In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, transitioning to the cloud is not merely a technological shift but a cultural transformation. Companies worldwide are embracing cloud computing to innovate, enhance competitiveness, and provide value to their customers.
Analysts hold the cloud to be one of the most effective tools of the digital age on the way to becoming an agile, highly innovative, competitive company.
According to the latest 2024 Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing report, more than 45% of IT spending on system infrastructure, infrastructure software, application software, and business process outsourcing will shift from traditional solutions to cloud by 2024. The report also highlights:
- Cloud computing is a key enabler of digital transformation and innovation – “cloud computing is a catalyst for innovation and competitiveness, and it is essential for businesses looking to thrive in the digital era”
- Cloud computing can help businesses achieve agility, scalability, and cost savings, while also enabling them to leverage emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT).
These reports demonstrate the significant growth and potential of cloud computing and digital transformation in the coming years. By leveraging cloud computing, businesses can achieve agility, foster innovation, and outpace competitors, while also benefiting from cost savings and the ability to leverage emerging technologies.
SAP has systematically embraced this technology since 2020 with the launch of Business Technology Platform (BTP), which Codestone has partnered up with since the onset. Additionally, as an SAP Gold partner specialising in SAP Cloud ERP, Business Technology Platform (BTP), and Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics solutions, Codestone is well-equipped to guide you through this transformative journey. Leveraging our expertise across Microsoft Azure and our own hybrid cloud infrastructure, we offer a comprehensive approach to cloud solutions that ensures seamless transitions and the achievement of your business objectives.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the pivotal role of end-to-end transformation support and customer success partnerships in ensuring the seamless transition to the cloud and the realisation of your business objectives.
The Cloud: A Catalyst for Innovation and Competitiveness
Before delving into the importance of post-go-live support, let’s first understand why the cloud is a game-changer in today’s business world. Cloud computing is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective tools of the digital age. It empowers companies to achieve agility, foster innovation, and outpace competitors. The cloud isn’t just a technological shift; it’s a strategic imperative for businesses looking to thrive in the digital era.
The Greatest Challenge to Cloud Transformation: Mindset
The greatest obstacle to fully capturing the benefits of the cloud – such as faster time to market and simple use of resource-intensive high-tech – is an outdated process mindset. Therefore, a cloud transformation must focus on holistic changes to the corporate culture and business processes, not only on the technology. This holistic approach is where Codestone comes into play, serving as a vital advisor and bridge to help you navigate the cultural and process shifts required for cloud success.
From Sales to Presales to Project Management to Consultancy to Development and onwards to Support, Codestone understands fully this dynamic challenge, leveraging our expertise and best practices to effectively tackle it in partnership with our valued customers.
More so, that’s why we have established our Account Management team from the onset who begin to support the customer even before project kick-off. In addition to the day-to-day management of your customer account, our role is to align your cloud transformation with your unique business objectives, ensuring that they are not only met but exceeded.
Navigating the Cloud Journey with Codestone
Here’s how we work with you to ensure a successful cloud journey:
- Early Engagement: We engage with you from the outset, ideally during the sales process, to precisely define the expected value of the project.
- Comprehensive Roadmap: Together, we create a roadmap that outlines the steps needed to achieve your objectives thoroughly.
- Seamless Transition: The transition from contract signing to implementation is a critical phase. In collaboration with your designate Project Management and Consultancy team, we ensure that all necessary aspects, from maintaining a clean core to training schedules, are considered right from the start.
- Post-Go-Live Success: After the technical implementation, we continue to support you to ensure users effectively use the system, communication flows seamlessly, and your focus remains unwavering. We evaluate the attainment of your business objectives and explore opportunities for future innovations.
The Value of Long-Term Relationships
In the cloud world, innovation and enhancements are continuous and quickly accessible, thanks to short release cycles. Our commitment to your customer success is a long-term one. We stand by your side before, during, and after implementation. Your success is our mission, and we’re here for you every step of the way.
The journey to the cloud is not just a technological shift—it’s a cultural transformation. With Codestone as your SAP partner and customer success champion, you have a trusted ally dedicated to ensuring your success. We’re here to guide you through the challenges, seize the opportunities, and pave the way for sustained growth, innovation, and business excellence.
We should be talking.
It will be worth it.
Unlock the full potential of the cloud with Codestone and SAP. Contact us today to embark on your journey to success.