Cloud specialists SXiQ and SAP consulting company Acclimation have formed a partnership to deliver a unique S/4HANA migration offering, combining Cloud and SAP Transformation services as a bundled package.

The partnership enables customers affected by the announcement of the SAP ECC 2025 end of life support deadline, to make a seamless, low risk, low-cost migration with one united team of specialists who can expertly manage both the S/4HANA Migration & Cloud Infrastructure requirements.

The partnership is described by SXiQ Managing Director John Hanna as “representing an exciting partnership which enables both parties to leverage our strengths to deliver a seamless migration for our customers, many of whom are still processing the implications to their organisation, of this deadline.”

Cameron Sherrard, Acclimation Managing Partner says “the SXiQ partnership allows us to provide a deeper engagement, that we know our clients are looking for, with one partner able to bring expertise in migrating SAP systems from SAP ECC to S/4HANA and the other, specialised in Cloud consulting, advisory, implementation and operation services, delivered all under one banner.”

Acclimation and SXiQ’s approach to the S/4HANA migration leverages a factually based assessment of the existing SAP ECC system combined with a consultative validation of the ‘to be’ state of the new S/4HANA environment. For example, company code and organisational setup, active and inactive modules, custom code, interfaces, impact analysis with new business process, simplification list, Fiori use and more. Once this is understood, we help organisations size their environments and map their infrastructure needs, using unique cloud visualisation technologies and then rapidly design their cloud or hybrid cloud migration pathways to deliver new SAP environments, with the highest levels of availability, performance, and security.

While there is still a 5-year window available for the migration to occur, the process of migration is not simple and time and effort is required to plan and design the migration, assess the ‘as is’ and ‘to be’ state, perform the conversion, move to new infrastructure, test the migration and finally train users on the new software.

Acclimation & SXiQ are encouraging the 400+ Australian organisations effected, to act now, and plan early to avoid compressed project timelines and to harness the availability of the highest quality, experienced resources and to avoid the peak in demand for these services and the potential cost hike closer to the deadline.

Remko Jacobs, SXiQ EGM Customer Success commented that “the time is now to make this migration to achieve the most cost-effective implementation.”

SXiQ, is a deeply experienced cloud and datacenter integrator, providing their customers with cloud architecture, design & cost management strategies, along with rapid, enterprise-grade implementation, migration and operational services across multiple cloud platforms, with a reputation for large-scale, complex, multi-cloud migrations and integrations.

Acclimation, established in 2007, delivers end-to-end SAP solutions including software licensing and support, implementation services and ongoing application managed services. Acclimation is highly regarded for the successful delivery of many complex SAP projects in some of Australia’s largest organisations. Additionally, Acclimation has successfully completed SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA conversions and currently have a number in flight.

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