SAP S/4HANA – The Next Generation Business Suite

sap S/4HANA the next generation business suite

What is SAP S/4HANA?

SAP S/4HANA is the next generation business suite designed to help you run simple in the digital economy. It is built on the advanced in-memory platform SAP HANA, and offers a personalized user experience with SAP Fiori. It is deployable in the cloud or on-premise.

An in-memory ERP suite that acts as the “digital core” of your entire enterprise, S/4HANA supports the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, real-time analytics, mobile, business networks, third-party systems, and more.

Immediate, intelligent, and integrated ERP

The nerve centre of your entire business, SAP S/4HANA consolidates internal and external elements into a single, living structure that goes beyond traditional ERP software.

  • It is immediate – empowering business users with insights to act in the moment.
  • It is intelligent – going beyond automation to provide predictive suggestions.
  • It is integrated – not only among your departments, but with the world.

Transforming sales

With S/4HANA, companies can streamline their sales and delivery, quickly addressing bottlenecks and other disruptions that drive customer churn.

Helping with corporate planning

By running what-if simulations – combining internal and external data to evaluate the potential financial impact of each scenario – a high tech company can use public information to identify the best acquisition target.

Consolidation of disparate systems

With the software’s central journal scenario and embedded analytics, booking information is calculated in real-time for one reservation, invoice, and journal entry, allowing (for example) large hotel chains to connect disparate systems after multiple mergers and acquisitions.

Quick and easy response to production issues and delivery delays

Material postings are processed in parallel, giving manufacturers real-time visibility into the material ledger. This visibility makes it quick and easy to respond to production issues and avoid delivery delays.

S/4HANA: Functionality, Flexibility, Speed

Deployment Options

Cloud option

Offers the scalability, ease of management, and security your business needs to excel in today’s fast-paced digital economy.

Highlights

  • Production Planner
    Manage forecasted demand, monitor & manage material shortages, and schedule MRP runs
  • Project Manager
    Easily create, plan, staff, and bill customer projects
  • Cash Manager
    Efficiently monitor and analyze cash position, make and track bank transfers
  • General Ledger Accountant
    Effortlessly review financial statements, account balances, and individual line items
  • Accounts Receivable Accountant
    Quickly process incoming payments, collect cash, and clear customer accounts
  • Accounts Payable Accountant
    Efficiently review and manage vendor accounts and invoices
  • Accounts Receivable Manager
    Easily manage and monitor a company’s accounts receivables
  • Purchaser
    Easily create a purchase order, post a goods receipt, and create an invoice
  • Sales Representative
    Reviews sales orders, identify problems, and analyze options for resolution
  • Quality Inspector
    Verify the quality of inspection lots and take usage decisions

On-premise option

Designed for businesses of all sizes, in all industries, that need deep and broad functionality combined with a high degree of flexibility. Deployed in your data center or on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, this option offers maximum control for your business.

Highlights

  • Unlock productivity and accelerate onboarding

    From a single point of entry, each user can see his or her task list, key performance indicators, and access apps through tiles, links, or search. The latest release has a single visual design across all applications, making it easier for your workforce to transition between daily activities.

  • Accelerate digital transformation

    Supply chains can perform better with increased agility—resulting in lower lead times, better customer service and higher profitability. Key innovations include SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) and Production Planning and Detailed Schedule (PPDS) in the core, eliminating potentially complex integrations.

    Companies can now take complete advantage of new capabilities such as transfer pricing, parallel valuation, soft close, and prediction.

    Additional innovations across lines of business include Integrated Quality Management, Embedded Software in Product Development, and Optimized Portfolio and Project Management among many others.

  • Leverage key industry functionality in the core

    Not only has Retail Merchandise Management been completely re-architected to take advantage of SAP HANA, it is now also available for customers in other industries who have retail operations.

    Oil and Gas customers can take advantage of upstream and downstream functions that have been optimized for the SAP HANA platform as well as a real-time insight and the flexibility to better meet customer needs.


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