Getting Ready to Adopt RISE with SAP


Rise with SAP was designed by SAP as a Business Transformation as a Service (BTaaS) approach to support and accelerate the transformation of your business. What is the aim? A more efficient, seamless, and resilient approach. Let’s take a quick look at how to get ready for RISE with SAP, and how to guarantee its success.

Why Adopt RISE with SAP?

The RISE with SAP offering combines cloud services, SAP software solutions, infrastructure services and managed services. It is an approach that aims to modernize operations and take full advantage of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Adopting RISE with SAP can benefit your organization in countless ways:

  • simplified management of your IT system via an integrated approach with comprehensive support and less points of contact for SAP;
  • improved operational agility through the use of the latest technologies and features offered by SAP, such as the SAP Integration Suite;
  • optimized cost control: by combining cloud services, software solutions and managed services in a single offering, the solution can help reduce costs linked to management and maintenance of your information systems;
  • access to innovation through application development;
  • and access to end-to-end IS security orchestrated by SAP

Laying The Groundwork

The prerequisites for deploying RISE with SAP vary depending on the needs of your business. However, whatever your specific requirements and objectives, it is important to give some thought to the following aspects.

First, conduct a thorough assessment of your business needs.

Next, make sure that your infrastructure will be able to run the solution and make full use of the cloud services and embedded SAP software solutions. For example, take time to analyze your servers, storage capacities and network connectivity. If you already have an SAP environment, think about the kind of actions you may have to take to move from the legacy environment to the new one. Don’t forget to check that your organization has signed up for all the SAP software solutions you need for your transformation project.

To make it easier to implement and adopt the different solutions available, you need to check that your business data is of good quality and that your processes are clearly defined beforehand, especially if you are implementing SAP for the first time.

Your next move is to draw up a detailed migration and transition plan for replacing legacy systems with the new solution. That plan will include:

  • scheduling the migration steps,
  • the resources required,
  • user training
  • and change management.

Before signing the contract with SAP, it is important to carefully study the RACI to be fully aware of all the administrative tasks that will or won’t be addressed by SAP and can adapt your organization accordingly in time for the run phase.

To achieve all that, it is crucial to have the support of a team, in-house or external, with all the SAP skills required for a successful roll-out.

Why Call on A Partner Such As oXya To Help You Adopt RISE with SAP?

Adopting RISE with SAP is a complex process, even more so if you’re implementing it for the first time. While SAP remains your single point of contact when it comes to delivery of the new infrastructure tailored to your needs, you still have to perform a number of migration-related operations to ensure a smooth implementation and set-up. For instance, it’s up to you to build, develop and customize your project’s application component.

If your company is lacking some SAP skills (SAP Basis, application integration, SAP project management, change management, user training, etc.), or if your teams are busy elsewhere, it is absolutely essential to bring in external experts with specialist knowledge of SAP to set up and manage the new solution effectively, in order to guarantee a successful roll-out.

As we’ve observed through feedback from our customers in the production and roll-out phases, given the complexity of this transformation, this partner can also act as coordinator and facilitator with SAP every step of the project.

An SAP Services Partner like oXya works with you to help you get the most out of the RISE with SAP offering, guiding you through the different planning phases, including the technical phase. The oXya SAP experts then guide you proactively as you learn to handle RISE with SAP, and provide you with day-to-day support in the run phase.

To know more about oXya’s RISE with SAP services: RISE with SAP – oXya

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