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SAP S/4HANA Migration
The Countdown to 2027 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.
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Know Your Options
Some businesses can’t simply migrate to SAP S/4HANA as the infrastructure their production systems reside on does not have the capacity to support both production and migration activities simultaneously. That’s why these clients migrate their existing SAP system as-is to a hyperscale Cloud as a first step. Once there, they have the infinite capacity of the Cloud to both provision and accelerate the migration process.
However, whether you are new to SAP or are taking the opportunity to simplify and optimize your existing SAP system, just taking a traditional “lift and shift” approach to migrating and then managing your SAP systems, in the same way, will usually result in the same SAP experience you had before including high costs, low agility, and little to no innovation.
You can take many routes on your journey to SAP S/4HANA – the key is finding the best solution for your business. Lemongrass’s array of offerings gives you the flexibility to ensure a smooth transition to the cloud regardless of the path you take:
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 lift and shift approach to migrating and managing your SAP systems 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 Cloud, minimizing business disruption, training requirements, testing and remediation.
Lemongrass SAP S/4HANA Express Labs is a sandbox with a full AWS Landing Zone and Management Tooling, that allows SAP users to kick the tires on their actual SAP ERP data in a live public cloud environment. Lemongrass will operate the lab for users for one month, with no commitment or cost. Read more on how you can see what your SAP landscape would look like running in the Cloud. Learn more >
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.
What is RISE with SAP
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 only designed as a platform for SAP S/4HANA. 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 will convert and migrate an ERP system to RISE with SAP and build sister VPCs for non-RISE applications. Lemongrass will also operate non-RISE applications and provide initial BTP integration mapping. This starts with a funded assessment to chart a rapid migration to RISE with SAP, categorize non-RISE applications, provide an integrated approach to migration, wrapped up with a supporting business case.
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. Read more >
Try Us Out at No Cost to Your Business
Lemongrass has numerous funding options available to help you evaluate your move to SAP S/4HANA and help you demonstrate the financial viability and business benefits that can be achieved.