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September 28, 2023

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Is your labeling ready for SAP S4/HANA Cloud?

Maureen Perroni

Senior Director of Content & Communications

SAP ERP Central Component (ECC), an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform, is set to bid adieu by the end of 2027. Additionally, the extended support for ERP is scheduled to cease in 2030. As this transition looms, businesses utilizing SAP systems are being urged to migrate to the new SAP S4/HANA Cloud and embrace cloud adoption.  

This cloud-based version of SAP S4/HANA lays the foundation for a digitally transformed business, offering everything from scalability and cost optimization to agility. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application manages system infrastructure, maintenance, and software updates while the pricing is subscription-based.    

Further supporting this shift, Gartner says the cloud will be the centerpiece of new digital experiences: “Gartner analysts said that more than 85% of organizations will embrace a cloud-first principle by 2025 and will not be able to fully execute on their digital strategies without the use of cloud-native architectures and technologies.” 

Among the critical aspects to consider during this transformation is labeling, especially for companies dealing with chemical labeling regulations under SAP's Environmental Health & Safety Management (EHS) solution. The time has come to modernize your labeling strategies and align them with your evolving SAP landscape. 

Why modernize your labeling now? 

For SAP users accustomed to managing labeling through SAPscript, SmartForms, or Adobe Forms for barcode generation, shipping labels, and compliance labels, this transition to the cloud marks the perfect opportunity to modernize your labeling. Because when you integrate your labeling with SAP, you can revolutionize your digital supply chain. Let's explore six reasons why this transformation is crucial: 

#1 Effortless label modifications. With a cloud-based labeling solution, making changes to labels becomes a breeze. You no longer need to navigate complex templates. A user-friendly interface streamlines label adjustments, saving time and reducing the risk of errors. 

#2 Template consolidation. Over time, businesses tend to accumulate numerous label templates, leading to confusion and inefficiency. Modern labeling solutions allow you to easily consolidate templates, ensuring consistency and ease of management. 

#3 Empower your team. Empowering your team members to handle label updates can significantly boost productivity. With user-friendly tools, you can delegate label management tasks, freeing up valuable resources for other business-critical tasks. 

#4 Error reduction through automation. Manual processes are prone to errors, which can be costly and time-consuming to rectify. By automating quality control checks, cloud-based labeling solutions help minimize errors and maintain compliance with important regulatory standards. 

#5 Mitigate regulatory risks. In industries dealing with chemical, life sciences, and CPG labeling regulations and compliance, staying up to date with changing requirements is essential. The cloud provides the agility needed to address regulatory changes promptly, reducing compliance risks. 

#6 Enhance operational efficiencies. Ultimately, modernizing your labeling processes enhances overall operational efficiencies. Streamlined workflows, reduced errors, and increased print speeds lead to a more agile and responsive supply chain. 

How can I get started? 

Are you ready to embrace the future of labeling in your SAP landscape? It starts with downloading our comprehensive report, which will guide you through the process of updating your labeling strategies. 

Don't wait until the last minute to modernize your labeling processes. Embrace the future of SAP with confidence and take your labeling to the next level! 

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