What is SAP S/4HANA? 13 Questions Answered (2022)

Feature by Andreas Schmitz March 19, 2015

What’s the roadmap for SAP S/4HANA? How much does it cost? Which modules will be offered next?

Uwe Grigoleit, Global Head of Business Development Suite on SAP HANA and SAP HANA applications, answers the most pressing questions about thenext-generation business suite.

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1. What is the business value of SAP S/4HANA for customers? What’s the payback period? And who is likely to benefit most?

Written natively for the SAP HANA platform, SAP S/4HANA is an entirely new generation of SAP Business Suite that is characterized by simplifications, massively increased efficiency, and compelling features such as planning and simulation options in many conventional transactions.

SAP S/4HANA signals a move away from the transactional system that merely records data toward giving end users active decision support in real time that is based on data from both internal and external sources.

We are currently in the process of developing a business value calculator for SAP S/4HANA that will drill down to quantify the benefits at the level of individual solutions. In SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA, customers already have the option of calculating business cases enabled by TCO savings and optimizations. These calculations are equally valid for SAP S/4HANA. But the simplifications created by SAP S/4HANA bring other benefits too – which the business value calculator will take into account – such as the use of new user interfaces, reduced data volume, greater flexibility, and higher throughput. Finance departments, for example, will profit from more efficient shared services and accelerated financial closing.

2. How long does an SAP S/4HANA implementation take?

It’s obviously very hard to generalize, but we do have reliable empirical values to go on: 75% of customers that have migrated their existing SAP Business Suite on HANA as the first major step in moving to SAP S/4HANA have done so within six months. That’s a very good result for a migration to a new platform.

Some large enterprises are opting for greenfield projects – seeing the technological innovations as an opportunity to completely rebuild their ERP landscapes from the ground up. Brownfield projects are also an option: In this approach, the customer leaves its IT landscape intact but adopts the new technology to enrich and enhance it. Greenfield and brownfield projects naturally take longer – sometimes even several years. And migrating to SAP S/4HANA is only one part of such a project.

3. Does SAP offer programs that simplify the move to SAP S/4HANA?

Yes, and we attach great importance to providing comprehensive support for our customers in this respect. Specifically, we offer SAP Rapid Deployment solutionsthat enable a fast migration to the SAP HANA platform and thus also to SAP Simple Finance. These pre-defined implementation packages are delivered by SAP or by our partners and even enable fixed-price implementations in some cases.

4. How much experience do potential integration partners have?

Our integration partners are of course working with the rapid-deployment solutions to some extent. And our service partners already have broad experience of implementing SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA for our customers. In fact, over 60% of implementations are performed by partners and integration partners, not by SAP. We operate roll out programs to inform and educate our partners about all of our new solutions. And our Global Partner Organization (GPO) holds regular “enablement sessions” at which it brings partners up to speed on the new technologies and explains to them in detail how SAP S/4HANA will impact their work.

5. Which skillsets are required?

In most cases, it’s the implementation partner that handles the project, so customers don’t really need to get bogged down in the details. However, more information is available at SCN, SAP’s Community Network. Both, partners and customers can refer to.

6. Is it possible to migrate company-specific customizations?

In principle, yes. When we developed our solutions, we took particular care to ensure that they would be “backwards-compatible.” In other words, the customer can keep customizations and continue to use them after the migration. However, this does not always apply to modifications. Take the analogy of a house and imagine that the customer has not only added a balcony but has also modified the building too. In this case, the function of the house may be affected, whereas the “balconies” will be fine.

7. What are the requirements for moving to SAP S/4HANA?

The initial path is to move to SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA and then to implement packages that contain the simplifications. Currently, these come in the form of SAP Simple Finance, though SAP Simple Logistics is slated for release soon and further simplifications will follow in 2015.

8. What is a “system-driven” implementation?

We want to radically simplify the implementation of SAP S/4HANA so that customers enjoy rapid success and payback. This is particularly relevant in the cloud, of course, where customers expect to deploy a preconfigured system.SAP therefore provides ready-to-run business processes based on best practices that can be activated. During the activation, the system configures itself. The SAP S/4HANA Guided Configuration facilitates customers to personalize the processes delivered by SAP. Within the app “Manage your solution” easy SAP Fiori UI´s can be used to maintain e.g. the organizational structure, approval thresholds or other individual settings.

