SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

S/4HANA Strategy User Group Webcast Recap

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

“Time for all customers to start S/4HANA” said SAP speaker

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

Why now? Emerging of machine learning, blockchain, IoT

Businesses have to change

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

“Agile” to response quickly

Deploy AI to differentiate business

Back to building an intelligent suite

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“A better user interface”

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

“next generation interface” speak to it, give it commands, keyboardless

Automation – free up time for people, not do mundane tasks

How take automation into a user interface “you love”

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Amount of data coming in, via IoT, “everyone understands power of HANA database”

Customers have foundation to have simplified data model, real time processing, combining transactions and analytics

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

Going from traditional ERP of recording, processing, and reporting data to automation

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

Middle view is dashboard for key indicators for your business

Top you see exceptions, can react on those exceptions

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Decision support

On any device

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

Less data

“lower cost of ownership”

Reimagine processes; in the past were add-ons that are now integrated into S/4HANA to simplify footprint and speed

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

How S/4HANA has evolved

In each release, integrate more capability

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

SAP Cloud Platform is overlooked, said the speaker.

He says it is a differentiator

You can build your own applications

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You can build your own applications

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

Customer story

Profit and loss in real time

Universal journal eliminate reconciliation

“Consolidation in real time”

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Cash management machine learning application

Automate cash application

Match receivables/invoices/payments

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

By line of business, what came out in 1809, new insights, new in S/4HANA, new processes, advanced ATP integrated with S/4HANA, new compliance framework, new international trade, new machine learning and prediction capabilities and new integration capabilities

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

Supply chain line of business, process on top, and simplifications

What done in latest release, and value to customers

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What is planned for next release

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Two 3 year roadmap updates per year for on-premise

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65% of the time companies are selecting new implementation

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Look at process, line of business

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

Go greenfield to “return to standard” and technology landscape

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

Conversion is an option and used 35% of the time

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

Developed an algorithm for customers

Go through a series of questions to help determine approach

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SAP has customer examples for each of these factors

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

How long does it take…

SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP

“what’s the best path for you”

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Not just for cloud

First hands-free ERP

I think the slides are informative from this session, providing options to go to S/4HANA. I was also surprised to learn that 65% of those going to S/4HANA are going the new implementation route. What do you think?

Source: sap.com

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