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Top 3 Reasons to Modernize an SAP ERP System

Business growth, expansion, and development is an inevitable aspect of owning a business and is typically an indicator of continued success for a company. 

However, as a business grows and expands, legacy systems that maintain essential and complex business data can become outdated and most likely unable to deliver the performance, efficiency, speed, and dexterity required for modern businesses to thrive. In order to effectively continue to maximize efficiencies and output with SAP, it’s important to look for modernization tools to support the successful evolution and scalability of SAP ERP systems.

The choice to modernize SAP is not only a difficult one, but structuring a go-to-market plan for the implementation of a modernized SAP ERP system may also be time-consuming. In order to save on the costs and time required to modernize an SAP system, SAP customers may consider working with ERP modernization experts to save costs and drive modernization for them. 

Rapid application development platforms, like EdgeReady Cloud, can make legacy modernization of SAP systems effortless. In this blog, we’ll explain what modernization means and why it’s important in SAP ERP, as well as the top five reasons to modernize SAP and how EdgeReady Cloud achieves modernization and lowers cost.

The Importance of SAP ERP Modernization

Modernization refers to the process of adapting something to modern needs, and in respect to SAP modernization, it means to transform and update a legacy SAP system, such as SAP ERP.

SAP has been the core system of record for many of the world’s largest firms for decades, resulting in decades of legacy code and system building - resulting in excessive amounts of customizations that drive up costs and decrease ERP system efficiencies. To begin modernizing an SAP ERP system means to begin analyzing technical debt and upgrading system efficiencies to meet demand and adjust to scalable needs. Modernization also results in a company’s ability to adapt to change - perhaps one of the most crucial considerations for modernization - because it’s imperative to keep up with competitors and deliver a great customer experience. 

In addition to what has already been presented, companies must also consider the following reasons why legacy modernization is essential. 

1. Flexibility and Suitability for Businesses of Any Size

SAP ERP is used to accommodate the data requirements of all businesses - from SMB to enterprise. Helping companies to scale in accordance with their growth, modernization is essential.

To modernize SAP is incredibly easy and affordable with platforms like EdgeReady Cloud (ERC). Rapid application development platforms, such as EdgeReady Cloud, support modernization for companies of any size by providing citizen developers and experienced coders with the ability to create easy to build, customizable and scalable applications. Modernization not only pushes for improvement within your business, but also assures that SAP will be adaptable in allowing internal and external modifications in your business practices.


2. Cost Reduction

SAP ERP modernization solutions also provide SAP customers with the ability to reduce costs within their existing digital core. Identifying technical debt is the first way that SAP customers can leverage modernization platforms, such as EdgeReady Cloud. 

This can easily be done by installing modernization tools like NANCI, the #1 ABAP discovery and TCO analyzation tool for SAP customers. With a native adapter, NANCI will run on any SAP ERP system and easily help users identify technical debt, as well as the cost to maintain the debt within an existing on-premise SAP system or migrate that debt to the cloud. To see NANCI in action, check out this demo video. 


3. Resource and Materials Management Enhancement 

SAP modernization with cloud based platforms such as EdgeReady Cloud allows organizations to quickly fix issues with cost, personnel, time management, recruitment, and travel. Take Villara Building Systems, for example. Villara, a building services company, had a mobile workforce that would track their times manually at a job site as connectivity to their core SAP system was not always guaranteed. For this reason, they struggled with lengthy, manual paper processes, lack of connectivity, and challenges with building and supporting applications year-round. Pillir solved these challenges for Villara by building a custom, user-centric online application that tightly integrates to SAP with the ability to do time entry in real time. This optimized Villara’s time, money, and resources.

Resource management helps to keep adequate track of both sellers and also products, enabling customers to view the status of a product they may want to purchase and who is in charge of such a product before they place an order. It also allows both users and businesses to monitor the process from the point of order placement to order delivery.

Why Modernize SAP with EdgeReady Cloud

Start modernizing your SAP system with the #1 modernization application for SAP, NANCI. NANCI stands for Neutralize ABAP Non-Core Customizations Immediately and was developed as a diagnostic tool for SAP customers who require the ability to identify ABAP technical debt, while also evaluating the total cost of ownership of their SAP customizations. Using the power of EdgeReady Cloud, NANCI is an effective diagnostic tool that allows customers to identify ABAP non-core customizations as well as show the total cost to maintain and/or migrate ABAP customization for any version of SAP.

Additionally, in addition to using NANCI, EdgeReady Cloud provides a low code, rapid application development solution that modernizes SAP rapidly. It supports enterprise organizations that need to quickly digitize operations and workflows, and create complex applications to support their initiatives.

Install NANCI today at no cost to your organization and also receive a free, 30-day trial of EdgeReady Cloud. Contact our team to get started.

Cecilia Santis

Cecilia Santis

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