SAP experts Winshuttle and ERPFixers break down the 10 “must-know” changes on the new platform and how to ensure a seamless transition
Bothell, Wash., Dec. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Winshuttle, the leading data management and process automation provider, has released a new S/4HANA white paper in conjunction with SAP FI/CO expert and industry thought leader Paul Ovigele, Founder and CEO of ERPFixers.
The white paper, “What to Expect When Migrating Finance from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA,” is intended to help those responsible for planning and managing the finance migration from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA 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 SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA 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/4HANA implementation.”
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 SAP ECC data for the change
- Mandatory implementation of the Material Ledger in SAP S/4HANA and the steps necessary for current data if you have not implemented the Material Ledger in SAP 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 SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA 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.”
ERPfixers connects SAP users worldwide with immediate access to highly-skilled independent consultants across all SAP modules and sub-modules. Its mission is to offer reliable, tailored, and cost-effective SAP support, ranging from solving single system questions to longer-term, bespoke business support, offered both on or off-site, short or long-term. In addition, ERPfixers offers strategically valuable SAP Optimization Assessments, including for S/4HANA Migration. ERPfixers strives to pass its collective SAP knowledge on to the business user, and to empower end-users to feel confident within the SAP system.
Winshuttle software empowers business teams to make an impact through solutions that make it quick and easy to exchange data with SAP using Excel, streamline SAP business processes using forms and workflows, and improve data quality using data stewardship capabilities.
Its business led, IT-enabled solutions enable users to automate processes and solve problems without compromising security or governance. Business teams can author solutions across lines of business and the SAP landscape, speeding product launches and financial accounting processes, streamlining customer and vendor onboarding, improving plant maintenance efficiency, and tackling data migration projects.
Learn more about Winshuttle’s SAP data management solutions by visiting http://www.winshuttle.com.