XEPTUM Digitalization Compass: Leading the Way for the Transformation

The digital transformation is in full swing. Whoever misses the boat now will be among the losers in the competition. The XEPTUM Digitalization Compass offers customers support and guidance to complete a targeted transformation.

According to recent studies, one in two companies in Germany are already using digital technology – and the trend is rising. For good reason: companies that continue to use outdated business models will quickly be left behind in the global market. However, the digital transformation is placing a host of demands on companies. At present, many company are uncertain and asking themselves what impact digitalization will have on their structures, organization, strategy, and value-added chain. The biggest challenges lie in choosing the right path and taking the first steps down it.

XEPTUM Digitalization Compass


A generic digitalization compass becomes a customer-specific road map

The XEPTUM Digitalization Compass offers customers guidance in achieving an effective transformation. It bundles tools, methods, and expertise, and uses the XEPTUM Value Check to analyze and assess thematic issues that are relevant for digitalizing customers’ business processes (“Scan” and “Focus” phase). The results form the basis for creating a customer-specific digitalization road map. XEPTUM consultants hereby combine their knowledge of business with cutting-edge technologies and products like S/4 HANA, the cloud, HTML5, UI5, Fiori, and analytics in order to design and implement the best possible solutions together with customers. 


Practical example: XEPTUM Digitalization Compass SAP S/4HANA

One example is the XEPTUM Digitalization Compass S/4HANA. It helps customers to define an ERP strategy that meets the requirements of Industry 4.0 and digitalization. If customers decide to continue with SAP as ERP provider in the coming years, the “Value Check SAP S/4HANA” offers the necessary functional road map as a decision basis. Customers also get a basis for the pending renegotiation of the SAP license and maintenance agreement. The aim is to define chronological and content-based milestones for deploying SAP ERP. 

For this purpose, the following questions will be answered:

  • Maintenance for SAP ERP ends in 2025. The follow-on product is S/4HANA. When is the ideal time for a company to make the transition?
  • What tools and options are available to minimize the risks of this transition?
  • Can S/4HANA-compliant solutions already be used before the switch? 

As a result, customers get action recommendations for their individual SAP strategy. What is important when switching to S/4HANA is to include not only IT systems but also business processes.