SAP ECC has been the ERP resolution for over twenty years that runs the core enterprise of many world enterprises. Whereas SAP launched their next-generation ERP, S/4HANA, in 2015 and introduced its plans to discontinue the assist for ECC by 2027, more than 60% of customers have but to provoke their transfer to S/4HANA1. A key cause for this hesitancy is the complexity and price of migrating to a brand new ERP platform. With ECC driving mission-critical processes, companies can not afford disruption to their day-to-day operations. Since 2021, SAP’s method to simplifying this was to create a SaaS-based resolution for S/4HANA on a single contract referred to as RISE with SAP that features software program, infrastructure and companies emigrate to S/4HANA. SAPinsider’s RISE with SAP 2023 report identified the first profit as the only contract that permits an economical transfer2.
With the approaching 2027 deadline to maneuver to S/4HANA, now could be the time for companies to start out executing their modernization technique, contemplating their priorities, panorama and the ROI of the transformation. As with most enterprise IT modernization applications, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all resolution. Shifting to S/4HANA might contain modernizing the stack from software to database to infrastructure, relying on the present ERP panorama. The important thing to figuring out essentially the most non-disruptive method is figuring out what must be modified and retained in your structure, contemplating the short-term and long-term advantages.
SAP affords each cloud and on-prem deployment choices for S/4HANA. Nonetheless, SAP has introduced that each one their newest improvements round generative AI and sustainability capabilities will solely be accessible on the cloud model of S/4HANA, which is simply accessible by means of the RISE providing. This additionally signifies that any S/4HANA deployment on the Cloud aside from by means of RISE is S/4HANA AnyPremise, that’s, the on-premise license hosted within the Cloud and never S/4HANA Cloud. Whether or not companies need to transfer to S/4HANA Cloud or host S/4HANA AnyPremise within the cloud, or proceed to run SAP workloads in an on-premise atmosphere, IBM® affords the pliability and selection of hybrid cloud choices and is the one IaaS supplier that provides SAP-certified instances on Energy and Intel x86 architectures3.
SAP ERP modernization on Energy servers
Over 4,800 clients worldwide select to run their mission-critical SAP HANA atmosphere on IBM Energy servers. The SAP ERP workloads working on IBM Energy AIX, IBM i and Linux environments might be deployed on-premises or within the cloud for Manufacturing, DR and Check & Growth use instances. As Tom McPherson, General Manager of IBM Power, stated: “Shoppers can leverage the advantages of cloud whereas additionally nurturing their on-premises SAP on Energy environments as they construct out their long-term hybrid cloud technique.” For purchasers transferring to S/4HANA, listed here are the SAP-certified hybrid cloud deployment choices on Energy.
As a premium provider of RISE with SAP, IBM is the only SAP partner providing cloud infrastructure and consulting companies4. By combining IBM Energy Digital Server on IBM Cloud with our advisory, implementation, software, safety and technical managed companies, we simplify buyer’s transfer to S/4HANA.
Inherent to the supply of RISE premium provider, IBM’s ManagePlus control plane has the pliability to offer managed companies for RISE with SAP and supported non-RISE purposes. This permits IBM to handle end-to-end workflows that embody SAP and supported non-SAP purposes. This additionally permits shoppers to remodel at their very own tempo by doing a carry and shift of their present SAP panorama to a RISE-ready cloud panorama.
Constructing on our 50-year partnership with SAP, IBM affords the mix of SAP-enabled transformation experience with IBM Consulting and enterprise-grade cloud platform capabilities that assist speed up our shopper’s ERP modernization journey. We’ll work with you to construct and assist a non-disruptive and cost-effective execution technique for S/4HANA transformation with RISE.
If you want to be taught extra, join us for the webinar “Non-disruptive modernization of SAP workloads working on AIX, IBM i and Linux environments,” the place we are going to cowl:
- Cloud modernization choices for SAP ERP on AIX, IBM i and Linux on Energy environments
- Crucial concerns whereas evaluating these choices
- How one can get began
3 Listing of Certified IaaS platforms for SAP HANA
4 https://newsroom.ibm.com/2022-02-10-IBM-and-SAP-Strengthen-Partnership-to-Help-Clients-Move-Workloads-from-SAP-R-Solutions-to-the-Cloud, IBM on SAP’s partner finder
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