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First steps of moving SAP to the cloud

How cloud-based SAP applications could empower your organisation!

For many organisations, SAP systems are the most mission-critical application. SAP is used for many different tasks and often contain highly sensitive and valuable data. Unfortunately, SAP systems are not as flexible and agile as many organisations need them to be. This has led to an increasing number of organisations looking to the cloud for better scalability and flexibility, as well as clearer cost-control.

In our new e-book you can learn more about what moving SAP to a cloud infrastructure can mean for your organisation. Learn how you can move your SAP applications to the cloud in a secure, effective and cost-efficient way. After reading our e-book you'll also have a better understanding of the benefits of a cloud-based SAP, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

 

5 steps of moving SAP to the cloud:


1. Possibilities 

SAP on a cloud platform can, if done right, open up great new possibilities. A good first step is to map out how the change of infrastructure can create value for your organisation. In general, a cloud-based SAP system comes with greater scalability, flexibility and cost-control. Understanding how these benefits can help your business is key in order to make a well-informed decision. 


2. Pitfalls 

All big projects come with challenges. Before moving SAP to the cloud it’s a good idea to understand eventual pitfalls and how to avoid them. The level of security and compliancy is one key area that need to be discussed. An increase in traffic costs is another area that needs to be discussed with your SAP experts. 


3. Timing 

Organisations utilizing SAP applications will sooner or later be needed to run it on a cloud platform. SAP has already now stated that maintenance of noncloud-based SAP systems will stop year 2025. But a shift to the cloud, or at least preparing for 2025, may be beneficial before that. 


4. Current setup 

Before moving SAP to the cloud, assess and look over your current setup. Map your SAP architecture, review if some applications can be replaced or retired, and clean up your IT from unnecessary SAP data. This makes a shift to the cloud both easier and more cost-efficient. 


5. Continous value 

In order to take advantage of all benefits of a cloud-based SAP system, your organisation need to maintain and manage it. This can be done either by in-house or external SAP experts. Continuous optimisation and compliancy work is the only way for your organisation to ensure a cost-efficiant, empowering and flexible SAP system. 
 
Download our e-book to learn why, how and when to move SAP to the cloud 
 

Four questions answered in the e-book: 

What are the benefits of a cloud-based SAP system? 
How do I avoid common pitfalls of infrastructure change? 
How can I move SAP applications without risks regarding security and compliancy? 
When is the right time for moving SAP to the cloud? 

Make SAP part of your digital transformation

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