RISE with SAP – Enabled by smartShift

SAP is paving the most innovative path to Clean Core cloud ERP. smartShift’s Intelligent
AutomationTM makes it easier to leverage RISE’s benefits with a focused, faster, simpler
implementation approach that only we can offer.

Benefits of RISE digitalization with smartShift

Business Agility

  • Capex to Opex
  • Optimized resources
  • Faster time-to-market
  • Increased ROI
  • Business-driven SLAs
  • Informed innovation (analytics, ML)

Technical Agility

  • On-demand scalability
  • High availability, maintainability, performance
  • CI/CD cross-functional DevOps
  • Platform independence


  • Automated analysis for data-driven planning
  • Extremely high quality of work product for reduced project risk
  • Fixed-time SLAs with proven automated transformation give you more predictability on your path to S/4HANA

Cost Savings

  • Automation-centric approach drives down cost
  • Fixed-cost engagements allow you to budget with no fear of overruns
  • Eliminate the hidden costs of frustration and burnout by allowing key personnel to focus on strategic innovation

Why RISE Matters

We’re facing unprecedented challenges in the global marketplace, and businesses need to react quickly to stay ahead of the curve. RISE is SAP’s vision for the future, bringing a constellation of existing products and services together with new capabilities in one place, all built on a stable multi-cloud, multi-runtime foundation. With RISE’s “One Offer, One Contract, and Unmatched TCO,” SAP is further establishing itself in the burgeoning cloud market and giving customers a standardized way to adopt the latest SAP innovations by providing more agile solutions that deliver continuous value.

RISE is designed to provide customers with a clearer path to the Intelligent Enterprise, running Clean Core S/4HANA in the cloud. Customers can build, integrate, and extend business applications with Agile DevOps speed and agility using SAP’s Business Technology Platform (BTP) – one of RISE’s main pillars. BTP solutions are grouped into four categories: database and data management; analytics; application development/integration; and intelligent technologies, providing a unified, business-centric, open data and development platform for the entire SAP ecosystem. With unrivaled development efficiency, SAP developers, customers, and partners are empowered to integrate and extend SAP landscapes to create truly differentiated value from data.

Custom Code – The Challenge

Embracing the vision of RISE means undertaking way more than just a “simple upgrade…” If you have a lot of critical custom processes in your SAP systems, pursuing modernization with RISE could be a larger challenge than initially expected.

Customization in large monolithic systems is difficult to understand and modernize. Systems that have grown organically over years (decades?) have been developed by multiple generations of programmers, and object relationships are not obvious. The system’s intended design is usually buried in multiple layers of development, each with its own concessions to then-current conventions and architectures.

smartShift’s patented Intelligent Automation untangles the myriad interdependencies inherent in custom SAP development to make this endeavor entirely feasible and low-impact.

Cutting-edge solutions for RISE with SAP

Code Carve-Out

smartShift’s advanced dependency analysis uses patented metamodel technology to identify and map out custom code dependencies, including your entire framework of enhancements and modifications. This lets you segment customization by business area, beginning the journey to true CI/CD DevOps enablement.

Dual Maintenance

smartShift Retrofit – our automated framework for code comparison, merge, and compatibility remediation – allows you to achieve RISE modernization while ensuring that business-as-usual carries on uninterrupted.

Code Modernization

Intelligent Automation™ is the key to upgrading to S/4HANA while continuing to leverage your investment in custom SAP development, adopting innovations in an Agile manner. Our ABAP modernization rules address Cloud/BTP Readiness, S/4HANA Compatibility, Security, Stability, Resilience, Performance, Technical Debt Retirement, and more.

App Modernization

smartShift categorizes your full customization “Bill-of-Materials” based on technical complexity, conversion effort, usage, classical development patterns, and future-state architecture suitability. Your Clean Core SAP DevOps roadmap will be clearly-defined, sensibly-phased, and perfectly matched to your unique requirements.

Trusted by Many of the World’s Largest SAP Customers

smartShift’s automation has been used to modernize over 1,000 SAP systems, analyzing and converting 2 billion+ lines of code with an error rate of less than 0.1%.

Click the links below to read more about these customer journeys.

Related Links


Visit SAP’s RISE product page for the latest information, customer stories, links to RISE solutions, and more.

The Power of Automation to Accelerate and Simplify SAP Modernization

Download smartShift’s eBook for a comprehensive overview of the need for Intelligent Automation to enable meaningful SAP transformation, how RISE embraces this challenge, and how smartShift is helping customers meet the Intelligent Imperative.

Article: RISE for SAP with smartShift Intelligent Automation Platform

Read smartShift’s response to the announcement of RISE, and how it aligns with our broader vision for SAP modernization.

ASUG Blog: 3 Ways Automation and Modernization Can Help Your SAP S/4HANA Journey

smartShift’s COO, Vyom Gupta, discusses how an Agile MVP approach to S/4HANA conversion is the best first step towards unlocking S/4HANA’s transformational potential.


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