Migrating from a non-SAP legacy system or an SAP ERP system to SAP S/4HANA should be a business supported, IT-driven journey. Enterprises contemplating about this migration should identify functionality changes and impacts to departments, custom code that needs remediation as well as start building their business case for the transformation. Customers who plan around data challenges early are the most likely to navigate a challenging transformation successfully.
To help businesses tackle common implementation challenges involving data and migrations, Texas-based Logic Point offers a set of software and accelerators, called Digital Sherpa to drive successful transformations through data management, technology optimization, and C-suite advisory.
A subset of Digital Sherpa, Data Sherpa ensures data readiness during migrations aligned with best practices. It is no longer a mystery that bad data complicates project delivery, and makes a poor foundation for the digital transformation. Most companies don’t realize just how much manual effort and, as a result, unnecessary costs result from the manual intervention driven around poor data. That is why Data Sherpa is designed to accelerate data quality management for companies embarking on transformations in the asset-intensive industry. Data Sherpa works with industry-leading data governance platforms, including Prospecta MDO, SAP MDG, SAP Information Steward, SAP BODS, and PiLog Master Data Quality Management.
The company profiles data (focusing on all data for SAP S/4HANA migration) and recommends best practices for data quality for post-transformation sustainability. Logic Point identifies tactics, tools, and strategies to improve and maintain data quality.
One of its customers, a Large Electric Utility (10M+ customers) was experiencing a deteriorating performance of billing and call center activities due to high data volumes as well as a rapidly expanding SAP Database footprint. After a 6-month data archiving engagement, their SAP database size went from 5.6 TB down to less than 1 TB. This resulted in a dramatically reduced system response time and system back up time. Not only was their call center able to service more customers in less time as a result, but their IT was now better prepared to move forward with upcoming large-scale transformation initiatives such as an SAP S/4HANA upgrade. This also lets them potentially lower license fees, hosting costs, and on-going maintenance costs when they move to cloud platforms.
With companies looking at ways to save money or reduce spending, solving data problems by cleansing and archiving are minimally disruptive ways to do so. As a result, an ROI on both the business and IT side is shown within weeks. Logic Point offers rapid cleansing, harmonization, and enrichment of data. The company performs a thorough health assessment, utilizes industry best-practice templates and automation. For example, Logic Point helped a global EPC company to identify $56M in parts they did not even know they had as a result of cleansing, a 1300 percent return on their investment just on parts that would have been re-ordered. This does not include the cost of warehousing, hotshot orders, and labor costs for wasted service runs with the wrong equipment. Going through this data cleansing project, along with the implementation of an MDM product, saved them millions.
Logic Point has always focused on preparing clients’ data for their successful digital evolution and building a smarter digital core through SAP S/4HANA. Moreover, the firm augments and automates business processes using cloud and artificial intelligence. Forging ahead, Logic Point aims to build the new digital industrial by aligning clients’ investments with their vision and keep delivering value to the industry C-suite.