Improved user experience
S/4HANA has SAP Fiori as a built in feature which enables a consumer style user experience. The intuitive design reduces the need for training for a faster and high user uptake rate.
Simplicity in its DNA
The power of HANA, SAP’s in-memory database technology, is responsible for simplicity offered by S/4HANA. The speed of HANA changed the rules of data processing and data storage, thus opening plenty of new opportunities. Furthermore, the simplified data model facilitates faster adoption and initial implementation, plus lower maintenance costs, without compromising the rich functionality.
Unifying core functionality
To further simplify companies’ IT infrastructures, SAP chose to embed several applications within S/4HANA. The impact of unifying applications such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Advanced Planning and Optimisation (APO) and Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) in one single system, supported by one single database, is immense. Implementation is expected to be faster and simpler since no interfacing is necessary, and adding new functionality is almost a matter of just switching it on. Moreover, data will be consistent because data transfers and data duplication are a thing of the past.
The embedded Business Intelligence (BI) enables users to perform real-time analytics on transactional data, eliminating the need to handle transactions and analytics separately. All analytics needs are fulfilled within one solution.
The era of connectivity
S/4HANA’s game changer function is the suite’s capability to connect to other data systems and external devices. SAP S/4HANA allows data to be captured and combined within the digital core, then analysed and utilised in simulations and forecasts, for example.
In short, S/4HANA is a building block for the digital economy, guiding your business towards innovative business models and new value propositions for your customers. SAP S/4HANA isn’t just the solution that can transform your company for the future, it is the solution that can grow your business immediately.
On average, companies using S/4HANA have seen the following improvements:
- Reduction of 20% in manufacturing error rates
- Reduction in procurement cost by 15%
- Faster response to market fluctuations
- A more streamlined supply chain
- Increased manufacturing cycle time by 10%
- Reduction of capital requirements by 35%
- Reduction of unplanned downtime by 10%
Find out more about the business benefits of S/4Hana and the roadmap to S/4Hana