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Migrate to SAP S/4HANA with Cognizant Smartmove

Intelligent Enterprises are characterized by their superior agility, efficiency and real-time insights.
With SAP® S/4HANA® at their core, Intelligent Enterprises are changing how work gets done, reacting in real time to critical insights and driving improved customer experiences. According to a recent Forrester study, companies that have moved from SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) to S/4HANA have, on average:
  • Improved customer satisfaction (44%)
  • Created cross-sell and upsell opportunities (37%)
  • Increased revenues (37%)
  • Generated new revenue streams (30%)
  • Reduced customer turnover (4.1%)
  • Improved IT productivity (5%)
While the conversion benefits are clear, the path to accomplishing it is not. 
Whether you are in the stages of digital transformation or deliberating on the optimal migration strategy or you would like to accelerate your existing journey, we can help.

Cognizant SmartMove S/4HANA Conversion Factory

Cognizant SmartMove, our SAP qualified S/4HANA Conversion Factory delivers a comprehensive, risk-mitigated solution to transform your current SAP landscape into a scalable, Intelligent Enterprise-ready environment.

Cognizant helps enterprises migrate their legacy SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA by leveraging standardized processes powered by robotic process automation (RPA), tools and accelerators, and quality gates.

Shared services
  • Variable capacity
  • Optimal usage of resources
  • 10%-20% cost saving
Process automation
  • Reduce downtime by 10%-30% 
  • Decrease cost by 10%-15%
Standardized processes
  • Standard templates
  • Repeatability ensures quality
  • Eliminates errors
Quality gates
  • Checkpoints to reduce risk

Why Cognizant

Providing end-to-end solutions for core modernization

Expertise: A trusted partner, Cognizant has been helping businesses strategize and migrate to SAP S/4HANA since the product first launched in 2015. 

Trusted advisor to customers: Our focused, industry best practices led programs are delivered on time and according to the original roadmap, which improves customer satisfaction. Our clients rate us high on overall satisfaction, thought leadership, testing methodologies, agile/DevOps capabilities, functional skills and innovation. 

Recommended by analysts: Recognized as leader in S/4HANA-driven transformations by leading global analysts, including the Leader Quadrant by ISG, Nelson Hall and Everest Group. 

Partnership: Cognizant is global partner of SAP. We’re also a Global Strategic Service Partner for Intelligent ERP, SAP MOVE, the S/4HANA Beta program and the SAP Model Company. In addition, our partnerships with Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), among other strategic partners, help us provide end-to-end solutions for your core modernization strategy.

SAP Factory Qualification: Best-in-class processes, tools, accelerators and frameworks built into the solution, qualified and validated by SAP.

Cognizant recognized as a leader in the 2024 ISG Provider Lens SAP Ecosystem Study

ISG named Cognizant a global leader for Rise with SAP Implementation Partners, and Cloud Economics and FinOps Services for SAP. Cognizant was also named a leader in the US for SAP S/4HANA Transformation for Large Accounts, SAP Managed Application Services and SAP Managed Cloud Services.

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Service offerings


Functional and technical impact analysis, custom code analysis, conversion roadmap, cost estimation and project plan.

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Test drive

Risk mitigated proof of concept conversion prior to the actual conversion, including functional and representative code remediation.

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Move to S/4HANA with our agile factory, powered by RPA tools and quality gates.

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Cognizant’s Intelligent Enterprise platform leverages AI/ML, built-in industry solutions, best practices, analytics and key performance indicators to enable quick wins to improve the business impact.

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Value-added services ensure best-in-class processes

  • Define business case and roadmap to S/4HANA journey using our proprietary consulting and value extraction frameworks
  • Leverage managed services to reduce hosting costs
  • Achieve cloud migration from the current landscape to AWS, Azure, HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) or GCP with a tested, proven methodology
  • Move to S/4HANA Cloud Extended


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The journey to intelligent ERP

Taking a business value-driven approach, organizations are transforming aging ERP backbones into systems of innovation via SAP S/4HANA.

Taking a business value-driven approach, organizations are transforming aging ERP backbones into systems of innovation via SAP S/4HANA.


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