Business Transformation as a Service: Digitization Made to Measure
Success requires a high degree of agility and flexibility, and recognizing trends and new market conditions early on, and reacting to them quickly, are essential in times of digital change. Companies capable of this can hold their own with innovative business models and remain sustainably viable in a challenging environment. End-to-end networked processes and the transformation to an intelligent enterprise are the key to this.
RISE with SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries on their unique path to the cloud. In a Business Transformation as a Service model, it offers everything companies need for their digitization for a monthly usage fee: a SAP S/4HANA cloud ERP solution with industry-specific best practices, analytics, business process intelligence, and access to corporate networks. All this is further supplemented by additional tools and services from SAP and SAP partners such as valantic for even more added value. This combination is turbocharging companies transformation.
A business transformation to the cloud – exactly tailored to the customer, precisely aligned with the customer’s industry-specific requirements, at the customer’s own pace, and without heavy upfront investments: RISE with SAP offers companies a unique and comprehensive service package for their digitization. All the components are available from a single source and in each case chosen according to what’s needed for the case at hand. The two-fold upshot is that customers can return to focusing on their core business, while simultaneously expediting their digital transformation.
The centerpiece of the offering is a lean, powerful and intuitive SAP S/4HANA cloud software that forms the digital heart of the entire business. SAP S/4HANA, together with RISE, incorporates intelligent technologies – such as machine learning, robotic process automation, automated situation handling and predictive analytics – offers numerous industry-specific features and accelerates processes through data-driven decision making. The ERP suite is available in two variants: on the one hand, as a highly standardized SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud solution and, on the other hand, as a SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud solution with extensive customizing and add-on options. Both variants have their own advantages and address companies in different phases of their development path.
SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud offers the fastest and most cost-effective path to the cloud, with preconfigured business processes making the solution ready for use in just a few months. It is especially suited to companies with fairly pedestrian processes similar to those mapped by the standard.
This contrasts with SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud, which is suitable for e.g. companies needing greater flexibility in their individual business-process designs or with large numbers of country-specific requirements. In short, the Private Cloud version combines the functions of a traditional on-premises system with the economic benefits of using a subscription-based service.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud Implementation Options
Additionally to the future-proof SAP S/4HANA Cloud, customers also benefit from diverse supplementary applications and services that further simplify and accelerate their business transformation, such as Business Process Intelligence (BPI) for optimized and transparent processes. In RISE with SAP, these include the SAP Process Insights solution and the Signavio BPI Starter Pack software for process analyses that enable the customer to identify and implement potential improvements. Particularly the system-supported process analytics of Signavio and the process preparation for downstream automation offer immense optimization potential, making the SAP S/4HANA transformation a true value case for companies.
Customers also receive credit for the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP, formerly SAP Cloud Platform), which serves as the technological platform for the intelligent enterprise and combines various services, applications and features centrally. With SAP BTP, companies can quickly access services relevant to them, such as Robotic Process Automation, and develop, integrate and manage their own applications. valantic is happy to assist companies in using this credit constructively and identifying relevant SAP BTP scenarios.
Tightly organized supply chains let companies boost their resilience – an ability that is critical in fast-moving times. The SAP Business Network Starter Pack that is integrated into RISE with SAP helps customers connect with suppliers, logistics and service providers, plant operators, and maintenance companies. They can collaborate with their partners in real time and keep an eye on all their supply chain processes at all times. SAP Business Network includes the Ariba Network, SAP Logistics Business Network, and SAP Asset Intelligence Network solutions.
RISE with SAP also includes numerous other tools, services and methodologies from SAP and SAP partners such as valantic, as well as the entire cost of technical operation, infrastructure, software and support. And with the monthly usage fee covering the entire transformation-as-a-service package, users additionally enjoy the benefit of long-term cost planability. valantic offers an analysis service for comparing the TCO of the various SAP S/4 HANA deployment models on-premises, Private Cloud and Public Cloud, providing impartial advice and clear KPIs and scenarios as the basis for deciding on the most suitable choice of solution.
At the same time, customers have at most two contact persons with clearly defined responsibilities for all topics related to their digitization: SAP and a valantic partner accompany the transformation project and take care of operation, support and application management.
As a broad-based digitization specialist, valantic supports companies on their digital transformation journeys. Our experts have in-depth technology, industry and process expertise and understand our customers’ special requirements. Accordingly, we not only help companies in all facets of digitization, but also accompany them at every stage of their journey to becoming an intelligent enterprise – from analysis and strategy development to implementation and customizing. As a SAP Gold Partner, SAP Cloud Focus Partner and SAP Extended Business Member, we also have a detailed understanding of SAP technology and can thus advise comprehensively on topics and issues relating to cloud transformation and the RISE with SAP components.
We also help companies set the right course, even before they embark on their SAP S/4HANA migration. Our Discover Assessment provides orientation for roadmap planning so that, together with our customers, we can define the target vision, clarify the main, underlying conditions, and set the guard rails. In doing so, we combine intelligent data- and system-analysis tools with collaborative workshops to create a fact-based decision-making foundation with maximum insights for an optimal start of the transformation.