SAP S/4HANA is a real-time ERP suite for digital business. It provides commercial enterprises with the opportunity to transfer constantly increasing requirements on information, information technology, and the integration of all information flows along the value-adding process into a real time environment, in line with the digital transformation. It is based fully on the highly developed in-memory platform SAP HANA and thus guarantees high-performance data generation and data provision.

As the business development hub, SAP S/4HANA forms the digital core. SAP S/4HANA defines a dynamic structure, which intelligently integrates the business processes. This provides an excellent overview of all business processes – in real time.

Due to its technological prerequisites, SAP S/4HANA on the SAP HANA platform enables information gathering and information provision in real time, with virtually no waiting time. Support for decisions, which are required for the business, is provided in real time – at every level of detail.

What changes can the user expect with SAP S/4HANA?

With SAP Fiori, SAP S/4HANA provides a personalized, role-based, highly convenient user experience. It means that in future, the user gains targeted provision and processing of precisely the set of data that he requires for his work assignment. The latest interfaces, which are otherwise only familiar from the consumer world, are supplied with relevant content via SAP Fiori. In future, the user will be largely uncoupled from a client PC and can process his information on a variety of devices (e.g. smartphone, tablet).

On the other hand, the familiar transactions from the SAP ERP ECC environment are available and can be used as before. The SAP S/4HANA experience can be availed of via different methods and work media.

Which SAP S/4HANA operating models are offered?

For companies, there are two provision options available: 

  • SAP S/4HANA for on-site use (S/4HANA On-premise Version)
    • This is operated in the company-internal IT network
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud (S/4HANA as a service)
    • Use in the Cloud (private option)
    • Procurement of separate hardware is not required
    • System operation (hosting) is guaranteed by the service provider (e.g. SAP)
    • Customizing of the hosted system of the customer in accordance with customer wishes (e.g. in-house developments)

From SAP perspective: How to ensure a successful switch to SAP S/4HANA?

A first step can be the implementation of the SAP Business Suite with ECC 6.0 on SAP HANA. SAP offers support to customers with the conversion of an existing SAP ERP-6.0 system to a SAP S/4HANA system in the cloud. All data is carried forward, the database stripped of unnecessary indexes and aggregate tables, the remaining object clusters dissolved into regular tables, all tables converted to columnar store with the exception of transient data like EDI protocols.

Customer data extensions are also included. The new SAP S/4HANA applications should work instantly. The only exceptions are customer extension or modifications, these must be reevaluated and if necessary reimplemented, using the new extension framework. The interfaces with other customer applications have to be checked and, in many cases, optimized. SAP will help to minimize the datasets with data tiering, e.g. using HADOOP.

The standard SAP S/4HANA system should be thoroughly tested before considering any modifications. SAP S/4HANA offers a new UI (based on SAP Fiori) but the customer can choose to use the old UI to assist the users in the transition.

Triacos offers SAP S/4HANA

As an SAP main contractor, we offer support for the introduction of innovative SAP project solutions, from the strategic objectives through to potential/feasibility analysis, process design and implementation, up to support for ongoing operations.

We provide tailored consulting in SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA and SAP ECC. Our committed goal is to provide your company with SAP S/4HANA and SAP ECC support, and to provide you with advice and assistance at all times. Once we have worked with you to analyze your business processes, we can move on to implementing your processes in SAP from both a logical and a business perspective.

We offer comprehensive expertise in SAP S/4HANA and have proven our competencies time and again in a wide range of customer projects. We are equally happy working with standard SAP from start to finish or providing you with a customer-specific and made-to-measure solution.

Triacos lets you see with is achievable and what is necessary, thus enabling you to take the right decisions during the introduction and optimization of SAP S/4HANA.

SAP - Digital Supply Chain by Triacos

To ensure successful project handling and a digital supply chain, we supply all services needed from a single source.

  • SAP General Contractor 
  • SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • SAP Manufacturing (MES)
  • SAP System Integration
  • SAP eCommerce (HYBRIS)
  • SAP Basis / Installation / Development
  • SAP Authorizations

  • Project management as General Contractor 
  • Consulting / Strategy consulting
  • Customizing
  • Implementation
  • System Integration
  • Operations support
  • Support after go-live

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