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9. How “new” is the data model really?

Today, just as in the past, a conventional financial document is stored in one or two tables. However, in the past, aggregates and indexes were required to map the various views of the document. In the new architecture, these aggregates and indexes are obsolete.

Our aim has been to shrink and simplify the underlying data structures, because an in-memory database works best with wide tables. Tables that used to be nested are now compressed. Fundamental data structures that determine what a financial, material transaction, or inventory management document look like remain the same. So we have, in fact, left the document pretty much as it is, which makes it easier for the customer to move from a conventional ERP system to the new technology. A new data structure would leave the customer no option but to perform a full migration. In terms of effort, that’s comparable with implementing a new system.

From the customer perspective, the path we have chosen is simpler because it merely involves an upgrade to a new system. In a nutshell: The “old” data model was fundamentally okay. And we can achieve so much with a slightly adapted data model that we don’t see any reason to force customers into the disruptive process of switching to a completely new data model.

10. SAP Fiori is mentioned a great deal, but we do not hear much about SAP Screen Personas in the context of SAP S/4HANA. Why is that?

SAP Screen Personas is a critical part of the SAP S/4HANA user experience strategy. It is the ideal solution for scenarios not yet covered by Fiori applications or for an organization’s custom transactions. Customers can use SAP Screen Personas to simplify their existing SAP GUI screens or WebDynpro ABAP applications to meet their unique needs and increase productivity. SAP is providing design guides and SAP Fiori-inspired sample content for SAP Screen Personas.

The SAP Fiori UX strategy aims to transform the transactional operational model to a role-oriented one. Since our focus is on delivering the SAP Fiori UX, we do not highlight the underlying technologies that provide this capability to the users.

11. Which SAP S/4HANA applications are available right now? Is it just SAP Simple Finance? What’s the difference between the cloud and on-premise offerings?

If I implement SAP S/4HANA on premise, I’m technically implementing SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA and deploying the “exchange innovation” for SAP Simple Finance. But that’s just the first step.

SAP will continue to deliver additional exchange innovations that replace the existing SAP Business Suite code with the new SAP S/4HANA code. At the moment, the customer receives the code for the new accounting solution. We plan to ship the code for SAP Simple Logistics at the end of the year and further new code in subsequent years. By the time we reach the end of this journey, we will have incrementally switched the customer’s entire system without subjecting it to the upheaval of a big-bang migration.

The situation is different if the customer opts to deploy SAP S/4HANA in the cloud. In this case, the customer gets the entire solution at one go. We plan to release a public cloud version at the end of the first quarter of 2015 and a version for managed cloud in the second quarter.

12. What does SAP S/4HANA cost? Is there a charge for customers who already deploy SAP Business Suite?

SAP S/4HANA is a new product so it is not free of charge for SAP Business Suite users. However, we are running a license promotion until the end of the third quarter of this year. Customers who have licensed the SAP HANA platform for SAP Business Suite – that’s currently more than 2,000 – are eligible to upgrade to SAP S/4HANA licenses at no charge. We’ve already signed our first contracts with customers above and beyond our pilot projects.

13. What’s the roadmap? Which releases will appear next?

SAP S/4HANA is available today for on-premise customers. The current offering, SAP Simple Finance, gives customer a simplified finance system. The next major group of simplifications we’re addressing and planning to deliver is in logistics. These include simpler inventory management and valuation, along with simplifications in supply chain management, notably demand planning. Logistics involves some of the most complicated ERP processes of all, but this is the area in which customer demand is strongest. One of the benefits they’re looking for is higher throughput.

Once we’ve delivered both SAP Simple Finance and SAP Simple Logistics, we’ll have covered most of the functions of an ERP system. In other words, we’ll essentially have simplified processes at the core. We’re planning to simplify further elements, such as the project system, quality management, and sales and distribution functions in 2016.

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What is S4 HANA interview questions? ›

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What is SAP S 4HANA used for? ›

SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a complete, modular cloud ERP designed for every business need – powered by AI and analytics. With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, you can run your mission-critical operations in real-time from anywhere, introduce new business models in your industry, and expand globally with a trusted partner.

What is SAP S4 HANA assessment? ›

An SAP S/4 HANA readiness assessment is a short duration exercise and performs different steps to find impact on your source system due to SAP S/4 HANA conversion. Outcome of these steps will be a list of definite action items which you will need to take care before starting your conversion project.

