Introduction

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Extended Edition varies from S/4HANA Cloud, earlier Essential Edition, in terms of the complexity and flexibility of processes it accommodates. The extended edition has a variety of UI options to select and expand the functionality. It is ideal for those who want to do away with managing the entire IT infrastructure without compromising on flexibility.

SAP S/4HANA ERP, available in 64 countries in 39 languages has cloud, on-premise and hybrid deployment options. However, depending on the nature of hosting, the solution flexibility and functionality varies. SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Extended Edition was earlier know as S/4HANA Cloud EX. It is a single tenant offering with a dedicated Cloud landscape.

Diagram

The Digital Core

The digital core of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Extended Edition helps companies embark on digital transformation with ease. It offers more flexibility than S/4HANA Cloud (formerly Essential Edition) in terms of customization, integrations, scalability and support. As it is an exclusive Cloud offering from SAP, it promises significant operational expenditure optimization with a demonstrated low total cost of operations, TCO, over the years. The adoption and customization of your business’ exclusive digital core depends on a host of factors including resources, company goals, urgency and budget.

SAP S4HANA Extended Edition - Digital Core

Modules

SAP S/4HANA modules are individual components of an SAP S/4HANA implementation. Each offers functionality for a specific business purpose like General Ledger, Logistics, Materials Management and so forth. They essentially break the relatively monolithic SAP suite into simpler, more manageable components.

Finance

Finance

  • Intelligent account reconciliation
  • Compliance with financial reporting standards
  • Currency rate monitoring
  • Centralized accounting transactions
  • Financial risk management
Live Data Connection

Sourcing & Procurement

  • Smart buying
  • Centralized purchasing
  • Integration with SAP Ariba solutions
  • Catalog-based reporting
  • Automated invoice document recognition
  • Cash discount optimization
Sales & Marketing

Sales & Marketing

  • Sales order creation
  • Approval workflow
  • Billing & invoicing integration
  • Order & contract management
  • Logistics & order fulfillment optimization
Enterprise Portfolio & Project Management

Enterprise Portfolio & Project Management

  • Intelligent project cost forecasting
  • Efficient project monitoring
  • Better project timeline reporting
Production

Production

  • Quality management
  • Intelligent inventory management
  • Advanced variant configuration
  • Integration with warehouse management
  • Demand-based supply chain management
Manufacturing

Manufacturing

  • Product Master Optimization
  • Production Planning and Detailed
  • Scheduling
  • Materials Requirements Planning
  • Production Operations & Engineering
  • Complex, Discrete & Component
  • Assembly Manufacturing
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain Analytics
Supply Chain

Supply Chain

  • Data Model Simplification
  • Inventory Valuation & Advanced
  • Available to Promise
  • Extended Warehouse Management
  • Transportation Management
  • Catch Weight Management
  • Quality Management
  • Commodity Management
Service

Service

  • Optimized Service & Service Master Data Management
  • Service Parts & Service Agreement Management
Asset Management

Asset Management

  • Allocate & Optimize Resources
  • Management of Environment, Health & Safety Data
  • Proactive Task Identification, Management & Execution
R & D / Engineering

R & D / Engineering

  • Improve Product Development & Project Control
  • Manage Enterprise Projects in an Effective Manner
  • Streamline Entire Product Lifecycle Management
  • Hasten Product Engineering
  • Processes with Industry Standards
Human Resources

Human Resources

  • Core HR & time recording

Why We Recommend SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Extended Edition

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Extended Edition is one-of-its-kind ERP with inbuilt intelligence that promises scalability with a great TCO.

The First Intelligent Cloud ERP

We are committed to leveraging artificial intelligence to redefine ERP processes. We were first to market and will continue to innovate quickly here.

