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Independent SAP Advisory & Consulting Services

Ensuring SAP Digital Transformations deliver on their promise 

Rapid X - SAP Consulting & Advisory Services

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, successfully navigating an SAP S/4HANA transformation requires more than just technical know-how; it demands strategic insight, independent expertise, and a relentless focus on business outcomes. Our team of seasoned SAP consultants provides the critical guidance and assurance you need to turn your transformation vision into reality.

Seek Independent Advice and Assurance to help with blind spots


Transforming your business with SAP S/4HANA is a complex journey fraught with potential pitfalls. Our experts bring an unbiased and balanced perspective, helping you identify and mitigate risks that may not be visible from within or made prominent by your chosen Service Integrator. Our consultants provide a thorough and objective analysis, ensuring no blind spots derail your transformation efforts.

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Our approach is Outcome-Driven


We work closely with you to define clear, measurable goals and develop a roadmap that aligns with your strategic objectives. By focusing on outcomes, we ensure that every step of your SAP journey delivers tangible business value.

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Get Help to Own and Drive the Journey


Your SAP S/4HANA transformation is a pivotal journey for your organisation. Our experts empower you to take ownership of this journey, providing the tools, knowledge, and confidence needed to drive success. We support you every step of the way, ensuring that the transformation reflects your unique needs and aspirations.

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SAP S/4HANA implementation projects are essential for Business Transformation but are often complex to implement. Rapid X Client-Side Advisory and Assurance Services help to avoid the typical cost and time overruns experienced in this type of large program, accelerating project completion, saving costs, and delivering business value sooner.

We ensure high-quality implementations, reducing unnecessary customisations, lowering IT TCO, and providing incremental long-term value.

Organisations utilising Rapid X Advisory and Assurance Services for SAP S/4HANA implementations can achieve an impressive ROI through the following key outcomes:

  • Independent Strategic Design & Delivery Assurance - Ensuring the highest standards and best practices in solution design and implementation, reducing errors and missteps
  • Better Value Realisation - Maximising the return on investment by ensuring the implemented solution meets the critical business objectives effectively and thus generates greater value and higher returns.  Ensures key design decisions are aligned with the business case and promotes transparency of the value metrics throughout program delivery so that they can be used in key decisions at all program levels
  • Program and Solution Leadership Continuity - Mitigating risks associated with turnover in key team members by ensuring continuity and facilitating effective knowledge transfer
  • Resource Empowerment - Enhancing the skills and capabilities of your team, reducing dependence on SI resources as the only qualified voice, providing a sounding board and 3rd party validation, and fostering long-term self-sufficiency
  • Protection of Investment - Safeguarding your financial and strategic investment in the program by ensuring robust implementation, effective cost control to avoid unnecessary program overspend, and preventing future excessive total cost of ownership, by confirming that future-proofing, supportability, and effective maintenance are considered at all stages of the solution design and implementation
  • Creation of an Asset, not a Legacy – By ensuring that the SAP Digital Transformation is seen as a valuable, forward-looking asset for your business, rather than a burdensome legacy with a reputation akin to the industry perception of large IT programs.  This will result in better business adoption and the creation of additional incremental value  


SAP customers are faced with the daunting challenge of undertaking their S/4 Transformations with long-standing, lean IT organisations that are not sufficiently staffed for the requirements of such large programmes of work. Whilst the main responsibility of the delivery will fall to their chosen Systems Integrator (SI) there will still be significant delivery responsibility retained, quite rightly, by the customer organisation.

Unfortunately, there is a recognised shortage of experienced and skilled resources in the marketplace to bolster existing teams, and with a large percentage of organisations aiming to launch their projects before the end of mainstream maintenance for SAP ECC, this situation is unlikely to improve.

Rapid X is well equipped to augment your existing SAP CoE capability with a team of seasoned experts. As an independent consultancy, we focus on your best interests without any conflicting incentives from SAP or other software vendors. Our expertise covers all core digital transformation disciplines, such as SAP Quality Assurance/Advisory, Programme Management, SAP Functional and Application Consulting, and Data Governance, in addition to our unrivalled expertise in SAP Tooling and Methodology. Our industry experts become part of your extended team, sharing knowledge and experience that would otherwise be unavailable.

We provide a broad spectrum of Consulting and Advisory roles to help ensure your transformation's success, complemented by Fixed Price Service offerings to establish crucial tooling and best-practice processes to help accelerate your transformation journey. 



We provide the required expertise to your SAP Digital Transformation programmes when you need it. 

Our SAP Consulting and Advisory services offer comprehensive support to ensure the success of your SAP S/4HANA transformation. We provide flexible and scalable workforce solutions, granting you immediate access to specialised skills without long-term commitments. Our consultants bring niche expertise in areas like SAP Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Finance, and Programme Management, allowing your internal teams to still focus on core business activities. By leveraging our experienced professionals, we facilitate faster project completion and enhanced productivity. Additionally, our independent voice is key to empowering you to challenge System Integrator-led decisions, ensuring solutions are tailored to your organisation's needs and strategic goals.