What does S 4HANA stand for? ›

SAP S/4HANA stands for: SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA. It brings the next big wave of innovation to SAP customers, similar to the transition from SAP R/2 to SAP R/3.

What is Hana interview questions and answers? ›

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What is the latest version of s4 Hana? ›

Overview of releases
  • SAP S/4HANA Finance 1605: May 2016.
  • SAP S/4HANA 1610: October 2016.
  • SAP S/4HANA 1709: September 2017.
  • SAP S/4HANA 1809: September 2018.
  • SAP S/4HANA 1909: September 2019.
  • SAP S/4HANA 2020: October 2020 (new nomenclature: switch to YYYY from YYMM)
  • SAP S/4HANA 2021: October 2021.

What is SAP HANA in simple terms? ›

SAP HANA (High-performance ANalytic Appliance) is a multi-model database that stores data in its memory instead of keeping it on a disk. This results in data processing that is magnitudes faster than that of disk-based data systems, allowing for advanced, real-time analytics.

What is the difference between SAP HANA and S4 HANA? ›

It's easy to be confused about SAP HANA vs S4 HANA–the two sound very similar. To put it simply, SAP HANA is the in-memory database technology that runs the SAP landscape. S4 HANA is the business suite launched as the next-generation ERP designed to run exclusively on the HANA database.

What type of database is SAP HANA? ›

SAP HANA is a column-oriented, in-memory relational database that combines OLAP and OLTP operations into a single system. It needs less disk space than some of its competitors and is highly scalable.

What is SAP Best Practices for SAP's 4HANA? ›

Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • Reduce cost of operations by using standardized processes.
  • Manage multiple geographies, divisions, subsidiaries, and ledgers with global and country-specific content.
  • Drive operational efficiencies and comply with regulations.

What are the three components of SAP activate? ›

The three main components of SAP Activate are SAP Best Practices, Guided Configurations, and the SAP Activate Methodology. The SAP Activate Framework can be accessed through the SAP Jam community and the SAP solutions manager.

What is data Ageing in SAP? ›

Data aging offers the option of moving large amounts of data within a database to get more working memory. The SAP application helps you move data from the current area to the historical area. The application controls the move by specifying a data temperature for the data.

Why is it called SAP s4 HANA? ›

The "S" in S/4HANA stands for "simple", while the "4" refers to the generation sequence. The "S" in S/4HANA stands for "simple", while the "4" refers to the fact that it is the 4th generation of SAP Business Suite. SAP HANA is a database type, while SAP S/4HANA is an ERP suite developed specifically for SAP HANA.

What is the difference between SAP and SAP HANA? ›

SAP ECC is the ERP system and SAP HANA is the in-memory database, designed to handle transactions and analytics. HANA was originally designed to be a data warehouse, but it has grown into all-in-one data platform that manages analytical, transactional, and application development.

Which type of tables are available in S 4 Hana? ›

S/4 HANA Finance provides a database table “ACDOCA”(Universal Journal) is which contains all the documents types from FI, CO, MM, SD, PP applications. All the postings to these applications are written in single ACDOCA table (so it's a replacement table for existing traditional tables like BKPF,BSEG etc).

What is HANA architecture? ›

SAP HANA, also known as HANA, is a relational database management system (RDBMS). It is column-oriented and uses in-memory storage to provide faster access and processing of data than is possible with traditional, persistent storage databases. You can use HANA on-premises or in the cloud.

What is HANA replication? ›

SAP HANA system replication is a mechanism for ensuring the high availability of your SAP HANA system. Through the continuous replication of data from a primary to a secondary system, including in-memory loading, system replication facilitates rapid failover in the event of a disaster.

What is Delta merge in HANA? ›

Delta Merge: Delta merge is a process of moving data from delta area to main area called as delta merges. The purpose of the delta merge operation is to move changes collected in the delta storage to the read-optimized main storage. There are three types of Delta Merge –

What is the name of S 4HANA core? ›

SAP S/4HANA is an abbreviation of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package. Organizations use SAP S/4HANA to integrate and manage business functions – such as finance, human resources, procurement, sales, manufacturing and service – in real time.

What is Fiori? ›

What is Fiori? SAP Fiori is a set of apps, newly written by SAP, that address the most broadly and frequently used SAP functions, such as workflow approvals, information lookups, and self-service tasks. They provide simple and easy-to-use access across desktops, tablets, and smartphones.

