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SAP® Digital Enterprise Journey - Discovery

The SAP Digital Enterprise Journey—Discovery is a service designed to help SAP  customers discover and plan for the best possible approach to their S/4 HANA cloud implementation. By providing expert insight into the factors involved, the effort needed, the potential challenges and benefits, the SAP Digital Enterprise Journey—Discovery prepares the customer for a smooth transition to S/4HANA in the cloud. The SAP Digital Enterprise Journey—Discovery is the entry point of a set of standard services from Global Online Partners™, along the SAP Solution Lifecycle, aimed to incentivize and support the journey to becoming an SAP Digital Enterprise.

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The SAP Digital Enterprise Journey—Discovery from Global Online Partners™ provides an up-front analysis of the current solution landscape to determine fit and migration paths to the SAP Digital Core. As a result of this assessment, the SAP customer will obtain a roadmap to SAP/4HANA deployment. 

When Should the Service Be Used?

The SAP® Digital Enterprise Journey is most applicable in the following cases:

  • There is an already existing system which sooner rather than later, as part of an IT Digital transformation plan or a broader cloud strategy, could be replaced by an S/4HANA System.

  • The need to ensure back-office core applications like SAP ECC efficiently integrate with and catch up with the pace of innovation of cloud-native applications.

  • Despite good reasons to move to S/4HANA, such as greater business agility, efficiency, and speed of innovation, the organization fails to put together a compelling upgrade business case.

  • Be prepared for SAP's stated end-of-life date for the SAP ERP Central Component in 2025.

Service Scope

As part of the Discovery Phase of the SAP Digital Enterprise Journey, a review of the existing IT architecture and the customer’s business requirements is conducted, and a new architecture will be proposed. As an output of this service, a high level project plan and a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) business case are created for all the deployment scenarios of SAP S/4HANA, including the following areas:

  •    Software Licensing and Infrastructure:

Account for the current customer’s software BOM, solution landscape and computing requirements to assess the available S/4HANA licensing and cloud hosting scope and pricing options

  •    On boarding & System Migration:

Confirm solution fit to ensures there are no technical limitations for the new deployment and assesses any on boarding and migration costs if existing systems are being migrated.

  •    Hosting & Application Management:

Untap the full potential of the Digital Enterprise Journey by including the entire managed services stack in the TCO projections of your S/4HANA deployment.

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Key benefits of the SAP Digital Enterprise Journey—Discovery  are:


  • Gain valuable insight into the challenges and  options to start the SAP Digital Transformation journey.


  • Understand the impact of Standardization, TCO, and scalability of the S/4HANA cloud solution on the business operations.


  • Ensure that the most current set of factors is considered to build the business case for the transformation journey into a SAP Digital Enterprise.

Availability and Cost


The SAP® Digital Enterprise Journey—Discovery is available from SAP Partners and Service Providers. The service is rendered by Global Online Partners™ directly to end customers on behalf of the service provider.


For current prices and conditions or to learn more about the SAP Digital Enterprise Journey—Discovery , please contact Global Online Partners™ at



  • Contact Global Online Partners™ to make a service planning appointment.


  • Global Online Partners™ will need you to provide a contact person in your organization with the authority to answer questions and confirm dates and results.


  • Once a date has been agreed the service will be provided without delay by the Global Online Partners' team.        

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