Learn what the term fit-to-standard means and how it can improve your company’s experience with cloud-based software solutions.

SAP S/4HANA® Public Cloud is changing how companies in professional services and industries like Engineering and Construction approach public cloud ERP implementations.

“Fit to standard” is the new paradigm – but what does that mean? Let’s break it down.

An “Evergreen” System

Imagine having a system that’s always up-to-date with the latest features. That’s what SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud offers with its “evergreen” approach. No more waiting for major upgrades or dealing with clunky customizations. You get immediate access to new functions and features, keeping your business at the forefront of innovation.

Fit-to-Standard: A Closer Look

But what exactly is this “fit-to-standard” approach?

Think about your car.

Yes, you can buy an unmodified Chevy, swap in a Ford engine connected to a Dodge transmission, and be a hero (or villain) at the local car show.

But if that car is your everyday driver and you break down 100 miles from home, you’ll have a hard time finding a mechanic willing to do the repairs. They want to work on standard, unmodified cars that they know and can fix efficiently.

You also won’t be getting any factory recalls or software updates with such a modified ride. You’re on your own for updates going forward.

At the other end of the car ownership spectrum is driving a factory original, unmodified car. The core build, features, and functionality are the same as thousands of other cars on the road. Any mechanic can work on it. And any factory recalls or software updates are easily applied.

Take that same thinking and apply it to an ERP system, and that’s fit-to-standard.

Fit to standard means implementing the core system using industry best practices to create a streamlined ERP installation. Your business is more agile and adaptable in the face of changing technologies and markets. You aren’t stuck with heavy customizations that make upgrading a nightmare.

Innovation Readiness

Innovation isn’t a one-time thing. It’s ongoing.

With a fit-to-standard implementation, your technology landscape becomes future-proof and you can easily incorporate innovations into work processes. Companies can extend, enhance, and innovate on the core processes using SAP’s BTP integrated suite of capabilities.

Faster Time-to-Impact and Lower TCO

Mid-sized companies often struggle with long timelines and high costs when implementing technologies like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

A fit-to-standard approach with SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud cuts those timelines and costs. You get a clean core system ready to roll right out of the box, saving you time and money.

IT Benefits Galore

Choosing a fit-to-standard approach isn’t just a new buzzword for an old idea. It’s becoming a popular approach because it’s smart. Here are some of the perks:

Cost Reduction

No more costly testing and troubleshooting. Leverage SAP’s rigorous testing for fewer errors and more savings.

Quicker Implementation and Upgrades

Minimal configuration work means faster setup and smoother upgrades.

Ease of Innovation Adoption

Embrace new features without the headache of heavy customization.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

With reduced costs across the board, your SAP solution becomes more cost-effective.

Higher ROI

The bottom line? You get more bang for your buck.

Is Fit-to-Standard Right for You?

Is the fit-to-standard approach a good idea for your company?

Rizing offers a workshop to help you figure that out. We’ll assess your maturity level and guide you toward ERP success.

Ready to book that workshop?

Contact Us to get the process started.

SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud’s fit-to-standard approach delivers a streamlined, cost-effective, and future-proof ERP system. Say goodbye to long timelines, high costs, and tech headaches. Embrace the cloud and realize the full potential of your business.

Fit to Standard FAQ

What is SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud?

SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud is a cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system offered by SAP, designed to help businesses streamline their operations in the cloud.

What is the “fit-to-standard” approach in SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud, and why is it important?

The fit-to-standard approach involves implementing the core system using industry best practices, without heavy customizations. It’s important because it ensures a streamlined, agile, and easily upgradable ERP system.

How does the “fit-to-standard” approach save time and money compared to traditional ERP implementations?

The “fit-to-standard” approach reduces implementation timelines and costs by providing a clean core system ready to use, eliminating the need for extensive customizations.

Is the “fit-to-standard” approach suitable for mid-sized companies?

Yes, the “fit-to-standard” approach is particularly beneficial for mid-sized companies, as it offers a cost-effective and efficient solution to overcome ERP implementation challenges.

How can I get started with SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud’s “fit-to-standard” approach?

Contact Rizing for an assessment of your company’s needs and potential benefits. We can guide you through the process of implementing SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud in a streamlined and cost-effective manner.