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SAP Value Assurance for

SAP S/4HANA Cloud


Service Overview
Why SAP Value Assurance for SAP S/4HANA Cloud?

S/4HANA Cloud success, guided by SAP

Start to finish guidance with expert knowledge


Reduced Risk of S/4HANA Cloud projects

Increased Quality Expert overview of the Activate Methodology,


using best-in-class tools and services

Expert Functional and Technical Reviews in


each project phase

Identification of Risks and Issues with Actionable


SAP Value Assurance recommendations
Accelerate your S/4HANA Cloud Project
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Collaborative Approach

Customer SUCCESS
Accelerate CUSTOMER
SUCCESS with partner or
customer driven projects,
guided by SAP

Partner SUCCESS
SAP SUCCESS
Partners bring key SKILLED
resources, specific INDUSTRY SAP bring experience of
EXPERTISE and S/4HANA Cloud projects to
implementation TOOLS. provide expert GUIDANCE
and SUPPORT throughout
the phases of Activate
Methodology.

SAP Value Assurance


Accelerate your S/4HANA Cloud Project
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What is SAP Value Assurance for SAP S/4HANA Cloud in Practice?

Value-adding activities from prepare to go-live SAP will…


designed to reduce risk and increase quality.

Guidance and support through expert reviews and Engage Early


actionable recommendations.
Conduct a Cloud
Access to best-in-class methodology and tools Planning Workshop

Integrated service plan with Preferred Success


offering an enhanced engagement during your Share feedback and
S/4HANA Cloud Implementation project guidance based on
Four Reviews

SAP Value Assurance Provide subject matter


expertise & guidance
Accelerate your S/4HANA Cloud Project
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SAP Value Assurance for SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Key service activities across the SAP Activate phases

SAPActivate Continuous Adoption, Continuous Innovation

Discovery Prepare Explore Realize Deploy Run

Cloud Planning
Workshop

Expert Review Expert Review Expert Review Expert Review


Preparation & Design Solution Business Readiness
Governance
Subject Matter Expertise
Advice & Guidance
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Key Activities
Cloud Planning Workshop
Discover Prepare Explore Realize Deploy Run

SAP Preferred Success

Cloud Planning Workshop


• Introduction to Activate methodology and Best Practice content
• Analysis of the customer’s business strategy and key functional requirements for the cloud project
• Alignment and guidance on roles, responsibilities and high-level milestone project plan

SAP Value Assurance


Accelerate your S/4HANA Cloud Project
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The Four Reviews
Discover Prepare Explore Realize Deploy Run

SAP Preferred Success

(1) Project Preparation and Governance Review


• Analysis of the project set up including governance model, scope and project scheduling based upon Best
Practices and the customer’s business strategy
• Strategic advice surrounding project risks and responses
• Report of observations shared with Customer/Partner

SAP Value Assurance


Accelerate your S/4HANA Cloud Project
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The Four Reviews
Discover Prepare Explore Realize Deploy Run

SAP Preferred Success

(2) Design Review


• Expert advice on alignment of the design to Best Practices
• Guidance on customer-specific refinements and extensions
• Recommendations on integration, data migration and testing approach.
• Report of observations shared with Customer/Partner

SAP Value Assurance


Accelerate your S/4HANA Cloud Project
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The Four Reviews
Discover Prepare Explore Realize Deploy Run

SAP Preferred Success

(3) Solution Review


• Review alignment between Q-system and the findings of the Design review
• Guidance on customer specific configuration and refinements
• Recommendations on integration, data migration and testing approach
• Report of observations shared with Customer/Partner

SAP Value Assurance


Accelerate your S/4HANA Cloud Project
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The Four Reviews
Discover Prepare Explore Realize Deploy Run

SAP Preferred Success

(4) Readiness Review


• Validate the readiness prior to go-live
• Last pit-stop guidance on risks to go-live
• Report of observations shared with Customer/Partner

SAP Value Assurance


Accelerate your S/4HANA Cloud Project
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Subject Matter Expertise and Guidance
Discover Prepare Explore Realize Deploy Run