How many modules are there in SAP HANA? ›

SAP HANA Modules list: There are 14 types of functional modules available in the SAP HANA; Plant maintenance (PM)

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Why HANA is in-memory database? ›

Why is the technology of SAP HANA In-Memory Database so important for businesses? A technology like the SAP HANA In-Memory Database helps in removing information latency as it gives instant access to huge data pools for calculations and references.

What are the features of SAP HANA? ›

SAP HANA Cloud offers a comprehensive set of capabilities, including database management, database administration, data security, multimodel processing, application development, and data virtualization.

Is s 4 Hana a database? ›

SAP S/4HANA is an ERP business suite based on the SAP HANA in-memory database that allows companies to perform transactions and analyze business data in real time.

Is SAP HANA technical or functional? ›

SAP Basis, Solution Manager and ABAP are examples of functional manuals.

How many databases are there in SAP? ›

Each component generally has its own database (although exceptions exist)—a production system landscape composed of SAP ECC, SAP Business Warehouse (BW), and SAP Customer Relationship Management (CRM) consists of three production databases.

What is name server in HANA? ›

The name server, which runs in the system database only, owns the information about the topology of the SAP HANA system, including knowledge of the tenant databases that exist in the system. Information about the location of tables and table partitions is stored in the relevant tenant database catalog.

Does SAP HANA use SQL? ›

SAP HANA also supports SQL. In SAP HANA, SQL is the main database language.

What platforms does SAP HANA support? ›

The SAP HANA client can be installed on UNIX/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems, and on an SAP HANA server host during server installation.

What is the difference between ECC and s4 HANA? ›

The most important difference between S/4HANA and ECC is the database they use. While ECC runs on third-party database systems such as Oracle, S/4HANA relies on the SAP in-memory database.

What is SAP HANA for beginners? ›

SAP HANA is an in-memory data platform that is deployable as an on-premise appliance, or in the cloud. It is a revolutionary platform, which is best suited for performing real-time analytics, and developing and deploying real-time applications.

What is HANA architecture? ›

SAP HANA, also known as HANA, is a relational database management system (RDBMS). It is column-oriented and uses in-memory storage to provide faster access and processing of data than is possible with traditional, persistent storage databases. You can use HANA on-premises or in the cloud.

Why PV is mandatory in S4 Hana? ›

S4 Hana – Along with the Material master setting , the Production version is mandatory. If PV is not maintained then in the P. req / P. Order you will not find the the BOM Explosion.

What are major changes in S 4 Hana? ›

1) S/4HANA will operate only on a HANA database. That's a significant change from ECC, which can be run across multiple databases, including Oracle. 2) S/4HANA can run on the cloud or on premise. 3) S/4HANA features database tables in columns, driving unprecedented processing power.

What is the difference between HANA and S 4 Hana? ›

It's easy to be confused about SAP HANA vs S4 HANA–the two sound very similar. To put it simply, SAP HANA is the in-memory database technology that runs the SAP landscape. S4 HANA is the business suite launched as the next-generation ERP designed to run exclusively on the HANA database.

Who are the SAP HANA partners? ›

Yash S/4HANA, Knack Systems S/4HANA, Delaware Consulting, GROM, Kellton Tech S/4HANA, Capgemini S/4HANA, Hitachi Consulting, Beyond Technologies S/4HANA, itelligence S/4HANA, B4 Consulting S/4HANA, Dickinson + Associates, Crescense, KPIT S/4HANA, Projexia, NIMBL S/4HANA, Illumiti S/4HANA are some of the Top SAP S/4 ...

What is SAP Best Practices for SAP's 4HANA? ›

Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • Reduce cost of operations by using standardized processes.
  • Manage multiple geographies, divisions, subsidiaries, and ledgers with global and country-specific content.
  • Drive operational efficiencies and comply with regulations.

Is HANA a database? ›

SAP HANA (High-performance ANalytic Appliance) is a multi-model database that stores data in its memory instead of keeping it on a disk. This results in data processing that is magnitudes faster than that of disk-based data systems, allowing for advanced, real-time analytics.

