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Elevate your ERP with SAP S/4HANA

How Nihilent can help you sunset legacy SAP ECC and migrate to SAP S/4HANA

Real Digital Transformation hinges on how your organization can continuously innovate, scale on-demand, and address business problems. One of the biggest bottlenecks that restrict digital at scale and innovation stem from dated technologies and processes.

Many times enterprises do not realize that by embracing change and newer tech, they can indeed evolve to the next level of digital maturity and gain tangible bottom-line impact.

What a Modern ERP can do for you?

When you look at the IT consumption patterns over the last few years, there is a fundamental shift that has happened.  The once, obscure MIS department has morphed into the strategic organization, driving operational efficiencies and giving the business the much-needed leverage to grow, innovate and succeed in the marketplace. IT departments, once seen as a cost centre has today become a profit centre.

One of the technologies that has had a profound impact on the enterprise is ERP, and it has come a long way from the MRP days. Today, a modern ERP is your digital core, powering your business. But like any typical technology evolution, it has to be managed for optimal gains. In this backdrop, if one sees the evolution of SAP ERP, it has transformed enterprises across the world over the years, and when SAP launched S/4HANA, it unfolded a new premise by offering the customers the ability to manage on-premise and cloud and get the best of both the worlds.

SAP S/4HANA offers numerous key upgrades when compared to its predecessor ECC 6.0. SAP S/4HANA takes a radical new approach to solve your business problems and is built for scale and innovation. Even though SAP ECC 6.0 will be supported until 2027, your legacy ERP system is already outdated when it comes to leveraging the intelligent technologies needed to be competitive today. With thousands of customers already live on SAP S/4HANA and hundreds more going live every month, now is the time to make your move to a modern, intelligent ERP, that will act as a pivot to manifesting an “Intelligent Enterprise”.

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Make your MOVE

How Nihilent makes it friction free?

We understand that your decision to move from ECC 6.0 to S/4HANA is a significant decision due to the enterprise-wide impact that it will have. At Nihilent, we have always believed in purpose-driven change management and we adopt a holistic problem-solving approach underpinned by our Design Thinking Mindset. Our IPs on change management and consulting frameworks such as MC3 ® and 14Signals®, help us craft a cohesive deployment roadmap- whether it is Greenfield or Brownfield – we make it happen seamlessly. The common denominator for all our engagements revolves around  ‘Humanizing Technology’ – an evolution of our human-centred approach to problem-solving and change management, which we have been championing for over two decades.

At Nihilent our purpose is to bring the human experience to the heart of technological transformation. With the human experience in mind, we have created the implementation accelerators and refined processes to allow your organization to transition to SAP S/4HANA with ease.

Nihilent is an early mover in the SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA migration and one of the first companies to successfully lead the migration to modern ERP across industries. Nihilent has developed several migration tools, test utilities, and test infrastructure on the Cloud to eliminate much of the guesswork and risk migrating existing ECC installations to S/4HANA.

At Nihilent we make this move seamless thanks to our ZOOM SAP qualified partner-packaged solution, built by Nihilent, for transitioning SAP ECC customers to SAP S/4HANA. ZOOM offers customers the path to become an Intelligent Enterprise. An Intelligent Enterprise listens, understands, and acts in a continuous and connected cycle of improvement, collecting insights about customers and products, at every touchpoint. And uses powerful technologies to sense opportunities, risks, and trends, turning this intelligence into action across every part of the business. 

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The Value Drivers

Why move to SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4HANA isn’t just the solution that can transform your company for the future. It is the solution that can grow your business right now. The ability to unite enterprise-wide processes into a synergistic digital core allows you to address today’s challenges, as well as position yourself for success tomorrow.

It consolidates internal and external elements into a single, living structure that goes beyond traditional ERP. In other words, it connects all of your processes, provides you with live information and insights, and seamlessly integrates your enterprise with the digital world at large.

SAP S/4HANA is the digital core, the nerve centre, of your entire business. A few of the benefits of adopting SAP S/4HANA are:-

 SAP S/4HANA utilizes SAP’s award-winning SAP Fiori user interface. This means Advanced Available to Promise checks and back-order processing, leading to improved order fulfilment capabilities and instant insight from any device, anywhere.

Visualize and optimize the entire sales process from prospect to payment. Leverage in-depth insight into the start-to-finish sales cycle, paired with real-time inventory tracking, to drive improvements in on-time order fulfilment while simultaneously reducing the amount of stock inventory held on hand.

On-time order fulfilment, enhanced service, personalized products delivered in a lot size of one, and lower defects all contribute to as much as 20% higher customer satisfaction levels and repeat business.

Utilizing SAP S/4HANA in your manufacturing environment will reduce the manual effort related to rework in manufacturing because of incorrect or incompatible product configurations. This can lower your production costs and drive a greater volume of products to market.

Supply chain productivity can be increased with SAP S/4HANA by leveraging discount options on early payment, reducing worker acquisition time by one-third, and maximizing your inventory ordering and raw material tracking in real-time.

Produce new products catering to the latest in consumer trends while expediting time to market, or enter new markets based on suggestions from predictive analytics.

SAP S/4HANA lets you integrate your entire supply chain and realize a reduction in the number of days in inventory. This means a reduction in stock-outs, and a simplified landscape yielding logistics cost savings.

Live inventory data combined with drastically reduced MRP processing times allows for a more transparent and responsive exception-based working approach, improving manufacturing cycle time while enhancing planning accuracy.

A live business with a single source of the truth allows you to transform your finance department by eliminating forecasting errors, reducing unnecessary capital requirements and creating a significant improvement in invoice processing productivity.

Decrease unplanned asset downtime while improving asset management FTE production in your enterprise.

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About Nihilent’s SAP Practice

Nihilent’s SAP expertise runs deep. Over the last 14 years, we have enabled numerous enterprises across Manufacturing, CPG, and Retail, among others, to harvest the power of SAP solutions. With existing deep customer/prospect connections, a strong SAP foundation, and on-shore / off-shore delivery advantages, Nihilent is fully geared to provide end-to-end business and digital transformation services.

With well-curated industry-relevant SAP Qualified Partner Packaged solutions, Nihilent understands enterprise digital pain points and provides relevant panaceas. We are making rapid inroads into markets like South Africa, the UK, and the Australian region and have chalked out a long-term roadmap to address the diverse SAP needs of global enterprises that are looking for a trusted SAP partner.