How to Accelerate Your Growth with SAP S/4HANA Cloud?

Dec 12, 2022
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SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a ready-to-use cloud ERP that integrates the latest best practices in the industry and is committed to continuous innovation.

Opt for the ERP of the futur :

SAP S4/HANA Cloud brings together the power of SAP's next-generation ERP system, including real-time business operations and an intuitive interface, with the benefits of the cloud. 

Cloud computing is making an increasingly noticeable impact in today's fast-paced business world, as it can meet the needs of companies in terms of speed, agility, connectivity, and simplicity. By 2020, 60% of ERP work will be performed in the public cloud, according to market research firms such as IDC. In anticipation of this shift, SAP has launched SAP S/4 HANA Cloud, the "software as a service" (SaaS) version of S/4HANA, which is continuously enriched with new features.

Like S/4HANA, the cloud version is built on SAP's in-memory HANA database, allowing users to carry out their operations in real-time. It also incorporates the SAP Fiori user experience, which guarantees unbeatable ergonomics. However, the cloud version is even simpler and more innovative than its on-premise equivalent.

1. A quickly growing family

When it was launched in 2016, SAP S/4HANA Cloud offered some of the features available in the on-premise and private cloud versions.

However, SAP has made significant investments to expand the public cloud version as quickly as possible. SAP S/4HANA currently has three platforms, which are continuously enhanced with new features:

  • SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management Cloud - which covers all the functions of an ERP. 
  • SAP S/4HANA Marketing Cloud - which includes options designed for digital era marketing specialists. 
  • SAP S/4HANA Professional Services Cloud - which helps professional services companies carry out their operations in real-time. 

Integration of advanced features

What makes SAP S/4HANA a revolutionary tool - apart from the advantages of the cloud - are its interesting new features. Here are a few examples:

  • SAP CoPilot - an artificial intelligence-based digital assistant (the enterprise equivalent of Siri or Cortana) - streamlines repetitive tasks and facilitates teamwork across different departments.
  • S/4HANA Cloud helps you capitalize on the latest innovations in machine learning or predictive analysis to achieve greater agility.
  • SAP plans to integrate IoT capabilities as well as blockchain technologies for accounting and finance applications to support your digital business models.

2. The advantages of the cloud for your activities

SAP provides semi-annual updates to the S/4HANA Cloud platform, allowing you to immediately take advantage of its innovations. Of course, cloud technology itself also offers numerous benefits: 

  • Focus on your activities- Migrating to the cloud allows you to focus on your core business, rather than managing updates, backups and IT issues.
  • Reach the market faster - While a traditional on-site implementation can take months, a cloud implementation is a matter of hours - and allows you to capitalize on the recent market trends.
  • Accelerate innovation and differentiation - The cloud gives you access to massive computing power and puts innovation within your reach. SAP S/4HANA Cloud offers a host of capabilities that help you deploy new business models and differentiate.
  • Reduce total cost of ownership - The cloud environment is scalable: add or remove modules as your business needs change. This frees up capital for investments closer to your core business.

3. delaware's dual expertise

As an SAP Gold Partner for many years, delaware has collaborated with SAP in a co-innovation program to develop the S/4HANA Cloud Edition. Our participation in this program made us one of the first users of S/4 HANA Professional Services Cloud and one of the first resellers of S/4HANA Cloud in the world.

With this experience - and our extensive SAP implementation experience - we are uniquely positioned to help you map out your transition to the cloud and create an SAP cloud environment that is tailored to your needs. We also like to challenge ourselves and continually encourage our customers to take advantage of new opportunities in the cloud.

  • we are GOLD Partner SAP
  • 20 years of experience in business transformation
  • sectoral expertise in many industries
  • End-to-end solutions: from analysis, integration and implementation to change management and communication
  • a structured and pragmatic approach

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