What is full form SAP? ›

Does SAP HANA require coding? ›

Not every IT Person knows programming and it not required to know programming. Typically in a SAP Implementations 90% are business people and 10 % person are developer who code in the system. The job you will be trained is going to be SAP System Administration which does not involve coding. It involves system analysis.

How is data stored in HANA? ›

The first and most obvious point is that SAP HANA is a relational database management system (RDBMS), where data is stored entirely in memory, instead of relational data being stored entirely on spinning disks.

Why HANA is faster? ›

The Scalability and Speed that remains unmatched

Based on the functionality of data being stored in a RAM chip instead of a hard disk, SAP HANA makes high speed processing a practical reality.

What is in-memory in HANA? ›

An In-Memory database means all the data from source system is stored in a RAM memory. In a conventional Database system, all data is stored in hard disk. SAP HANA In-Memory Database wastes no time in loading the data from hard disk to RAM.

What’s the roadmap for SAP S/4HANA? How much does it cost? Which modules will be offered next? Uwe Grigoleit, Global Head of Business Development Suite on SAP HANA and SAP HANA applications, answers

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Written natively for the SAP HANA platform, SAP S/4HANA is an entirely new generation of SAP Business Suite. that is characterized by simplifications, massively increased efficiency, and. compelling features such as planning and simulation options in many. conventional transactions.. In SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA, customers already have the option. of calculating business cases enabled by TCO savings and optimizations.. It’s obviously very hard to generalize, but. we do have reliable empirical values to go on: 75% of customers that have. migrated their existing SAP Business Suite on HANA as the first major step in. moving to SAP S/4HANA have done so within six months.. Specifically, we offer SAP Rapid Deployment. solutions that enable a fast migration to the. SAP HANA platform and thus also to SAP Simple Finance.. And our service. partners already have broad experience of implementing SAP Business Suite on. SAP HANA for our customers.. If I implement SAP S/4HANA on premise, I’m. technically implementing SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA and deploying the. “exchange innovation” for SAP Simple Finance.. SAP will continue to deliver additional. exchange innovations that replace the existing SAP Business Suite code with the. new SAP S/4HANA code.. Customers who have. licensed the SAP HANA platform for SAP Business Suite – that’s currently more. than 2,000 – are eligible to upgrade to SAP S/4HANA licenses at no charge.

As companies consider switching to the SAP S/4HANA business suite they often wonder how to make their move and when. Here we answer 10 questions on S/4HANA.

Integration of text, images, video, and various other data formats through virtual access (without having to import the data into SAP HANA), real-time transfer, time-dependent integration, or data imports from Hadoop clusters Application development directly on the platform without a separate application server Functions that provide a foundation for further data processing, displaying data on maps based on SAP HANA geospatial engine, for instance.. While SAP S/4HANA has been built from the ground up, it essentially provides the same functional scope as SAP ERP and is based on that application’s data model, although in a radically simplified form.. As the successor to SAP Business Suite, SAP S/4HANA makes in-memory technology accessible to previous users of SAP ERP.. To take advantage of the technical possibilities afforded by the SAP HANA in-memory platform, SAP had to simplify the underlying data model and provide for new interfaces in order to streamline processes and ensure an intuitive user experience.. Put another way, existing ERP solutions – including SAP ERP powered by SAP HANA – represent nothing more than the conventional way to share photos by mail.. How does SAP S/4HANA simplify the previous SAP Business Suite?. SAP S/4HANA simplifies various areas of SAP Business Suite in its existing form.. User interface: Moving from the transactional SAP GUI to the role-based SAP Fiori has reduced the number of screens in the application, the need to switch between them, and the fields essential to each role and process.. Function: SAP follows the “principle of one,” which means that SAP S/4HANA’s ERP system (or an entire SAP system landscape) offers a single solution for a given business requirement.. In release 1610, customers who already use SAP S/4HANA can access functions in the same manner and scope as in SAP ERP.. New customers can implement SAP S/4HANA based on SAP’s own best practices, which involves additional support through SAP Activate.. Fresh installation (greenfield approach): Implementation of a new system in line with processes based on SAP’s best practices, data migration from a previous system (SAP ERP or other), inclusion of select enhancements System conversion (brownfield approach): Transition to SAP S/4HANA in a manner similar to an upgrade or a migration; your configuration, data, and enhancements will remain as they are.. Landscape transformation : Consolidation of an existing SAP ERP landscape, installation of a new SAP S/4HANA system, or conversion of an existing system. Every customer should take a look at the SAP HANA in-memory platform and making SAP S/4HANA the digital core of their company – and time is of the essence.

