Overcoming obstacles to transition to SAP S/4HANA

As organizations approach the transition to SAP S/4HANA, building the business case is one of the biggest obstacles they face.


Those shouldering the responsibility for the transition to SAP S/4HANA have some critical questions to answer. How will business processes be impacted? What are the potential costs involved? What are the resources required and timelines to meet? What can be done within budget constraints?

Wow! That’s a complicated task. Not a walk in the park.

In fact, we think the transition to SAP S/4HANA will be the most important project undertaken by enterprise ERP customers over the next decade. And an estimated 70% of SAP HANA customers are looking to keep their workloads on-premises. If you are one of them, I strongly recommend that you register for the SAPinsider S/4HANA 2021 digital event, March 23-25, 2021.


Unleash the full potential of your SAP investments
As the #1 SAP HANA market leader, we’re delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor of SAPinsider S/4HANA 2021. HPE and SAP look forward to helping you build your business case, accelerate insights, and reduce time to value without compromising on choice, flexibility, or performance. 

Here's a quick overview of what’s on offer from HPE.

  • March 23 12:00 p.m. ET: Impact20 session #1: Accelerate Your Journey to SAP S/4 HANA with HPE Mission-Critical Solutions. HPE’s Vaibhav Rastogi and Chris Kinzler share how HPE helps clients accelerate insights and reduce time to value, without compromising on choice, flexibility, or performance. They’ll show how to unleash the full potential of your investments while reducing risk by choosing HPE mission-critical solutions to power your SAP landscapes, on-premises or in the cloud.
  • March 23 2:00 p.m. ET: HPE SAPinsider live session: How to move to SAP S/4HANA in your cloud. HPE’s Cesar Galvis and Ed Faichtyger will focus on HPE migration best practices, explore what it takes to run SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA in your own environment, and take a look at the option of running SAP solutions in a consumption-based model.
  • March 24 10 a.m. ET: Keynote Panel: Priorities for SAP S/4HANA, cloud, and infrastructure. HPE will be featured in a keynote panel discussion led by Robert Holland, VP Research SAPinsider. Ed Faichtyger, HPE Global SAP Practice Principal, will represent HPE.
  • March 24 1:30 p.m. ET: Impact20 session #2: The New Criticality of SAP S/4HANA adoption. In this session, Frank Linker, Pursuit Lead “SAP Modernization”, HPE GreenLake Cloud Services, will share HPE’s deep experience gained from migrating over 1,500 customers and powering the infrastructures of twice as many SAP customers as other vendors. He will show you how you can bring the cloud to SAP HANA at the edge, in a co-location, or in your own data center.


Please join us
I have to wrap it up for now. There’s more to tell but I’ll save it for the next blog. I hope that what you’ve read above has convinced you that SAPinsider S/4HANA 2021 is well worth attending.

I’ll leave you with these stats on SAPinsider S/4HANA 2021: 

  • 40+ breakout sessions
  • 15+ sponsors
  • 50+ thought leaders and experts

This is an event of significant opportunity. It’s the right time to take the right steps to overcome the obstacles to transition.


 For more information and to register for SAPinsider S/4HANA 2021 click here.


Urs Renggli
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

About the Author


Urs Renggli is the Global Marketing Lead for the Microsoft and SAP Alliances, directing all aspects of HPE's global alliance marketing strategy and partner marketing. He is responsible for developing and implementing end-to-end sales and marketing Initiatives and programs. Urs has spent a number of years at both HPE and Microsoft and understands both the power and importance of this strategic alliance in terms of the solutions it delivers to customers.