SAP S/4HANA: SAP ERP revisited to help you run simple

SAP S/4HANA is SAP’s new ERP business suite. Based on SAP’s HANA in-memory platform, SAP S/4HANA was built from scratch to integrate modern design principles. The result is a simple yet powerful ERP that opens the way to innovation.

Digital transformation impacts every company: our markets are changing and customers expect faster, smarter, and more personalized products and services. Do you have what it takes to respond to change and make decisions quickly? To support you in your digital transformation, SAP has launched SAP S/4HANA – its next-generation business suite.

‘Run simple’ has been SAP’s business adage for years. SAP strongly believes that simplicity is a must to thrive in today’s digital era. As such, it has completely reinvented its ERP suite to align with that vision. Developing SAP S/4HANA implied a total rework of SAP’s core ERP technology to run it on its HANA in-memory database. On top of that, SAP introduced an entirely new user interface, Fiori, to help users run simple.

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What is SAP S/4HANA?

SAP S/4HANA is an intelligent, integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that is built on the advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA. It is designed to help organizations run simple in a digital world by simplifying business processes, providing real-time insights, and enabling intelligent decision-making. By leveraging the power of the cloud, SAP S/4HANA enables organizations of all sizes to deploy and run the SAP ERP system faster and with fewer resources.

SAP HANA puts real-time data at your fingertips

Meeting the needs of today’s markets requires swift handling of the ever-growing mountain of (un)structured data available. SAP S/4HANA integrates the super-fast analytics of HANA, enabling you to gather and process data quickly while applying it to your business processes, all in real time.

  • Your win: gain real-time business insights, instantly

Embedded, real-time reporting, simplified processes and the lighting speed of HANA all help you gain new insights, anywhere and in real time – as a starting point for better decision-making, optimized processes and better services.

It truly is all about simplicity

The HANA in-memory platform ensures a simplified data model. Moreover, SAP S/4 HANA is designed with the SAP Fiori UX, which makes it intuitive to use on any device. The complexity – ingenuity – is still there, but it’s only shown when you want to see it.

    • Your win: work faster, with more agility and cut your total cost of ownership

Your users can start working with SAP S/4HANA right away, with no training needed. The speed and real-time insights will foster flexibility and agility and the IT team will welcome the time and costsavings they achieve thanks to the simplified architecture, smaller data footprint and out-of-the-box integration with solutions like SuccessFactors and Ariba. 

Accelerate innovation to reinvent your business

At its core, SAP S/4HANA combines traditional ERP data with data from Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud applications such as SAP Customer Experience or SAP Ariba and other sources or networks. In this way, it opens the door to innovations like predictive maintenance, simulations, etc. 

SAP S/4HANA helps you connect processes and integrates your company with the digital world at large. As such, it helps you reinvent your business: discover new opportunities, develop new business models, drive new revenues and win new markets.

Features of SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4HANA offers a lot of features. The most important ones are:

1. In-Memory Database: SAP S/4HANA harnesses the power of the in-memory computing capabilities of SAP HANA to store and analyze data in real-time, enabling faster decision-making and increased operational efficiency.

2. Predictive Analytics: SAP S/4HANA provides predictive analytics capabilities to help businesses anticipate customer demand, detect potential risks, and identify new opportunities.

3. Simplified User Experience: SAP S/4HANA has been designed to provide a simplified user experience through a modern user interface that enables quick access to relevant information and better decision-making.

4. Built-in AI: SAP S/4HANA is equipped with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to assist with business processes and decision-making.

5. Enhanced Security: SAP S/4HANA utilizes an advanced security model to protect data and ensure compliance with industry regulations.

6. Cloud-Based Deployment: SAP S/4HANA can be deployed on public, private, or hybrid cloud environments, allowing businesses to take advantage of the scalability and flexibility of cloud computing.

7. Business Process Automation: SAP S/4HANA provides a comprehensive set of automated business processes that enable faster and more accurate data processing.

Migration to SAP S/4HANA

In today’s fast-changing business environment, companies are under high pressure to be faster, smarter, more agile and more innovative than their competitors. SAP’s next-generation business suite, SAP S/4HANA, was developed to help them achieve those aims.

Hesitant about making the move to SAP S/4HANA? We can help you migrate step by step, at your very own pace.

SAP S/4HANA helps you connect processes and integrates your company with the digital world at large in order to help you reinvent your business

Discover the value of SAP S/4HANA embedded analytics: operational dashboard

With SAP S/4HANA and the accompanying Fiori user interface, the concept of insight-to-action on ERP data is enabled as never before. This showcase illustrates how embedded analytics can be used to provide business users with real-time insight leading directly to swift actions and informed decisions.

How can we help?

Based on our extensive knowledge and many years of experience with the SAP platform, delaware can help you unlock the full value of SAP S/4HANA. In a first step, we will define your roadmap, determining how your company would benefit from SAP S/4HANA, what features you need and whether you need an on-premise or a cloud rollout. We can then guide you through the entire migration process. Moreover, as we know SAP S/4HANA represents a shift in the way you do business, we’d be happy to aid you with change managementto foster user adoption. Download our e-book 'Making the move: SAP S/4HANA migration made simple' for deeper insights into the SAP S/4HANA migration process.

Why choose delaware?

  • We offer a structured approach
  • We offer end-to-end solutions
  • We collaborate closely with your team
  • We have over 15 years of experience in SAP implementations in numerous industries


What is the difference between SAP and SAP S/4HANA?

SAP is a suite of enterprise software applications that manage business operations and customer relations. SAP S/4HANA is an entirely new generation of SAP's ERP system. It is a real-time, in-memory computing platform that is designed to handle massive amounts of data and provide real-time analytics. SAP S/4HANA brings a faster, simpler, and more flexible data processing system to SAP users. It also allows for a much more agile approach to business operations. Additionally, SAP S/4HANA offers advanced analytics capabilities, including predictive analytics, machine learning, and AI capabilities. It also provides a modern user experience that is optimized for mobile devices.

What is SAP HANA used for?

SAP HANA is a high-performance in-memory database and application platform for processing high volumes of data in real-time. It is used for a variety of applications, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), data warehousing, and analytics. It can also be used for predictive analytics, text analysis, big data processing and machine learning.

Is SAP S/4HANA included in the business suite?

No, SAP S/4HANA is not included in the business suite. SAP S/4HANA is a separate product line that is designed to replace SAP's existing Business Suite.