One of the biggest trends in enterprise IT over the past few years has been the move away from the big capital investment and ongoing maintenance of on-premise hardware to the more service-based and scalable cloud model. Companies like AWS, Microsoft and Google have seen huge growth in their cloud businesses in recent years.
There can be significant benefits in terms of cost, but this trend also aligns closely with many post-pandemic board priorities. The reliability and security of cloud platforms helps boost resilience; the flexibility and ability to scale up and down in line with acquisitions, divestments and new business lines enables a focus on long-term value; and large pools of data on hyperscaler platforms opens up new channels for innovation outside of a company’s ERP software.
This is why the majority of the largest companies have moved, are moving or are planning to move their SAP landscape to a cloud hyperscaler platform.
Xmateria can help you prepare to move your SAP estate to the cloud with a Data Assessment. What critical data assets do you have across systems and organisations? Can you mitigate risk and reduce cost with a selective migration? We can help you Migrate SAP to Cloud with near-zero downtime technology; we can Carve Out from SAP a divested entity into a cloud platform ahead of or following a disposal; and we can even help you deliver an S/4HANA Migration into a new cloud platform in one single project.