CLAAS Selects Panaya to Accelerate Their End-To-End SAP S/4HANA Transformation Process


Panaya, the leader in SaaS based Change Intelligence and Testing for ERP & Enterprise Cloud Applications, announced today that CLAAS, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery, has started a long-term SAP S/4HANA transformation journey using Panaya’s SAP S4/HANA solution suite.

The project has been divided into S/4HANA preparation and the S/4HANA migration phases and is planned to run until the end of 2026. CLAAS is a global company with over 12,000 employees worldwide and an extensively automated system. The importance of starting the SAP S/4HANA preparation stage early was to ensure enough time for clean-up and eliminate risk to prevent any critical errors. The preparation phase allows the organization to automatically gain immediate insight into impacted objects and test changes with real-time progress visibility and actionable reporting to guarantee risk-free go-live. The preparation phase will begin with 50 users and increase during the migration phase.

Due to the magnitude and complexity of the migration project CLAAS needed a partner they could trust that would assure them of a risk-free process. Based on successful upgrade projects in the past, CLAAS chose Panaya’s SAP S4/HANA solution suite. Panaya’s trusted capabilities were precisely what CLAAS could rely on.

„To enable our S/4HANA implementation in all companies as a big bang, we need a low-risk approach. With Panaya, we get an early overview of our workload, we can systematically assign all upcoming tasks, and we have methodical support for all test processes so that we are best prepared for the conversion.” says Edwin Verkaik, S/4HANA Program Manager at CLAAS

The migration phase involves the collaboration of participants from many different business areas and depends on the ability to work together simultaneously. The synchronization will allow CLAAS global users easy navigation between different work streams and rectify issues they would never have the possibility to get to before.

The S/4HANA deployment will add operational agility and improve many critical capabilities within the company. “Our experienced team will guide CLAAS towards standardized processes while ensuring smooth adoption of the new system,” says Oded Kovar, Chief Customer Officer. Using Panaya for the migration phase will save hundreds of working hours for the company and allow them to receive end-to-end project estimations and optimization factors, covering both remediation and testing activities.


Panaya and Inetum Expanding Their Collaboration to Drive SAP S/4HANA Adoption


Panaya, the pioneer in the Change Intelligence and Test Management for packaged applications, today announced signing a strategic agreement with Inetum, European leader in digital services and solutions. The collaboration will provide Inetum’s customers with streamlined, risk-free, and tailored migration to the latest version of the SAP ERP, S/4HANA.

The agreement is particularly well timed, as the demand for S/4HANA migrations is expected to rise rapidly with the vendor’s impending end-of-support for previous solutions of the enterprise resource planning software. Inetum, with its extensive experience managing such projects, will leverage Panaya’s unique SaaS-based Change Intelligence technology to save their customers time and resources, while reducing business continuity risks.

Panaya’s Change Intelligence platform, including extensive automation and granular analysis, will be integral to Inetum’s SAP S/4HANA conversion strategy. Therefore, Panaya’s rich solutions portfolio will become one of the key pieces in the Inetum’s conversion to SAP S/4HANA strategy, together with its own GO2S4 package, certified by SAP, and the ‘Inetum makes your SAP systems run’ initiative, which includes the ‘Move to SAP S/4HANA’, outsourcing operations and infrastructure management services both in on-prem and in any cloud flavor.

“We decided to go with Panaya after having tested their tools for SAP S/4HANA migration across the entire process cycle for a range of projects,” explained David Bayón, SAP Strategic Business Development Director at Inetum in Spain. “We achieved very good results across the board, both in terms of efficiency and customer satisfaction.”

The latest collaboration between Panaya and Inetum is not their first. The companies have been working together since June 2019 to minimize risk and the use of resources in pre-deployment functionality testing with the test platform, Test Dynamix. The developing relationship has expanded Panaya’s European footprint, as well, with access to Inetum’s customer base and extensive commercial network.

Pablo Iglesias, Director Sales of Panaya Spain, called the alliance “a perfect fit,” saying, “Inetum is an innovative distributor, providing great added value, deep knowledge and extensive experience in SAP solutions.”

Inetum, which has been a SAP Gold Partner for more than 25 years, is “committed to the collaboration,” according to Ignacio Artiaga, Director of the SAP Business Line for Spain and LATAM at Inetum, “because it improves our value offer and is an important step in being prepared to accompany all our clients in their digitization processes, guaranteeing they are able to successfully make the transition to SAP S/4HANA within established deadlines.”

Shabi Levi, Director of Channels and Alliances at Panaya, commented, “We are delighted to partner with Inetum to provide secure and reliable SAP S/4HANA migration. The S/4Convert solution makes it possible to design migration projects tailored to each customer’s needs and at a speed previously unattainable, while drastically minimizing go-Live risks.”


Panaya Partners with Being Guided to Expand Availability of Innovative ForeSight Salesforce Solution


Panaya, the leader in SaaS-based change intelligence and testing for Salesforce, Oracle, and SAP, today announced a strategic partnership with Being Guided, a Salesforce Consulting Partner, specializing in the CRM and Salesforce ecosystem, to bring Panaya’s innovative ForeSight solution to a wider audience. The solution enables customers to predict and plan the impact of potential changes to their Salesforce organizations.

As a result of this partnership, ForeSight is now available to a group of global companies in Being Guided’s portfolio spanning across Europe and the United States. The solution will expand Being Guided’s clients offerings and ability to assist customers in pursuing the Salesforce solutions while also improving ForeSight’s availability and market impact.

The ForeSight solution [click here for a demo] from Panaya provides real-time visual impact analysis of potential changes within a complex Salesforce organization. The solution provides Salesforce admins, system architects, and developers with knowledge of the exact impact of changes on components and functional flows. Users can instantly analyze any component by search, taking the guesswork out of changes and putting the power to predict impact squarely back into the hands of businesses.

“The integration of Panaya’s ForeSight solution with Being Guided’s hands-on optimization services will bring significant value to joint customers,” said Les Stein, Head of Global Sales for ForeSight at Panaya. “Offering ForeSight as a part of the Being Guided services package will result in access to super Salesforce change intelligence capabilities that result in smarter, more agile business practices and increase the bottom line.”

“As a firm with over a decade of experience in providing our clients’ step-by-step guidance for fully maximizing their Salesforce experiences, partnering with Panaya was a natural fit,” said Ian Smith, Head of Partners at Being Guided. “We are committed to providing our customers with the tools they need to optimize their Salesforce development capabilities, and Panaya’s ForeSight will greatly benefit mutual clients looking for an agile Salesforce development solution.”