Why SAP S/4Hana?

Current SAP customers are encouraged to move to S/4HANA from ECC by 2027. This is to ensure a smooth digital transformation among organisations globally.
Advantages of SAP S/4HANA

The SAP S/4HANA benefits to your business are growing in number. S/4HANA is SAP’s 4th ERP suite developed by SAP themselves and has quickly become their most successful ERP system. S/4HANA It allows helping organizations to work seamlessly in a digital economy.

Most business users are aware of the SAP S/4HANA benefits that are key value adds, but it also provides users with including, but not limited to; simplification and centralization to management and administration, ease of use, cost effectiveness, innovation, improved performance and speed, and an overall simple transition from on-premise to cloud. Real value comes in streamlining processes into new workflows which leverage SAP S/4HANA technology.

The cost reduction will help the customers to access the data and view reports in a faster pace.

This shift from ECC to SAP S/4HANA means that there will be a huge change in the user interface in the SAP landscape since the classical ERP uses SAP GUI whereas the SAP S/4HANA is redesigned to use SAP GUI in the form of Fiori and UI5.

In addition to that, SAP S/4HANA restructured the data models to improve the development lead time.

The in-memory data platform namely, HANA with the power of Embedded Analytics proves to be a better business development platform for companies.

Intelligent Suite in SAP S/4HANA and its Key Principles

 Businesses moving from the tradition ERP to SAP S/4HANA Intelligent suite will benefit from the following key principles:

  • End-to-End Business Processes – Combine the intelligent power of the ERP with the in-memory business intelligence analytics to record your end-to-end business processes.
  • Industry Coverage – Cover the business aspects of any industry with the primary focus on core finance to estimate your business growth
  • Unified Integration – Integrate your system with other SAP systems such as Ariba, Fieldglass, SuccessFactors etc for a unified development across your entities
  • Openness and Modularity – Agility and speed combined with the module-specific solution for a better clarity among your business teams
  • Harmonized User Experience – Fiorize your user experience uniformly across your organisation
  • Embedded Intelligence – Business Analytics performed with high-speed Business Intelligence objects from the transactional data across the entities to provide real-time reports within a few clicks
  • Common Data Foundation – In-Memory database storage for all the SAP systems that gives high-speed data results
  • Reusable Business Service – Out-of-the-box innovation combined with reusable business components that reduce the data footprints for a faster data retrieval.
SAP Intelligent Suite

Path for SAP S/4HANA migration

The following process helps with the migration process from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA:

  • Assessment
  • Exploration
  • Inspiring
  • Conversion
  • Innovation

Assessment:The implementation expert will carefully analyse the client’s existing landscape along with the database and operating system to determine the technical and system checks for conversion suitability. This process is important since it helps in getting the right migration plan with SAP S/4HANA.

The implementation expert will also provide functional benefits to the customer on the advantages that the company might face with the SAP S/4HANA conversion process.

Exploration: After the assessment, the required custom developments in the conversion process is figured and the mapping between the business processes and its priorities are also defined. This mapping helps in finding the inconsistencies that need to be addressed during the conversion process.

Inspiring: The reason behind this phase is to help the customers understand the advantages of SAP S/4HANA. Inspiration sessions are conducted to share the fundamental feature benefits of the Intelligent suite implementation to clients.

Conversion:  The conversion process is the key process from preparation to the actual migration of data along with the introduction of SAP Fiori.

Innovation: Innovative features such as digital marketing, digital manufacturing and Robo accounting will be introduced to the client. Customers may choose to adapt to these features for better organisation management.


With SAP’s decision to stop supporting ECC by 2025 businesses are fast adopting towards S/4HANA. Enterprises need to get into this digital transformation sooner to take advantages of the new possibilities based on the IE (Intelligent Enterprise). Also, running on S/4HANA will help in a more agile growth and achieve target outcomes.

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