Plugs, cables, or signal lights: At Murrelektronik GmbH, the business revolves around technology that industry customers can use to optimize their machine and system installations. The electronics specialist is counting on automation and standards not only for its own products, but also for the new ERP system. Thanks to a preliminary study from T-Systems, Murrelektronik knows exactly what will be important during the switch and what advantages the SAP S/4HANA migration promises.
The reasons why companies choose to rely on SAP S/4HANA are versatile. They want to improve their processes and push their digital transformation forward. Or consolidate sprawling, complex ERP landscapes and, in turn, save on operating costs. In addition, they are under time pressure, since support for the predecessor systems SAP ERP and SAP Business Suite is expiring in 2027.
At Murrelektronik too, SAP S/4HANA is well equipped for the future. In order to integrate the new ERP system seamlessly and push forward the digital transformation, the migration should be planned in good time and illustrated in a roadmap. This is where the transformation methodology from T-Systems comes into play. Crucial element: a preliminary study, which investigates individual SAP systems or the entire SAP system landscape. The results of the study outline a suitable migration roadmap and ensure that the modernization of the IT landscape is kept on the right track.
The starting point of the preliminary study is the evaluation of the SAP landscape: which business processes are connected to SAP? Are there interfaces to other applications such as an archive system or web shop? How many in-house developments or add-ons are in active use?
Alongside an analysis of the status quo, T-Systems also carries out a number of technical workshops. Here, together with SAP customers, the T-Systems experts examine the business processes and technical parameters, and design the future vision for SAP S/4HANA. Through this process it quickly becomes clear which migration approach – greenfield, brownfield, or selective data transition – is best suited to the company.