How Krijay Can Help You Achieve a Successful S/4HANA Migration .
Threatened by Economic Factors
With over ten years of industry experience, the SAP world is at a pivotal crossroads. A clear imbalance between the supply and demand for competent transformation specialists has been created by the persistence of postponed SAP S/4HANA migrations. As we get closer to the 2027 deadline, when existing SAP solutions are phased out, the situation will worsen, and sharks will enter the market to take advantage of this opportunity. As a result, the initial reticence to cut costs will unavoidably result in decreased margins and tarnished reputations in the future.
This perspective, which we have acquired due to my numerous encounters with S/4HANA experts, ERP players, MSPs, and IT organisations, is not something we take lightly. However, it’s critical to remember that the 2025 timetable caused controversy and increased worry. As a result, we have consistently emphasised in our in-depth discussions on SAP S/4HANA migrations that there will need to be more SAP consultants available globally to complete the growing number of HANA migrations by 2022.
Research has shown that there will be a significant shortage of SAP consultants by the year 2027. More than 54% of experienced SAP consultants plan to retire within the next ten years, and 52% have little experience with S/4HANA. Because of this, many companies have come to my point of view. But even though this much-needed dose of reality has helped clarify things, the market has changed significantly. According to market estimates, over 61% of SAP clients still need to move to S/4HANA, and businesses are starting to plan their budgets for the next year as they think about these migrations.
But these budgets are flawed: they are constructed using prices from the current year. The world will change drastically tomorrow. While some are beginning the job now and comparing prices, a severe inflationary issue will eventually bite. One of the primary causes of this cost increase is that the question shifted from “should we move to the cloud?” to “how can we transform?” while they were postponing or processing their SAP business cases.
Adaptation to the New Standard
There needs to be more experienced and qualified migration specialists. As a result, even fewer SIs will have a pool of S/4 experts on hand and prepared to get directly into new client projects. As more businesses compete for this talent and, given the nature of markets, clients won’t want to wait, this situation is unlikely to change. As a result, they will have to start paying consultants more to entice their abilities. This is an unavoidable fact of the open market, and it’s coming to a local SAP migration near you.
In two years, everyone who can pronounce S/4 or HANA will seize the chance to enter the market and start providing migration services with the bare minimum of qualifications. Trying to engage excellent services at cheaper pricing will only result in longer project life cycles with limited results, given the market’s acute needs and general urgency. In reality, if businesses want to prevent negative consequences from the perspectives of price and reputation, they must distinguish between wheat and chaff.
No business can afford to take this risk. Even with brand-new S/4HANA systems, integrating cloud services will be necessary, and at this point in the game, such a jump cannot be experimental. With all of this and the demands of pay inflation, it becomes even more necessary to evaluate the credentials of new hires in a situation of zero error. Enterprises have no option but to expedite their migration plans and locate a reputable strategic services partner with future-ready skills and a track record of implementing long-lasting solutions.
Co-creating a Transformative Vision for the Future
Making decisions is no longer an option; moving is the only viable option. Finding the ideal transformation partner is the issue for businesses looking to begin their S/4HANA migration journey. They must seek out experts in multidimensional technologies. Krijay can assist you here. Our experts will be able to improve the results of their S/4HANA migrations by putting in place roadmaps that can be launched quickly, can be automated, are supported by trained people, and can simplify the customer experience.
Krijay can provide the solution as a migration platform that can orchestrate workflows smoothly and organise, execute, and manage digital business processes using powerful automation capabilities. By doing this, companies can get cutting-edge technology infrastructure and easy-to-use user interfaces while keeping the total cost of ownership low.