Starting early doesn’t have to mean taking the full leap and migrating the entire SAP environment to SAP S/4HANA in one go. Other options are available. After all, there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy for moving to SAP S/4HANA. Accenture’s approach recognizes that each organization has its own requirements and its own priorities. We help clients define the best course of action for their specific business.
Up to now businesses have had to choose between either brownfield or greenfield conversions. Brownfield doesn’t let organizations choose what to upgrade or migrate, or when to do it. It carries over the full current system – including old business processes, customizations or unused components that should be retired.
Greenfield takes the opposite approach. It starts from scratch with a brand-new implementation, complete with new business processes and configurations. The catch? Organizations can’t carry over configurations or historical data if, as is often the case, business processes need to be redesigned, including data required for compliance purposes.