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  • Writer's pictureEric Kleiner

Not sure if S/4HANA Transformation with Greenfield or Brownfield? Go for all the benefits in Bluefie

The Bluefield approach to S/4HANA is a hybrid implementation methodology that combines the benefits of both greenfield and brownfield approaches. This approach is designed to help organizations migrate from their existing SAP systems to S/4HANA in a more efficient and effective manner.

The Bluefield approach involves first analyzing an organization's existing SAP landscape, identifying the core business processes, and mapping them to the new S/4HANA system. This analysis helps identify the areas where a greenfield implementation approach can be used, meaning starting from scratch with a new system and implementing new business processes.

However, there are often areas where a greenfield approach is not practical or desirable, such as legacy data or customizations that are still required. In these cases, a brownfield approach is used, which involves reusing existing processes and configurations.

The key advantage of the Bluefield approach is that it allows organizations to leverage the benefits of both greenfield and brownfield approaches, while minimizing the risks and costs associated with a full-scale greenfield implementation. By selectively implementing new processes and reusing existing ones, organizations can achieve a faster and more cost-effective transition to S/4HANA while minimizing disruption to their business operations.


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