Scalability towards the future

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One of the most important challenges for enterprises is scalability. To reach this goal, enterprise organizations need to ‘Keep the core clean’: Reduce complexity, move applications to the cloud and create modular and interchangeable building blocks to increase flexibility.

Build customizations outside the core systems

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The message to SAP users is clear. To remain agile and capable of innovation, we leave the core of your ERP system as it is. If you build customizations, do so outside of your core system, in other words: 'Keep the core clean'. This simplifies maintenance based on S/4HANA updates. To increase standardization even further, S/4HANA cloud is the preferred option, as SAP automatically performs the updates every quarter. <br /> You can build customizations within the core systems, should you achieve higher cost efficiency. This cannot be achieved within the standard software and you should only choose this when it creates additional value compared to your competitors. But think about this carefully, because what seems like a great advantage today may increase complexity tomorrow.

But how do you handle customization?

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If you do implement customizations, these should be developed and deployed alongside the core, on a modern Cloud Platform, viewing all customizations as separate components, loosely coupled to the core, preferably with a stable and standard API. SAP Cloud Platform offers an excellent opportunity to do so.

Get in touch if you want to transfer customizations to the cloud.

Step by step approach to keep the core clean

  • Reduce complexity by building applications outside the core system.
  • Even if you are running on SAP ECC, start moving your custom code to SAP BTP to make the transition to S/4 HANA faster and easier.
  • Stop coding in ABAP, and go to widespread programming languages with SAP BTP.
  • Create modular and interchangeable building blocks to increase flexibility.
  • Start thinking big. Start incorporating intelligent technologies in your core SAP processes.
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Schedule an Exploration and Advisory Session

This is what we will cover during our first (online) meeting.
Understanding how your general architecture is defined.
Discuss your strategy and future plans. How are you heading into the future?
Understanding your challenges in achieving your goals.
Defining the rest of the organization's structure, roles, team, ownership, and stakeholders.