There are numerous things to consider when pulling the plug on legacy SAP systems. [shutterstock: 264387446, Lolostock]

There are numerous things to consider when pulling the plug on legacy SAP systems. [shutterstock: 264387446, Lolostock]

Shutting Down Legacy SAP Systems

Legacy SAP system shutdowns are becoming more and more important as a result of the transition from the Business Suite to S/4. Data must be extracted from a legacy system but it is important that this data can be used as required. Specifically developed standard solutions offer numerous advantages.

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The experts from Alegri demonstrate how SAP customers can benefit from S/4 functionality without having to migrate to S/4 just yet.[shutterstock: 531002764, Peshkova]

The experts from Alegri demonstrate how SAP customers can benefit from S/4 functionality without having to migrate to S/4 just yet.[shutterstock: 531002764, Peshkova]

Four Perspectives On The World Of S/4

How can the extended functionality of S/4 be used in procurement without having to switch to S/4 Hana? How does EIM turn data into valuable information? How does the Edge approach lead to high performance in IoT projects? How can budgets for these innovations be freed up without conflicts? Alegri accompanies its customers holistically on their way into the world of S/4 Hana - neutrally and independently. The following four perspectives show how it is done.

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S/4 Hana projects need to take into account different security considerations than with previous SAP products. [shutterstock: 287395955, deepadesigns]

S/4 Hana projects need to take into account different security considerations than with previous SAP products. [shutterstock: 287395955, deepadesigns]

Key Security Considerations For SAP S/4 Hana Projects

S/4 Hana places an emphasis on simplicity. The data model has been made easier, the technical architecture is more straight-forward and business processes have been consolidated to support this reduced complexity. Whilst this simplification promotes increased performance and greater business value, it also dictates that migrating your existing SAP estate to S/4 Hana is not just an upgrade.

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With S/4 AnyDB on the deathbed, where can the SAP community turn to for help? [shutterstock: 232844677, lassedesignen]

With S/4 AnyDB on the deathbed, where can the SAP community turn to for help? [shutterstock: 232844677, lassedesignen]

S/4 AnyDB: Can Oracle save us?

If you believe the message from the DSAG Technology Days, S/4 AnyDB is dead. At least that is what is in my staff's report. But who is saving the community now? Perhaps an implementation of the NetWeaver stack in the Oracle cloud?

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The energy sector has been waiting patiently for the new generation of SAP solutions. [shutterstock: 145644622, Goodmorning3am]

The energy sector has been waiting patiently for the new generation of SAP solutions. [shutterstock: 145644622, Goodmorning3am]

S/4 for the Energy Sector

The energy companies are waiting excitedly. Starting in 2018, SAP also wants to service the energy sector using S/4. An energy supplier’s IT tasks are extremely diverse now. They are about digitizing business processes and business models. Smart-meter roll-out and smart-meter gateway are also being put into effect.

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