In 2024, the corporate world will be on the cusp of significant technological progress, particularly in the area of SAP systems.

Large companies set the standard

Interestingly, the use of advanced ERP systems such as SAP S/4HANA is around 80% among larger companies (>1,000 employees) and medium-sized companies (500-999 employees). This reflects a strong trend towards modernization and digitalization in these company sizes.

Reluctance among smaller companies

In contrast, smaller companies with fewer than 500 employees are more reticent. Here, usage is only around 65%. The challenge is not least resource constraints and a lack of expertise.

A key factor in the switch to SAP S/4HANA is the approaching end of mainstream maintenance for SAP ERP (SAP ECC 6.0), which is scheduled for 2027 or 2030. This is forcing all companies, including smaller ones, to rethink their existing systems and switch to more modern solutions.

Professional support for the changeover

Professional support during the changeoverDespite these challenges, how can smaller companies successfully manage the integration of SAP S/4HANA by 2027?

The migration to SAP S/4HANA will continue to represent a significant step in the digital transformation of many companies in 2024 and will open up many opportunities for them. However, this transition can also bring challenges, ranging from technical adjustments to organizational changes. At Tönjes Consulting, we understand that this process is not just a software implementation, but a comprehensive transformation of operational processes and strategies.

We offer customized support that is specifically tailored to the individual needs of your company. Our experienced team will guide you through all phases of the migration process – from the initial planning to the actual implementation and follow-up support. We attach particular importance not only to converting your IT landscape to SAP S/4HANA from a technical perspective, but also to optimally adapting your business processes to the new possibilities.

SAP forecast 2024
SAP forecast 2024

Generative AI

A key trend that will shape the face of SAP in 2024 is the ever-increasing integration of generative artificial intelligence (AI). This advanced technology is not only revolutionizing the way companies manage their resources, but is also fundamentally changing the landscape of enterprise software.

Generative AI in SAP systems enables a new dimension of process automation. Thanks to machine learning and intelligent algorithms, SAP systems can now perform recurring tasks faster, more accurately and more efficiently than ever before. This ranges from supply chain optimization to financial management and HR management.

Cloud ERP

Another trend is the cloud ERP service (Rise with SAP & Grow with SAP). Companies can operate their business processes in both public cloud and private cloud scenarios, laying the foundations for an innovative, progressive and future-proof environment. A central component of this is the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), which represents the new platform for cloud applications.

Improving decision-making through TRiSM controls

According to analyses by Gartner, the implementation of TRiSM controls in AI applications will lead to a significant increase in the accuracy of decision-making processes by 2026. Companies using this technology could eliminate up to 80 percent of all erroneous and invalid information, significantly increasing the efficiency and accuracy of their systems. (Source:

The year 2024 marks a turning point in the use of SAP. With the increasing use of SAP S/4HANA and the integration of generative AI technologies, companies are faced with the challenge of modernizing and optimizing their systems.

The support of experienced experts from Tönjes Consulting and the introduction of advanced technologies are crucial to remaining successful in the era of digital change. Get in touch with us today.