Bringing together what belongs together: Processes and SAP

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ERP systems like SAP S/4HANA® lead to frictionless, quick business processes in important, operative areas and at the same time raise the performance of a company. In reverse, errors in ERP systems have severe impact on the operative business. With a good planning, a transparent communication, and the necessary process knowledge, the introduction of SAP S/4HANA will be a success.

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Avoid high costs with business-IT alignment

The introduction or upgrade of your ERP system to SAP S/4HANA presents you as a project manager with a large, responsible task, since it is a very complex implementation project. A wide variety of requirements from different departments should be efficiently covered in the new SAP system. Standard solutions are naturally not able to fully meet all needs and requirements. People and the system must be able to adapt to each other in a meaningful way. This leads to a well-known, yet often underestimated problem: the specialist departments lack an understanding of the processes of the SAP system and the system managers lack knowledge of the work processes of the employees. The incomplete consideration ensures that errors only become visible during the project. In most cases, this leads to higher customizing efforts than originally calculated, which in turn results in higher costs and sometimes enormous time delays.

In order to improve the planning of your SAP S/4HANA implementation, a comprehensive view of the business processes beyond the pure SAP processes is required. Only if you get an overview of all SAP relevant business cases, an optimal integration of SAP S/4HANA into your organizational structures, i.e. a successful Business IT Alignment, is possible.

Improve the requirements management for SAP S/4HANA

Who doesn't know it? A newly introduced, expensive system that is implemented over weeks and in the end does not meet the expectations of business users at all. To avoid this happening to you, you should define system requirements as precisely as possible before implementation. This requires in particular an understanding of the processes involved by the project managers. A process-oriented implementation helps those involved to better understand the affected business processes. It ensures that the future SAP S/4Hana system optimally matches your requirements. By analyzing the actual processes, the specialist departments can point out weaknesses in the existing system and in the operational processes and actively participate in their optimization.

In order for employees to understand how the SAP S/4HANA system will change their future work processes, a well-functioning change management is also required. Transparent communication of the target processes enables you to create a quick understanding and high acceptance of the new organizational processes. For the successful introduction or upgrade of your ERP system to SAP S/4HANA, you must therefore cleverly dovetail the business and IT views. BIC Platform supports you ideally.

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With BIC, you bring together what belongs together: processes and SAP

With BIC's bi-directional interface, you can cleverly dovetail your process landscape and SAP Solution Manager to create an optimal interaction between specialist modeling in BIC and technical modeling in SAP. BIC also enables automatic derivation of the actual status of system usage using process mining. In this way, you derive IT requirements directly from the business process model and the use of the existing system.
With BIC, you bundle the knowledge of processes and IT systems in one central system and ensure a high level of transparency for everyone involved. So you achieve a better specification of requirements and a successful business- IT alignment. At the same time, BIC supports you in planning and Controlling in an ideal way and helps you to realize your project within the set time and budget.
Integrated collaboration functions support communication, e.g. on newly defined processes and their interaction with the SAP system. You create ideal conditions for successful change management. By modeling your new processes, you not only ensure that employees are quickly trained, but also that your workflows are constantly documented.

If you want to harmonize SAP S/4HANA with your processes in the best possible way, BIC is the right solution. System requirements can be easily identified and changes in the workflow can be communicated efficiently. In short: With BIC, you can achieve an all round successful implementation of SAP S/4HANA. 

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