Learn the transformative power of SAP S/4HANA

Learn the transformative power of SAP S/4HANA

Jake Eisbart | Nov 14, 2017

Discover the Transformative Power of SAP S/4HANA

Companies that want to stay competitive need to start using data as a strategical resource to detect and maximize business advantages. Digitalizing processes and using business intelligence insights is becoming a requirement in today’s environment and SAP S/4 HANA is at the forefront of ERP innovation. Here at NIMBL we have proudly transformed our clients’ organizations through the application of SAP Enterprise Management solutions running on the SAP HANA database. SAP S/4HANA delivers fast integration of data, reporting and analytics based on real-time information, a flexible deployment, and an unmatched user experience.

A Unique Database Built For Speed SAP HANA, the database on which SAP S/4HANA is run, is in-memory, setting it apart from traditional relation databases; collected data is stored in columns rather than rows. This digital architecture allows faster and more fluid computing, which translates into the ability to process advanced real-time analytics and seamlessly integrate data from your ERP. In layman terms, the SAP HANA in-memory database makes everything run faster. What does this represent for business leaders and deciders?

It makes their job a lot easier by delivering a more agile and better-informed decision-making process. One of our clients, a Food Industry Freight and Logistics global leader, managed to cut their process for daily transaction analysis from an average of 10 hours to half that time. Another of their processes related to revenue was cut from an entire weekend to just 45 minutes. Faster processing time and use of predictive analytics meant reduced costs, improved productivity, and the ability to act on real-time information.

Cloud Capabilities

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Capabilities are offered in On-Premise edition and Cloud edition (deployed on private or public cloud) but can also be deployed over a variety of hybrid scenarios. While SAP S/4HANA is focusing on developing its cloud capabilities, it still offers wide support for on-premise environments and ideally makes use of a hybrid model. SAP S/4HANA ensures you have more control when deployed on-premise, but there is a whole new level value added when deployed on SAP’s private Enterprise Cloud.

Having a cloud ERP that is fully-managed by an IT solutions provider represents a lower total cost of ownership than deploying on-premise. This also means your business will see a faster return on your IT investment and maintenance costs will be included in the service. SAP S/4 HANA Cloud also ensures legal and regulatory compliance by providing tax support and preconfigured audit reporting aligned with local accounting rules, along with regional data residency compliance. But perhaps the most interesting benefit S/4HANA Cloud delivers is its innovative business intelligence services.

Automated and streamlined processes are great productivity boosters, but the use of intelligent applications provides insights and predictive suggestions based on machine learning algorithms. This can completely change the way decisions are made and resources are used, ultimately driving forward profitability.

Renewed User Experience

Using SAP Fiori, new generation SAP products, such as SAP S/4HANA allow for simplification and personalization of user experience. Design concepts are focused on increasing productivity, such as faster access to important information and a prompt notifications system; everything is centered on helping users make quick and well-informed actions and the ability to personalize. The improved UX and UI will transform the way your team members interact with their ERP and will pave the way to taking more advantage of SAP S/4HANA’s benefits.

 

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Written by Jake Eisbart

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