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RISE with SAP towards a Sustainable Enterprise

By : Adil Zafar, Dharma Alturi, Sanket Taur, Mihir R. Gor
Book Image

RISE with SAP towards a Sustainable Enterprise

By: Adil Zafar, Dharma Alturi, Sanket Taur, Mihir R. Gor

Overview of this book

If you’re unsure whether adopting SAP S/4HANA is the right move for your enterprise, then this book is for you. This practical and comprehensive guide will help you determine your next steps toward building a business case, while preparing you for all the possible scenarios and enabling you to make informed decisions during implementation. RISEwith SAP toward a Sustainable Enterprise is packed with clear and detailed advice, including a run-through of what it takes to design the landscape using RISE with SAP. As you go through the chapters, you’ll get a solid understanding of precisely what services are available (such as Process Discovery, data migration, the fit-to-standard approach), and which scope items on RISE with SAP should be considered, allowing you to make the most of RISE with the SAP-based model. Finally, you’ll get an overview of different industry-based use cases and how they can be brought to reality with the platform that’s set up on the RISE with SAP offering. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to build a detailed business case to determine if RISE with SAP is the right transformation engine for you, along with a clear idea of optimized landscape design on RISE with SAP that addresses the pain points for your implementation and support activities.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Overview
Part 2: The Journey with RISE with SAP
Part 3: The Way Forward: The Art of Possible

Truth and Dare – The CxO Challenges

If one is asked the question of what is at the heart of any change for an organization, the response, more often than not, would be the consumer. Whether it relates to sustainable products, user experience, or value for money, the list is endless. While consumers come in all forms, such as end users, end consumers, wholesalers, and retailers, the outcome is the same. Consumers generate demand and cause a shift in the business ecosystem.

The example of the consumer is just one of many reasons businesses will react to challenges. Their reaction will be one of survival or adaption to change. In this chapter, we will look at what challenges businesses face on a day-to-day basis. To define a way forward, we will explore the characteristics of challenges in order to understand them, determine how to address them and find a solution, and examine how they impact the decision makers we know as the CxOs or the C-suite.

As you proceed to read through this book, you’ll see that it has been designed to give real examples of challenges and provide solutions based on RISE with SAP as the platform to deliver a S/4HANA transformation. Although we appreciate that digital transformations can take many forms and scopes, our objective is to first provide you with an appreciation of the challenges businesses face and how they impact businesses, and how CxOs can react to those challenges in determining a solution.

The challenges impacting the day-to-day activities of a business can be defined in eight broad categories:

  • The market
  • Financial challenges
  • Regulation compliance
  • Technology evolution
  • Evolving customer perspectives
  • Operational challenges
  • Organizational challenges
  • Environmental challenges

Let’s begin!