SAP S/4HANA: innovations, benefits and strategic implementation for digital transformation
Modern business dynamics require effective technological solutions for management integration and optimization of organizational processes. The operational complexity, the search for real-time insights, the agility to adapt to market changes, and the need to optimize processes are just some of the obstacles that organizations face on a daily basis.
In this scenario, SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) stands out as one of the key platforms, bringing about a remarkable evolution in how companies operate and thrive. In particular, SAP S/4HANA, with its exceptional evolution of SAP's enterprise application suite, is designed to meet contemporary business needs and provide a solid competitive advantage.
Business challenges and technological evolution
To guide companies on the path to innovation, Izertis, a leader in SAP ERP solutions, offers its experience and expertise to assist in SAP S/4HANA implementation and optimization and ensure organizations' success in the digital transformation era.
We will explore in this article the SAP S/4HANA solution, its revolutionary innovations, strategic benefits, and implementation options.
SAP S/4HANA: ERP innovations and new features
SAP S/4HANA is an enterprise software solution that covers all functional areas of an organization, from finance and human resources to supply chain and project management.
SAP S/4HANA has introduced innovative changes compared to its predecessor. One of these innovations is a completely new code base adoption along with SAP HANA's in-memory computing architecture. This allows access to real-time business statistics and analysis for informed decision-making. The convergence of transactional and analytical systems is a significant achievement in eliminating traditional barriers between these areas.
This approach provides a clearer view of activities across the organization and allows for better integration between related processes
A key feature introduced is the Universal Journal, which allows financial users to access a single source of truth where accounting and management documents are stored. This results in more effective reporting, easier access to KPIs used by managers, and customized interfaces for specific end users. Adding SAP Fiori applications improves the user experience by providing deeper insight into business operations and data.
SAP S/4HANA business lines
SAP S/4HANA has reorganized the core SAP ERP modules into lines of business (LoBs). Each LoB addresses a specific area of business operation, such as finance, logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and human resources, among others. This approach provides a clearer view of activities across the organization and allows for better integration between related processes.
SAP S/4HANA implementation options
Companies have the flexibility to implement SAP S/4HANA in different ways:
- On-premise, which involves hosting the SAP S/4HANA instance on internal infrastructures;
- On-Cloud, which offers various options, including implementation in a public or private cloud, for greater scalability and lower operating costs;
- On a hybrid model, which combines on-premise and on-cloud implementations with greater versatility and optimization.
Instances deployed in the cloud receive quarterly updates, while on-premise deployments are updated annually.
SAP S/4HANA goes beyond a simple technological upgrade and is a strategic approach to digital transformation
Practical examples of SAP S/4HANA Cloud success
Manthey Racing GmbH, one of Porsche's leading racing teams and a specialist in GT models, faced the challenge of optimizing operations for maximum performance. With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, Manthey achieved greater simplicity, efficiency, and collaboration in projects, production, procurement, logistics, and finance. It benefited from a 20% reduction in operating costs, increased revenue, transparency, and interdepartmental collaboration improvements. The solution enabled optimized material, production, and component management and, consequently, more effective on-time deliveries.
Izertis Experts: the journey to digital transformation
SAP S/4HANA goes beyond a simple technological upgrade and is a strategic approach to digital transformation. It enables companies to innovate, simplify processes, and make informed decisions based on reliable, real-time data. With a solid track record of innovation and a wide range of business lines, SAP S/4HANA emerges as a robust and powerful choice for companies seeking a competitive advantage in the digital era.
At Izertis, we are leaders in SAP ERP solutions, dedicated to helping companies implement and optimize their transformative technology. Our highly trained experts are ready to guide your business towards digital transformation.
Contact us to explore the potential of SAP S/4HANA for your company's success.