What’s Your SAP Migration Persona?

Companies across various industries, such as oil and gas, manufacturing, and construction, are experiencing similar challenges when it comes to their SAP migration journeys. Whether it be in the beginning stages of deciding whether or not to migrate, in the midst of a migration project, or dealing with customizations routinely, organizations are just trying to figure out how to stay afloat during their journey to SAP S/4HANA. So, what options are out there to support the journey to SAP S/4HANA and how do you know that the company helping you accomplish your goal of SAP S/4HANA migration is the right one?

Because they get it. 

In this blog, we’ll provide a light-hearted list of different SAP customer personas and their real-life counterparts who have traveled a mile in your shoes and found the best solution to support their journey to SAP S/4HANA. 

Curious and Pondering

The curious and pondering persona refers to an SAP customer who has begun to recognize that things need to change within their current SAP ecosystem. Their SAP system may be adding more work for their employees or making them less productive because of manual or paper-driven processes. They’ve begun to do their research about options out there that can remedy or improve their current processes, but aren’t quite sure which direction to take because they’re still wrapping their heads around what is best for everyone. 

Archean Group was once a “Curious and Pondering” SAP customer. They were facing the challenge of maintaining operations with manual and paper-driven processes due to the limitations of their SAP system and were starting to think about how to make their SAP deployment more standard, while also digitizing certain custom workflows such as Procure-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash. The primary problem they faced was that most changes and enhancements to their SAP ecosystem would prove to be lengthy and costly, requiring additional resources and time. In their case study, they used a cloud-native solution that helped them with their digital transformation objectives while also not having to spend additional time or money to support it.

In The Thick Of It

When you’re “in the thick of it”, chances are you’re up to your neck in your migration journey. Migration maybe wasn’t exactly what you thought it was going to be, and you’re trying your best to make sure it happens swiftly and cost-effectively while not interfering with existing business processes already on your plate.

Such was the case for Dole Packaged Foods (DPF), who utilized a portfolio of SAP S/4HANA based products to support many business functions. While their SAP ecosystem did have high levels of automation and sophistication, material master data was still being done in a manual format. The amount of maintenance required was not worth the cost or resources being expended. DPF realized they needed a solution that didn’t interfere with the day-to-day business processes they needed to achieve and turned to Pillir to fulfill their migration needs.

Glad It’s Over

The “Glad It’s Over” persona refers to when you’ve finally finished your migration journey. A sense of relief and exhaustion hits you, but you soon begin to realize that the work isn’t ever really over. The expense of the overall migration comes to light along with how much more you’ll need to spend in order to maintain the current infrastructure. So, what’s the best way to spend the least amount of time and money in order to assure a clean core?

A great option is EdgeReady Cloud, enabling a clean, pristine core while requiring little-to-no coding. Additionally, it offers connectivity in any landscape, encouraging constant productivity.

Eternal Maintenance

For companies who relate to the “Eternal Maintenance” persona the most, they find themselves using ECC or R/3 and are just trying to keep things moving forward. Although the nagging voice in your head is saying you should deal with the non-core customizations that have been accumulating since the 70’s, the seemingly best option is to struggle to maintain them for now. Your dream is to modernize and clean up the system completely. This dream can become a reality with the help of Pillir’s solutions.

EdgeReady Cloud: Patented Solution for all Journeys

EdgeReady Cloud is a low-code rapid application development platform that helps every SAP customer, no matter where they’re at in their journey. Not only does it offer a drag-n-drop interface, templates, and offline connectivity, but it supports enterprise organizations that need to quickly digitize operations and workflows. EdgeReady Cloud keeps your SAP core clean while assuring that costs stay low while efficiency remains high.

Our team of SAP modernization experts are available to chat if you’d like to learn more and tell us about your use case. Click here to connect with us today!

Cecilia Santis

Cecilia Santis

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