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Fujitsu Launches SAP S/4HANA Conversion Service, Fully Supports Migration To Next-Generation ERP

Tuesday, 06 March 2018, 13:04 Hrs

Fujitsu recently announced the launch of the SAP S/4HANA Conversion Service, which offers comprehensive support for migration from existing SAP ERP systems to SAP S/4HANA®, SAP's next-generation ERP system.

SAP S/4HANA® combines high-speed data processing with an integrated user interface, serving as a useful tool in bringing about the early realization of digital transformation on customer business. There are currently about 2,000 systems in Japan with SAP ERP systems, including SAP ERP 6.0, as core. As SAP plans to end mainstream maintenance (standard support) for ERP 6.0, in 2025, the number of companies considering migrating from their current SAP ERP system to SAP S/4HANA® is increasing.

Targeting customers migrating from an existing SAP ERP system to SAP S/4HANA®, this service provides comprehensive support from migration preparations to post-migration verification. With its experience in deploying and migrating SAP ERP systems, Fujitsu will evaluate the possibility of migrating customer systems as well as assuring the compatibility of various functions, and will propose the optimal method for supporting the migration. Short, it will execute a smooth and reliable migration of SAP ERP systems in all types of environments to SAP S/4HANA®.

Major Features

1. Comprehensive support from migration preparations to post-migration tests

Through this service, Fujitsu will offer comprehensive support from preliminary tasks, such as defining requirements and design, to carrying out the migration and post-migration testing, completing the whole project in as little as six months. Fujitsu will prepare a migration plan assuring reliability and efficiency, using custom templates to design it. In addition, Fujitsu provides a smooth migration by having its SAP-certified consultants support every step of the process.

2. Reliable migration of customers' individually expanded functionality

Using the experience stemming from numerous successful SAP migrations, Fujitsu will validate the post-migration compatibility of customers' individually expanded functionality, ensuring reliable asset migration. In addition, test scenarios will be prioritized according to their impact on operations, efficiently conducting post-migration operational evaluations.

3. Flexible support for migrating diverse customer environments

Fujitsu can support migration to SAP S/4HANA®, regardless of customer's operating system, database management system, or SAP ERP system. In addition to on-premise systems Fujitsu supports on-premises operating environments for SAP S/4HANA® as well as a number of cloud services, including Fujitsu Cloud Service K5, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and NIFCLOUD, for SAP S/4HANA® environments.

4. Comprehensive support for customer operations

By combining this service with other existing services provided by Fujitsu, such as the SAP S/4HANA Consulting Service, the SAP S/4HANA Proof of Concept Service, LCM Service, and the Operations Improvement Support Service, Fujitsu offers full support for customer businesses with the SAP system, from conceptual planning of the new system prior to migration and maintenance to post-migration operational improvements.

Future Plans

Fujitsu has applied for the certification of this system under SAP's Partner Packaged Solution Qualification. With this certification, Fujitsu will be able to provide solutions which are standardized and certified, offering the customers predictable QCD, letting them concentrate on their core business.

In addition, the company will expand this service globally in the future, in coordination with the Global Delivery Centers (GDC) it has developed as delivery locations in eight countries around the world.