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Brownfield Approach

The brownfield approach, or upgrade approach, is a database migration and application conversion. It is ideal for:

1. Organizations using legacy systems, such as SAP R/3 or ECC
2. Organizations satisfied with existing data management and business processes but require quicker adoption and innovation.

Greenfield Approach

The greenfield approach, or reimplementation approach, enables organizations to redesign undesirable processes according to the latest S/4HANA innovations. It is ideal for organizations that need a new implementation of SAP S/4HANA and can use their existing ECC system as a legacy.

When Should I Start the Migration Process?

SAP suggests that the migration process from a traditional SAP environment to an S/4HANA system generally takes between a year and a year and a half. However, many organizations take much longer to transition to SAP S/4HANA fully. In some cases, certain major migration steps can take as long as the expected timeframe for the whole migration project.

With the unpredictability of the migration journey in mind, it is advisable to begin migrating to the appropriate ERP solution as soon as possible. Starting the migration process early helps ensure the organization has more time to implement the transition and save money. Some observers believe that SAP will increase S/4HANA implementation costs by the 2027 deadline, so completing the process earlier may allow businesses to avoid higher fees.

What Is S4 HANA Migration?

SAP S/4HANA is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) business suite based on SAP HANA, an in-memory database that enables real-time transactions and data analysis. You can host this business suite on-premise, in the cloud, or using a hybrid architecture. An SAP S/4HANA migration involves migrating from an on-premises SAP ERP system, like SAP ECC, to SAP S/4HANA. SAP ends support for ECC customers with standard support in 2027, and in 2030 support ends for customers with extended support contracts. Some users migrate to S/4HANA from other SAP ERP offerings or from ERP software by other vendors.

SAP S/4 HANA Migration 

Selective Data Transition

Selective data transition is a technical migration performed at the table level. 
This approach enables organizations to define new configuration settings to improve business processes.  It also enables keeping historical data so organizations can convert and transform it as needed to fit a new S/4HANA configuration.

Three S4 HANA Migration Approaches

Features of our service

  • ​​​End-to-end transformation to S/4HANA with an optimized delivery model that leverages accelerators and secure services.
  • Simplified user interface, development and innovative technology platform.
  • Integrated re-platforming solutions to retain legacy customizations.​
  • Better reliability through improved service quality
  • Lower cost of migration and implementation​
  • SAP Cloud Platform experts accelerate delivery, enable greater agility and employ reusable components for higher quality
  • ​Secure cloud solutions for data and data archiving.

DOT1 has dedicated teams for SAP S/4HANA and new business strategies for product growth, production and distribution. In an increasingly unpredictable environment, our in-house experts help the company to transact, evaluate and forecast in real-time. With our validated methodology, we can accelerate the shift to SAP S/4HANA.

Our proven track record in various industries bears witness to this fact. After working with us, you can always expect a fast return on your investment.