IntelliCorp is joining forces with IBM to automate SAP S/4HANA migration assessments as well as S/4HANA project fulfillment.
Under the agreement, IBM Services will integrate IntelliCorp's automation software into the IBM SAP S/4HANA Impact Assessment offering to provide clients with a comprehensive view of the readiness, impact and roadmap to SAP S/4HANA, enabling a faster path to migration.
SAP customers have made significant investments in SAP applications and the necessary customizations to support their businesses. Today they are faced with understanding these customizations and challenged with finding the best approach to realize the benefits of new SAP technologies and capabilities delivered with S/4HANA. This new integrated assessment tool better informs enterprises, allowing them to choose the right deployment and migration options based on business and IT drivers, and begin to develop the business case for moving to S/4HANA.
Whether you're thinking of a new implementation (greenfield approach) or system conversion (brownfield or bluefield approach), IntelliCorp's LiveCompare provides certainty of each customer's roadmap and helps avoid false starts and unexpected costs. LiveCompare automates deep analysis of your "as-is" and "to-be" SAP application environments to determine the impact on customizations, configuration and usage in the context of an S/4HANA migration, and highlights business processes not yet supported by S/4HANA.
SAP customers get a clear understanding of what custom code will need re-work; what custom code can be retired; what custom code can be returned to standard; what to test; what interfaces to update; what security adjustments to make and what training to provide. These facts, produced automatically by LiveCompare, enable the business to make an informed choice about their S/4HANA migration.
IntelliCorp software will also overlay the results of the technical assessment on a live business process model. Business process owners can instantly see the impact on critical business processes. From audits to upgrades, LiveCompare and LiveModel deliver real-time insights, which help business and IT professionals with day-to-day production support and point-in-time SAP projects.
By partnering with IntelliCorp, IBM Services will use these smart, automated analyses to guide customers in their SAP S/4HANA migration, equipping enterprises with data and insights to make the right choices throughout the project delivery phase that will advance their digital transformations through SAP S/4HANA adoption.
"As organizations look to digitally reinvent their systems and processes, they seek a faster approach to SAP S4/HANA adoption with minimal risk," says Mark Dudgeon, IBM's SAP CTO. "IntelliCorp's LiveCompare software provides us with additional technical analysis capabilities to help our customers make fact-based decisions on their SAP S/4HANA migration strategy, while its Smart DevOps technology automates many analyses which compliment IBM's S/4HANA delivery team's expertise to ensure a smooth implementation and accelerated path to digital transformation."
"IBM is clearly the industry leader in adopting automation technology like LiveCompare to deliver both the assessment and migration to SAP S/4HANA. Most importantly this is a winning combination for IBM's clients and will become the standard for all others to follow in the future," adds Jerome Klajbor, IntelliCorp CEO.