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Think Velocity and RISE with SAP

Think Velocity and RISE with SAP

Sarath Arabandi

Think Velocity and RISE with SAP

Every enterprise has a unique starting point. For all digitally-driven businesses — whether they are early adopters, edge innovators, or established companies — Zensar, together with RISE with SAP, helps enterprises achieve holistic on-your-terms and on-your-timeline transformation into an intelligent enterprise.

However, digital transformation is not just about technology. It’s about identifying opportunities to address human needs through state-of-the-art design and innovation. To survive today, enterprises must evolve from doing digital to being digital, characterized by disruptive capabilities and a digital mindset that deliberately shapes every aspect of the business. Instead of aiming for raw speed, enterprises must then think velocity — speed and direction with purpose.

A new way of working - RISE with SAP, SAP’s new offering, was announced earlier this year. With a mission to simplify digital transformation, RISE with SAP has been described as a bundle of existing SAP assets that provide customers with business transformation-as-a-service under one offer, one contract, and one responsible party for handling issues and SLAs and operations.

The five core elements - RISE with SAP offers business process intelligence and embedded tools and services to drive accelerated business outcomes. It also includes SAP’s flagship products and platforms, such as their Business Technology Platform, Business Network Starter Package, and the S/4HANA Cloud deployment and infrastructure of choice as part of the five core elements in this new offering. These are briefly described below.

Business process intelligence – Provides enterprises with reports and insights into process performance and can pinpoint where and how best to use advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, the internet of things, and robotic process automation to help improve operations.

Embedded tools and services – Allows access to various products and services for technical systems operations, lifecycle management, software support, analytics, and seamless migration from current ERP planning to SAP S/4 HANA.

The infrastructure of choice (SAP data center or hyperscaler) — Delivers benefits from infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities without data and system lock-in.

SAP Business Network Starter Package – Ensures unified access to the world’s largest business network, including SAP’s suppliers, logistics, and asset intelligence networks that help foster cross-company connections and collaboration.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud deployment model of choice – Includes SAP S/4 HANA public or private cloud deployment.

The transition into an intelligent enterprise - RISE with SAP is not just a new upgrade. The offering is designed to help enterprises remove hassles, stress, and complexities from their journey to transform their business, thus paving the way for enterprises to be where they need to be while rising to every challenge anytime, anywhere. The table below highlights the differences between traditional ERP architectures and RISE with SAP.


Zensar’s SAP offerings and solutions that complement RISE with SAP:


RISE with SAP subscription provides access to a comprehensive bundle of software, tools, and services that help businesses transition to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, an experienced and skillful partner that comes with fully integrated offerings and support is also required to provide the necessary advisory, implementation, and application management services.

At Zensar, we work collaboratively across teams, skillsets, and geographies to spark new ideas that unlock unexpected opportunities for enterprises, helping them thrive in an ever-evolving world. Additionally, we work with velocity, bringing rapid change in the right direction. Through our wealth of experience and proven technical know-how, we provide a structured set of offerings that complement RISE with SAP. These are described below.

Advisory services - Transforming existing SAP systems to an S/4HANA environment can be complex and daunting. There are a variety of factors that need to be considered. A seasoned service partner can make all the difference. Our solutions across the life sciences, industrial machinery and components (IM&C), and hi-tech and retail sectors can be mapped to the RISE with SAP offering via an umbrella of professional advisory services, including the assessment of business needs, existing trends in the market, current technology environment, and the possibilities for improving business processes. Our team of experts helps clients manage their complete business transformation while aligning their overall business strategies, plans, and core operations.

Implementation services – Driven by our commitment to ensure that all our clients are well equipped to take on challenges, our SAP products have been successfully implemented across diversified platforms and environments. Through our implementation services, we also help create a tailored implementation strategy for our clients that meets their business needs, is cost-effective, and allows them to achieve their business objectives efficiently. Further, we have developed templatized, packaged, end-to-end business solutions that are tailormade for different industries. For instance, we have ZenLife for the life sciences sector, ZenIMC for the industrial machinery and components business, and ZenRetail for the retail sector. These solutions are treated as partner add-ons and can be deployed per client requirements, reducing the overall implementation timelines while yielding a faster return on investment.

Application management services (AMS) — We are an SAP PCOE-certified partner that supports businesses according to SAP’s current standards. We understand the value behind outsourced application management services in achieving digital transformation. Our AMS services consistently score high in execution excellence and client satisfaction and span areas such as monitoring, performance, quality, and security. In keeping with our philosophy of delivering impactful services and solutions to our clients, we provide quality assurance and predictive performance modeling through automation and innovation, ensuring the continual delivery and maintenance of service excellence.

With our Think Velocity approach and RISE with SAP, businesses now have an easy platform to become intelligent digital enterprises that streamline business operations and deliver a superior customer experience.

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