Brown Field Implementation

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  • System conversion, also known as the ‘Brownfield’ approach, enables migration to SAP S/4HANA without re-implementation and without disruption to existing business processes. At the same time, it enables revaluation of customization and existing process flows.
  • The Brownfield preference trend also makes sense considering the implications of a Greenfield migration on testing.

SAP S/4 HANA Project Brown field Implementation Approach

  • A Brownfield conversion presents a risk-free opportunity to cost-effectively combine the SAP landscape rebuild with an overall consolidation and harmonization of all SAP-related business processes.
  • A system conversion is preferable to new implementation as it can be broken into several distinct phases – enabling companies to keep a clear view on the project scope and to continuously optimize their project management.
  • For example, consider the steps below which is depicted in the picture below:
  • Optimize the Custom Code
  • Upgrade to EHP
  • Implement SAP Business Suite on HANA
  • Prepare to migrate to SAP S/4HANA

SAP ACTIVATE® Methodology

  • The SAP Activate methodology is SAP's content rich, agile methodology for the implementation and/or upgrade of SAP solutions across industries and customer environments.
  • SAP Activate Methodology provides pre-built implementation content, accelerators, tools, and best practices that help consultants to deliver consistent and successful results across industries and customer environments.
  • The six phases of SAP Activate Methodology provides support throughout the project life cycle of SAP solutions. Underlying these phases is a series of value delivery and quality checks to make sure that the solution, as implemented, delivers the expected value.
  • Discover
  • Prepare
  • Explore
  • Realize
  • Deploy
  • Run