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How SAP S/4HANA Helps Your Business Transform

Time stood still for most people during the 2020 pandemic, but this unexpected occurrence became an opportunity for businesses who aspire to kickstart their organization’s digital transformation. From small to large companies, executives speak about the ultimate goal of becoming an Intelligent Enterprise.

How SAP S/4HANA Helps Your Business Transform

If you already have an existing SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system or you’re looking to elevate your business processes with digital technology, in this blog, you will learn how SAP S/4HANA will undeniably transform your business – for the better.

The Benefits SAP S/4HANA Can Bring to Your Organization

  • A vast improvement in performance

SAP S/4HANA runs on top of the SAP HANA in-memory database, compared to SAP ECC, which runs on third-party databases. This substantial change enables SAP S/4HANA to quickly analyze large amounts of data in real-time, allowing users to make resilient and agile decisions in everyday scenarios.

These advanced analytics also lead to faster, more flexible, and powerful reporting. As such, users can obtain better insights to understand their business and use them to make data-driven decisions.

Plus, SAP S/4HANA has key features dedicated to several aspects of your business, such as Finance, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, R&D and Engineering, and Procurement. These industry-specific business processes result in better workflows and a decidedly competitive edge for your organization.

  • Enhanced user experience

One of the primary roadblocks to obtaining an ERP system is its complexity. Whether you plan to upgrade your system or think about purchasing one for your business, customers worry about the additional cost in time and value of training and learning the system.

Compared to its predecessors, SAP S/4HANA has greatly simplified its data table structure and data access. It leverages a new and intuitive GUI called Fiori – a web-based interface designed to optimize the user experience.

Users can access Fiori easily from their mobile devices because of its web-based interface, which is scalable to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and almost any screen. This UX simplification can significantly add value to your business by increasing productivity, reducing training costs, increasing employee engagement, minimizing user errors, and improving user satisfaction.

  • The reduced total cost of ownership

SAP S/4HANA has different deployment models: on-premise, cloud, or hybrid. Each option has its set of benefits, depending on your business priorities and goals. However, with cloud implementation, you don’t have to invest in hardware or its maintenance, resulting in elasticity, flexibility, and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) that’s 25 to 30 percent lower.

  • IT Optimization – With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP directly manages and eliminates many ERP changes and incidents, which will allow you to cut costs on internal IT staff or let them focus more on high-value projects.

  • Faster implementation – With a standardized business process and reduced configuration, SAP S/4HANA Cloud takes considerably less time to implement than on-premise deployment.

  • Scalability – Most businesses are on a remote work set-up. So, cloud deployment allows you to increase or decrease the number of users who access the platform when the need arises.

  • Future-proof investment

SAP S/4HANA is an ERP system that is constantly evolving, making it smarter, more powerful, and easier to use. Its intelligent system allows hyper-personalized solutions aside from new and adaptive business models that ensure your business stays on top of the market.

SAP S/4HANA also provides valuable insight into your sustainability performance, ensuring you make the best decisions for your customers, employees, and business in the immediate and long-term period.

With its quarterly updates, users can quickly apply the latest features in their business to improve functionality, connectivity, and reporting. Artificial intelligence becomes the norm, integrated and embedded in every business process across the entire suite.

These updates mean that SAP S/4HANA is far from being completed, in the sense that the ERP system will always look for means to address current challenges and even future opportunities in the most efficient and insightful way possible.


Why Choose SAP S/4HANA?

Changing environments means you may also need to change how you run your business in this digital age. If you’re running on the time-tested on-premise SAP ECC, you’re running on borrowed time. Support and maintenance of the legacy ERP system will end in 2027, making the next few years the perfect time to migrate your business processes to SAP S/4HANA. You’ve read the benefits of this modern ERP system and how it can improve your business. Your next move is to decide when and how you will begin your transition. No matter which deployment option you choose, the change will bring new standards and results to your business processes.

As a trusted global SAP partner, NTT DATA has the knowledge and experience to help you transform your business. With SAP S/4HANA, you can only move forward.



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