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Is Your SAP ERP Still in the 90's?

Mar 28, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Scott Burton

SAP ERPBeing late to the party doesn’t mean you can’t be the main attraction.

Workday caught the ERP world by surprise when they deployed Finance and Human Capital Management in the cloud. SAP answered by launching the HANA project to create a complete 21st century ERP platform.

The result of that effort is SAP S/4 HANA, launched on February 3, 2015.

SAP S/4 HANA is a next generation business suite designed to run simply in a digital world—a significant departure from the dated architecture of SAP R/3. It is designed to drive business innovation with simplicity by connecting people, devices, and business networks in real time to support the rapid development of new business models. It can be deployed both on premises edition and in the cloud.

The SAP S/4 business suite uses HANA’s new in-memory data processing, where you can execute programs and calculations 1000 to 3000 times faster than the R/3 relational database. The SAP HANA can perform analytical processing using huge volumes of detailed information at today’s speed of business.

Build in SAP’s new Fiori development environment, S/4 HANA provides a functional and role-oriented experience for end users. The entire experience has been reimagined to benefit the business, the IT team, and end users. The responsive design means your people can complete their tasks anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

Your project team will love it. The platform uses a guided configuration model to speed implementation and adapt to organizational changes.

Best of all, the Fiori platform provides hundreds of free applications you can use to extend your capability to any user on any device. See our article on Fiori to see how you can use those apps or quickly development your own.

If you are ready to leave your S/3 database behind, we recommend a look at how S/4 HANA can improve your user experience, speed up your processing, and lower your total cost of ownership.


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Topics: SAP, HR

Scott Burton
Written by: Scott Burton

As the President of Whitaker-Taylor, Scott Burton has managed operations for more than 30 global, national and regional SAP users, spanning the manufacturing, automotive, retail, information systems and energy industries. His range of expertise includes systems implementation, change management, support analysis, project management, and account management.