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With a wide variety of SAP core offerings and a consistently evolving SAP landscape, it can be difficult to gain a comprehensive understanding of the processes necessary to streamline business processes with SAP. However, as a business, it is crucial to make these necessary transformations to ensure your organization is functional, efficient, and can keep up with or surpass competitors. If you’re like many businesses, SAP ECC is a crucial aspect of your day-to-day functions as a business, but more recent additions like S/4HANA open doors for business productivity that otherwise were not previously possible. How can you as a business, though, make this SAP landscape transformation as seamless as possible? The Experts of SAP Philadelphia at Enowa are here to break down your biggest question regarding an SAP Landscape Transformation from ECC to S/4HANA.

What is SAP ECC?

Why SAP ECC Exists at the Core of SAP Philadelphia Growth and Development

SAP ECC (ERP Central Component) is the core ERP product of SAP’s legacy suite of enterprise applications. ECC is designed to run on a third-party database within your business and carry out enterprise functions like accounting, manufacturing processes, supply chain logistic, payroll, and other tasks within human resources and beyond. With the ability to aid in data communication and migration, SAP ECC allows businesses to function on a national and global scale with streamlines business processes. Over time, ECC has evolved to no longer require a mainframe and is now compatible with a variety of operating systems and database formats.

What are the Benefits of Moving from ECC to S/4HANA?

Why You Should Add S/4HANA to Your SAP Landscape Transformation

While SAP ECC streamlines business processes in a variety of ways, it - like most software - has its limitations. SAP by nature is designed to build upon itself and be customized to the specific needs of each business, and leaders in SAP Philadelphia recommend using S/4HANA as an extension of your existing SAP ECC landscape.

SAP S/4HANA is an in-memory database design to accelerate SAP applications and the business processes they support. This in-memory database speeds up operations through the creation of a simplified data storage structure that permits easier data access and recall. As an end result, this simplified data structure improves performance across sectors of your business, leading to higher productivity, real-time visibility, and more valuable insight into analytics and processes.

This in-memory database isn’t the only benefit that S/4HANA brings to the table, though. S/4 HANA has the capability to:

  • Streamline Transitions to Cloud Storage: Businesses are consistently transitioning to secure cloud storage for data accessibility. S/4HANA makes this transition to cloud storage - a transition which 65% of businesses have already completed - more smooth once the day comes that your business is ready and able to do the same.
  • Enhance Usability for Your Team: Most importantly, your business will undoubtedly benefit from the ease of use that S/4HANA brings to the table. With easy access to overview pages, work lists, and list reports, S/4HANA is extremely intuitive and puts the information that your business leaders need at their fingertips. 
  • Promote Future Innovation: As a result of S/4HANA enhancements on ECC, more time can be spent looking for additional ways to drive revenue, connect with clients on a deeper level, and advance existing initiatives as a business.

Think of it this way; your business is reliant on processes scattered across a relatively large space. From your headquarters to product manufacturing, distribution center, to regional branches, to your payroll team, different parts of your business need access to information that allows your business to function as a baseline level. These basic functions exist on ECC but have limitations in the amount of time it takes to receive relevant information that keeps a business running. S/4HANA creates a centralized data memory so that different areas of the business can access and recall information faster, speeding up the rate in which work can be done via SAP on all levels of your business.

How Can Celonis Help My SAP Landscape Transformation?

Experts of SAP Philadelphia Use Celonis to Ease SAP Transitions

Ensuring your SAP landscape transition is carried out properly from ECC and S/4HANA means that you’ll need comprehensive insight into your processes themselves. This is done with process mining, which allows you to visualize your day-to-day processes as they occur. SAP process mining can be completed with Celonis to help you see variances and identify the root causes and impacts that deviations cause in your business. This allows you to optimize your SAP landscape transformation to S/4HANA and ensure the best framework design possible.

Celonis doesn’t stop at the transition to S/4HANA, though. Celonis offers an end-to-end process improvement platform that allows you to continuously analyze your process redesign with real-time monitoring. In other words, Celonis can help you make changes to your SAP landscape more efficiently during your initial transformation and well into the future.

The team at Celonis illustrates this best through an analogy on moving homes:

When a family moves houses, they are wise to declutter rather than bring useless or unwanted items with them. Following an inventory, they can decide what they need for the new place and get rid of the rest to ensure a fresh start. In this sense, moving day is only one day, but they need to prepare for the move and for how they will inhabit their new surroundings. To take the analogy a step further, that busy family will benefit from periodic decluttering to ensure they are maximizing their new environment.

Celonis allows your SAP landscape transition to run smoothly because it helps you cut out the clutter, diagnose issues, and create clear pathways in your transition. S/4HANA, with its fast data communication and recall capabilities, should always be implemented to make the most of these streamlines processes, which is exactly what process mining with Celonis brings to the table.


Think it’s time to tackle your SAP landscape transition from ECC to S/4HANA? Get in touch with the leaders of SAP Philadelphia at Enowa and learn how we can make this process seamless, agile, and running faster than you thought possible.

