The Winshuttle white paper, “What to Expect When Migrating Finance from SAP ECC to SAP S/4 Hana,” is intended to help those responsible for planning and managing the finance migration from ECC to S/4 understand the possible challenges as well as strategic choices involved in making the finance transition as smooth as possible.
To help organizations through the journey, ERPfixers and Winshuttle have teamed up to provide expert views on the tools, tricks, and processes that can help companies efficiently and effectively migrate their finance data and operations from ECC to S/4 and to minimize system disruptions and headaches throughout the process.
“The finance organizations I talk to are grappling with not only a major system migration and what they need to do to get ready for that, but also what the changes mean for them long-term,” explains Ovigele. “We’ve distilled down some of the key considerations in a way that we hope will make it easier to see a clear path to a successful and relatively pain-free S/4 Hana implementation.”
Winshuttle highlights key considerations
Some of the key considerations highlighted in the white paper include:
- The implications of the Universal Journal (ACDOCA) in a finance organization and how to prepare the ECC data for the change.
- Mandatory implementation of the Material Ledger in SAP S/4 Hana and the steps necessary for current data if you have not implemented the Material Ledger in ECC.
- What effects the CO-PA change to account-based profitability analysis has on your accounting team and how to most effectively manage the transition for your accounting teams.
- How to create a realistic migration roadmap with timelines that match your business needs.
The process of data cleansing, management, and planning significantly increases the likelihood that the migration of financial operations from ECC to S/4 Hana will be a successful one.
“Like any major business initiative involving data, it’s important to go into it with a clear strategy, detailed understanding of what you want out of it, and the means and methods to make it happen,” say Kristian Kalsing, Winshuttle VP of Product and Solutions. “We’ve partnered with ERPfixers to give finance professionals a go-to resource for approaching their projects with eyes wide open and also providing best practices to aid in the process.”