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5 Ways to Enhance SAP ERP in 2021

Throughout your experience with your legacy SAP ERP system, you might’ve realized that there’s opportunity for improvement. In order to make improvement, it’s crucial to outline how and what you need to modify or enhance. One of the best things to focus on is how to reduce costs by discovering which modernization solution is best for your use case.

With a new year just around the corner, we’ve put together this blog to explore five ways to enhance your SAP ERP system for 2021 so you can get ahead of the competition while reducing costs and increasing business growth with solutions like EdgeReady Cloud.

Allow Connectivity in Any Environment

In order to truly achieve modernization success in your SAP ERP system, one of the best enhancements to make is to find a solution that allows connectivity in any environment. For those companies in industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, or logistics, employees may be working offsite in remote locations. These locations don’t always have consistent network connectivity, which can prove to be extremely difficult with a legacy system that requires constant connection to work. Modernizing your SAP ERP with solutions like EdgeReady Cloud assures digitization of mission-critical business processes up to the last mile; including remote locations that struggle with little-to-no connectivity.

Automate Manual Processes

With COVID-19 continuing to impact businesses across the globe, automation has never been more necessary. If your business is still relying on an outdated, legacy system, chances are you’re having to struggle through manual or paper-driven processes. This not only impacts employee productivity, but also causes your business growth to halt and revenue to be lost. To enhance your SAP ERP, focus on finding a solution that automates manual processes. Tasks that once took a week can be diminished to minutes, saving valuable time. Automation also lowers the chances of human error, which is a large contributor to high costs in maintaining a legacy system.

Eliminate IT Maintenance Costs

IT maintenance and operating costs of legacy systems can be staggering, but when modernizing legacy systems with platforms such as EdgeReady Cloud, these costs are greatly reduced. Because funds that were typically used for maintenance are now being saved, you can benefit from these saved costs by applying them towards other projects, thus increasing business productivity overall.

Little-to-No Coding

Ever spend too much money on an ABAP coding specialist or on ABAP coding training for your current employees? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. With a legacy SAP ERP system, ABAP coding is required in order to make any enhancements or changes. But because this coding language is over 50 years old, those who actually have the expertise to code in this language is beginning to dwindle. With Pillir’s low-code solution, anyone can create applications and work towards enhancing your SAP ERP system.

Modernize Non-Core Customizations

Possibly one of the best ways to enhance your SAP ERP system and save your corporation money is through modernization of non-core customizations. Because ABAP is so complex, many businesses have struggled to achieve non-core customizations in SAP. This has led to higher expenses to manage and run SAP, as well as a slower rate of change resulting in inefficient core operating environments. SAP’s best practices are to maintain a standard system, however ABAP code leveraged in customizations has presented issues for years for many SAP customers, despite it playing a key role in the functionality of an SAP ERP system. 

Pillir has solved the issue that many companies face with creating and maintaining ABAP customizations by developing a new diagnostic application that deploys in one hour; taking the time, complexity and cost out of managing and maintaining ABAP non-core modifications and identifying the total cost to maintain them as well as how they impact your rate of change and speed to market, in a matter of minutes.

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Cecilia Santis

Cecilia Santis

Cecilia is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Pillir and loves to write about emerging technologies.