November 30 at 10AM ET | Session 1 of 10: Corporate Performance Management and Group Reporting Overview

Join the first this interactive group discussion with Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger and Van Vu, and senior consultant, Jeff Messer, in this session to explore what Corporate Performance Management (CPM) embodies and how Group Reporting fits into the overall CPM Vision. Attendees will be able to engage in conversations with peers, ask questions, and exchange information on SAP Group Reporting.

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- Viable transition and integration scenarios

- The value proposition for reporting and decision making

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January 10 at 10AM ET | Session 2 of 10: The Path to Group Reporting for Any ERP Landscape

Join this interactive group discussion with Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger and Van Vu, as they break down the most frequently asked questions of incorporating Group Reporting across different ERP landscapes. Attendees will be able to engage in conversations with peers, ask questions, and exchange information on SAP Group Reporting. Discussion topics include:

- Group Reporting with S/4HANA

- Group Reporting with CFIN, ECC, External Systems

- Master data and transactional data integration

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January 30 at 10AM ET | Session 3 of 10: Setting Up Your Group Reporting Implementation For Success

Join this interactive group discussion with Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger, and guest speaker, Jeff Messer, in this session to uncover the "must knows"  for a successful move to Group Reporting. Explore different methodologies and identify critical paths that could impact your implementation. Attendees will be able to engage in conversations with peers, ask questions, and exchange information on SAP Group Reporting.

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February 13 at 10AM ET | Session 4 of 10: A Closer Look at SAP Best Practices for Group Reporting

Join this interactive group discussion with Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger, and guest speaker, Krizelle Ong, in this session to discover what SAP Best Practices has to offer for Group Reporting. Attendees will be able to engage in conversations with peers, ask questions, and exchange information on SAP Group Reporting. We’ll cover

- Explanation of what Best Practices are

- Benefits and practical considerations when adopting Best Practices

- Our customers' experiences and lessons learned

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February 27 at 10AM ET | Session 5 of 10: Group Reporting Fundamentals and Key Updates

A reader's digest to Group Reporting that every user should know. Join Reply’s finance lead, Friedrich Glugsberger and Van Vu to

- Learn about the fundamental building blocks in the Group Reporting core architecture

- Explore how to properly use building blocks for effective reporting and analysis

- Brief overview of new developments from Release 2309

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April 9 at 10AM ET | Session 6 of 10: How to Navigate Two Critical Paths in Group Reporting: Historical Data Migration and Report Migration

In this webcast, we will discuss how to properly plan for migrating historical data and reports in Group Reporting. Explore how these two workstreams are common risks in any Group Reporting implementations and the strategies Reply has deployed to ensure success.

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April 23 at 10AM ET | Session 7 of 10: How to Avoid Pitfalls in your Group Reporting Data Collection Installation and Integration

Learn how to properly install and integrate Group Reporting Data Collection the first time and avoid many of the pitfalls along the way.

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May 8 at 10AM ET | Session 8 of 10: How to Approach Organization Change Management for Group Reporting

What does Organization Change Management entail for Group Reporting? Learn about the different aspects and strategies to deploy for a seamless integration.

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May 22 at 10AM ET | Session 9 of 10: A Deeper Dive of the Reporting Solutions for Group Reporting

Join our webcast to compare and contrast the different reporting solutions available for Group Reporting. Learn about the different features along with the advantages and disadvantages of each solution.

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June 18 at 10AM ET | Session 10 of 10: Group Reporting Technical Architecture, Integration Concepts, and Security Design

Join us for a review of the architectural design, requirements, and considerations for on-prem and cloud source systems. Explore considerations for an effective security design.

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Charting the Path to S/4HANA Group Reporting: Glatfelter and Hexion

In this presentation, Reply’s finance experts, Friedrich Glugsberger and Van Vu, will examine the practical aspects of implementing S/4HANA for Group Reporting in three industry-leading companies: Glatfelter and Hexion. Our exploration delves into the reasons for change, strategies employed, and the lessons derived from these projects, offering insights valuable to organizations considering S/4HANA for Group Reporting.

Key Points:

  1. Project Framework and Approaches: We dissect the methodology from preparation to going live, providing a comprehensive view of the project's lifecycle.
  2. Solution Design in Varied ERP Landscapes: We examine the intricacies of solution design, particularly in the context of various source accounting systems, while highlighting data integration and transparency.
  3. Lessons Learned: We share insights gained from these implementations, focusing on the critical success factors and challenges that were successfully navigated.
  4. Benefits Achieved: We outline the practical benefits of these projects, especially in terms of improved consolidation processes and consolidated financial reporting.
  5. Planned capabilities: We provide an overview of future innovation for Group Reporting and what these companies have planned for additional value realization

This presentation provides an opportunity to gain knowledge from these projects and better understand the landscape of financial consolidation. Whether you are a financial professional, compliance expert, or an executive seeking to enhance your organization's group reporting, this comparative study offers valuable insights.

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