100% in-Memory Data Management

With SAP HANA, S/4HANA Cloud combines transactional and analytical processing easily and provides real-time insights to users

Rich Functionality

We have built out rich capabilities across the ERP suite, from Finance to Procurement to Supply Chain and more

Industry Know-How Covering End-To-End Processes

SAP’s 45+ years & VC ERP’s 20 years of industry and implementation expertise provide the ideal framework for you to automate your processes from end-to-end

Business Benefits of S/4HANA Cloud Extended Edition

Rich Functionality & Industry Coverage

Rich Functionality & Industry Coverage

High Extensibility

High Extensibility

Full Integration

Full Integration

Flexible Upgrades

Flexible Upgrades

Model Companies

Model Companies

Customer Evaluation System

Customer Evaluation System

Speed

Speed

Predictable, Lower TCO

Predictable, Lower TCO

Continuous Innovation

Continuous Innovation

Simple, Reliable & Safe

Simple, Reliable & Safe

Key Characteristics for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Extended Edition

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Extended Edition is for customers who look for broad scope combined with a high level of Cloud qualities such as accelerated implementation based on Best Practices, regular upgrades to always run on the latest software versions, minimum involvement in application management and more. Also, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, extended edition is limited to new implementations. These are certain characteristics that makes it exciting and worth adopting for fast-paced growing mid-market and large companies.

Full Scope

Full Scope

  • Full functional S/4HANA scope of core ERP & extended LOB and industry processes, supporting 25 industries
  • 64 country versions in 39 languages
  • Model Company & Best Practices baseline package included
Extensibility

Extensibility

  • Access to S/4HANA Extensibility Framework
  • Side-by-side extensions via SCP
  • Restricted expert configuration possibilities (IMG)
  • SAP code must remain unchanged
New Installation

New Installation

  • New installation (Greenfield)
  • Data & configuration migration
  • No system copy for new installations
Upgrades

Upgrades

  • 2 upgrades per year
  • SAP will create an upgrade plan

Scalable Services for S/4HANA Cloud, Extended Edition

S/4HANA Cloud Table
Software Support

Software Support

  • Mission critical support incl. direct access to experts &best-in-class SLAs
  • SAP Enterprise Support featuring e.g. value maps, etc.
  • Empowerment – 24×7 access to support portal, webinars, e.a.
Application Management

Application Management

  • Setup-services incl. Fiori LP configuration
  • System health/ Operations services
  • Innovation services e.g. workshops for release upgrades
Infrastructure Management

Infrastructure Management

  • Standard infrastructure management & core cloud managed services
  • Operating system maintenance & SAP HANA DB management
  • System health check services, system monitoring, capacity management, release upgrades and SPS/FPS updates

S/4HANA Cloud Extended Edition Implementation

SAP S/4HANA Multinational Corporations SAP S/4HANA Best Practices

Baseline

We are committed to leveraging artificial intelligence to redefine ERP processes. We were first to market and will continue to innovate quickly here.

Industry & LoB Portfolio*

Rich portfolio of industry and LoB SAP Model Company offerings

Golden Client*

Utilize pre-configured best practices and industry packages from your trusted SAP implementation partner

Two Tier ERP Structure

SAP’s Two-Tier deployment provides enterprises with an opportunity to standardize the end -to -end business processes across multiple tiers. By selecting SAP S/4HANA Cloud for their Tier 2, customers get the benefit of Software as a Service (SaaS) which can be implemented by the standard template, thereby reducing the cost and ancillary IT expenses by having pre-configured solution.

Two Tier ERP Structure

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Extended Edition Powered By Hyperscalers

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) provides the same comprehensive SLAs for HEC with AWS, Azure or GCP (Google Cloud Platform) that customers already experience with HEC in our SAP datacenters.

Microsoft Azure
AWS
Google Cloud

In essence, HEC represents best of both worlds – SAP operates and manages SAP systems in a private managed cloud with IaaS from a provider of their choice under one contract and comprehensive responsibility.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Extended Edition Implementation & Migration

SAP S4HANA Cloud Extended Edition Implementation Migration

Deploy SAP S/4HANA Cloud with SAP Activate

SAP Activate methodology is a modular and agile framework for implementation or migration of SAP solutions that provides content and guidance for project teams. It offers pre-built implementation content, accelerators, tools, and best practices that help project teams deliver consistent and successful results across industries and customer environments.

Journey Overview & Key Milestones

Journey Overview Key Milestones

Industries

Automotive

Automotive

Chemical Industry

Chemical Industry

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

EPC

EPC

Machine Manufacturing

Machine Manufacturing

Retail & FMCG

Retail & FMCG

Wholesale & Distribution

Wholesale & Distribution

Textile & Garments

Textile & Garments

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Wires & Cables

Wires & Cables