Panaya Survey Reveals Major Roadblocks on the Path to SAP S/4HANA with 69% of Respondents Still Trying to Define their Business Case

New Discovery Pack provides full visibility into different conversion routes to reduce delivery time, risk of data loss and cost overruns

HACKENSACK, NJ – March 15, 2017

Panaya, an Infosys company, and a leader in ERP change analytics and cloud-based testing revealed that based on a survey of over 200 SAP managers from large enterprises around the globe, a majority (51%) have committed to move to S/4HANA, yet most of them (69%) still trying to define the business case.

The survey conducted by Panaya, found that more than one third (35%) who have committed to make the change have not decided on the best implementation approach. Close to one third (31%) of those who have decided, chose system conversion or a brownfield approach over SAP’s recommended re-implementation, due to the high cost of new installations and their reluctance to throw away decades of customizations embedded in existing systems.

To address the concerns of enterprises who are inclined to make the shift to S/4HANA, Panaya has created the Panaya SAP S/4HANA Discovery Pack which provides SAP customers the insights they need to identify the optimal conversion path that meets their organization’s needs. Provided as part of the Panaya CloudQuality™ Suite for S/4HANA, the Discovery Pack incorporates experience gained from over 80 HANA migrations and over 9000 successful SAP migration projects, to evaluate and compare the different migration routes to HANA DB, S/4 Finance, and S/4HANA. The Discovery Pack also includes a full impact report and simulation tools to ensure that code will work fast and optimally on the new HANA database. Proven to reduce time and effort by 50%, and ensure zero defects at go live, Panaya delivers a safe and clear path to S/4HANA with prioritization and acceleration for all SAP changes.

“Many SAP customers are slow to move to S/4HANA as it is still considered uncharted territory and the associated costs and impact on existing systems are unknown,” said David Binny, VP of Product at Panaya. “However, by using the Discovery Pack to simulate each path and assess the resource requirements and associated risks, organizations can build a stronger business case for S/4HANA with a better understanding of how to manage the transition effectively.”
Infosys as a strategic consulting partner for SAP, advises clients on how to undertake their digital transformation journeys adopting S/4 HANA. Our end-to-end service offering for S/4 HANA includes value discovery, S/4 HANA assessment, business case development, data foot print reduction services, migration to SoH, S/4 HANA conversions and S/4 HANA brownfield/ greenfield implementations. Leveraging our unique differentiators like the Value Realization Model (VRM), Business Profiler, Infosys HANA CMO tool and the S/4 HANA Functional Assessment Accelerator tool, Infosys and Panaya are able to accelerate S/4 HANA assessment assignments for our clients.


About Panaya

With Panaya, an Infosys company, organizations reach ERP agility faster – with zero time to change, zero risk, and zero defects. Panaya CloudQuality™ Suite enables all types of SAP® and Oracle® EBS changes. Panaya CloudQuality™ Suite delivers insights that tell you what will break, how to fix it, and what to test, helping organizations manage the testing process and collaborate between IT and business during the entire release process. Since 2008, 1,600 companies in 62 countries, including a third of the Fortune 500, have been using Panaya CloudQuality™ Suite to achieve ERP agility.


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