Avasant SAP S/4HANA Services 2021-22 RadarViewTM
Avasant, a leading management consulting firm, recently conducted an independent assessment ‘SAP S/4HANA Services 2021–2022 RadarView™’. The study assessed solutions, offerings, and experience of 21 leading SAP service providers and how they assist enterprises in their digital transformation journeys. It evaluated the SAP service providers across three parameters – practice maturity, partnership ecosystem, and investments and innovation. HCLTech has been rated 5 stars in practice maturity and partnership ecosystem and 4 stars in investments and innovation.
This report is designed to help enterprises define their approach to SAP S/4HANA adoption and identify the right implementation partner to support them. It also covers key trends shaping the market and Avasant’s viewpoint on the road ahead for enterprises adopting SAP S/4HANA over the next 12 to 18 months.
HCLTech' SAP S/4HANA service leverages its proprietary Activate+ methodology complementing the SAP Activate Methodology. It combines benefits from SAP's Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and DevOps methodologies to enable faster time to market for SAP S/4HANA delivery. Activate+ incorporates pre-configured frameworks for UX designing and development and business process optimization as a single offering.
It's Factory+ delivery model comes with a fixed price for brownfield conversions, offering automated code remediation, regression testing, and data transformation. It enables low-risk migration to SAP S/4HANA with a lower TCO.
HCLTech offers a wide portfolio of pre-configured frameworks to address various use cases, such as SAP S/4HANA assessment, road map development, finance and digital supply chain planning and transformation, and digital asset management. It also offers a framework for analyzing business processes and recommending automation opportunities using SAP iRPA and a library of bots to accelerate delivery.
HCLTech collaborates with SAP to develop NLP solutions and cloud infrastructure services. It has also developed industry-specific solutions with SAP such as iMRO for the maintenance, repair, and operations industry and a supply chain planning solution for pharmaceutical companies.
HCLTech leverages its partnership ecosystem to extend niche digital technologies to customers. For instance, HCLTech partnered with Syniti for data migration and governance tools, Innovapptive and Neptune for mobile app-based solutions, and INT4 for automated testing of interfaces. It extended its partnership with SAP in March 2021 to enable faster migrations to SAP SaaS cloud with the help of HCLTech’ Cloud Smart, which offers cloud integration and data architecture services.
Investments and innovation
HCLTech invests in growing its global footprint in consulting and enterprise technologies through acquisitions. HCLTech has also made significant investments to develop assessments and enablement frameworks for SAP S/4HANA transformation. This helps define a road map for business transformation and enables automated migrations with reduced TCO. It is developing pilots to generate actionable business insights from business data using ML and SAC through its intelligent process engineering CoE.
Accelerating SAP S/4HANA adoption
HCLTech leverages its Factory+ delivery model, an SAP S/4HANA conversion factory to accelerate SAP S/4HANA adoption. HCLTech preconfigured portfolio of frameworks include SAP S/4HANA roadmap assessment, finance and digital supply chain transformation, and digital asset management.
Solutions to achieve business outcome
A comprehensive portfolio of services and proprietary solutions, strategic investments in building industry-specific use cases and solutions, and a strong delivery presence in the major industry verticals have placed HCLTech as a leader in Avasant’s SAP S/4HANA Services 2021-2022 RadarView.
Delivering value with Activate+
HCLTech’s Activate+ delivery method complements the SAP Activate method by combining SAP’s Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and DevOps and accelerates the adoption of SAP S/4HANA.