SAP S/4HANA Carve-Out and Migration Projects Need Well-Crafted Strategies
Whether you’re dealing with an M&A carve-out scenario or updating and consolidating a complex ERP landscape for SAP S/4HANA migration, Fission Consulting takes the pain out of the process.
When a craftsman begins a new project, he studies and appraises his chosen medium. The vision takes shape after careful assessment and strategic planning of materials, costs, and possible deadlines. If he rushes the approach, costly mistakes could ruin the potential of a successful and unique transformation and creation.
In crafting an effective SAP S/4HANA carve-out project, the same principles hold true. Many businesses either rush or overlook the depth of project management, planning and analysis required in the process of data extraction and migration from complex systems. Under pressure from tight timelines or a lack of efficient know-how, they’re at a loss to truly carry out a well-coordinated SAP project plan that will ultimately lead to accurate, efficient, and cost-effective success.
Untangling a messy ERP landscape
Sap carve-out choreography
The carve-out and data process usually requires more sequential steps than a business might anticipate. Before any steps are actually taken or the ink dried on any agreements, careful assessment of the what, where, when, why, and how of the project must be detailed. The full scope of the carve-out and goals of the project should be established for all parties involved. It can be a daunting task for any business and its IT specialists. Evaluation must include:
System analysis of infrastructure and data quality and carve-out scope
Transition Services Agreements (TSA) – defining all details early and agreeing before the carve-out
Knowledge of all processes, platforms, people, roles, vendors, etc
Financial assessments and projected costs – who bears the IT costs, determine what is shared or separated
Operational due diligence – any co-dependencies, supply agreements, data that must not be shared, historical data archiving, etc.
Project management planning – strategic detailed data transition plan with clear roles, realistic timeline, minimal business disruption, resource planning, execution responsibilities, collaborative team formation and goal alignment
Partner with IT carve-out, data extraction and migration experts
Would you try to disassemble your car and reassemble its systems? Nope. Most of us would sensibly turn to experienced, and skilled technicians.
Fission Consulting specializes in supporting IT transformations for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures with a highly skilled team of consultants that will strategically guide your project every step of the way. We work directly with your project team members and specialists to achieve your specific goals.
Fission can handle even the most aggressive and ambitious IT transformation and migration projects. For example, Current’s successful go-live on SAP S/4HANA deployment on public cloud was performed in record time, with astounding accuracy and efficiency. Our superior strength in strategic project management, expediency with minimal business disruption, and data accuracy have established our reputation as industry leading specialists that can meet the customized needs of diverse clients and project scopes.
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