Deadlines can be challenging. At times working toward a deadline can be stressful, but as much as we might dislike them, they are good. They promote action, force prioritization, drive accountability, and ultimately can have a very positive impact on a project. I’ve worked on many projects, and without proper deadlines, many would have likely failed or dragged on without proper closure.
The 2027 deadline for SAP customers to move to S/4HANA has been a topic of many conversations recently. Despite the recent announcement about an extension of mainstream maintenance of SAP Business Suite 7, organizations will need to migrate at some point.
Recently, the Evaluator group published a paper that talks about the impact of migration to S/4HANA, including the potential benefits and some other considerations.
SAP’s move to S/4HANA has been remarkable. The next-generation intelligent suite is paving the way to cloud and hybrid architectures for its customers. SAP says nearly 14,000 customers have already chosen SAP S/4HANA, and “thousands are actively deploying the solution to reshape their businesses and become intelligent enterprises.”
In addition, about 50 percent of those customers plan to migrate within the next three years, and the remainder have active plans for future migration.
NetApp Can Help with Your Migration to SAP HANA
For NetApp customers, this migration gives you exciting new opportunities for evaluating and improving your system, including:
- Accelerate projects: SAP + NetApp outperforms all competitors. Our ONTAP-based storage system is the industry’s most scalable SAP HANA solution.
- Simplify operations: You can minimize the performance impact on your production systems, including backup – which, by the way, we can back up SAP HANA data 100 times faster with instantaneous cloning.
- Future-proof IT: NetApp provides a best-in-class application and data availability, cloud integration, and overall SAP expertise.
A recent analyst report by Evaluator Group confirms that there’s no better way to get the most out of an SAP S/4HANA system than with NetApp.
NetApp solutions are performing so well with SAP S/4HANA for several important reasons: backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and SAP system refresh. NetApp Senior Technical Marketing Engineer Bernd Herth does a great job summarizing these details here.
With the SAP S/4HANA transition, you’re going to get speed and innovation. And after you meet the deadline, be sure to make the most of your journey with NetApp.