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.
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.
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.
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.
- Intelligent account reconciliation
- Compliance with financial reporting standards
- Currency rate monitoring
- Centralized accounting transactions
- Financial risk management
Sourcing & Procurement
- Smart buying
- Centralized purchasing
- Integration with SAP Ariba solutions
- Catalog-based reporting
- Automated invoice document recognition
- Cash discount optimization
Sales & Marketing
- Sales order creation
- Approval workflow
- Billing & invoicing integration
- Order & contract management
- Logistics & order fulfillment optimization
Enterprise Portfolio & Project Management
- Intelligent project cost forecasting
- Efficient project monitoring
- Better project timeline reporting
- Quality management
- Intelligent inventory management
- Advanced variant configuration
- Integration with warehouse management
- Demand-based supply chain management
- Product Master Optimization
- Production Planning and Detailed
- Materials Requirements Planning
- Production Operations & Engineering
- Complex, Discrete & Component
- Assembly Manufacturing
- Process Manufacturing
- Supply Chain Analytics
- Data Model Simplification
- Inventory Valuation & Advanced
- Available to Promise
- Extended Warehouse Management
- Transportation Management
- Catch Weight Management
- Quality Management
- Commodity Management
- Optimized Service & Service Master Data Management
- Service Parts & Service Agreement Management
- Allocate & Optimize Resources
- Management of Environment, Health & Safety Data
- Proactive Task Identification, Management & Execution
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
- 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
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
Get notified about things needing your attention for example workflow approvals and take immediate action
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.
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
Analytical List Pages
Custom Analytical Queries
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:
SAP AI Business Services
SAP Data Intelligence
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
Seamless Integration with other SAP Cloud Solutions
3rd Party Web API Integration using SAP PO
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 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.