Introduction

S/4HANA is an exclusive ERP for Medium, Large Businesses and Conglomerates, a one-of-its-kind intelligent ERP suite designed with in-memory computing. It is a real-time enterprise resource management suite for digital business. It offers an even more engaging personalized and consumer-grade user experience with SAP Fiori 3.0 with smart business cockpit.

It goes beyond the traditional ERP software as it lends the power of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and superior business process automation.

Deployable on premise or in the cloud, SAP S/4HANA drives instant value across all lines of business – no matter of industry or business size. It is a comprehensive solution that digitally transforms your organization into a unified entity by consolidating internal and external elements harmoniously.

Connect your processes, access operational analytics in real-time and drive growth with digital transformation by becoming an Intelligent Enterprise.

Product Walk Through

Here’s a quick walkthrough on some of the most exciting features SAP S/4HANA offers for your business

The Digital Core

The digital core of SAP S/4HANA helps companies embark on the digital transformation with ease. It offers unification for all your operations while ensuring greater protection. It delivers long term business value while helping you scale both short term and long term benchmarks through operational expenditure optimization and increased productivity.

SAP S4HANA 2020 - Business Area Overview

Different businesses have different needs meaning that deployment for each company would be different from the next. There are certain who would like to migrate to a totally different environment (greenfield implementation), while others would prefer to stick to what they know best and reuse existing components (brownfield). The adoption and customization of your business’ exclusive digital core depends on a host of factors including resources, company goals, urgency and budget.

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

Engaging User Experience

SAP Fiori, now SAP Fiori 3.0, provides a great user experience for SAP S/4HANA. All users profit from the Fiori Launchpad.

The Fiori Launchpad acts as a single entry point for accessing for S/4HANA. It does not only work for accessing Fiori apps but also for classic UIs such as SAP GUI for HTML (Web GUI) and Web Dynpro for ABAP (WDA). SAP has applied Fiori theme to classic UIs so now the entire SAP S/4HANA has one look – the Fiori look!

All Users Benefit from the Generic Launchpad Features Including

Smart Business Cockpit

Smart Business Cockpit is like a control center that lets you control and channel your SAP S/4HANA usage into a transformative business experience. Smart Business Cockpit for SAP Business Suite is powered by SAP HANA and leverages SAP Fiori design principles for an interactive and intuitive user experience.

It relies on SAP Smart Business Framework, a framework that is specifically designed by SAP to expose key strategic and operational performance indicators (KPIs, OPIs) as Fiori applications – all these applications without any coding.

Business and Technical users can both use the Smart Business Cockpit to make highly aggregated analytical data accessible using Fiori Launchpad Tiles.

  • Gets you the insight you need at the right time for instant value connecting operations and analysis without any struggle using advanced analytics
  • Uses real-time data instead of using days hours or minutes old information for an up-to-the-second view of any business situation
  • Enables forecasting and simulation in real-time for your transactions
  • Lets you personalize the view for your business role just as you want so you know what’s happening where in real-time to fuel timely corrective action
  • Acts as a single source of truth so you can analyze KPIs and OPIs with real-time consistent information
Enterprise Search

Just enter a document number or a customer reference or a name and you will immediately find what you are looking for beyond that you can easily filter and select from larger search lists and the search results already give you some information directly as well as offering actions you can take on each object

Notifications

Get notified about things needing your attention for example workflow approvals and take immediate action

Personalization

Every user can personalize their Fiori Launchpad to fit their needs. For example, creating their own groups of tiles or rearranging their layout. This helps users work more efficiently as does another feature – User Default

Users can easily define default values for important fields such as company code, cost centers and sales organization so that these are prefilled in the UI which saves a lot of time.

SAP CoPilot

Finally the Launchpad gives users the access to SAP CoPilot – the digital assistant of the enterprise. Natural Language Interaction takes you to the next level of convenience and speed since CoPilot is aware of your business context and allows you to query or update business data as well as sharing information with your colleagues.

SAP Fiori Lighthouse Apps for SAP S/4HANA

Users also profit from the newly developed Fiori apps for SAP S/4HANA – all new functional innovations in S/4HANA that have been built using a user centric design approach looking at how people work these days so the users get applications which make their work easier.

SAP Light House Scenarios are Application of SAP’s UX (User Experience) approach to improve business interaction and productivity.

These apps bring business users immediate business value, supporting and encouraging them as they adapt to new digital transformation priorities.

