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High-flyer: With “Rise with SAP” and FIS to the Cloud

SAP recently introduced the new "RISE with SAP" offer to help companies make the transition to the SAP S/4HANA cloud. Major advantage: customers benefit from faster payback. In the future, FIS will strategically build on this and advise you on the way to cloud ERP.

Cloud projects are usually implemented faster compared to on-premises installations. SAP is also talking about up to 20 percent lower operating costs over a five-year period. Many on-premises systems have also become very complex due to years of individual Customizing and in-house developments. The new cloud “RISE with SAP” offer takes into account the needs of customers to standardize their processes and system landscapes to a greater extent again. SAP summarizes the package as “Business Transformation as a Service” – a holistic service offer for the transformation to an intelligent enterprise.

Brian Duffy (SAP President of Cloud – RISE) compares moving to the cloud to moving house: it is the ideal opportunity to declutter, get rid of “legacy” items and prepare the new space for a modern lifestyle. In this view, SAP takes on the role of the removal company: it provides support with checklists, containers and a range of services, e.g., shutting down old applications or installing new ones. In this way, “RISE with SAP” helps companies make a clean start as an “Intelligent Enterprise”.

“RISE with SAP” is aimed at both long-standing SAP customers and new customers – it doesn’t matter what point in the digital transformation the company is currently at. Companies that are already in the middle of a cloud project or the transition from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA will also benefit from the offer. The package bundles the services into a subscription with one contract and one price, without high initial investment.

How does “RISE with SAP” work?

In three steps, “RISE with SAP” prepares business processes, technology and infrastructure for the cloud and converts them. In the first step, companies analyze their processes. Based on SAP Best Practices and SAP tools, internal processes are optimized and integrated consistently. The next step is the technical migration and return to the standard system – with the help of automated SAP services and support from the SAP partner network. This enables a seamless transition from the current ERP landscape to the cloud environment. The third and final step is to define the IT infrastructure for the intelligent enterprise – with hyperscalers, networks, smart technologies such as AI and RPA and SAP Business Technology Platform (formerly SAP SCP).

How does FIS support you?

Together with customers and interested parties, the experienced consultants at FIS evaluate which cloud strategy is best suited for the individual requirements: Public Cloud, Private Cloud or hybrid model. As an SAP partner with “Gold” status, the software company is certified and supports both in the analysis, consulting and implementation of the cloud ERP solutions. Stefan Hinterwälder, Head of Sales New Business ERP, explains: “I absolutely support the idea behind the new “RISE with SAP” initiative to make it easier to get started in the cloud. At FIS, we fully support this approach and accompany companies on the path to transformation. We have extensive experience with both SAP S/4HANA Cloud and Business Technology Platform – and we end up with successful projects.”

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