SAP S/4HANA is on everybody’s mind. The transformation from SAP Business Suite 7 to SAP S/4HANA is well under way – and IT departments of any company size, whether SMBs or large corporation, are faced with the challenge on how to accelerate and simplify the upcoming SAP S/4HANA conversion – smoothly, fast and efficiently.

In this video, we’ll be talking about how to ease and simplify your SAP S/4HANA conversion. How your IT department can utilize rapid application development (RAD) to ensure continuous innovation over the course of this [year-long] project. Hear why RAD can make your transformation to SAP S/4HANA [almost] perfect and why this approach helps to close functional and technical gaps.

Designing modern and innovative applications needs to go hand in hand with the organizational and architectural legacy of your business. Your enterprise apps should be usable like B2C apps. This is when your RAD platform comes into play. It needs to cater for this uniqueness of your SAP-focused IT landscape and processes to successfully drive your SAP S/4HANA transformation.

A Winning Formula:



Key Takeaways

  • Benefit of RAD platforms that are tailored towards enterprise app development
  • SAP product options (clean core vs. custom code)
  • Hybrid architecture with an on-premise ‘Digital Core’
  • Establishing a development platform, either in the cloud or on-premise
  • Importance of leading UI design guideline ‘SAP Fiori’
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Agile Method


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How to standardize and harmonize your IT landscape before changing to SAP S4/HANA

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Concept of providing a standardized toolset to rapidly design, build, deploy & manage multi-channel enterprise apps

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How RAD can design modern and innovative applications that go hand in hand with the organizational and architectural legacy of your business

Meet Your RAD Experts

Matthias Steiner

Matthias Steiner: Chief Product Officer [CPO] for Neptune Software

Matthias is a seasoned technologist with 20 years of experience in the enterprise software business with a focus on SAP. Former software architect, now focused on product management, with a sweet spot at the intersection of technology & communication. High profile blogger & influencer in the SAP ecosystem. Well versed in tech talk and C-level business conversations. Regular (keynote) speaker at international software development conferences. World traveler and aspiring global citizen. Father of four and part- time triathlete. Constantly balancing family, work and sports.

Christoph Garms

Christoph Garms: Managing Director for Neptune Software

Christoph’s vision as Managing Director of Neptune Software, Germany is to bridge the gap between business and IT; and to move the DACH market towards a true digital transformation. With his cross-industry expertise, Christoph is certain that this is a question of digitalizing from process to process, creating a new work culture with agile methods and cross-functional teams. As a graduate software architect and with extensive background in pre-sales for Neptune Software, he contributes with a unique perspective to strongly support and direct all app development projects based on the Neptune DX Platform.

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Or check out this blog by our CIO, Njal Stabell, about “dogfooding” or how software companies use their own products. At Neptune Software, we have achieved true digitization by using our own Neptune DX Platform  to implement SAP S/4HANA.
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