SAP S/4HANA


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SAP S/4HANA: An Overview and Key Considerations

What Is SAP S/4HANA?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has been the cornerstone of SAP solutions since the company was founded in 1972. SAP’s first packaged mainframe software application, SAP R/2, was released in 1979, and was followed by SAP R/3, SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 5.0, and SAP ECC 6.0. SAP’s current flagship enterprise ERP solution, SAP S/4HANA, was released in 2015, and was a significant shift for the organization as it ran exclusively on the SAP HANA database.

Modules included in an SAP S/4HANA system include: Asset Management, Finance, Human Resources, Manufacturing, R&D/Engineering, Sales, Service, Sourcing and Procurement, and Supply Chain. Each of these modules consist of multiple applications that offer specific features and functionality, as well as industry-specific and enhanced line-of-business functions.

SAP S/4HANA: An Overview and Key Considerations

What Is SAP S/4HANA?

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has been the cornerstone of SAP solutions since the company was founded in 1972. SAP’s first packaged mainframe software application, SAP R/2, was released in 1979, and was followed by SAP R/3, SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 5.0, and SAP ECC 6.0. SAP’s current flagship enterprise ERP solution, SAP S/4HANA, was released in 2015, and was a significant shift for the organization as it ran exclusively on the SAP HANA database.

Modules included in an SAP S/4HANA system include: Asset Management, Finance, Human Resources, Manufacturing, R&D/Engineering, Sales, Service, Sourcing and Procurement, and Supply Chain. Each of these modules consist of multiple applications that offer specific features and functionality, as well as industry-specific and enhanced line-of-business functions.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders

  • SAP S/4HANA is the solution that SAP wants enterprise ERP customers to be running, but it is about more than simply adopting technology. According to Tom Janoshalmi, the former Global Head of SAP Digital Core Move, organizations need to look at their move to SAP S/4HANA to being about a connected story not just a technology upgrade. While SAPinsider research has shown that many organizations look at SAP S/4HANA largely because of the upcoming end of maintenance for core SAP ERP releases, more see a move to SAP S/4HANA as the opportunity to re-engineer and update processes and configurations. Janoshalmi agrees. He wants organizations to focus on the value they can derive from SAP S/4HANA and what they can achieve moving forward. You can hear more about why the move to SAP S/4HANA is important by reading SAPinsider’s interview with Janoshalmi.
  • SAP S/4HANA is the core around which organizations can build their transformed landscape. When Eczacıbaşı Building Products needed to update their existing systems and processes, they looked at SAP S/4HANA as the central part of their update. The overall process involved a complete evaluation of all their current processes and implementing technologies that would increase agility while boosting customer brand experience. SAP S/4HANA was used to connect all the different parts of the business in that process. This article covers more about the Eczacıbaşı project, as does this event session where they discuss their results.
  • SAP continues to enhance SAP S/4HANA by including it in RISE with SAP. RISE with SAP is not a new product, but an offering that includes assets that help organizations achieve transformation. The central part of this is SAP S/4HANA Cloud, the software-as-a-service version of SAP’s flagship ERP solution. Damien Johnson from SAP explains in this session what RISE with SAP is, and how it impacts organizations’ existing SAP S/4HANA projects.

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    Digital transformation is essential to future-proofing your organization. A clean core is needed for transformation and future-proofing ERP investments. If you are currently using SAP ECC, it’s even more important to move to a clean core to ease the migration to S/4HANA. What can organizations do to future-proof their SAP ERP system? According to the…
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    Organizations have been hearing about SAP S/4HANA since it was first released, but for many the focus has been more on evaluating product features and functionality. Once you have decided that SAP S/4HANA is the next step for you, it’s important to understand what skills you need to build within your organization to make that…
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    What will the infrastructure of 2022 look like?  2021 has been a refocusing year for many organizations as they get back on track projects which may have been delayed or impacted by the rapid shift in the work environment in 2020. While most are now moving forward, they are still having to do so in…
  7. SAPinsider Executive Magazine | 2021 | Issue 4

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    SAP S/4HANA and the cloud are clearly on technology executives’ agendas. According to SAPinsider’s latest research surveying our executive community, a move to SAP S/4HANA and moving infrastructure to the cloud were rated among the top four ways executives are driving their initiatives. Customer stories in this edition of SAPinsider’s Executive Issue make one thing…
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    When organizations with hundreds of SAP systems and thousands of printers in different parts of the world make big changes in their SAP architectures, ineffective output management add to the complexity and hamper the success of digital transformation initiatives. This is why it’s important to understand the vital role output management plays for SAP customers.…
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    Cooperativa Central dos Produtores Rurais (CCPR), Brazil’s largest dairy cooperative, processes and transports more than 90 million liters of milk per month in the provinces of Minas Gerais and Goiás. As part of a restructuring effort, CCPR decided to sell one of its subsidiaries. The sale required the dairy cooperative to undertake an IT carve-out…
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    Sale of Unit Spurs CCPR’s Move to SAP S/4HANA

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    As SAP S/4HANA customers across every industry vertical undergo digital transformation, changes in the digital technology landscape such as cloud and artificial intelligence (AI), the evolution of consumerism, and disruptions caused by the pandemic, are creating make-or-break opportunities. An organization with insight into how the market is changing, and how its products are being consumed,…
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    On October 21st, SAP made their official third quarter results announcement in which total revenue increased by 5% and cloud revenue increased by 20% allowing SAP to raise their guidance slightly for the full-year. This included adding 300 customers for RISE with SAP and a total of 500 SAP S/4HANA customers.
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    The combination of emerging technologies and disruption is pressuring organizations to rethink their organizational structures. Unless organizations evolve to the shifting sands of technology innovation and global workforce business trends, such as increased virtual collaboration, they will miss out on growth opportunities. Executives agree that digital transformation is necessary to stay competitive in the new…
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    Galler, as an independent chocolate factory in Belgium, is undergoing a transformation at all levels. As part of this journey, they wanted to redesign their business processes, use technology to help change and support the new business vision and take the best out of SAP functionality. They decided to adopt SAP S/4HANA to Increase productivity…
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  43. SAP S/4HANA Migration Benchmark Webinar

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