Some widely used scenarios include:

Manage Credit Accounts

Create Sales Order Automatic Extraction

Predicted Delivery Delay

Manage Requests for Quotation

Embedded Analytics – Real-time Operational Analytics

SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics is the collection of all analytics features in SAP S/4HANA that enables users to perform real-time analytics on Live Transactional Data. These real-time insights get you into action mode on time. This helps you address tricky operational issues when they happen to take corrective action mitigating risks.

In order to leverage embedded analytical capability SAP provides Fiori framework. Its architecture consists of modeling access and visualization components.

The visualization of embedded analytics is done using analytical SAP Fiori apps so the users can use charts to gain insights and launch into action immediately in the same system and of course applications where SAP has included intelligence and machine learning

There are different types of analytics transactional and analytical SAP Fiori Apps for Embedded Analytics. Multi-Dimensional Reports (Design Studio Apps)

Smart Business KPIs

Overview Pages

Analytical List Pages

Custom Analytical Queries

KPI Modeler

Intelligent Technologies – Delivering Business Value Using SAP S/4HANA

The value of AI technology in the Intelligent Enterprise is about creating tangible, innovative and time-saving solutions to solve complicated business problems end-to-end.

In the context of SAP, these technologies enable intelligent processes

Intelligent RPA > Situation Handling > Machine Learning > Predictive Analytics > Data Intelligence

Intelligent technologies in SAP S/4HANA enable businesses and users to operate at their best by assisting them every step of the way, helping them to adapt and automate business processes end-to-end.

Assist Business Users
  • Prepopulate UI fields
  • Provide Insights & Recommendations
  • Notify about business situations
Adapt based on data
  • Context-based evaluation
  • Event-based change
  • Adjustments with new information
Automate within & between system/s
  • Digitize analog data (OCR, image)
  • Automate recurring tasks (RPA)
  • Automate entire process steps

The intelligence within SAP S/4HANA is in the form of:

Embedded
SAP AI Business Services

Intelligence
SAP Data Intelligence

Conversation
SAP Conversational AI

These intelligent technologies all combine to deliver these Business Outcomes:

Increased Revenue | Reimagined Processes | Quality Time at Work | Customer Satisfaction | Accelerated Innovation

SAP S/4HANA On-Premise Integration

At VC ERP Consulting, we are well versed with all types of SAP S/4HANA Integrations using SAP PO or CPI middleware.

SAP S4HANA On-Premise Integration

Seamless Integration with other SAP Cloud Solutions

SAP Warehouse Cloud
SAP Analytical Cloud
SAP SucessFactor Cloud
SAP FeildGlass Cloud
SAP Sales Cloud
SAP Ariba Cloud
SAP Service Cloud
SAP Concur Cloud
SAP Hybris Cloud

3rd Party Web API Integration using SAP PO

B2B/EDI

SalesForce
MuleSoft
TrueCommerce
Jitterbit

Ecommerce

Amazon Marketplace
Flipkart
Myntra
Magento
WooCommerce
Shopify

SAP S/4 HANA Migration

It is overwhelming and challenging to even think of moving to a new ERP system. Not to mention how difficult it is to navigate through the several set of tools, services and engagements out there. That’s why SAP started the SAP S/4HANA Movement Program – this is Your customized way to get there by answering 3 key questions

  • Why move now to SAP S/4HANA?
  • How to move to SAP S/4HANA?
  • What can SAP S/4HANA do to meet my business and IT requirements?

SAP S/4HANA On-Premise Implementation

The Path to SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4HANA offers three basic types of implementation:
Greenfield implementation, Brownfield Implementation & Landscape Transformation

SAP S4HANA On-Premise Implementation

SAP Activate Methodology

SAP Activate methodology for SAP S/4HANA Implementation is a modular and agile framework for implementation or migration of SAP solutions that provides content and guidance for project teams, when implementing SAP S/4HANA.

SAP Activate methodology provides pre-built implementation content, accelerators, tools, and best practices that help project teams deliver consistent and successful results across industries and customer environments.

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

What You Get with SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4 HANA On-Premise

VC ERP SAP S/4HANA Services

Value & Impact Assessment

Value & Impact Assessment

SAP S/4HANA Implementation

SAP S/4HANA Implementation

Rolluts

Rolluts

Technical Migration

Technical Migration

Data Migration

Data Migration

Testing

Testing

AMS

AMS

Process Audit & Improvisation

Process Audit & Improvisation

System Administration & Maintenance

System Administration & Maintenance