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Conversion of ECC System to S4 HANA

SAP S/4HANA offers an array of benefits to retail CxOs looking to effectively manage their sales, procurement, and finance and accounts functions. But many retailers are still stuck trying to get the most out of their legacy ECC systems. This makes it difficult for them to effectively connect customer processes, manage customer journeys, enable accurate forecasting, and carry out accurate record keeping. It also becomes hard for them to increase efficiency across the value chain in such a way that it creates a positive impact on customers while delivering great business outcomes. 

Given the pace of market changes, technology innovations, supply chain disruptions, and market fluctuations, there is a pressing need to run the business with platforms that simplify complex processes, deliver powerful insights, and enable high-quality financial planning and analysis at pace. This is only possible when organizations move away from their rigid and inflexible ECC systems and embrace a modern solution like the SAP S/4 HANA Central Finance.  

Why move from ECC to S/4?

Traditional enterprise systems like ECC bring a host of challenges for modern retailers that have unique business attributes and are spread across multiple geographies. Here’s why retailers should plan to move from ECC to SAP S/4 HANA

The challenges associated 

Moving to SAP S/4 HANA, although critical, isn’t an easy endeavor. The migration requires thorough planning, a committed budget, and a competent team, to enable speed, better insights, and greater value. Here are 3 challenges retailers need to be aware of when they plan their migration from their legacy ECC system to SAP S/4 Central Finance: 

The options at hand

To overcome common hurdles in the migration process, retail CFOs have three options at hand: 

Building intelligent business models and embracing the latest digital technologies that enable modern work has become extremely critical in today’s volatile business landscape. For retailers that continue to rely on legacy systems like SAP ECC, it is time to bid adieu to their rigid, risky, and innovation-averse systems and transform them into an intelligent enterprise that reduces risks and enables quick and successful transformation. 

With support for systems like ECC ending in 2027, now is the right time to carve a low-risk, high-value path forward and leverage intelligent technologies to be competitive and successful. Choose the right migration approach to S/4HANA Central Finance and successfully centralize your services, bridge rigid data silos, and drive greater financial results. 

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