Digital transformation with cloud-first strategy

July 26, 2018

 

Businesses are constantly challenged to improve their operations and transform their business to keep pace with the digital economy, whether by executing excessive growth strategies, usually through mergers and acquisitions (M&A), or continuous introduction of new products, services, and business models. CIOs must also contribute to the organization’s overall strategy; they need to deliver new levels of organizational agility, usually at lower and lower costs. This typically translates in to devising strategies and adopting new digital technologies to respond to the digital transformation challenges.

 

Cloud-first strategy

In order to attain new levels of agility, more and more organizations consider cloud computing as a strategic enabler of digital transformation. For CIOs, it is one of the top three technology priorities for 2017 and beyond.Organizations are moving to a cloud-first strategy, where investments are being made across the three available cloud service models –software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). With this movement to a cloud-first strategy, cloud will become the main technology delivery mechanism.

 

Cloud adoption

Many organizations are moving their core business processes to the cloud and embracing enterprise-wide SaaS initiatives. It is estimated that, by 2018, 50% of applications hosted in the public cloud will be considered mission-critical by the organizations that use them. All sectors are being disrupted by this fast-paced cloud adoption, and it is clear that value creation through these digital technologies must be the number one focus for all organizations that seek a sustained, competitive advantage. It is becoming evident that cloud strategy will enable new revenue streams, improved customer service, and cost reductions that were not previously possible. 

 

SAP S/4HANA Powered by Approyo

In a world where cloud first is the path forward, SAP S/4HANA is taking ERP into the digital age. It is the intelligent cloud ERP from the trusted market leader that delivers the latest innovations and unparalleled industry expertise. With SAP S/4HANA powered by Approyo, you have the confidence to grow and change at any speed, with a real-time view of your business and the ability to act instantly –and wisely –on that insight. 

 

Faster return on investment (ROI) with SAP S/4HANA powered by Approyo

Organizations must make value creation a primary focus in the digital economy.

 

  • Move your IT at the speed of your business with standard best-practice content for all key business functions

  • Rapidly deploy SAP S/4HANA powered by Approyo across the organization, with the possibility of a two-tier deployment approach for subsidiaries and divisions

  • Reduce training time and enable fast user actions and decisions with the solution’s intuitive interface and responsive design

  • Improve productivity and employee buy in with ready-to-use applications

 

Improved business agility with SAP S/4HANA powered by Approyo

Linear and mechanical processes that were suitable for one mode of operation, such as maximizing economies of scale, will seem slow in the digital age. Businesses need a more organic platform that facilitates rapid and easier evolution. Smarter organizations and process innovation are imperative to improving agility.

 

  • Provides the ability to scale up the cloud footprint as needed

  • Supports M&A activities: feasibility analysis, business process consolidation, and IT system integration

  • Easy integration to existing SAP and non-SAP investments.

  • Easy-to-manage customer-specific integration scenarios –customizations with minimal impact to existing system functionalities

  • Broader value proposition with quarterly innovation cycles

  • New features and services in each cycle that help customers meet their business needs faster

  • Minimal time and effort to keep the application up to date with the latest software release and features

 

Lower total cost of ownership (TCO) with SAP S/4HANA powered by Approyo

Organizations understand that massive investments in hardware and platforms tie up capital that could be used for other business priorities. Therefore, businesses now seek solutions to help then run their projects without the need for big budget approvals. Cost-efficient operations are necessary to achieve a good return on investments.

 

  • Go live in matter of days or weeks, saving huge project and deployment costs

  • Rapidly activate solution capabilities when you need them, even after your initial go-live

  • No upfront cost or initial investment with pay-as-you-use model; shift from license and maintenance to subscription

  • Transition from capital expense to operating expense to free up funds for other business priorities

  • Virtualized infrastructure for customers, reducing their ownership and maintenance cost

  • Minimal investment in time and resources to handle infrastructure and platform

 

Improved governance and compliance with SAP S/4HANA powered by Approyo

More and more, organizations are considering the option of keeping their data outside their four walls. 74%of organizations reported keeping some or all of their sensitive data in public clouds.Conversations on improved security measures to prevent data loss and governance of cloud solutions have come to the foreground as organizations seek cloud solutions they can trust.

 

  • Legal requirements and privacy concerns addressed with respect to data protection

  • Built-in disaster recovery to ensure business continuity; no risk for mission-critical financial processes

 

More intelligent cloud ERP with SAP S/4HANA powered by Approyo 

Digital transformation is happening everywhere. New business requirements mandate a significantly simplified digital core that allows organizations to efficiently and effectively run their business. They seek a cloud solution that provides end-to-end business process coverage along with continuous innovation and self-service intelligence. According to IDC research, by 2020, at least 50%of net-new IT spending will be cloud based, shrinking non-cloud enterprise applications by 20%.

 

  • Instant visibility into every aspect of the business to move beyond automation to intelligent, predictive suggestions delivered in context to users

  • Successful digital transformation of business processes across the enterprise

  • Standard best practices that are available for rapid global deployment

 

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