Please see below for a small example of the types of roles that we can deploy to help you achieve success:

  • Independent Quality Assurance and Steering Committee - Seasoned experts offer QA and support for the Steering Committee, ensuring governance and oversight that aligns with best practices and strategic objectives
  • Program Assurance - We focus on monitoring and reporting on the health and risks of the transformation program, ensuring that all aspects are proceeding according to plan and within the established frameworks and regulations
  • Design Assurance: Supply Chain, Finance, Manufacturing - We provide experts in key SAP functional areas to ensure that the system design is robust and aligns seamlessly with your operational needs and strategic goals
  • Finance Transformation - To help achieve a ROI, opportunities for business transformation need to be identified. Standardisation and Consolidation of Financial activities can be a key factor. Our Finance Transformation Leads work with you to deliver a reimagined Finance Target Operating Model (TOM)
  • Data Migration Lead - Our experts in data will oversee the strategy, execution, and validation of data integration into the new S/4HANA environment
  • Technical Design Authority - We ensure that all technical aspects of the SAP S/4HANA transformation meet both industry and customer-specific standards

Our independent advisory services ensure that your organisation will benefit from solutions tailored to their specific needs, ultimately achieving a robust and future-proof digital transformation.


Our SAP Solution Transformation Consultants provide expert consulting and advisory services across the SAP Digital Transformation Suite (SAP LeanIX, SAP Signavio, SAP Solution Manager / Cloud ALM, Tricentis Test Automation and Enable Now). Empowering your organisation to own and operate the programme data and tooling, and ensuring project execution is carried out efficiently and in accordance with best practices.

We provide several roles with specific expertise across the digital transformation suite of tools and Activate methodology:

  • SAP Methodology & Tools Lead - The Rapid X Methodology and Tools lead is responsible for determining the strategic approach for the SAP implementation methodology (SAP Activate) and associated acceleration tools: LeanIX, SAP Signavio, SAP Solution Manager / Cloud ALM
  • SAP Focused Build / ALM Tools Coach - For customers utilising the SAP Application Lifecycle Management tools of Cloud ALM or SAP Solution Manager, we provide unmatched functional expertise to help manage your ‘Requirements to Deploy’ process, including the SAP Activate methodology and SAP Transport Management logistics. We empower your project team to successfully deliver using recognised best practices
  • SAP Business Process Optimisation / Value Realisation Coach - Rapid X has recognised industry experts responsible for guiding clients through the Discover, Prepare, and Explore phases of their SAP ECC to S/4HANA migrations and digital transformations. Leveraging various SAP Signavio components and associated best practices, we ensure our customers achieve maximum ROI for their investment by establishing a global template and foundation for modelling, managing and analysing business processes
  • Test Automation Team - Instrumental in shortening the regression test cycle times for complex SAP multi-wave deployments, yet Test Automation is often one of the first deliverables that is sacrificed by the SI delivery team. Rapid X provide an independent test automation team to set up and deliver a test automation framework, automating up to 80% of your critical 'End-to-End' scenarios. This provides your organisation with an asset that will deliver value far beyond the initial implementation


Through our many years of experience working on SAP transformation projects, Rapid X has created a variety of self-contained and well-defined service packages that can quickly establish critical functionality for customers embarking upon SAP S/4HANA transformation projects.

For customers starting out on their transformation journey we provide a number of offerings to help accelerate your journey: 

  • Business Process Optimisation (BPO) Assessment Service - Objective ‘fact-based’ assessment report of ‘best fit’ tools & methodology for your organisation’s digital transformation and process improvement needs
  • SAP Signavio Process Insights QuickStart Rapid Deployment Service (RDS) - Our recommended introduction to the SAP Signavio Transformation Suite as part of the Discover/Prepare phase of your SAP S/4HANA project
  • SAP Application Lifecycle Management Tooling: Focused Build / Cloud ALM Implementation  A suite of fixed price services to implement the ‘Requirements to Deploy’ capabilities of SAP Solution Manager  known as Focused Build or the equivalent Cloud ALM Implementation suite. These tools and processes facilitate requirements traceability, comprehensive documentation of the resulting solution and transport management across complex SAP landscapes

Additional Fixed Price services are offered across the Digital Transformation suite of products (SAP LeanIX, SAP Signavio, SAP Solution Manager / Cloud ALM and Tricentis Test Automation), covering initial implementation to on-going enhancement and support. Reach out to find out more.



How we work...

At Rapid X, we believe that the foundation of our success lies not just in the solutions we deliver but in how we deliver them. Our approach is built around three core principles: Adaptive Agile Methodology, Value-Driven Delivery, and Empowered Partnerships for Success. This trifecta ensures that we're not just service providers but strategic partners dedicated to achieving your goals.

We understand that in today's fast-paced world, flexibility and adaptability are key to overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities. That's why we've embraced an approach that combines the best of Agile methodologies with a steadfast commitment to delivering tangible value and fostering strong, collaborative relationships with our clients.

Our adaptive Agile practices allow us to swiftly respond to changes and deliver value at every step of the project, ensuring timely and effective solutions tailored to your unique needs.
Value first
At the heart of our work is a commitment to delivering maximum value from day one. We focus on understanding your core business objectives and challenges to prioritise tasks that offer the highest return on investment.
Customer-Centric Collaboration
Beyond just implementing solutions, we believe in building empowered partnerships with our clients. This customer-centric approach ensures open communication, transparency, and a deep understanding of your unique business environment.