The software giant SAP announced some time ago that its future is in the cloud. RISE with SAP is a service that SAP wants to use to guide its customers towards the cloud and help reduce complexity in operating their SAP applications. Syntax helps businesses to evaluate the benefits of RISE with SAP for their own organization, supporting implementation and SAP Application Management Services.

What exactly is RISE with SAP?

RISE with SAP is a bundle of products focused around SAP S/4HANA as the core element. SAP takes care of providing software and infrastructure services, as well as cloud operations through a hyperscaler. Businesses seeking to take advantage of RISE with SAP must migrate their ERP system to the S/4HANA Cloud, if they have not already done so. Qualified SAP service providers such as Syntax are on hand to provide the consulting and development services needed to accomplish this. Within the RISE package, SAP bundles various components and services to deliver business digital transformation, under the label “Business Transformation as a Service”.

Three steps to RISE with SAP

RISE with SAP takes the form of a three-part journey: Business process redesign, technical migration and build your intelligent enterprise. This approach is one that Syntax has also used successfully for many years, and is based around best practices. When embarking on their RISE with SAP journey, businesses do not need to go through every step. You can choose your own starting point depending on how far along the path you have already come. Briefly, the steps are as follows:


Business process redesign

Established and newly developed in-house SAP tools and methods such as Process Discovery help organizations to demystify their business processes and make them fit for the digital transformation. The tools are part of RISE with SAP; our experienced specialists will support your implementation.


Technical migration

The process of switching to the new SAP S/4HANA Cloud ERP system starts with the well-known SAP Readiness Check. This is where your existing IT infrastructure is analyzed and optimized if necessary. Once all the requirements are in place, the migration can start, with SAP experts from Syntax at your side to give practical help and advice.


Build your intelligent enterprise

Following migration, tried-and-tested and redesigned business processes are mapped using the various solutions and components available in the SAP Cloud Platform. When you start running your systems in the cloud, the SAP environment is constantly being refined. Application Management Services from Syntax relieve the burden on you and ensure that your business incurs practically no further internal costs for running your SAP system.

What is in RISE with SAP?

  • S/4HANA – either the public cloud version or in your own private cloud if you require
  • Solution hosted with a hyperscaler of your choice – Amazon Web Services(AWS), Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform
  • Tools and services for migration to the cloud, such as a Custom Code Migration App, the Readiness Check and comprehensive e-learning content delivered through the Learning Hub
  • SAP Business Process Intelligence for optimizing business processes through Process Discovery, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and IoT
  • Credits (CPEA Credits = Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement Credits) for the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) (previously SAP Cloud Platform)
  • Starter package for the SAP Business Network with ARIBA Network, SAP Asset Intelligence Network (SAP AIN) and the SAP Logistics Business Network (SAP LBN)

Checklist: Is RISE with SAP suitable for my business?

RISE with SAP is well suited to many businesses, some less so. This means that you need to look carefully at the details of the offer and compare them with your own specifications. This is a complex task that most businesses struggle to manage on their own. So we have set up a helpdesk that you can use for support. Come to Syntax, we will help you to RISE with SAP.

Here is an initial checklist to help you find your way:

  1. Does the system landscape supplied through RISE with SAP match my organization’s needs? To what extent can my organization conform with existing standards and how much customization is necessary?
  2. What will be the effects of the new licensing model on my costs? Will costs actually fall or might they increase because of the need to buy additional credits for the BTP Platform?
  3. What are the most urgent challenges with regard to ERP Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), etc.? Where will RISE with SAP help to resolve these?
  4. What roles do third-party tools play in your ERP environment and could you do without them?
  5. How important to you is it to have personal account managers who know the specifics of your SAP environment inside out in the case of an error?

Decisions about RISE with SAP are essential for the future of your IT organization. Talk to us about this future and let’s plan the right route for your business together.

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