Benchmarking 4.0

SAP Landscape Benchmark

Today, SAP users face a variety of challenges. On the one hand, companies must take account of the new customer needs with digital products and services; on the other hand, the development and implementation of new applications into the existing SAP architectures is becoming more and more time-consuming with their growing age.

This could make the SAP architecture a hemming shoe to the digitization and modernization of IT. Reducing this technical mortgage of complex and historically grown SAP landscapes is thus a prerequisite for being able to survive the digital offensive.

With SAP Landschaftsbenchmark, CTI CONSULTING offers a tailor-made solution for SAP users, who are in a similar situation.

While conventional benchmarks unilaterally examine the SAP cost structures of the company and relate them to a comparison group in order to obtain conclusions about cost reductions or service improvements, the CTI SAP Landscape Benchmark also takes the architecture and its future security as a further dimension into consideration.

For the exact measurement of the actual landscape, this benchmark uses an SAP-certified product, the “CTI Landscape Analyzer for SAP Solutions”, which enables a complete scan of the entire SAP landscape of a company.

Procedure Model for SAP Landscape Benchmark

While the majority of service providers operate in the benchmark area with simplified assumptions regarding the SAP landscape, CTI CONSULTING provides the exact landscape data on the number of instances and their composition with regard to clients, booking circles, modules, actual module usage and all interfaces implemented via SAP. On the basis of accurate structural information, costs can be attributed to the corresponding cost drivers, e.g. systems and interfaces. In addition, any problem areas in the architecture itself can be determined more quickly.

The CTI approach provides the following answers:

  • Which development, test and productive systems are actually still in use and which, on the other hand, can be used in order to save their costs?
  • What is the degree of self-development and customer-specific extensions compared to the use of the standard?
  • How many point-to-point interfaces are in use and how high is the potential to migrate to EAI solutions?
  • Where are the main cost drivers in a SAP architecture?What are the costs compared to companies of similar complexity?
  • Are there risks due to lack of licensing for indirect use?
  • Are there still outdated software releases (operating systems, databases) in use, that contradict the governance requirements?

The CTI benchmark also addresses the necessary further development of the existing SAP landscape (target landscape) through these more future-oriented questions (actual landscape). It is important to develop fast-paced decision-making documents, as the disruptive developments in the course of digitization make a revolutionary rather than an evolutionary approach to the further development of the SAP landscape absolutely necessary.

The provision of agile, bimodal and extensible IT services for the business requires to make the existing SAP systems more integrable and to be able to get rid of legacy contamination.

  • What options are available to outsource SAP applications to the cloud (HCP, HANA Enterprise Cloud)?
  • How can the prerequisites of the architecture be improved for agility in the context of implementation activities?
  • What options are available in the various cloud options to keep the existing customer-specific extensions and modifications in the cloud?
  • Is there potential for cost savings with increased cloud usage and how much is this?

Our experienced consultants develop together with you the optimal SAP roadmap for you, based of the collected data.

Use of the Landscape Analyzer for SAP in Benchmark Projects
Reporting within the framework of the SAP Landschaftsbenchmark