Basis Technologies announces Consolidator: a new automation tool to support digital transformation and business innovation As SAP landscape transformation becomes an increasingly critical enabler of business change, a new tool helps to unlock value by making system consolidation a more cost-effective, viable proposition.
As SAP landscape transformation becomes an increasingly critical enabler of business change, a new tool helps to unlock value by making system consolidation a more cost-effective, viable proposition.
Basis Technologies today announces the introduction of Consolidator, a new addition to its extensive range of automation tools. Consolidator performs the technical analysis and merge of SAP ECC systems, including those running on HANA, with minimal user intervention. Automation reduces the risk and cost of the overall process, allowing more businesses to realize the benefits of SAP system consolidation.
A time of change
Sixty-four percent of IT and marketing executives recently surveyed by Gartner said that they expect to transform into a digital business by the end of 20171.
In such a dynamic, disruptive environment, business initiatives like digital transformation are becoming commonplace. A shift to cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, including S/4HANA from SAP, is also underway, and M&A activity continues to gather pace. Meanwhile, potentially huge opportunities lurk inside inefficient SAP system landscapes built up over decades of acquisitions and reorganizations.
All of these factors are combining to generate an ever-increasing level of demand for SAP system consolidation projects.
A new way to unlock value
To date, a limited number of tools have been available to support system consolidation. This has resulted in processes which feature an unavoidably high level of manual effort, with the corresponding business risk that such methods naturally bring.
Consolidator offers the chance to automate a critical – and labor-intensive – portion of the consolidation process: the technical merge. Risk and necessary resource inputs are dramatically reduced, enabling businesses to unlock value, focus on innovation, reduce cost of ownership and prepare for a new generation of enterprise solutions.
“Businesses should give more thought to optimization of the SAP systems that enable great customer experiences. Too much cash is being wasted on simply maintaining existing processes and stabilizing legacy infrastructure.” said Martin Metcalf, Chief Executive Officer of Basis Technologies. “There is just not enough focus placed on unlocking the latent value within these assets through the use of automation technologies such as Consolidator”
To learn more about Consolidator, visit the product web page.
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