White Paper

What To Expect When Migrating Finance From SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA

10 “must-know” changes to ensure a seamless transition

SAP has announced that they will no longer support ECC ERP systems beginning in 2025 and from that date, will only offer and support SAP S/4HANA ERP systems. In the ensuing years, the majority of companies will need to migrate from their soon-to-be-obsolete ECC systems to S/4HANA, and this includes transitioning their finance operations. Successful migration of finance from one to the other requires careful planning, a clear understanding of the journey your data takes before, during, and after migration and knowledge of the tools and resources that are available from SAP and other vendors that can make your transition from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA easier.

This paper is intended to provide a transition team with an idea of the scope of the migration task and highlights some areas where we have seen customers and clients struggle during the process. In it, we help identify areas that might need extra attention, including:

  • Some of the critical preparation tasks that need to be considered and planned for around data cleansing and archiving.
  • Highlights of preparing financial master data and some of the changes you will need to make throughout the migration.
  • Key considerations when preparing to implement Universal Journal (ACDOCA)
  • What the mandatory implementation of Material Ledger in SAP S/4HANA means for your business and how to prepare for it whether you have implemented it in SAP ECC or are waiting until you move to SAP S/4HANA.
  • The changes that are coming in CO-PA and how it will affect your accounting and reporting. While SAP has worked hard to provide a comprehensive set of tools that you can use to migrate from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA, there are still processes that they do not cover. In this paper, we point out specific areas where Precisely Automate can automate and streamline particular data management and cleansing activities.

Also, you will have many options for how you choose to execute the transition. These include using in-house experts on your SAP team, hiring an outside systems integrator who oversees all aspects of the migration, or possibly a combination of both. Whatever path you choose, the experts at ERPfixers can help you determine the best route to make your migration from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA as smooth, sustainable, and cost-effective as possible.

Read this whitepaper and learn more about how ERP fixers and Precisely 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.

What to expect when migrating finance from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA
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