Did you know that SAP is providing free trial editions of its latest version of the next generation business suite S/4HANA — both for in the cloud and on-premise?
They’re offering a 30-day trial for the on-premise edition, and a 14-day trial for the cloud edition.
For smaller businesses, the cloud version might make the most sense, whereas for large enterprises the on-premise model might be the better way to go. The trial editions are a great opportunity to help determine which solution works best for your business needs.
An on-premise system offers more control and capability for customization, which can be better for businesses that have already established their processes. It is implemented and housed on an organization’s server. Innovations occur annually, and are applied the organization’s team.
[Note: Aspects of the on-premise version can be made available via private cloud, as well – adapted to the particular needs of the organization.]
SAP S/4HANA, deployed on-premise, is 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.
But an SaaS (Software as a Service — i.e., cloud) solution allows smaller operations, which don’t have the internal resources of larger enterprises, to concentrate on developing their business processes without technical distractions. The cloud version is housed on SAP’s servers and managed by them. It is accessed through a browser-like interface. Innovations are automatically applied quarterly by SAP.
The SAP S/4HANA Cloud delivers the power of in-memory ERP with the key benefits you expect from cloud solutions. This option offers the scalability, ease of management, and security your business needs to excel in today’s fast-paced digital economy.
SAP S/4HANA Trial Configurations
The S/4HANA On-premise trial utilizes the latest 1610 release. Designed for IT professionals, it provides a complete on-premise landscape, deployed via AWS or Azure, to explore the potential of a business suite that is “immediate, intelligent, and integrated.”
The S/4HANA Cloud trial includes these roles and scenarios:
- 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
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
- Marketing Expert
Effortlessly analyze contact data, create target groups, trigger campaigns, and manage marketing budget