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Much more than a pure IT project

Exceptional situations such as the current one show that digitization has not yet reached the necessary level of future security for many companies.
Rene Leppich, Arvato Systems
May 28, 2020
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This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

Uninfluenceable factors that change at short notice make it particularly necessary to digitize processes end-to-end and link them seamlessly.

The ERP system such as SAP S/4HANA plays a key role here. However, its introduction should not be accompanied by the simple transfer of existing processes.

Redesign processes

Instead, the current business processes should be questioned and the future ones should be redesigned according to the requirements from the previously defined guard rails of the corporate strategy.

A business transformation roadmap is essential so that this can be done in a structured and goal-oriented manner. On the one hand, it provides you with an overview of the current state and quickly reveals which of a company's core processes and which of the latter are support processes. On the other hand, it forms the plan for achieving the target state.

Taking risks for transformation

Real potential cannot be leveraged by dogmatically sticking to the status quo. In order to tap into new technologies and the innovative strength of a company, which are essential for the future security of the company's processes, risks must be taken.

At the same time, the goal of being closer to the customer and responding to their constantly changing needs should not be lost sight of.

The complexity of such an undertaking is high. But the goal is worth it. The creation of a business transformation roadmap ensures a structured approach that makes it possible to sustainably renew the company.

Further information is available in the free Arvato Systems white paper "From Vision to Reality - The Business Transformation Roadmap":

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Rene Leppich, Arvato Systems

Rene Leppich is Manager SAP Enterprise Transformation at Arvato Systems.

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