SAP S/4HANA Transformation with ORBIS
We take a strategic approach to your SAP S/4HANA transformation
Make a straightforward switch to the future-focused ERP solution with our help

A custom roadmap for your SAP S/4HANA transformation

The business world is changing so rapidly in the course of digitalization that companies are finding it harder and harder to keep pace. By migrating to S/4HANA and standardizing your IT system landscape, you will always be a step ahead. Thanks to new technologies, you can look to the future with confidence.

If you are currently still using the SAP Business Suite (ECC), it is worth noting that SAP will only guarantee a fee-based extended support service for companies until the end of 2030. This might still seem a long way off, but the implementation of S/4HANA is inevitable in the long term. Plus, switching now means that you will be prepared for the future and won’t have to worry about your existing ERP system becoming obsolete in a few years' time. So why not make the change stress-free?

You might also be looking to start moving over to the cloud as part of your switch to S/4HANA so you can enjoy the benefits of a cloud-based SAP ERP solution. Like increased efficiency and being able to drive business innovation, for example. We ensure that you don’t waste time and resources when migrating to S/4HANA Cloud as we create your own custom roadmap for the transition.

Transformation checklist

What you should keep in mind:

What you can expect:

The later you start, the more complex and cost-intensive the management of your project becomes

Profit from new functions quicker and at lower cost

Available consultants will be in increasingly short supplyAvoid bottlenecks in the availability of qualified SAP consultants
User acceptance for old systems is on the declineMake better and more efficient decisions earlier

Why should you opt for a S/4HANA transformation now?

The earlier you start planning, the sooner your business will benefit from the immense added value offered by the in-memory database and
S/4HANA Cloud technology with a wealth of new functionalities.

The latest generation of ERP software from SAP performs significantly better than its predecessors: alongside a simplified SAP HANA database model, the system scores with real-time access to data, key figures, and processes as well as easy usability. The digital future belongs to S/4HANA and, by switching over and migrating, it’s also yours thanks to optimized business processes!

Want to know whether a transformation is worthwhile for you right now?

As individual as your business – your custom SAP S/4HANA roadmap

As SAP consulting experts, we are familiar with lots of ways to manage the transition to an ERP system. During our years of experience as a business partner, three approaches have proven particularly successful (see graphic below). Which option is best? As is often the case, there isn't just one answer. The choice depends on the type of company and the existing system. We work out the best way for you.

Migration approaches to S/4HANA by ORBIS

Looking to map new business processes? Then opt for the Greenfield approach

Embark on your digital future with a fresh start. The Greenfield approach begins with a clean, new implementation of S/4HANA, where process, configuration, and data management are rebuilt from the ground up. This gives you the opportunity to rethink, simplify, and optimize your business processes. And drive digitalization forward.

Need to modernize your software quickly? Then go for the Brownfield approach

Existing business processes, configurations and data remain largely unaffected with the Brownfield approach. This means that businesses can continue to use their data and don't have to develop new processes.
This is usually faster and more cost-effective than a completely new implementation. However, there may be a need to make adjustments to existing business processes for compatibility reasons.

Interested in a flexible way to migrate data and organizational units to S/4HANA? Then Selective Data Transition is for you

SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition, also known as a landscape transformation or hybrid approach, allows you to consolidate multiple ERP systems or company codes into a central SAP S/4HANA system or company code. Instead of migrating all data to SAP S/4HANA, the SAP SDT approach gives you the less time-consuming option of selecting the data sets that are most relevant to your business. It also allows you to specifically schedule the migration process for a fixed date and predefined timeline. The individual and strategic approach offered by SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition (SDT) thereby combines selective process redesign and selective data transformation. As a result, the time and effort involved in a transformation project can be reduced across the board.

The full-service option for your SAP S/4HANA migration: RISE with SAP

RISE with SAP makes cloud business process transformation a whole lot easier.  You benefit from access to the latest innovations, including the cloud. And all with much better cost control.

Customer success stories with ORBIS
Success Stories
Logo of Roth Industries GmbH & Co. KG
Roth Industries: Rapid and secure migration to SAP S/4HANA through lean conversion
Logo SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG
With a lot of in-house work and ORBIS: SCHUNK switches to SAP S/4HANA on schedule and under budget

Our SAP S/4HANA Migration Guide – a four-step process to make your changeover simple and manageable!

Once we've found the right transformation approach together, we will create your own custom roadmap for secure data migration. Because there are some serious challenges ahead on the road to S/4HANA. We work with you to manage these securely and efficiently, and reduce the complexity of the changeover for you.

One such challenge is the migration of your data. This is a complex process and very specific to each company and its existing system. New implementation, conversion, or upgrade: we carry out a comprehensive 4-step evaluation of your operating processes beforehand to ensure that we can plan and implement your integration as effectively as possible. And find the way that works best for you.

As-is analysis of IT infrastructure

Step 1: As-is analysis

This analysis involves evaluating your existing IT architecture to understand which business processes, data, and systems need to be included in the S/4HANA implementation.

SAP readiness check

Step 2: SAP readiness check

During the readiness check, we look at potential problems and challenges that we need to resolve before migrating your data (custom code check included).

Development of operating concept

Step 3: Development of operating concept

We create a detailed operating concept that describes the planning, implementation, and monitoring of your S/4HANA transition. This ensures that you have the necessary technical and specialist resources and experts on hand.

SAP S/4HANA Transformation

Step 4: S/4HANA Transformation

Our final roadmap allows us to carry out the changeover securely and according to plan.

More information

SAP S/4HANA Transformation whitepaper

Need more information? We have put together a detailed overview of the different options for your SAP S/4HANA transformation, with a particular focus on the lean conversion option offered by ORBIS – the Brownfield approach!

Whitepaper on SAP S/4HANA transformation

Joining forces: ORBIS and SNP combine their expertise for fast and low-risk business transformation

To develop our custom “lean conversion” approach, we have combined our expertise for S/4HANA cloud projects with our partner SNP, who specializes in software development. The result is a solution that allows companies to switch to S/4HANA via a single go-live project.

Your next step:  SAP S/4HANA Rollout

Going that extra mile: SAP S/4HANA standardizes and harmonizes your processes across your organization. Your benefits: reduced costs and lower expenditure on maintenance and administration.

As SAP ERP specialists, we get the most out of your business processes with SAP S/4HANA

Need your S/4HANA transformation to be quick and risk-free? This not only requires expertise in SAP but also in your relevant industry. We have both and specialize in the processes used by mid-size industrial businesses.

Why we're the best SAP S/4HANA partner:

  • We are an official, certified SAP Gold Partner
  • We have more than 35 years of experience in all project phases
  • Together with our partners, we've developed a modular toolbox which allows us to tailor transformation to your specific needs
Christian Lai, ORBIS SE

I’m here to help you 

Christian Lai (Senior Account Manager SAP)

Tel.: +49 681 9924 209
Email: christian.lai(at)

Tel.: +49 681 9924-0