Monday, June 17, 2024

Time to RISE - Exploring RISE with SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud Edition - A DyFlex Blog Series

Welcome to our blog series, where we delve into the dynamic realm of cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) with a spotlight on RISE with SAP. As a dominant player in the ERP landscape, SAP has consistently led the charge, shaping how businesses operate and thrive. With the emergence of SAP RISE, pivotal questions loom large for enterprises: "What exactly is RISE with SAP?" and "When should we upgrade and move to S/4HANA?"

Join us as we journey to investigate this query and provide insightful guidance on how to navigate the upgrade decision.

What is RISE with SAP?

RISE with SAP is a comprehensive, intelligent, and customer-specific upgrade path to the cloud for new and existing SAP customers. It’s designed to simplify the journey and provide business transformation as a service. This includes tools, services, and the flexibility to choose your preferred infrastructure, whether it’s a private cloud, public cloud, or hybrid approach.

Understanding RISE with SAP

RISE with SAP, a significant shift in the ERP landscape, is more than just a product or a service. It's a comprehensive, intelligent, and customer-specific upgrade path to the cloud. Designed with the customer's needs in mind, RISE is a beacon of simplicity, aiming to simplify the journey to digital transformation, providing business transformation as a service.

This service provides various tools and services customised to meet every business's specific set of requirements. It allows businesses to select their preferred infrastructure, whether it's a private cloud, public cloud, or hybrid solution. This flexibility enables businesses to choose the model that best fits their operational needs and strategic goals. Additionally, it empowers businesses to transition to the cloud at their own pace, ensuring a smooth transition.

Key Components of RISE with SAP

The key components of RISE with SAP include SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP Business Technology Platform, and SAP Business Network. These components work together to provide a seamless and integrated experience, enabling businesses to harness the power of the cloud while maintaining control over their IT landscape.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a next-generation ERP solution that provides real-time analytics, machine learning capabilities, and a user-friendly interface. It enables businesses to make data-driven decisions, improve operational efficiency, and deliver superior customer experiences.

SAP Business Technology Platform is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that provides various services, including analytics, database and data management, application development and integration, and intelligent technologies. It enables businesses to build, extend, and integrate applications in the cloud, driving innovation and agility.

SAP Business Network is more than just a network. It's a unified platform that fosters effective collaboration between businesses, suppliers, logistics providers, and customers. This connectivity streamlines the supply chain, enhancing customer experiences and making the audience feel the power of connection.

Why Upgrade to RISE with SAP?

Upgrading to RISE with SAP offers several benefits:

Simplified Landscape: RISE consolidates your IT landscape into a single contract, simplifying management and reducing complexity.

Scalability: With RISE, you can easily scale your operations up or down based on your business needs.

Innovation: RISE provides access to the latest SAP technologies and innovations, helping your business stay competitive, including Business AI for faster decision-making and AI powered processes.

Cost Savings: By moving to the cloud, you can reduce your total cost of ownership.

Advanced Financial Management: Harness advanced capabilities for your CFO and finance teams with a single source of truth, leading to more-accurate forecasts, faster reporting, and improved risk and compliance management.

Sustainability Management: Meet sustainability requirements with transactional carbon accounting and move towards a green ledger.

Business Process Optimisation:  Proactively manage and optimise your business processes and implement continuous improvement.

When Should You Upgrade?

The decision to upgrade to SAP RISE should be based on your business needs and readiness. Here are some factors to consider:

Business Objectives: If your business objectives align with the benefits offered by RISE, it might be time to upgrade.

IT Landscape Complexity: If your current IT landscape is complex and challenging to manage, RISE could simplify your operations.

Budget: Consider your budget. While RISE can offer cost savings in the long run, the initial investment might be significant.

Readiness for Change: Upgrading to RISE involves change. Ensure your organization is ready for this change in terms of technology and culture.

Partner Up

Engage with an SAP Platinum Partner, such as DyFlex Solutions, to explore the compelling advantages of adopting RISE with SAP Private Cloud Edition. Evaluating future cost savings, risk reduction, and avoided expenses from the upgrade can strengthen your case for accelerating the transition and opening up new possibilities for your business.

At DyFlex Solutions, we recognise that every business is unique, with its challenges, opportunities, and goals. What proves effective for one may not necessarily apply to another. That's why, when considering RISE with SAP, we adopt a personalised approach to assess your specific circumstances and requirements. We delve into your current IT environment, business objectives, and readiness for digital transformation to ensure a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of your needs.

Partnering with an SAP Platinum Partner like DyFlex Solutions offers invaluable insights and guidance throughout your journey. We can illuminate the potential benefits and implications of RISE with SAP for your organisation, enabling you to make well-informed decisions. Moreover, DyFlex Solutions provides expert assistance during implementation, ensuring a seamless and successful transition to RISE with SAP.


Our team of experts is here to assist you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about RISE with SAP and DyFlex, and how we can empower your business for the future.


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Angus Hatton
Technical Solutions Advisor
A visionary and results-driven IT executive with over 30 years’ experience leading and delivering complex innovation and IT projects. Extensive mining experience in technology and innovation management, guiding cloud-based digital transformation and enhancing companywide collaboration and efficiency.