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LeanIX & SAP Signavio: Alignment For ERP Transformation

Posted by Matt Toomey on August 28, 2023
LeanIX & SAP Signavio: Alignment For ERP Transformation

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation can dramatically improve efficiency and profitability across your entire organization. It's also one of the most complex and difficult IT projects an organization can undertake.

Gero Decker, General Manager at SAP Signavio maintains that aligning IT, business and project teams is one of the biggest challenges to overcome in any ERP transformation.

Watch Gero Decker from SAP Signavio explain how LeanIX can align your stakeholders to prepare you for ERP transformation success:

We spoke to Gero after his presentation at LeanIX Connect Summit Europe 2023. You can watch the brief video of the conversation above to find out why Gero sees LeanIX and SAP Signavio as the perfect tools to support the alignment you need for ERP transformation success.

Watch the video to see Gero discuss:

  • the conflicting needs of IT and business stakeholders
  • how a lack of confidence or clarity leads to stalled projects
  • securing buy-in from stakeholders early in the project
  • ensuring the money you spend goes to the areas that matter most

DOWNLOAD: Getting it right:
A holistic approach to SAP S/4HANA transformations

ERP Transformation Requires Alignment

Upgrading or replacing your enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can have tremendous value, but can also create company-wide disruptions. The change often involves your entire business, affecting all of your applications, processes, and operations.

If something goes wrong during the initiative, there can be downstream effects with serious consequences for teams across your organization. That means everyone needs to be on the same page and communicating seamlessly throughout every stage of the transformation.

As Gero explains in the video above:

Gero-Decker_Signavio“Lack of alignment happens when one group of stakeholders thinks another group doesn’t understand why certain things are important. That’s why getting everyone on the same page and understanding the connection between people, processes, applications, and technology is at the heart of successful alignment in an ERP transformation.”

Gero Decker, General Manager, SAP Signavio

To succeed, you need a single source of truth in place to ensure everyone has an overview of both your as-is state and the roadmap for change. That's where the integration of LeanIX EAM and SAP Signavio comes in.

LeanIX and SAP Signavio: The Perfect Combination

Lean IX and SAP Signavio have been working together for more than a decade. LeanIX EAM integrates with the SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite to provide an extra layer of insight that spans across your present and future IT landscapes.

This layer gives everyone in your organization the same view of your enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation, keep them on the same page and working towards the same goal. Gero expands on this in the video, explaining why successful alignment between stakeholders is critical to enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation success.

Gero-Decker_Signavio“Lean IX and SAP Signavio together create alignment, because they create a shared understanding across IT and the business, which helps build and follow your roadmap and continuously manage the landscape as it evolves over time.”

Gero Decker, General Manager, SAP Signavio

The power of LeanIX and SAP Signavio is in providing visibility into every area of the organization that an ERP transformation touches and connecting the dots between them. LeanIX EAM and the SAP Signavio Process Transformation Suite empower you to optimize collaboration, reduce uncertainty, enable better and faster decision making, and ultimately pursue your ERP transformation with confidence.

Getting transformation to SAP S/4HANA right

SAP has announced that its ERP Central Component (ECC) will enter end-of-life in December 2025, meaning the clock is ticking for those customer who have not yet made the move to SAP S/4HANA. 

READ: SAP S/4HANA: 7 Reasons You Need To Upgrade Your ERP

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation should also be seen as an opportunity to rethink business models, transform processes, and lay the foundation for future success. Organizations that complete their full transformation to modern tools like SAP S/4HANA will gain a competitive advantage.

To succeed, however, you need a comprehensively documented roadmap to keep all your stakeholders on track and working together, as Gero Decker describes above. Download our free whitepaper for a step-by-step guide to ERP transformation success using LeanIX EAM:

DOWNLOAD: Getting it right:
A holistic approach to SAP S/4HANA transformations

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