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Our Modernization Accelerators are mission ready services for SAP Workloads including SAP S/4HANA modernization upgrades and SAP RISE optimization.

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Leverage Thorben Consulting, LLC’s 20 years of experience supporting US federal civilian and US DOD SAP implementations and optimizations both on premises and in the cloud. Mastering Innovation Together ® with our clients fuels solutions to our clients’ biggest challenges.

Mastering Innovation Together ® with our clients fuels solutions to our clients’ biggest challenges.



Organizations worldwide use SAP ERP to integrate their core processes so
they can run their entire organization in a single system. SAP delivers
performance for all sizes of organizations but especially for large
organizations. SAP provides flexibility on advanced, secure infrastructure.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a future-ready enterprise resource planning (ERP)
system with built-in intelligent technologies, including AI, machine learning,
and advanced analytics. SAP S/4HANA Cloud helps transform business
processes with intelligent automation, built for the cloud, and runs on SAP
HANA – a market-leading in-memory database that offers real-time
processing speeds and a dramatically simplified data model. Integrate SAP
RISE effectively with your organizational approach to User Management, Data
Management and Functional Optimization.

SAP Activate is the industry standard process which is used by SAP practitioners. SAP activate combines SAP best practices, methodology, content and tools that helps customers and partners deploy SAP S/4HANA.

The 6 phases of SAP Activate are Discover, Prepare, Explore, Realize, Deploy and Run.

  Discover & Prepare Accelerating Explore & Realize Optimizing Deploy & Run
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Moving to SAP S/4HANA requires an organizational commitment to accelerate modernization. An SAP S/4HANA Optimization Roadmap is developed to re-imagine the business operations to take advantage of improved processes and technology as determined through a series of workshops and roundtable sessions. These workshops and roundtable sessions will explore the following:

  • Existing business and technical functions
  • Operations within the legacy ERP environment
  • Current utilization of legacy SAP components and architecture
  • Configuration and customization of legacy ERP software
  • Capabilities and benefits that could be leveraged when moving to the S/4 HANA software platform.

This process includes a thorough review of available system documentation, including SAP-generated system sizing, use, and simplification reports for the legacy SAP software platform.



After the Roadmap is complete, the Explore and Realize Phases implement
the migration and modernization strategies for SAP workloads by deploying
SAP landscapes or rapidly migrate existing systems to reduce costs and
improve security and reliability. Part of the Realize Phase includes unlocking
new business insights by connecting previously siloed data, improving real-
time visibility, and making better decisions across your business.



Goals during the deploy and run phases include Innovating
faster and transforming your business by differentiating your
customer experience, accelerating growth, and improving
operational efficiency and sustainability.



Organizations can engage Thorben no matter where they are in their SAP Modernization journey. Deploying SAP S/4 HANA is a major, multi-year
project for any organization that is embarking on the migration. Given the
complexity of the task and the challenges that must be addressed on the way,
and in advance of beginning the actual technical migration work, Clients
should implement several preparatory initiatives that will determine paths
forward on known solution design and development decision points for the
future end state. These include:

  1. Prepare for User Experience in Fiori and UI Customizations. Given the
    experience in how Clients are leveraging the SAP Portal and SAP UI
    components today, Clients should:
    • Develop the new user experience, branding, and help strategy.
    • Document what type of in-application help is desired per screen
      and user type.
    • Begin evaluating the existing Fiori business applications and screens
      for completeness.
  2. Prepare for custom code updates.
  3. Develop an analytics strategy.
  4. Start working through role management and SAP governance, risk, and
    compliance (GRC).
  5. Perform electronic data interchange solutions modernization and
    consolidation if necessary.
  6. Prepare the existing SAP solution manager instance to support the S/4HANA
    project deployment and sustainment.
  7. Develop a future S/4HANA roadmap that leverages capabilities of the
    modernized SAP system not deployed in the initial migration.