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Empowering Modern Enterprises with IBM + Clean Core
Data quality significantly impacts the success of data migration efforts. Fortunately, IBM and Clean Core have made it easier to clean organizational data.
If your organization has been contemplating a shift to SAP S/4HANA, you must ensure that you operate with clean, high-quality data before you move. Data quality not only impacts your data migration efforts but is also the key to decision-making that reduces risk and drives bottom-line growth.
As part of our commitment to empowering modern enterprises, Syniti is proud to partner with IBM to provide its clients with detailed insights about what’s happening inside their existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) environment. In addition, our data assessment helps clients embrace the clean core philosophy to enhance data quality and seamlessly transition to SAP S/4HANA.
With all that in mind, if your business needs to elevate its data quality, IBM and Syniti are ready to step in and lend a hand.
Importance of Data Quality in Modern Business Operations
The importance of data quality in modern business workflows cannot be overstated. Data fuels many of your decision-making processes and informs almost every single interaction with your customers.
Access to the correct information is necessary to operate with efficiency. Thanks to the rise of robust prescriptive and predictive analytic solutions, you can capitalize on the latest trends, mitigate risk, and explore new opportunities to grow your business, provided you have access to reliable data.
Definition of a Clean Core
A “clean core” is both a philosophy and a suite of services. Let’s explore the principle behind a clean core before focusing on the services one provides.
The clean core methodology was developed to move businesses away from an over-reliance on traditional Advanced Business Application Programming (ABAP) extensions. The framework strives to get to the proverbial core of data quality issues by addressing data architecture issues, hence the name.
In other words, the clean core ideology is about examining the state of a company’s ERP by conducting a data assessment. IBM’s CleanCore Services include modules designed to help clients reduce their SAP ECC6 cost of ownership and prepare them for a transition to SAP S/4HANA.
In addition, IBM has partnered with Syniti to add data assessments to its CleanCore Services. Cumulatively, our organizations can provide businesses with actionable insights that they can use to enhance data quality and drive decision-making. These services have become even more valuable since SAP announced it no longer develops ECC improvements.
Furthermore, IBM and Syniti work to create value for clients by making ECC smaller and more efficient. CleanCore Services also makes it less costly to manage, thereby freeing up resources that firms can use to support their SAP S/4HANA migration.
Achieving a Clean Core
Achieving a clean core starts with implementing the proper data architecture. This architecture provides the framework that dictates how information is gathered, stored, classified, delivered, protected, and used. If the framework is inefficient, your data management and governance will suffer.
SAP S/4HANA is the ideal architecture to optimize data quality and streamline information management. We understand that you need value in the here and now, so to help you reduce your costs and achieve a better return on investment (ROI), IBM and Syniti offer a comprehensive data assessment.
After performing the assessment, Syniti and IBM will review the status of your ERP environment, along with your code, data, processes, and workflows, to identify potential inefficiencies that may impact your data quality. We will work with your in-house team to create a customized plan to reduce your SAP cost and provide a game plan that supports your S/4HANA deployment.
Enabling Modern Enterprises to Harness the Power of Clean Data
Clean data is the catalyst for timely, efficient decision-making. If your data is laden with errors and discrepancies, it can be challenging to identify the best path forward for your business. Conversely, with access to accurate, quality data, you can gain robust insights from your analytics tools and capitalize on emerging business opportunities.
IBM and Syniti empower you to harness the power of clean data. Our comprehensive data assessment services shed light on processes and coding issues that may diminish data quality. Perhaps more importantly, we provide an actionable roadmap to enhance your data and improve decision-making capabilities.
Importance of Data Governance in Maintaining Data Quality over Time
IBM and Syniti’s CleanCore Services will pave the way for better data quality. Still, if you want to preserve the sanctity of your data over time, you must implement modern data governance solutions.
Data governance has become incredibly complex due to phenomena like “sprawl,” which occurs when your organization uses multiple data tools and vendors to facilitate said data governance. Fortunately, you can address these challenges by adopting a unified, cloud-based data management platform with built-in management and migration tools.
Clean Core Solutions and Philosophy Essential to SAP S/4HANA Adoption
Clean core solutions allow your organization to look past its current migration challenges and focus on long-term digital transformation initiatives. By employing the clean core architectural philosophy, you can ensure that your company has the systems, technology, processes, and information to be competitive both now and for years to come, effectively future-proofing your business.
IBM and Syniti Empower the Modern Enterprise
Over 60% of C-Suite execs are finding a lack of preparedness in data management is affecting migrations from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA. If your organization has been contemplating a shift to SAP S/4HANA, you must ensure that you operate with clean, high-quality data before you move. Data quality not only impacts your data migration efforts but is also the key to decision-making that reduces risk and drives bottom-line growth. Tune in to learn how to take data off the critical path and modernize faster!
Importance of Data Quality in SAP S/4HANA Adoption
Your organization’s data quality can make or break your SAP S/4HANA adoption process. Thankfully, by leveraging CleanCore Services from IBM and Syniti, you can ensure your business is ready to implement the leading ERP solution and reduce your risk of encountering significant migration delays.
That said, the entire clean core philosophy is centered around long-term solutions, not quick fixes, so you should put your business into a position where it can thrive both before and after you transition to SAP S/4 HANA. To do that, you will need a dynamic data management solution.
Customers/Clients need to be confident that they are operating with clean, high-quality data in order to achieve a successful move to SAP S/4HANA. The Syniti Knowledge Platform (SKP) is a vendor and ERP-agonistic platform that takes the hassle out of data management. With our tools at your fingertips, you can maintain information quality long after applying our data assessment findings and sunsetting your legacy ERP platform.
The IBM Data Readiness Assessment with Syniti Knowledge Platform is more than a basic assessment that tells customers what they already know about their infrastructure. Our joint assessment offers a rich amount of information, including the financial impact of bad data sitting in the customer’s environment. Providing these insights helps customers navigate their path to cloud-based ERP implementations. Regardless of when they plan to take on the move to SAP S/4HANA, our solution allows the data work to shift left and enables the customer to reap the early benefits of that preparation work. IBM and Syniti are helping remove unknowns as it relates to data, execute quickly and provide meaningful business context insights.
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