SAP RISE und GROW: Digitale Transformation in Retail Sector as a Complete Package for Omnichannel
Be it the expense of the infrastructure systems, the lack of scalability or simply outdated systems. Due to the pressure to adapt the existing IT architecture to the requirements of a modern omnichannel company, but also for cost and security reasons, many are considering a move to the cloud. "However, some companies are still waiting. They shy away from digital transformation because they are afraid of the difficult-to-estimate expense of an IT switch. The Rise with SAP and Grow with SAP sales packages address these points and enable a holistic approach to licensing, services and support for SAP solutions," explains Florian Kraus, Partner at Retailsolutions and Head of Sales and Business Development.
“Some companies are still waiting. They shy away from digital transformation because they are afraid of the difficulties.“
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Rise is an offering that provides customers with a customized S/4 cloud system, process analysis tools, integrated tools and services, a starter package for SAP Business Network, and credit to use additional cloud or business services, regardless of complexity or starting point. "The package offers existing customers the opportunity to customize resources and software and take their current system to the next level with S/4 Hana. In particular, mid-sized companies that already have an ERP system that has grown for years can optimize the automation of business processes throughout the company, accelerate projects with a modern process modeling platform and access all data in real time in the future," says Kraus. In the process, the move to the cloud can be realized according to the individual pace and at any time rely on required capabilities or bring in partners to support the digital transformation.
Grow is a range of solutions and services for new customers. It is designed to support medium-sized companies in the planned introduction of a cloud ERP system that is close to the standard. The package also includes best-practice support and access to the community and training offerings. "By applying preconfigured processes and tools, business models can be redesigned during ongoing operations. Sharing knowledge and ideas thus not only enables faster and more agile working, but also continuously drives innovation," says Kraus. As with Rise, machine learning and AI functionalities are available to increase productivity and effectiveness.
With the ERP from the cloud, there are no costs for hardware, maintenance and operation. "As an official Rise with SAP partner, we have already successfully implemented several customer projects and are now also focusing on Grow with SAP. In addition, we have founded a midmarket initiative to support retail companies on their path to digital transformation in the cloud. The topic of public cloud for retail will also be brought into focus and presented at our International Retail Forum in October 2023," Kraus concludes.