Businesses rely on enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to facilitate, manage, and automate core business functions across the entire organization. Modern ERP systems address many functions through a single solution, including commerce, finance, HR, manufacturing, supply chain, and more.
SAP S/4HANA is a comprehensive ERP system that allows organizations to undergo a digital transformation and realize more of their potential than ever before. It brings together the many solutions provided by the SAP Business Suite with the benefits of the SAP HANA memory database.
This unique in-memory database allows for a real-time ERP platform that lets organizations analyze and solve complex problems as they’re happening instead of after the fact.
SAP S/4HANA systems provide numerous benefits, and there are many clear reasons why moving to SAP S/4HANA could be the right move for your company today.
1. You Can Always Be at the Cutting-Edge of ERP Solutions
SAP controls the largest share of the global ERP market, with the company’s own numbers showing that 99 out of the 100 largest companies in the world use SAP, and 85 currently use SAP S/4HANA.
This means that you’re going with the industry leader when you choose SAP S/4HANA. Current solutions incorporate the latest Industry 4.0 tech, such as AI, IoT, machine learning, and more features are continuously being added.
2. Make Decisions Faster with SAP S/4HANA Embedded Analytics
The SAP S/4HANA system delivers faster analytics and actionable insights through embedded analytics. Conventional reporting and analysis involved extraction, transformation, and loading to another platform, but SAP S/4HANA handles all of this internally.
Now, companies can take advantage of real-time insights from live transactional data. This reduces the latency between events and a response being put into action, providing numerous opportunities to improve processes and avoid losses.
3. Satisfy Every Business Case Through a Single Solution
SAP S/4HANA implementations provide a comprehensive solution for large enterprises. With SAP S/4HANA, a company’s ERP, CRM, SRM, SCM, PLM, and HCM solutions are all integrated into a single platform.
Full access to the entire SAP Business Suite through a single platform greatly streamlines business processes. It also eliminates the impact of information silos, where crucial business information becomes isolated in disconnected systems. The seamless integration delivers both improved capabilities and a better user experience.
4. Achieve the Tailored Implementation You Need
SAP customers enjoy extensive control over the implementation and features they need from their SAP ERP. SAP S/4HANA is suitable for both brownfield and greenfield approaches. It’s easy to upgrade from SAP legacy systems and other legacy ERP solutions, gaining a wide range of new features in the process.
You can work with the right SAP partners to ensure that your SAP S/4HANA migration suits your company’s unique needs. In doing so, you can take advantage of advanced features such as custom code, robotic process automation, machine learning, and others that aren’t available through legacy solutions.
5. Deploy SAP S/4HANA How Your Company Sees Fit
SAP S/4HANA can be deployed in a variety of different ways, including on-premise, cloud, and hybrid deployments. While many companies still prefer on-premise migration approaches, ASUG reports that SAP S/4HANA cloud implementation recently surpassed on-premise for the first time.
SAP S/4HANA cloud can be deployed through either public networks that offer the efficiency and affordability of a shared environment or managed private networks that offer greater control over functionality and configuration. Companies can also rely on a hybrid environment to meet their security and data governance requirements.
6. Improve Your User Experience
For any ERP solution to succeed, it needs to have an effective user interface that lets stakeholders throughout the organization take full advantage of all features. SAP S/4HANA delivers just that with the streamlined and innovative SAP Fiori UX.
SAP Fiori is a new customizable user interface developed for S/4HANA and a major improvement over the interface used for SAP ECC and other solutions. The simple tile-based interface makes it easy to find and access the key features that SAP S/4HANA delivers.
7. Revolutionize Your HR With SAP HCM
SAP S/4HANA includes the integrated SAP human capital management (HCM) solution called SuccessFactors. This comprehensive HCM suite makes managing, maintaining, and analyzing everything related to employee data as straightforward as possible.
With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, companies can easily manage workforces distributed across multiple facilities or even multiple countries. SuccessFactors covers the full range of HR, talent, and payroll functions, along with providing advanced analytics to gain key insights into your workforce.
8. Maximize Efficiency with Robotic Process Automation
Robotic process automation (RPA) is a leading Industry 4.0 technology that takes repetitive tasks that take up valuable time from skilled professionals and automate them instead. RPA is now a standard feature of SAP S/4HANA that your company can take full advantage of.
The innovative implementation of RPA includes a no-code process builder that lets anyone digitalize their workflows with simple drag-and-drop functionality. Tasks such as document processing, data entry, and much more can be easily automated, and RPA can be seamlessly integrated at key points in multi-step processes as well.
9. Get More Done with Custom AI Chat Bots
Migrating to S/4HANA provides access to SAP Conversational AI, which allows for the development, training, and integration of custom AI chatbots. These bots can allow individuals throughout the organization to access features through simple conversational requests.
The bots can also greatly relieve stress on internal service desks by providing accurate and useful SAP support. They can also be developed for consumer-facing applications, providing responses to queries and even carrying out some sales processes independently. SAP Conversational AI has many uses across any industry.
10. Improve Every Aspect of Logistics
Sourcing and placement, manufacturing, supply chain, asset management
SAP S/4HANA includes a complete logistics solution that can manage an extensive range of business functions. Sourcing raw materials is incredibly easy with features for fulfilling production orders and supplier management. End-to-end supply chain planning keeps all traceability data in one platform, streamlining many processes.
The platform also features advanced asset management that allows your company to move to proactive maintenance and procurement strategy. All of these features are fully integrated with the overall platform, reducing barriers to visibility and collaboration across the organization.
11. Take Control of the Entire Product Life Cycle Management
Taking a holistic approach to product life cycles has never been more important for businesses, with the push for a circular economy and other sustainable practices reaching new heights. SAP S/4HANA provides a range of R&D and engineering features geared toward product life cycle management.
Companies can implement effective project management and product life cycle costing from conception to product maturity. The platform also includes the tools needed to maintain health and safety regulatory compliance when dealing with chemicals and other sensitive materials in production.
12. Reduce Costs Across the Organization
SAP S/4HANA helps organizations save money through improvements in efficiency and productivity across every department. The platform helps reduce incidents and the need for support. Reductions in delays and other errors also improve customer retention for organizations using SAP S/4HANA.
Not only does SAP S/4HANA deliver incredible results, but it also has a lower total cost of ownership than many other ERP options. With a cloud S/4HANA system conversion, companies can save even more by reducing the need for internal IT support teams and dealing with issues in the most efficient way possible.
Achieving Your SAP S/4HANA Implementation with Ameri100
SAP S/4HANA can provide many benefits for your organization, but it’s just as important to ensure that you choose the right team to handle your implementation. Ameri100 is a dedicated SAP solution provider with a highly experienced team of professionals ready to make your migration a success.
With Ameri100, you’ll enjoy a fast and effective migration experience. We’ll work with you to find the appropriate migration scenario and strategy to meet your unique needs. Our team is 100% focused on SAP solutions, so we have the depth of knowledge and experience necessary to deliver the best from the initial consultation to post-deployment support.
Get in touch today to find out more about what SAP S/4HANA implementation from Ameri100 can do for your organization.