Navigate your way to the cloud with Syntax Compass

Companies in every industry are facing challenges on multiple fronts, from rising costs and supply disruptions to shifting customer demands and workforce issues. At the same time, digitization and AI are rapidly changing the competitive landscape, creating new opportunities and new risks. Many businesses find themselves taking stock of where they are and where they want to go—and whether they’re ready and able to get there.

To seize opportunities, overcome operational hurdles, and accelerate growth, more and more companies are turning to cloud-based ERP solutions such as SAP S/4 HANA Cloud. RISE with SAP is designed to help you get your company into the cloud more easily, without much of the guesswork and complexity often involved in cloud migration. Yet while RISE with SAP makes it easier to get your company on the cloud, it can be difficult to navigate the vast array of options and solutions available via the ever-growing SAP platform.

That’s why Syntax developed Compass—a methodology designed to help you at every stage of your digital transformation and make sure you have everything you need to succeed in the cloud.

A trusted guide for your company’s cloud journey

While RISE with SAP speeds and simplifies the move to the cloud, you still need to plan and execute your company’s journey. You need to decide where you need to go and how to get there quickly and efficiently. You need to understand the implications and impacts of this change. And you need to make sure that your company is set up for success well after the move is done.

Syntax Compass for RISE with SAP is a comprehensive program that offers a suite of services, with our team of experienced professionals, we’ll help you understand your RISE with SAP options and identify the right solution for your needs—and see how Syntax Compass can complement and extend what SAP delivers at every stage of your journey to the cloud: Advise, Transform, Operate, Optimize, and Innovate

Stage 1: Advise with Syntax Advisory Services

You may know the ultimate destination of your cloud journey—but how are you going to get there? Syntax Advisory Services provides you with the roadmaps, cost analyses, and assessments you need to make informed decisions as you plot your course to the cloud.

Our Syntax team will work with you to assess your company’s readiness to make the move to S/4HANA and the cloud. We’ll evaluate your existing products and their cloud-based equivalents or alternative, and conduct a fit/gap analysis so you know where more attention is needed. We’ll analyze the total cost of ownership for your RISE with SAP solution so you and your finance team know exactly what’s in store. And we’ll help you develop a roadmap that clearly lays out what applications and functions will move to your RISE tenancy, as well as those that will need to be migrated but hosted elsewhere in the cloud.

It’s important that your cloud journey reflects what makes your business unique. At Syntax, we align our analyses and advice to your specific industry, your business, and your priorities, so you can rest assured that your cloud implementation will provide what you company needs to thrive. Whichever cloud platform you need, we’ve got you covered. Our team brings you broad expertise in AWS, Azure, RISE with SAP, or Syntax Enterprise Cloud, provides full-stack technology and functional planning, and connects to you to our network of strategic procurement firms as required.

Stage 2: Transform with Syntax Consulting Services

Once your plan is in place, it’s time to execute. Syntax Consulting Services works with you to ensure you reach your cloud destination successfully with our experience and capabilities in SAP S/4HANA implementations, upgrades, and migrations.

Typically, SAP implementations come in three forms:

  • Greenfield – A ‘clean slate’ or ‘fresh start’ approach that replaces all existing processes and systems with SAP standard, best-practice processes and technologies.
  • Brownfield – An across-the-board update that converts existing SAP ERP systems to S/4HANA, enabling companies to retain what works while forgoing some of the best that S/4HANA has to offer.
  • Hybrid – For very large organizations with complex IT environments, this type of implementation allows companies to select which systems, processes, and data to move to S/4HANA—and which to leave as is for historical or other reasons.

Whether you’re planning a greenfield, brownfield, or hybrid implementation, we’ll get your business moved to S/4HANA on the cloud of your choice swiftly, safely, and securely. We’ll leverage our connectivity and development expertise and our deep partner relationships with SAP and hyperscalers to integrate your entire SAP ecosystem—even in multicloud environments. And we don’t just stop there, opportunities identified during the advisory stage of this program may arise during the Transform stage. Allowing our team of experts to introduce extended business processes and new innovations to help take your business to the next level.

Stage 3: Operate with Syntax Wheelhouse

Led by our most senior and experienced service delivery resources, Syntax Wheelhouse is a comprehensive portfolio of cloud, technical, and functional managed services for customers choosing RISE with SAP, all delivered with Syntax’s unified IT Service Management platform. We augment SAP services with additional applications Basis services, functional application managed services, development services, and integrated FinOps and security. Syntax Wheelhouse also provides companies with a way to cost-effectively access critical cloud professionals.

As we like many SAP Partners began implementing RISE with SAP to our clients we noticed many identifying a need for additional operations support once they made the move to the cloud. Especially regarding some of their mission critical applications, we find most companies rely on other SAP, non-SAP, or legacy applications for certain key business functions or adjacent workloads. Yet for a variety of reasons, these applications can’t be migrated to the cloud with RISE with SAP.  Using Syntax Wheelhouse our team can identify any gaps your business may encounter as it relates to your company’s cloud migration or gaps created by adjacent workloads.

Stage 4: Optimize with Syntax Data, Process and Security Services

Every business wants to get the most out of their SAP solutions, and Syntax has developed comprehensive offerings to enable to you achieve that goal through a range of small, incremental improvements. With our team of experts, we’re able to evaluate your current landscape and endpoint security and provide solutions to remove gaps in your systems. This may include introducing extended SAP application security management and operations or SAP monitoring and operations automations for RISE with SAP.

From data management strategy and business process automation to continuous integration to end user access, Syntax can help you continuously optimize your enterprise applications—including solutions such as Signavio, SAC and Reporting and Warehousing and partner relationships providing access Excelerated S2P Ariba, 2BM Mobile Warehouse Solutions, Sodales ESG, and Panaya. We’ll work with you to help you unlock the full business value of your SAP solution by improving efficiencies, gaining insights, and ensuring you can keep up with the pace of change.

Stage 5: Innovate with additional Syntax services

SAP is always innovating and offers its customers a range of platforms on which to extend SAP solutions. Syntax helps SAP customers leverage this innovation through our support for a wide landscape of extended SAP services. We help you reap the benefits of SAP innovations more quickly—without having to master new technologies and find and keep the right talent.  Including and not limited to the solutions we’ve developed in support of the “Clean Core” methodology, Business Technology Platform, SAP Industry Cloud, GenAI, Hyperscaler Service Integration.

If your company needs a more customized or targeted solution to a key business need, we can work with you to develop what you need—and you can rest assured it will work with what you’re already using. Our SynSights and Intelligent Industry Services solutions, for example, originated out of our deep experience in the manufacturing sector, while our CxLink software solution provides a vital integration hub between SAP and key hyperscaler services. In addition, Syntax’s data scientists and analytics consultants can help your business capitalize on the latest AI and machine learning advances to integrate data sources across your enterprise and make faster, more informed business decisions.

The Syntax Compass program includes a suite of offerings that cover the complete SAP S/4HANA Cloud lifecycle, giving customers both seamless transition from their current ECC, SAP S/4HANA, or non-SAP ERP solution to the Cloud and an improved customer experience with ongoing management that augment end customer, hyperscaler, and SAP resources. No matter where you are in you are in your cloud ERP journey, Syntax is here to help you explore your options as we help advise, transform, operate, optimize, and innovate your SAP investment.

Ready to explore your options? Syntax is here to help.

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