Accelerating Your Transformation

Have you started planning your migration to SAP S/4HANA?

SAP have committed to supporting ECC until 2027. A large number of SAP customers will start their migrations to S/4HANA in the next couple of years, meaning that skilled SAP resources will be in high demand. 

We recommend you start planning your move as soon as possible to avoid the last minute rush.

We understand that migrating to S/4HANA is a big business decision and that you may have concerns. The key concerns we hear from our clients relate to:

  • The complexity of the migration
  • The inherent risks involved
  • The effort required and the associated costs

Moving to S/4HANA is necessary, in order for your business to keep benefiting from improvements to SAP, as well as ensuring your ERP is system is capable of responding to the dynamic needs of the digital age.

At Delaware, we have completed over 120 S/4HANA assessments and migrations. Our experienced team will guide you smoothly through your journey to S/4HANA, ensuring you avoid the common challenges that often lead to delays and additional costs.


The countdown is on, make sure you're ready.

Book an introductory assessment with our S/4 Delivery Team

If you're ready to start your journey to S/4HANA but unsure with is the best option for you, then schedule a session with our experienced delivery team and we'll help you determine which route to S/4HANA is the most suitable for your business. 

Choosing your approach

There isn't a single yellow brick road leading to S/4HANA, so it's important that you know your options. 

Our experts will work closely with you, bringing proven project methodology, best practices and templates to define your journey and propose effective solutions customised to your specific needs. 

Key questions that will influence the decision between upgrading your existing solution or a new implementation, include: 

  • Does your existing solution allow you to run your business effectively?
  • Are there changes or innovations that you want or need to implement quickly?
  • Do your business resources have the capacity to support the re-design of your business processes?
  • Are you willing to accept the risk of business disruption whilst a new solution is stabilised?

Upgrade your existing solution

Upgrading your existing solution to S/4HANA is a quick and simple way to move to a supported platform. An upgrade won’t transform your business but will lay the foundations for the implementation of enhancements and new innovations which can be delivered to a timeline that suits you and minimises disruption to your business.

We have tools and techniques that can accelerate the migration and can offer advanced features including selective data migration, system consolidation and zero downtime.


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A new implementation of S/4HANA

Starting with a clean slate

If your existing solution no longer meets your current business needs, your data quality is poor or you need to re-design your organisational structures then a new implementation could be the best option for you.

A new implementation takes more effort but the end result is a solution that is designed to meet your business requirements and can easily be adapted as your business evolves. 

You also have the benefit of clearly defined business processes and a clear and complete set of documentation that will make it easier to support the solution.

Sometimes, you have to take a step back, have a look, and dare to ask critical questions.
It helps to have a partner that can help and guide you in this process, Delaware did this perfectly.
Martijn Mennen, CIO, Agristo.

How can Delaware help you?

Our services for S/4 migration

Whether you are just starting your journey to S/4HANA, or you need some help along the way, we are here to guide you. 

S/4HANA Readiness Assessment

We review your existing system and assess the complexity and effort involved in upgrading it to S/4HANA. Whilst the main focus of this is an upgrade, it’s a great first step to start even if a new implementation is your preferred approach, as it provides insights into how much change you can expect when you implement S/4HANA. 

S/4HANA Proof of Value

We rapidly migrate your solution to S/4HANA, creating a proof-of-concept system that can be used to evaluate whether S/4HANA meets your needs, we identify gaps and recommend solutions.

Process Insight Service

We analyse and optimise your existing business processes, improving efficiency, reducing working capital costs and building organisational resilience. This service can be run to maximise returns from your existing solution or to identify process related issues prior to an S/4HANA migration. 

Inspiration Workshops

S/4HANA and the other applications in SAP’s Intelligent Suite offer a wide range of solutions that be can used to solve business challenges in ways that weren’t previously possible. We run workshops to help you find new ways of working and identify innovative solutions to your problems. 

FAST-2-S/4

Our FAST-2-S/4 solution is our exclusive accelerator containing best practices and tools - and a methodology that delivers a smooth, rapid transition to S/4HANA. 

FAST-2-S4 is a SAP qualified partner package. Discover more about FAST-2-S4 by visiting the Delaware Store.

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