Aymax Story: S/4 HANA – The new generation of SAP Business Suite – a real revolution in the world of ERP!

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SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (S/4 HANA) is the most important innovation offered by the publisher since the release of SAP R/3 in 1992. This new management solution redefines the way software packages should support and sustain the growth of companies operating in the digital and connected economy.

The power of the in-memory technology used in SAP S/4 HANA allows you to leverage the potential of Big Data and the Internet of Things to redefine your business model. Simulate, plan, execute and analyze: all this is done in real time and from any terminal, connected with your partners and networks. The SAP S/4 HANA suite is also designed to provide a user experience (SAP FIORI) that combines modernity and ergonomics adapted to the role of each employee in your company.

SAP has combined its latest innovations (the SAP HANA platform and the SAP Fiori user experience) and its unique experience (more than 40 years of mastering complex business challenges) into a unique management suite that reinvents the company.

What can you bring to SAP S/4 HANA? Business Models

The connection is simplified between employees with different types of terminals and shared over several business networks.

Real-time sharing to exploit the potential of Big Data Business processes

Business processes are being redefined.

Execution only of business processes that have added value: batch processing is eliminated Real-time execution: processes are 4 to 100 times faster than before[1].

Decision-making

Perform simulations and analyses using reliable and up-to-date data User Experience (UX)

Accelerate user adoption and benefit from an accessible working                                                                                                             environment on all terminals Data models

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), number of aggregates and redundancies are reduced: the size of the database is reduced in a ratio of 1 to 10 compared to R/3[1]

Deployment of the

Deploy according to your needs: possibility to combine on-premise, private cloud and public cloud

CLOUD OR ON PREMISE

The SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA is delivered in two editions: on-premise and in the cloud to provide SAP customers with maximum deployment choices. Cloud publishing includes features to manage an entire business in the cloud: finance, accounting, control, purchasing, sales, manufacturing, facility maintenance, project systems, project lifecycle management… Usually this choice is made according to the need for basic business management features through the standard features found in the cloud.

In addition, there is an on-site edition of SAP S/4HANA that offers in particular the SAP Simple Finance module (SAP accounting module on SAP HANA). Generally this choice is made for companies working with more advanced functionalities for a maximum degree of flexibility in customization. A hybrid edition is also available.

APPLICATIONS ON THE CLOUD SAP HANA

The SAP HANA platform on the cloud is PaaS (Platform as Service) scalable, secure, modular and open. Every three months, the Cloud edition is updated and the customer can use it on a subscription basis with a free 14- day version to offer users the possibilities of HANA with scenarios related to project management, cash management, general accounting:

-SAP S/4HANA, cloud marketing edition: for business lines

-SAP S/4HANA, cloud project services edition: for professional industry services

-SAP S/4HANA, cloud enterprise edition: for complete ERP functionality

The AYMAX Consulting team is convinced by the benefits of the S/4 HANA solution and in early 2017 acquired its first customer licenses for its use in internal management:

Article written by : Meher Houas – SAP Abap UX Consultant – AYMAX Consulting