SAP planning to launch Vietnam into Industry 4.0 Enterprise transformation to S/4HANA

11:51 | 30/09/2019
Major companies in Vietnam are already using SAP, the world-leading software solution in enterprise resource planning, to effectively run their complex business processes. To keep ahead of digital transformation, SAP has put innovative ideas and new technologies into the S/4HANA product, requiring the current system to be migrated to S/4HANA by the end of 2025. The clock is ticking and the migration can be complicated, costly, and time-consuming. VIR’s Thuy Ngan talked with Ryohei Oda, senior manager of ABeam Consulting Vietnam, about ensuring an efficient transfer from one system to another.  
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Ryohei Oda, senior manager of ABeam Consulting Vietnam

We heard that the migration from the current SAP ­enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to S/4HANA is to be completed before 2025. How are big companies ­performing this complex ­migration project?

It is important that it is not only about migration. SAP S/4HANA has many cool features and advanced technologies such as AI, the Internet of Things, and ­machine learning.

When I talk with the client’s top management teams, they usually realise that SAP S/4HANA is a chance to transform their ­current business and generate more added value.

But you are right, the ­migration from SAP ECC (commonly known as ERP) to S/4HANA does require a lot of tasks.

Companies which want to do this transformation need a dedicated ­specialist team, standardised approach, and many resources.

How can ABeam Consulting help firms with this complex project?

ABeam Consulting is a leading company in SAP ­consulting, with the largest number of SAP-certified consultants in Japan.

ABeam Consulting offers the ABeam Cloud Conversion Express Factory for S/4HANA, which is a quick, low-cost, and high-quality service for high volume customisation and data conversion tasks required for SAP S/4HANA migration.

The Express Factory Service requires fewer human resources for conversion and add-on modification and shortens the project. It takes on average two months to complete the project.

The ERP environment of each company might differ in modules, version, patch level, and content. Can this approach accommodate such variety for such a ­complex migration?

You are right, ERP systems are often very complicated. Based on ABeam Consulting’s many years of experience in ERP implementation, we propose three major ways for implementing SAP S/4HANA.

In a brownfield approach, the existing system is technically upgraded to SAP S/4HANA with data and add-on programmes in the existing system.

In a greenfield approach, data is taken from the existing system and migrated to the new standard S/4HANA system.

The bluefield approach takes advantage of SAP S/4HANA with ABeam Cloud’s Global Sales and Manufacturing Template.

sap planning to launch vietnam into industry 40 enterprise transformation to s4hana
Migration to SAP S/4HANA unlocks a range of new features integrating AI, Internet of Things, and other functions essential for complex business processes

ABeam Consulting provides business transformation services that create strategic advantages, improve business processes, leverage technology innovation, and ­enhance organisational performance for leading multinational and domestic companies worldwide. ABeam Consulting partners with clients to ­diagnose and resolve challenges with solutions that combine industry and operational best practices with technical expertise.

Pragmatic approaches ensure that clients gain measurable value more quickly.

Headquartered in Tokyo, ABeam’s 6,000 professionals serve more than 700 clients throughout Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

What advanced technologies are enterprises using?

We are helping many clients to implement robotic process automation and optical character recognition together with SAP. This combination of tools is really powerful, also known as intelligent automation which helps companies transcend conventional processes to achieve unprecedented ­levels of efficiency and ­quality.

We will provide a detailed presentation about ABeam Consulting’s solutions at the Industry 4.0 Summit on October 2-3 in Hanoi.

Readers who are interested in knowing more about digital transformation are welcome to visit ABeam’s booth. We would be glad to discuss staying up to date with the digital transformation.

sap planning to launch vietnam into industry 40 enterprise transformation to s4hana

ABeam Consulting provides business transformation services that create strategic advantage, improve business processes, leverage technology ­innovation, and enhance organisational performance for leading multinational and domestic companies worldwide. ABeam partners with clients to diagnose and solve their real challenges with solutions that combine industry and operational best practices with technical expertise. Pragmatic approaches ensure that clients gain measurable value more quickly. Headquartered in Tokyo, ABeam’s 6,000 professionals serve more than 700 clients throughout Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

For more information, please visit www.abeam.com. Contact us for more ­information about ABeam Services and Solutions:

Ryohei Oda - Senior manager

Email: VNABINFO@abeam.com

Tel : +842839116345

ABeam Consulting (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.

Unit 1509, 15th floor, No.37 Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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