Episode 40: From Home Renovation to Digital Transformation: Embracing S/4HANA Cloud Innovation Through ERP Migration – The Future of ERP
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This episode delves into the crucial decision between brownfield and greenfield approaches in ERP migration, using a relatable house renovation analogy. The speaker explores the complexities of updating existing systems (brownfield) versus starting fresh (greenfield), highlighting the pros and cons of each approach. While brownfield offers familiarity and less disruption, greenfield provides opportunities for comprehensive modernization and innovation. The discussion emphasizes the importance of considering long-term business needs, emerging technologies, and the rapidly changing market landscape when making this decision. The episode concludes by underscoring the critical role of modern ERP systems in driving business success, positioning them as indispensable tools for both daily operations and strategic management in today's dynamic business environment.

Guest Speaker: Michael Perfler, Managing Director of Phoron Consulting

Michael Perfler has been active in the SAP industry for over 20 years and has extensive project experience with a clear focus on SAP Cloud solutions. As the managing director of Phoron Consulting, he always prioritizes customer benefits and utilizes his profound knowledge and technical expertise to develop innovative and tailored SAP solutions. With his ability to understand customer needs and implement complex projects, he has earned a reputation as a trustworthy and solution-oriented partner.

Phoron Consulting is a dynamic, medium-sized SAP consulting firm with locations in Austria, Germany, and Brazil, positioned internationally. With a dedicated team of over 180 employees, Phoron distinguishes itself through its focus on innovative solutions and technological leadership in the realm of SAP Cloud solutions and ERP implementations.

As specialists in digital transformation, Phoron assists companies in optimizing their business processes through tailored SAP solutions that address the specific needs and challenges of clients. Phoron Consulting combines cross-industry expertise with technical know-how to help companies enhance their efficiency, improve competitiveness, and succeed in the global market.

Host: Richard Howells, SAP

Richard Howells has been working in the Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing space for over 30 years. He is responsible for driving the thought leadership and awareness of SAP’s ERP, Finance, and Supply Chain solutions and is an active writer, podcaster, and thought leader on the topics of supply chain, Industry 4.0, digitization, and sustainability.

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Host: Oyku Ilgar, SAP

Oyku Ilgar has been working in the digital supply chain area at SAP since 2017. As a marketer and blogger, she creates written and visual marketing content about ERP and Supply Chain solutions and focuses on the topics of business trends, IoT, Industry 4.0, and sustainability.

Oyku Ilgar: SAP Community, LinkedIn

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This episode delves into the crucial decision between brownfield and greenfield approaches in ERP migration, using a relatable house renovation analogy. The speaker explores the complexities of updating existing systems (brownfield) versus starting fresh (greenfield), highlighting the pros and cons of each approach. While brownfield offers familiarity and less disruption, greenfield provides opportunities for comprehensive modernization and innovation. The discussion emphasizes the importance of considering long-term business needs, emerging technologies, and the rapidly changing market landscape when making this decision. The episode concludes by underscoring the critical role of modern ERP systems in driving business success, positioning them as indispensable tools for both daily operations and strategic management in today’s dynamic business environment.

Guest Speaker: Michael Perfler, Managing Director of Phoron Consulting

Michael Perfler has been active in the SAP industry for over 20 years and has extensive project experience with a clear focus on SAP Cloud solutions. As the managing director of Phoron Consulting, he always prioritizes customer benefits and utilizes his profound knowledge and technical expertise to develop innovative and tailored SAP solutions. With his ability to understand customer needs and implement complex projects, he has earned a reputation as a trustworthy and solution-oriented partner.

Phoron Consulting is a dynamic, medium-sized SAP consulting firm with locations in Austria, Germany, and Brazil, positioned internationally. With a dedicated team of over 180 employees, Phoron distinguishes itself through its focus on innovative solutions and technological leadership in the realm of SAP Cloud solutions and ERP implementations.

As specialists in digital transformation, Phoron assists companies in optimizing their business processes through tailored SAP solutions that address the specific needs and challenges of clients. Phoron Consulting combines cross-industry expertise with technical know-how to help companies enhance their efficiency, improve competitiveness, and succeed in the global market.

Host: Richard Howells, SAP

Richard Howells has been working in the Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing space for over 30 years. He is responsible for driving the thought leadership and awareness of SAP’s ERP, Finance, and Supply Chain solutions and is an active writer, podcaster, and thought leader on the topics of supply chain, Industry 4.0, digitization, and sustainability.

Richard Howells: LinkedIn, X (Twitter)

Host: Oyku Ilgar, SAP

Oyku Ilgar has been working in the digital supply chain area at SAP since 2017. As a marketer and blogger, she creates written and visual marketing content about ERP and Supply Chain solutions and focuses on the topics of business trends, IoT, Industry 4.0, and sustainability.

Oyku Ilgar: SAP Community, LinkedIn

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