Jaka jest mapa drogowa dla SAP S/4HANA? Ile to kosztuje? Jakie moduły będą oferowane w następnej kolejności?

Uwe Grigoleit, Global Head of Business Development Suite on SAP HANA i SAP HANA applications, odpowiada na najbardziej nurtujące pytania dotyczące pakietu biznesowego nowej generacji.. Naturalnie napisany na platformę SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA to zupełnie nowa generacja SAP Business Suite, która charakteryzuje się uproszczeniami, znacznie zwiększoną wydajnością oraz atrakcyjnymi funkcjami, takimi jak opcje planowania i symulacji w wielu konwencjonalnych transakcjach.. SAP S/4HANA sygnalizuje odejście od systemu transakcyjnego, który jedynie rejestruje dane, w kierunku zapewnienia użytkownikom końcowym aktywnego wsparcia decyzyjnego w czasie rzeczywistym, które opiera się na danych pochodzących zarówno ze źródeł wewnętrznych, jak i zewnętrznych.. W SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA klienci mają już możliwość obliczania przypadków biznesowych, które są możliwe dzięki oszczędnościom i optymalizacjom TCO.. Oczywiście bardzo trudno jest generalizować, ale mamy wiarygodne wartości empiryczne, na których możemy się oprzeć: 75% klientów, którzy dokonali migracji istniejącego SAP Business Suite on HANA jako pierwszego ważnego kroku w przejściu na SAP S/4HANA, zrobiło to w ciągu sześciu miesięcy.. W szczególności oferujemy rozwiązania SAP Rapid Deployment, które umożliwiają szybką migrację na platformę SAP HANA, a tym samym również na SAP Simple Finance.. Natomiast nasi partnerzy serwisowi mają już duże doświadczenie we wdrażaniu SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA dla naszych klientów.. Pierwszą ścieżką jest przejście na SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA, a następnie wdrożenie pakietów zawierających uproszczenia.. Obecnie są one dostępne w postaci SAP Simple Finance, ale już wkrótce ma zostać wydany SAP Simple Logistics, a kolejne uproszczenia pojawią się w 2015 r.. SAP udostępnia przewodniki projektowe i przykładową zawartość inspirowaną SAP Fiori dla SAP Screen Personas.. Jeśli wdrażam SAP S/4HANA on premise, to technicznie rzecz biorąc wdrażam SAP Business Suite on SAP HANA i wdrażam „innowację wymiany” dla SAP Simple Finance.. SAP będzie nadal dostarczać dodatkowe innowacje wymiany, które zastąpią istniejący kod SAP Business Suite nowym kodem SAP S/4HANA.. SAP S/4HANA jest nowym produktem, więc nie jest bezpłatna dla użytkowników SAP Business Suite.. Klienci, którzy posiadają licencje na platformę SAP HANA dla SAP Business Suite – obecnie jest ich ponad 2 tysiące – mogą bezpłatnie upgrade’ować do licencji SAP S/4HANA.. Dowiedz się więcej o SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA.

After the announcement of SAP S/4HANA, short for SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA, we are seeing a lot of positive reactions. Sure, questions still remain, and always will. So we thought starting a FAQ series

