As some of us prepare to race full speed ahead on the journey to S/4HANA, many who are preparing to embark on this journey are watching with a mixture of excitement, curiosity, and a good dose of uncertainty. We all share this thought: change is real, change is hard and sometimes change is real hard, especially when it comes to our people.
But that doesn’t mean that change isn’t immensely rewarding. Fortunately, as we learned from our first white paper (S/4HANA vs. ECC: Future-Proof Your Business for the Digital Age), we are in the pilot’s seat on how much change is right for where we are today and how quickly we need to get where we need to be tomorrow. From largely technical upgrades to full reinvention of our workspaces, the world is our oyster in terms of how much we want to stretch and adapt.
For those visionary leaders who are ready to begin their journey and to embrace the next generation of tools that support planning, sourcing, procurement and proactive exception management, change can be transformative. To fully take advantage of all that S/4HANA has to offer, we must be prepared to deploy the new purpose-built platforms that are rapidly evolving to meet today’s supply chain challenges… and the way people need to work in order to meet them.