Once the Initial Transformation phase is completed successfully, everything is ready for Continuous Improvement. During this phase, your new SAP S/4HANA system or landscape is already online and can already be used productively as all test and migration steps were passed during Initial Transformation.
During the Continuous Improvement phase, your new system landscape will be improved gradually to exploit the full potential of SAP S/4HANA. Depending on the chosen approach, old SQL views can be replaced by faster Core Data Services, standard transactions can be replaced by modern Fiori UIs that not only offer a new look and feel but are also available on your mobile devices.
For both, finalizing the Initial Transformation and all future changes to your system, the test step ensures that all your needs are fulfilled, and you are satisfied with what we have deployed for you. Of course, after the Initial Transformation phase, there is a lot to test as we built a new system landscape.
Once the initial test is passed and our Continuous Improvement phase starts, there will be some smaller features or improvements that are ready to test and deploy.
This step is the most valuable to sophisTex as you can exactly show us all your needs and wishes that we will realize soon after.
All tests are passed, and you are happy with your new system or new features. We are sure that your users will love the new possibilities and can begin working on your new system.
sophisTex will now happily coordinate and perform all needed deployment steps for you. This does not only include all transport related steps and technical configuration, but also scheduling possible downtimes, supervising the actual import, all hyper-care related activities and much more.
During testing, it was already ensured that everything performs as designed and can be used productively by your users. Once your new system or enhancements are deployed, it is important to evaluate the level of satisfaction from the end-users’ point of view and continuously improve it, due to constantly changing requirements and general expectations for technical systems.
During evaluation and afterwards, both the gradual introduction mentioned in the Check step and possible improvements derived from end-users’ feedback will be collected and their timing planned. During this step, sophisTex proposes an enhancement roadmap as well as further possible improvements. This roadmap is then discussed and adjusted until it fully fits your requirements.
Once the plan is made and the scope for the next development step is specified, during the design step, the final look-and-feel is defined. This step is crucial, because you can define the appearance of the application that you and your employees will use later in a productive environment. You have full flexibility regarding design, user interface, and navigation flow. In addition, you will be supported by sophisTex to build your applications in accordance with SAP standards.
When the previous steps have been completed and the plan is well defined, development can begin. During this step, sophisTex will send regular updates on the status, and prototypes in case of larger developments, to ensure that your requirements are always met.