Skip to Content After the announcement of SAP S/4HANA, short for SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA, we are seeing a lot of positive reactions.. already in 2014 we spearheaded simplification of the Business Suite with SAP Simple Finance and SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA (in short market lingo: “Suite on HANA”) we have educated the market in Q4 2014 that we are about to launch significant further simplifications based on our good experience with above, then known under the (internal) codename s-innovations With the confidence and the success of the above, e.g. more than 1850 customers on “Suite on HANA”, many live, significant project sizes and distribution … we decided that it is time to move.. SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition, already offers a business scope that is similar in terms of coverage, functionality, industries, and languages as the current SAP Business Suite.. Within this scope, SAP S/4HANA also includes the transformational simplifications delivered with SAP Simple Finance (SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA) as well as a planned integration with SuccessFactors Employee Central and Ariba.. The first delivery in early 2015 is expected to cover key scenarios in customer engagement and commerce and professional services (10 core scenarios, plus planned integration with SuccessFactors Employee Central and Ariba Network, SAP hybris Marketing) SAP S/4HANA, managed cloud edition, should address a similar business scope as the on-premise edition.. Our comprehensive offering is planned to allow SAP S/4HANA customers to build hybrid scenarios between SAP S/4HANA and cloud solutions from SAP, including those from SuccessFactors and Ariba as well as integration with SAP hybris Marketing.. With SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, SAP was the only software vendor in the market to allow SAP Business Suite customers bring together transactions and analysis into a single in-memory platform.. This innovation has been extremely successful in the market as 1,850+ customers (existing and new) acquired SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA – in less than two years – to run their business in real time, making it one of the fastest-growing product in SAP’s history.. With SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, our product approach has been focused primarily on porting the applications on the SAP HANA platform and optimizing the code to allow customers gain significant performance in their mission-critical business processes and reporting activities.. With SAP S/4HANA, we are building on the success of the SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA with a completely new and reimagined suite:. SAP S/4HANA is natively built on SAP HANA for massive simplifications (simplified data model: no indices, no aggregates, no redundancies) and innovations (for example, open in-memory platform for advanced applications predicting, recommending, and simulating) SAP S/4HANA is natively designed with the SAP Fiori UX, offering an integrated user experience with modern usability and instant insight on any device (role-based, three steps max to get the job done, mobile-first, consistent experience across lines of business) SAP S/4HANA is natively connected to the Internet of Things and business networks for real-time collaboration (planned: machine-to-machine, Ariba Network, Concur) in the networked economy SAP S/4HANA is natively engineered for providing choice of deployment (on-premise, cloud – public and managed – and hybrid) SAP S/4HANA is natively born for easy adoption (guided, configuration, easy onboarding, from the discovery of the solution via cloud trials to the deployment with preconfigured best practices)

The changeover to SAP S/4HANA goes hand in hand with a comprehensive transformation. We answer the most important questions about the SAP S/4HANA transformation!

Depending on the business strategy and the business processes, IT is responsible for the architecture of the ERP system landscape within the framework of a business-IT alignment, defines the technical requirements and ensures the transfer of the legacy system to S4HANA and later the operational use of the system.. An SAP S/4HANA implementation is a complex process, associated with many imponderables before it starts and with the need for organisational and individual learning throughout the implementation process.. These are the most important success factors in the project management of an SAP S/4HANA project:. Change management: SAP S/4HANA affects all areas of the company – such a transformation changes the DNA of the company.. SAP Activate was developed to support the implementation of new products – currently mainly SAP S/4HANA – and the related project management in an efficient way.. – Business Process Best Practices.. The conversion from SAP R/3 or another ERP system to SAP S/4HANA is a transformation that affects all of the company’s core processes and thus offers a great opportunity to question processes and reorganise them for the future.. ERP implementation projects in automotive companies are usually large-scale, cross-location transformation projects and therefore also require significant process transformation in order to be able to use the ERP systems successfully.. Process Mining offers an automated process analysis that analyses the company processes based on the data traces in the previously used ERP systems.. Process mining provides a digital and fact-based, complete analysis of the core processes that can support the implementation or migration project at every step through transparent data evaluations, i.e. before the start of the project to determine the ACTUAL processes, during the project to define the TARGET processes and the requirements and afterwards through targeted monitoring and success control.. In addition, process mining can also be used to select suitable standard process instructions from the SAP Best Practices Explorer and to analyse the necessary process changes prior to the introduction of the new ERP system and the process implementations.

SAP S4 HANA Interview Questions and Answers for experienced professionals and freshers.

All answers for these SAP S4 HANA questions are explained in a simple and easiest way.. SAP HANA , a SAP Product is a high performance, column oriented, in-memory relational database management system.. What is the SAP S/4HANA?. HANA Platform or HANA Database SAP S/4HANA ERP systems runs on this in-memory HANA database.. In-Memory databases rely primarily on main memory instead of SSDs or disks for data storage and to perform operations.. In-Memory databases perform all the operations on main memory.. What is SAP HANA?. SAP HANA is an in-memory high performance, column oriented relational database management system.. When you attend an interview, Interviewer may ask you to rate yourself in a specific Technology like SAP S4 HANA, So It's depend on your knowledge and work experience in SAP S4 HANA.. So you need to just explain the challenges you faced related to. SAP S4 HANA in your Project.

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