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Navigating to Your Digital Transformation

Feature Article | May 12, 2017 by Peter Maier Hot Story

At SAPPHIRE NOW, we will introduce the SAP Transformation Navigator. This is a self-service tool to give our customers in all industries and across all lines of business clear guidance to the SAP S/4HANA-centric world.

We have looked at 2,100 SAP products and developed clear guidance: recommended products for the digital future, integration between SAP S/4HANA and our cloud solutions, guidance for business value, overview of services, and impact on license agreements.

SAP Transformation Navigator looks at your current product map in the context of your business and IT strategies to come up with clear recommendations for your future Product Map. For changes in your product map we provide information about integration, SAP transformation services, and licenses.

Each transformation program needs a solid business case based on business value. SAP Transformation Navigator helps you make this case by showing the value drivers that are influenced by our SAP Solutions. This builds the bridge to SAP Value Lifecycle Manager to run a Quick Value Assessment and a robust business case.

The Intersection of Empathy, Completeness of Vision, and Simple

One year ago, SAP CEO Bill McDermott reiterated his promise to view the world through our customers’ perspective, to share our vision of the digital future, and to continue making a complicated world simpler. SAP Transformation Navigator is one outcome of this promise.

We have designed it as a free self-service that is accessible for all our customers and partners. It features the full set of SAP products and a comprehensive business capability model across all industries and lines of business. And it features 1,000 value drivers compiled over years of working with leading enterprises on creating the next business practices.

The tool generates a set of guides to your digital future: the Business Guide, the Technical Guide, and the Transformation Guide. These are very tangible documents that reflect your current product map and your business and IT strategies.

Don’t expect a shopping cart: The custom SAP Transformation Navigator guides are a solid foundation to help you enter into a digital engagement – not to send you on your way all by yourself.

SAP Transformation Navigator has been inspired by our customers and user groups. On the way to build this tool and its content they have consulted us by sharpening their requirements and giving us valuable feedback. So while we are proud of what we have achieved, we are really grateful for the support you have provided. Watch the short video and hear what Enterprise Architects customers from ExxonMobil, Dow Chemical, and Lamb Weston, have to say:

How to Begin Your Journey

At SAPPHIRE NOW, you can find us on the show floor (area BA332) and participate in a one-to-one session. At the end of the session, you will get your initial recommended Product Map together with your custom SAP Transformation Navigator Guides. Just drop a note to SAPTransformationNavigator@sap.com and schedule an appointment.

Not attending? Be sure to join my Live Business Theater Session, “Navigate Through Your Application Landscape Transformation,” on Tuesday, May 16 from 3:30 to 3:50 p.m. ET. You can access the livestream on the SAPPHIRE NOW website.

Too curious to wait? Check the SAP Transformation Navigator for yourself. Login with your “S-User” credentials and begin charting your way to your digital future. Engage with us. We are in your digital journey together.

Empathy, completeness of vision and simplicity. We listened. Now, we’re delivering.

Peter Maier is general manager of the SAP Roadmap Program

 

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