In brief

In brief

  • SAP S/4HANA gives companies an ideal opportunity to transform business models, processes, and innovation in the cloud.
  • Accenture recommends leveraging SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) in conjunction with S/4HANA to create a flexible “clean” ERP core.
  • This reduces customization in core systems, while opening up new opportunities for extending, integrating and innovating with business data.


Step up and speed up business transformation in the cloud

Businesses today face so many new challenges and opportunities. From supply chain disruption to changing customer expectations to increasing sustainability imperatives, running a successful enterprise has probably never been as complex.

It’s a key reason why the transition to SAP S/4HANA—enabled by RISE with SAP for example—is gaining pace. Organizations are looking to adapt to new demands by modernizing their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) backends for enhanced performance in the cloud.

Now’s the time to step up and speed up business transformation in the cloud. SAP S/4HANA plus SAP Business Technology Platform is a powerful combination for achieving elevated enterprise performance.

— CASPAR BORGGREVE, Global Accenture SAP Business Group Lead

Clean up the core and soar

Two clear needs are emerging. One, to simplify the ERP backend, targeting a “clean core” system with minimal customization and maximum flexibility. Two, to build on that agility and extend, integrate, and innovate with core business systems using a well-balanced mix of SAP and other cloud-native solutions.

Accenture’s view? By combining SAP S/4HANA with SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), companies can satisfy both needs and gain next-level organizational agility.

RISE with SAP. SOAR with Accenture.

SOAR with Accenture is a solution and service portfolio that complements and is optimized for RISE with SAP deployments. It increases the value clients realize from RISE with SAP and accelerates their journey to and in the cloud.

This includes a clear innovation runway—enabled by unique tools and accelerators—to help companies create a clean ERP core and build differentiated solutions and extensibility at scale.

For example, companies can benefit from Accenture’s Smart()field approach to SAP S/4HANA conversion. It helps guide decisions about which business processes and customizations to bring back into standard, which to carry forward, and which to retire.

Accenture is also uniquely placed to help assess, implement, accelerate and run extensions, integrations and innovations on SAP Business Technology Platform to realize differentiating business outcomes.

This includes:

Technology recommendations and combinations, bringing the best of SAP, hyperscaler and other cloud-native solutions together to meet an organization’s unique situation, strategy and use case.

SAP BTP applications such as NewsPage (a distribution management solution for the consumer goods and services industry) or procurement apps like PAULA (Procurement Automated Learning Assistant).

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What is SAP Business Technology Platform?

SAP BTP is a technology platform in the cloud that helps extend, integrate and innovate with an organization’s digital core. It encompasses SAP technologies and solutions for database and data management, analytics, application development and integration, and intelligent technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic process automation (RPA), chatbots, and blockchain.

Caspar Borggreve

Senior Managing Director Lead – SAP Business Group


Robert Wickel

Accenture Global SAP S/4 and Cloud Transformation Lead

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