smartShift Partners with Syniti and Natuvion to Accelerate RISE with SAP for SAP S/4HANA® Adoption

Bundled implementation solution addresses the primary challenges of moving to SAP S/4HANA, including poor data quality, high cost of implementation, concerns with losing prior ECC customizations, and business disruption.


BOSTON – June 7, 2021Syniti, a global leader in enterprise data management, today announced its strategic partnership with smartShift and Natuvion. The three companies have joined forces to help enterprises maximize their RISE with SAP opportunity by accelerating and simplifying the move to SAP S/4HANA.® The solution combines the best-of-breed automation-led implementation capabilities of three leading SAP partners via a single source regardless of approach: Brownfield, Bluefield, Greenfield, Selective Greenfield or Central Finance.

According to an ISG Provider Lens report, enterprises have been slow to make the transition to SAP S/4HANA, citing cost, complexity and manageability as reasons for their delay, despite SAP ending support for its ECC ERP solution by 2027.

Powered by data migration and quality from Syniti, custom code migration from smartShift, and selective data transition from Natuvion, this bundle addresses the primary challenges of migrating to SAP S/4HANA, including poor data quality, high cost of implementation, concerns with losing prior ECC customizations, and business disruption.

“Enterprises embracing digital transformation need a more cost-effective and reliable path to SAP S/4HANA, which is the premise of our strategic partnership,” said Kevin Campbell, CEO of Syniti. “With the end of support looming for ECC, SAP customers realize value from their current investments, deliver faster time to value and superior business outcomes with three leading SAP partners through a single contract.”

Syniti’s offers the only certified solution for SAP S/4HANA migrations, Syniti Advanced Data Migration (ADM) to de-risk the path to SAP S/4HANA while achieving an average 303% ROI with an eight-month payback period.

smartShift’s unique Intelligent Automation Platform converts and modernizes existing SAP customizations or consolidates multiple systems quickly and reliably. It replaces tens of thousands of hours of manual labor with accuracy and precision. “Blending code and data automation is a powerful path to successful SAP transformations,” said Derek Oats, CEO at smartShift.

Natuvion’s Data Conversion Server™ (DCS) is a system transformation engine that offers a fast and pre-defined path to SAP S/4HANA. It delivers proven benefits, such as the ability to go live in months rather than years – often in a single weekend with near-zero downtime.

The new solution is available via a single contract through Syniti, including its Global Alliance Partner system integrators, for any new design and project governance.

About smartShift
smartShift provides a smarter way to transform legacy SAP systems. Leveraging smartShift’s Intelligent Automation Platform, smartShift clients complete SAP system transformations exponentially faster and with significantly less risk. They upgrade to S/4 HANA in a matter of months, minimize disruption to their business, while freeing up their limited IT resources for higher value, more strategic work. smartShift’s automation has been used to modernize over 1,000 SAP systems, analyze and convert 2B lines of code, while achieving an error rate of less than 0.1%. For more information, visit

About Syniti
Syniti solves the world’s most complex data challenges by uniquely combining intelligent AI-driven software and vast data expertise to yield certain and superior business outcomes. For over 25 years, Syniti has partnered with the Fortune 2000 to unlock valuable insights that propel growth, reduce risk and increase their competitive edge. Its full end-to-end platform of capabilities span data conversion and data quality, data archival and replication, master data management, analytics, information governance, and data strategy. Syniti is a portfolio company of private equity firm Bridge Growth Partners LLC. Read more at

About Natuvion
Natuvion is a digital moving company. Natuvion‘s team does not transport tables, filing cabinets or chairs. Natuvion moves business-critical data and processes from one technology platform to another. Typical Natuvion „relocation services“ include data migration, data transformation, data quality, data integration, data privacy, data security and data governance. Natuvion’s data transformation experts are supported by Natuvion’s Data Conversion Server ™ (DCS), a powerful software solution developed in-house. Natuvion is a founding member of the new SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition Engagement Community. Featured in the Inc. 5000 and FT 1000 lists, the Natuvion Group is for the last three years one of the fastest growing software and IT consulting companies in Europe.


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