SAP S/4HANA Move, by Birchman

An SAP Qualified Partner-Packaged Solution (QPPS)

Benefits for the Sponsor

Knowing SAP as we do, Birchman recognises that most often, it is the CFO / Finance Director who is the lead sponsor for an ERP solution.

They recognise the wider impact it can have on a company and how it can help organisations achieve their goals and strategies.

Our partner packaged solution, Move, has been created from inception with the sponsor in mind. 

Benefits of our Qualified Partner Packaged Solution for a sponsor includes:

Align Digital Transformation to Busines Strategy

Birchman is a management and IT consulting firm with deep SAP expertise. This puts Birchman in a unique position to be able to help companies that run SAP, and align their digital transformation strategy to their business strategy.

Make Informed Decisions

The majority of CFOs we talk to feel SAP S/4HANA is being pushed as a solution without help to assess whether it is the right solution and if so the most appropriate method to achieve wider business goals and objectives.

Reduced risk and Increased Confidence

Our unique approach incorporates additional tools to analyse the intricacy of legacy IT debt and increase confidence regarding the value, options costs and business impact.

Reduce Bespoke Code Complexity & Cost

One of the core reasons that projects and upgrades take so long and cost more than they should is bespoke code. Our additional tools and resources help to reduce this and allow your company to be more agile.

Data Review & Analysis

All CFOs want actionable business insight from their ERP. But how can they expect it with poor data? We provide the additional tools and methodology to address poor data both before and during a project.

Why S/4HANA With Birchman?​

SAP Qualified Partner Package

Birchman has an SAP Qualified Partner Package Solution to help customers move from SAP ERP ECC to SAP S/4HANA. In summary:

  • Birchman uses additional tools to analyse: Bespoke code and provide options to reduce complexity, ease the move and reduce the cost of maintaining any future bespoke code that is required.
  • The quality of the data and provide solutions to improve and then maintain the quality.
  • The functionality you are paying for today, but not using; and new functionality that adds value in the context of your business and digital strategy.
  • Birchman uses tools to reduce risk and cost of moving:
    – Near-zero downtime conversion
    – Consolidation and merger of multiple
    – ERPs into one S/4HANA solution
    – Implement new General Ledger as part of the conversion
    – Improve data quality and remove old irrelevant data
    – Implementation of strategy to remove or reduce bespoke code, that enables you to embrace future innovations.

United VARs Membership

Birchman is the United VARs member for the United Kingdom and an SAP Platinum Partner. As a collective, we are 1 of 10 SAP Global Platinum Partners.

  • The membership comprises of 70+ companies across 100+ countries. Each member is a hand-picked local leading SAP Partner in their own right
  • Birchman can support the move to S/4HANA across multiple locations, with local and industry-specific expertise.
  • United VARs members have 10,000+ consultants and 8,000 customers worldwide.

Digital Transformation Focus

Birchman is also a management consultancy focusing on digital transformation – business transformation enabled by technology.

  • We add the greatest value when you run SAP ERP (ECC / S/4HANA)
  • We help on the ‘customer side’ to ensure maximum success and value from your investment in technology
  • Key areas are helping to define the target operating model, specifying the digital transformation roadmap, supporting the business change and transformation, programme and project management; and quality assurance.

Why SAP S/4HANA Move Now?

Deliver Actionable Business Insight

The sooner you address data issues, improve business processes and take advantage of new functionality available in the latest solutions, the sooner higher quality actionable insight can be delivered.

S/4HANA comes with embedded analytics and useful dashboards which improve day-to-day operations.

Increase Agility

By enabling your company to become more agile you can deliver on business strategy. Many CFOs we talk to are concerned their organisation is not as agile as it needs to be. With competitors moving ahead, a lack of agility risks companies being left behind and missing opportunities

Embrace New Technologies

New technology means that transactional data doesn’t need to be exported to a data warehouse to be analysed and reported on. This reduces the cost and time taken to get actionable insight.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Legacy IT debt is expensive. Continuing to undertake legacy projects and make changes can increase the cost ownership.

Invest where it will pay off

With SAP ECC6 support and maintenance ending in 2027, the time to invest in a solution that will be fully supported and maintained is now.

Reap the benefits of new innovations

The latest SAP innovations are being implemented exclusively in SAP S/4HAA. Migrating to S/4HANA enables you to benefit from these innovations. The longer you ait to migrate, the the larger the change gap.

Realise best business value quicker through best practice

For most back-office processes the ‘wheel’ does not need to be reinvented. By adopting best practices, you can improve process efficiency, reduce the cost and time to implement and easily take advantage of new SAP innovation releases. 

Lower the cost of user adoption and training

The new Fiori front-end helps to reduce the cost of training and time taken for a user to be effective.

Utilise market resources

If too many companies wait until the ’11th hour’ there won’t be enough consulting resources in the market to help and ultimately costs will increase.

What our clients say...

Why Birchman?

Business Change Expertise

Digital Transformation

United
VARs

SAP Platinum Partner

Business Intelligence