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A guide to modernizing with SAP ECC-based systems on AWS

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4 Start your ERP transformation with the systems you already have SAP transformation does not have to be an all-or-nothing proposition — even if you aren't ready for SAP S/4HANA, you can gain immediate benefits by modernizing with SAP ECC. Many customers are finding that the best first step in their journey is to migrate the SAP systems they have, then determine how to tackle their ERP transformation once they're on the cloud. When should you start your SAP transformation with existing investments? For many organizations, the most straightforward path to the cloud is to move your SAP systems as is. Taking this path typically entails no change to the application or database layer, meaning you can execute your migration with less complexity. As a result, you can realize immediate benefits including reduced infrastructure costs, improved performance, and automation capabilities that reduce operational burden for SAP Basis admins and other valuable resources. Then, you can turn your attention toward innovating around your SAP systems with AWS services to improve business process efficiency and deliver new customer experiences. You can also lay the foundation for a simpler ERP upgrade in the future by taking incremental steps towards SAP S/4HANA adoption, like moving from your existing database to SAP HANA or consolidating redundant systems within your SAP application portfolio. In some cases, the cost savings realized by bringing ECC to AWS can even help pay for an SAP S/4HANA transformation down the road. Let's look at some customers who are progressing on their SAP modernization journeys after migrating ECC-based solutions to AWS.

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