Embrace the future of ERP

SAP S/4HANA Cloud combines the power and simplicity of SAP’s S/4HANA business suite with all the benefits of a cloud solution

Cloud computing is increasingly gaining inroads in today’s fast-paced business environment, as it meets businesses’ need for more speed, agility, connectivity and simplicity. By 2020, 60% of the ERP workload will be handled in the public cloud, according to market research firms like IDC. To be ready for that shift, SAP has introduced SAP S/4HANA Cloud – a software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of S/4HANA that is continuously enriched with new features.

Just like S/4HANA, the cloud version is based on SAP’s HANA in-memory database, which allows users to do business on a real-time basis. In addition, it also integrates the SAP Fiori user experience to ensure unparalleled usability. The cloud version, however, is even simpler and more innovative than its on-premise counterpart.

A rapidly growing family

When SAP S/4HANA Cloud was introduced in 2016, it offered a subset of the features available in the on-premise and private cloud SAP S/4HANA. However, SAP is investing big to extend its public cloud version as quickly as possible. Currently, SAP S/4HANA offers integration of three platforms, which are constantly being enhanced with new features:

  • SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management Cloud – covers the full spectrum of an ERP
  • SAP S/4HANA Marketing Cloud – features dedicated capabilities for marketers in this digital age
  • SAP S/4HANA Professional Services Cloud – supports professional services to do business in real time

Integrating advanced new features

What makes SAP S/4HANA a game-changer, apart from the benefits of the cloud, are its exciting new features. Just a few examples:

  • SAP CoPilot – an AI-based digital assistant - think Siri or Cortana for business - streamlines repetitive tasks and facilitates teamwork across departments. 
  • S/4HANA Cloud helps you capitalise on the latest innovations in machine learning and predictive analysis to achieve a new level of agility.
  • SAP has plans to integrate the blockchain digital ledger and Internet of Things capabilities to support your digital business models.

What the cloud means for your businesses

SAP ensures quarterly updates of the S/4HANA Cloud platform, allowing you to reap the rewards of its innovations immediately. Of course, the cloud approach brings you ample benefits:

every quarter, SAP updates the S/4HANA Cloud platform so you can immediately reap the benefits of innovation

How can we help?

As a long-term SAP Platinum partner, delaware has been working with SAP on a co-innovation program to help shape the cloud edition of S/4HANA. Thanks to our participation in that program, we were one of the first users of S/4HANA Professional Services Cloud and one of the world’s first resellers of S/4HANA Cloud

Building on that experience – and our many years of experience with SAP implementations – we are uniquely positioned to help you draft a ‘to the cloud’ roadmap and build your fit-for-purpose SAP environment in the cloud. Moreover, we are also a challenger, continually encouraging our customers to make use of the new opportunities that the cloud brings.

Why choose delaware?

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

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