Case Study Podcast: “Do It for Me” Support Model for SAP ECC to S/4 Transformation

Insights for IT Negotiations


 

This is the second podcast in our three-part series covering SAP Support Model Case Studies. Listen to part one on SAP RISE here.

SAP customers migrating their SAP workload to the cloud have four primary support models to choose from. These include the “Do It Yourself” model, the “Do It for Me” model, the professional model, and SAP RISE. In this case study, a client who was focused on their existing on-premise SAP ECC migration to S/4HANA chose the “Do It for Me” model, where they leveraged a 3rd party who takes care of the SAP hosting services and infrastructure services specific to SAP and sits on top of a hyperscaler of their choice.

This particular customer managed their applications themselves and had a highly customized environment with many 3rd party integrations. They wanted to move to S/4HANA in the cloud but since the RISE application stack excludes customizations, extensions, and 3rd party applications, RISE would have created challenges and was not the best support model for their ECC to S/4 transformation. In this podcast, IT Sourcing & Commercial Advisory Practice Director, Chip Hanna, discusses why this client chose to leverage a hyperscaler and the “Do It for Me” model and the benefits of doing so in their situation.

For more details on all four models and client examples for each, download our on-demand webcast, Defining Your SAP Cloud Strategy: Azure, AWS, GCP and RISE Compared.

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