Minimized network latency between systems communicating with each other through the migration of non-SAP-supported applications to the same hyperscale platform as SAP S/4HANA.
  • Accessible – Easy access from RISE with SAP to Cloud-Native technologies (i.e., such as Redshift, Synapse or Big Query) working through established SAP integration (BTP).

Our Approach: SAP S/4HANA Express Labs

Our approach differs from the large system integrators in that, as part of our services, we leverage our highly automated SAP S/4HANA Labs, a combination of tools and services that allow customers to experience their SAP ERP datasets on the latest live version of SAP S/4HANA on Cloud quickly– so that any remediation and complexity can be identified upfront. We couple this with an established 6R migration strategy (Rehost, Replatform, Repurchase, Refactor, Retire and Retain) to map out a solution that enables a more holistic journey to Cloud while enabling the commercial benefits of RISE with SAP.

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Discovery and Impact Labs

The Discovery phase includes mapping key systems with high data gravity and connectivity to future state SAP S/4HANA through a rapid migration prototyping methodology leveraging Lemongrass SAP S/4HANA Labs. SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA is utilized to test and identify areas that need immediate remediation and capture dependent non-SAP environments that need to be migrated along with the SAP systems.

Detailed Design and Migration Plan 

Once the information is collected, a detailed migration plan is built for both RISE with SAP and any non-SAP components leveraging our extensive migration experience including near-zero downtime migration and minimal viable functional remediation plan to get SAP S/4HANA production-ready in the least amount of time.

Next, the appropriate migration approaches for SAP and non-SAP systems are determined to balance downtime duration, cost and transformation objectives. The migration approaches are combined with key milestones to generate a migration schedule with a supporting migration cost. This includes appropriate landing zone design and BTP configuration to connect with RISE with SAP-managed systems.

In addition, the plan designates the appropriate systems compatible with RISE with SAP and outlines the plan for retaining the non-RISE compatible systems. This could include Application Archiving for applicable systems.

Business Case

A thorough business case is delivered to support the remediation, migration, and transition to a RISE-compatible Cloud solution. The cost and a plan to provide ongoing support for key non-supported systems are also included.

Operating Model Plan

An operating model plan that incorporates strategic intent with operational capabilities provides a unified direction for enterprises to optimize and extend end-to-end processes and enable the acceleration of Cloud innovation, both within and beyond their boundaries.

The diagram below presents a high-level view of the end state of an SAP S/4HANA migration to a hyperscale Public Cloud utilizing Lemongrass’s flexible and fast RISE+ offering.


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