SAPinsider Buyers Guide: SAP S/4HANA
Taking Transformation to the Next Level with SAP S/4HANA
⇨ Organizations transitioning to SAP S/4HANA often need and seek comprehensive insights on how to successfully navigate the change.
⇨ Tailored exclusively for the SAPinsider member community, the S/4HANA Buyers Guide serves as a critical resource and offers valuable insights, expert recommendations, and Vendor Capability Assessments to equip community members with the essential knowledge and tools needed for intelligent and informed decision-making regarding SAP S/4HANA transition.
⇨ The guide presents a detailed overview of the capabilities, services, and solutions offered by Technology Vendors, Infrastructure Providers, and Consultants and Integrators in the S4/HANA space, enabling SAPinsiders to gain a clear understanding of the diverse options available and assess vendors that are best suited to meet their specific requirements.
The transition to SAP S/4HANA remains a focal point for SAP ERP users. Since its debut, around 24,000 organizations have licensed SAP S/4HANA, with a slightly smaller number having deployed the solution. While SAP S/4HANA remains important, SAP’s strategic thrust over the past two years has been towards cloud ERP, underscoring the pivotal role of SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Supporting this strategy, SAP’s primary push has been for its subscription-based RISE with SAP offering, which includes both SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, and SAP S/4AHNA Cloud, private edition. Yet, converting long-standing SAP users to this new cloud model, especially those with highly customized SAP ECC or SAP Business Suite deployments, remains a hurdle for SAP.
Despite the new innovations and faster performance offered by SAP S/4HANA and the cloud’s growing relevance, its uptake has been steady rather than rapid. Many in the SAP community are still on the fence regarding this shift. While some organizations have started their SAP S/4HANA journeys, a significant number of organizations have delayed deciding how they will move forward. However, the percentage without any plans to switch does continue to diminish.
To help SAP users make some of these critical decisions, SAPinsider put together this Buyers Guide, which aims to explore the challenges, opportunities, and trends in the SAP S/4HANA adoption space and to highlight key vendors and partners. The vendor capability assessments are intended to aid and assist organizations in selecting the vendors offering technology and consulting services for S/4HANA preparation, implementation, infrastructure, and post-deployment support.