SAP Preferred Success

Subject Matter Expertise


• Provision of continuous support of SAP experts throughout the project in parallel to Expert reviews
• Expert Advice and Guidance on best practices, technical and functional issues and deployment of the
S/4HANA Cloud

SAP Value Assurance


Accelerate your S/4HANA Cloud Project
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SAP Value Assurance with
SAP Preferred Success
SAP Value Assurance for SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Integrated service plan with SAP Preferred Success

Enhanced
SAP Value Assurance

SAP Value Assurance for SAP S/4HANA Cloud


Engagement
Integrated Service Plan

Subject Matter Onsite Consulting Project Focused


Expert Support

Cloud Planning workshop Expert Functional and Risk Mitigation


Technical Reviews

Exclusive, live and Engagement


Tailored guidance from
SAP Preferred Success

Advanced Support recorded training Focus


Customer Success team

Collaborative Release and Peak- Innovation & value realization


guidance Success Checks Time Planning guidance

SAP Preferred Success

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Preferred Success and Value Assurance in a nutshell
SAP Preferred Success What does an integrated service plan look like?
Life-time engagement SAP Preferred Success and SAP Value Assurance for SAP S/4HANA Cloud
SAP Preferred Success is SAP’s best-in-class, SAP Preferred Success is the foundation offering which Value Assurance builds on top of, in order to offer an
subscription-based offering providing advanced enhanced engagement during a customer- or partner-led implementation. SAP Preferred Success focuses on
guidance and live enablement to customers throughout long-term value achievement, whilst Value Assurance provides complementary, deep-dive implementation
their complete lifecycle. SAP Preferred Success project guidance. Overall this offers maximum risk mitigation for customers and partners and optimal
focuses on achievement of business goals through the solution deployment for short and long-term customer success.
cloud solution’s capabilities and adoption of innovation.
Designed to be effective and easy-to-consume, a
During the implementation project, Value Assurance reviews are followed by Q-Gate Success Checks,
tailored SAP Preferred Success plan maps customer
delivering an integrated service plan and ensuring a complete engagement from SAP to validate the
milestones to timely and relevant resources to help
functional and technical quality of deliverables, and adherence to SAP’s Activate methodology.
achieve their strategic initiatives

SAP Value Assurance for SAP


S/4HANA Cloud Project engagement
SAP Value Assurance for Cloud Solutions is our
consulting-based offering, created to reduce risk and
maximise the use of S/4HANA Cloud best practices during
a partner-led implementation.

Value Assurance provides deep dive functional and


technical reviews to validate and guide the project,
focussing on customer-specific project activities across
governance, project planning, organizational change
management, Fit-to-Standard deliverables, refinements,
testing, data migration and integration.

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Customer / Partner activities
Collaborative Approach Activities
Partner and/or Customer are required to…
 Understand and confirm service scope and approach

We each have  Provide decision-empowered resources who are


responsibility to knowledgeable about the processes and solution
ensure the being implemented
alignment of our  Complete Customer and Project Information Sheet
expectations, with all the requested information
objectives, and the
service scope as  Review SAP service team requested documentation
one team. list and provide required input
 Include the service related tasks and expert review
milestones into the project schedule
 Ensure the findings and recommendations contained
in each Expert Review report are understood and
implemented
 Manage the lifecycle of the project, across all
milestones and SAP touch points
SAP Value Assurance
Accelerate your S/4HANA Cloud Project Responsibilities listed based on:
 Alignment to Fit2Standard approach  Good fit to SAP Best Practices
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SAP Value Assurance for S/4HANA
Cloud
Summary
What does SAP Value Assurance for SAP S/4HANA Cloud achieve?

Expectations Benefits

Tailored guidance to guarantee success Collaborative approach to success

Fast implementation with predictable costs Risk identification, avoidance and mitigation

Best-in-class tools, methodologies and expertise E2E quality assurance backed by SAP expertise

Rapid time to value Clear scope, defined outcomes and transparent


cost structure

SAP Value Assurance


Accelerate your S/4HANA Cloud Project
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