S/4HANA – 10 Things To Do in Phase Zero
Once your organization decides to go to SAP S / 4HANA and your implementation team has established a plan and schedule, most people wait for the first phase of the implementation plan to launch before doing anything. It sounds logical – wait for the plan to start before you begin work, right? But ask yourself: would you leave on a long road trip without packing the car and mapping a route to your destination first? Of course not. The time between a decision made and Phase 1 plan kickoff – known as Phase Zero – is the time you should spend getting ready. To help you prepare, here are 10 things you should do in SAP S / 4HANA Phase Zero:
In business today, the abilities to acquire, train, manage, and retain top talent are key sources of competitive advantage. But in every organization, opportunities requiring different skillsets arise and dissipate. How can businesses stay lean and agile, fully responding to important initiatives with the necessary resources, while being able to place projects of undetermined value on hold as markets and strategies shift?
Abreon and our parent company, PCM, spent a lot of time at the event talking about major considerations in every technology project spanning discovery and selection, security and support, through to end-user adoption and training. Back from the event, we have already started working on new offerings to drive your organization forward, including: Phase 0 support, faster and easier content delivery, greater utilization of existing tools, jump-starting your projects, augmenting your resources, and more.
As we get further into 2018, it’s expected that the number of SAP S/4HANA customers will continue to increase. One of Abreon’s partners has predicted that this is the year for it to really take off for customers. But many large organizations using SAP are still hesitating to make the move. Here are three of the main reasons for the reluctance along with our recommendations for overcoming these obstacles…
Cloud technology—it’s been around for a while. The cloud refers to the ability to have access to computers, information technology (IT), and software applications through a network connection. This technological shift has numerous companies migrating critical applications to the cloud to combat inefficient and redundant silos and unify teams and processes across the enterprise. Thus, when leading HR systems affecting everyone have transitioned to the cloud, it results in widespread cultural change and challenges in the workplace.
As the New Year stretches before us and you review your organizations’ goals and budgets for 2018, you will most likely be evaluating your learning and development (L&D) programs, including training. Training is as critical as ever to the success of an organization—especially to stay competitive in a fierce market. When your employees’ workdays revolve around processes, operational tasks, emails, meetings, and reports—there is little time for more high-value work, strategic planning, and creativity.
Join us on Wednesday, June 28th at 1:00pm ET (10:00am PT) as Michele Snead, Abreon Director of Performance Consulting, presents the most successful strategies for getting organizations ready for the transition to SAP S/4HANA.
Before your organization makes the decision to move to SAP S/4HANA, you undoubtedly will perform extensive research to understand the value and ensure that your business is ready. Many companies have already made the move: SAP announced that 5,400 customers had implemented SAP S/4HANA by the end of 2016.