Describing how SAP Signavio supports S/4HANA transformation projects

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe how SAP Signavio supports S/4HANA transformation projects

SAP Signavio Support in S/4HANA Transformation Projects

To fully embrace process transformation as part of an SAP S/4HANA transformation, the process dimension plays an important role in all phase of a transition. SAP Activate provides a clear guided methodology to deploy, adopt and extend new capabilities across any organization for various type of cloud and on-premise solutions in general.

In the SAP Roadmap Viewer you find for the SAP S/4HANA transition various SAP S/4HANA related roadmaps, for example, the SAP Activate Methodology for Transition to SAP S/4HANA. Each of the roadmaps provide a set of recommended activities as well as accelerators for the Discover, Prepare, Explore, Realize, Deploy and Run phase of a project beyond business process management. The activities are grouped into different workstreams such as application design and configuration, integration or extensibility. The process dimension is covered in the SAP Activate roadmap already, but not to its full extent, and not in all details.

The SAP Signavio for SAP S/4HANA transformation projects methodology is an end-to-end business process transformation methodology which is SAP Signavio specific and covers also various integration aspects such as the integration with Application Lifecycle Management. The focus lies only on all activities in relation to the analysis, design and improvement of business processes. The activities are grouped into key steps such as the analysis of processes, the design or the enablement. They are either supporting existing individual SAP Activate tasks or entire phases. They accelerate the SAP Activate tasks by data driven insights, and digitalize the results as the basis for a continuous improvement process - after all, the transition to SAP S/4HANA is "just" one key process transformation milestone, with many more to come as business needs arises.

SAP Signavio for SAP S/4HANA Transformation - New Implementation and System Conversion Scenarios Characteristics

The methodology covers two key transition scenarios: New implementation and System conversion. The following table provides an overview of the characteristics of both scenarios.

SAP Signavio for SAP S/4HANA Transformation - New Implementation and System Conversion Scenarios Characteristics

 

New implementation

System conversion

IN SCOPE

Projects with one single go-live: Build of a new SAP S/4HANA template (target solution) followed by a go-live in one step

Multi-national or multi-site deployment projects: Roll-out of a template followed by subsequent roll-out locations / business units (several Go-Live events), the template is continuously updated based on learnings from previous deployments

Value-driven transformation projects: The target is to achieve process improvements in case there is a positive business case. The transformation is considered as a chance for improvement and innovation.

OUT OF SCOPE

 

Pure technical lift & shift projects: The target is to focus on mandatory activities only. The effort of setting up Business Process Management in SAP Signavio will not justify the expected benefit.

ASSUMPTIONS

The analysis of as-is processes is considered as beneficial also for customers targeting a "pure greenfield" / "fit-to-standard" approach. Reasons:

  • Data-driven Value identification instead of calculations based on assumptions
  • Migration of selected data required for consistency and auditability, migration of custom code required for differentiating capabilities
  • Identification of process improvement & harmonization potential can be derived from real process execution

No end-to-end process (re-) design including a capability and solution mapping executed in a system conversion scenario. Process changes are triggered by technical / functional / business requirements to be realized.

  • Changes in scope of the project can be realized before conversion (Prepare / Explore / Realize Phase), during conversion (Deploy Phase), or after conversion (Run Phase)
  • Transparency of actual process execution improves the quality of test cases and reduces effort and risk of the migration
  • Realization of custom code and data optimizations reduces effort and runtime of the migration

SAP Signavio supports activities in all SAP Signavio phases. This overview highlights selective SAP Signavio capabilities in line with key activities of the project phases.

Please note that these are selective examples.

Discover

  • Data-driven value analysis top-down bottom-up
  • Innovation recommendations for identification of solution and innovation capabilities
  • Design accelerators breaking down strategic value drivers to business goals, processes, capabilities and solutions

Prepare

  • Pre-defined process flows ready for analysis: Identification of process improvement and harmonization potential, as well as custom code and data optimization potential
  • Business Journey and Process Management breaking down strategic value levers, journeys and process architecture to managed process landscapes
  • Integration to EAM, ALM, EnableNow establishing SAP Signavio as ONE Process Platform

Explore

  • Design Accelerators with Industry and Solution Best Practice processes
  • Collaboration features for Business and IT alignment during requirements identification and specification
  • Process Governance and workflow features for managing process design approvals

Realize

  • ALM integration for process-driven solution design and realization keeping solution configuration and development in sync with business needs and requirements
  • Process Execution models facilitating E2E test design and execution
  • Collaboration features supporting training, enablement and change management

Deploy

  • Publishing of released processes to govern the process lifecycle during go-live
  • Integration to EnableNow to provide access to all relevant enablement materials for the end users
  • Pre-defined process flows to identify bottlenecks during process execution after go-live

Run

  • Pre-defined process flows for measuring roll-out success
  • Process conformance to check template conformance
  • Process Governance and workflow collaboration for handing over to production

In line with the SAP Activate phases, you can see here the key activities as well as the transformation goals for the new implementation scenario. For each activities there are 1:n sub-activities.

In addition to the sub-activities which break-down the activities, this slide shows the SAP Signavio capabilities which support each activity - new implementation scenario.

In line with the SAP Activate phases you can see key activities as well as the transformation goals for the system conversion scenario. For each activities there are 1:n sub-activities.

In addition to the sub-activities which break-down the activities, this slide shows the SAP Signavio capabilities which support each activity - system conversion scenario.

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