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SAP S/4HANA Business Assurance

Offering business assurance on your journey to SAP S/4HANA

As SAP launched the on-premise version of S/4HANA in 2015 followed by the cloud version in 2017, it is now focusing all key future developments of the digital SAP core on S/4HANA.

What does this mean for current and future SAP customers? Maintenance on the old core, SAP ECC/SAP ERP, will end in 2025. This means that SAP customers will have to migrate to S/4HANA before 2025. 

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Understanding the changes and the challenges

Moving to S/4HANA cannot be compared to a regular technical version upgrade. It includes some major technological and functional changes: 

  • New HANA database technology
  • New dynamic user interface with SAP Fiori
  • New implementation approach ACTIVATE
  • New Business Parter (BP) as centrally managed Master Data
  • New reports and functionalities. 

Additionally, S/4HANA is not a standalone application. It is intended to be the digital heart of an enterprise with numerous integrations and interfaces. 

How does it work? 

Sogeti brings a hands-on 'value in the making' appraoch to support each client organisation's move to SAP S/4HANA. Our Digital Assurance and Testing specialists take care of efficient testing and the end-to-end validation of SAP S/4HANA implementations, conversions, upgrades, platform moderizations and business transformation programs across the complete application landscape. 

Although largely industrialized, our S/4HANA Business Assurance solution can be tailored to individual client needs. Typically we start our S/4HANA Business Assurance assignment with an assesment of a clients test process and test automation maturity using our Test Process Improvement (TPI®NEXT) methodology. 

Innovation to ensure that we always have the future in sight

Innovation is an essential ingredient for business assurance and end product quality. Sogeti has developed a range of accelerators that help enhance the pace of testing in a SAP S/4HANA landscape. These accelerators include: 

  • Our Test workbench for SAP S/4HANA test scripts (manual and automated) 
  • Our Artificial Intelligence based smart analytics asset called Cognitive QA, which reflects business KPIs and provides predictive guidance on What to Test, What to Automate and When to Stop Testing
  • Automated test data generation scripts for standard transactions like Sales Order creation and Purchase Order creation. 
  • Our test automation frameworks like SMappi and Vega that save on test automation effort. 

Trusted Business Assurance Partner

With our industialized SAP TCoE approach, OneShare cloud-based tool provisioning, and thought leadership in SAP Testing, Sogeti is a trusted SAP S/4HANA testing partner. Our SAP S/4HANA Business Assurance provides clients with: 

  • In-built innovation 
  • Continuous end-to-end business process quality
  • Confidence in business continuity
  • Improved system quality and availability, resulting in higher end-user satisfaction
  • Accelerated execution with reduced testing cycle time
  • Improved test coverage
  • Up to 80% reduction in manual testing effort
  • Up to 70% reuse of testing scenarios - reducing cost and effort. 

We free up our clients to focus on their core business and minimize the involvement of their business analysts, functional testers and technical teams. But most of all, our SAP S/4HANA Business Assurance solution offers a risk-free and seamless path to a quality assured move to SAP S/4HANA. 

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