SAP S/4HANA 101
Over the last several months, we have published numerous blogs and articles about SAP S/4HANA. These articles have talked about the business value it can bring to your organization and how SAP S/4HANA can impact many different industries. This time we wanted to take a step back and give you a basic overview of SAP S/4HANA.
What is SAP S/4HANA? SAP S/4HANA is a real-time enterprise resource management suite for digital business. It is built on our advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and offers a personalized, consumer-grade user experience with SAP Fiori. Deployable in the cloud or on premise, SAP S/4HANA can drive instant value across all lines of business – no matter your industry or business size.
Immediate, intelligent, and integrated ERP SAP S/4HANA is the digital core – the nerve center – of your entire business. It consolidates internal and external elements into a single, living structure that goes beyond traditional ERP software. In other words, it connects all of your processes, provides you with live information and insights, and seamlessly integrates your enterprise with the digital world at large.
It is immediate – empowering business users with insights to act in the moment
It is intelligent – beyond automation to predictive suggestion
It is integrated – not only between your departments, but connected to the world
What are the key benefits to move to SAP S/4HANA?
The prevalence of digital technologies is forcing organizations to reimagine their business models, the way their business processes are designed, and the way their employees work in the digital economy. While this brings a plethora of challenges due to the disruptive nature of digital technologies, the digital economy also presents numerous opportunities for those who are aware and prepared to embrace digital transformation.
From a business value perspective, this means that SAP S/4HANA creates some unique opportunities to reinvent business models and drive new revenues and profits. First, enterprises can now connect to people, devices, and business networks to deliver new value to their customers on any channel because the Internet of Things and Big Data are accessible to any business. Second, enterprises can dramatically simplify their processes, drive them in real time, and change them as needed to gain new efficiencies – batch processing is no longer required. And finally, business users can now get any insight on any data from anywhere in real time for planning, execution, prediction, and simulation, so decisions may be made on the fly with the finest level of granularity for faster business impact.
From an IT value perspective, this means that SAP S/4HANA creates some unique opportunities to simplify the landscape and help reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), with SAP HANA as the great simplifier. First, enterprises can eliminate redundant data, reducing their data footprint while working with larger data sets in one system (for example, with industry or application function reintegrated, where it was previously standalone). This enables them to reduce hardware costs, operational costs, and complexity, and to save time.
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