My SAP S/4 HANA from SAP SD Consultant's view
Updated July 10, 2019

My SAP S/4 HANA from SAP SD Consultant's view

Aleš Jenc Rojina, mag. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP S/4HANA

SAP HANA is a user-friendly and completely renewed business package built for taking advantage of state-of-the-art data technology. You no longer have to prepare, merge or process data from various databases just to get an overview of your company’s operations. The program does all of this for you and in real time, allowing you to steer the company yourself. SAP S/4HANA we implement in many companies such are Z-LINE
Avtomotive d.o.o., Strip's d.o.o., Lumenia d.o.o. and Post of Slovenia d.o.. So SAP S/4HANA addresses many different type of businesses, from automotive to productions and logistics.
  • SAP HANA uses analyses to predict the buyers’ behaviour and the success of products in real time.
  • SAP HANA links up with your existing systems and does the finances, sales, purchases, logistics, product development and manufacturing for you in order to tackle your specific challenges in the industry.
  • A unique approach to commerce enables you to work with just one accurate source of information and plan and make decisions in real time.
  • Printing from S/4 HANA could be designed in more user friendly way. Sometimes it's hard for beginners to start using SAP as is.
  • S/4 HANA new GUI could have some more colors and different icons. So design has very big room for improvement.
  • More S/4 HANA web courses.
  • Small and mid-size companies get a higher value of the company with SAP S/4 HANA.
  • Many new SLA agreements are agreed after implementation SAP S/4 HANA in companies.
  • Many small companies now decides for SAP S/4 HANA as service in cloud.
SAP S/4 HANA has quicker data processing. Customers and partners can adapt predictive use cases, or create new ones based on their own business needs in SAP S/4 HANA Predictive Analytics, and publish to the application with one click.Predictive analytics. SAP S/4 HANA has excelent textual Analysis which is the process of analyzing unstructured data, extracting relevant information and then transforming that information into structured information that can be leveraged in different ways.
Well suited: New companies which do not have SAP at all. We manage quite ok to implement many modules in SAP S/4 HANA.
Less appropriate: Upgrade from SAP ERP to SAP S/4 HANA in companies which have many integrations with other non-SAP systems by IDOCs or XML-s could be a real pain and hardship.

SAP S/4HANA Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
7
Accounts receivable
7
Inventory tracking
7
Automatic reordering
7
Location management
7
Manufacturing module
7
Pricing
7
Order entry
7
Cost of goods sold
7
Pay calculation
7
Benefit plan administration
7
Direct deposit files
7
Salary revision and increment management
7
Reimbursement management
7
Dashboards
9
Standard reports
9
Custom reports
9
API for custom integration
6
Plug-ins
6
Role-based user permissions
8
Single sign-on capability
8

Using SAP S/4HANA

20 - Our employees as SAP consultant represent different business functions, for example: sales and distribution, human and resources, financial accounting, logistics, material management, controlling, workflow, production planning and cross application modules.
20 - Eactually nothing special is required as long as they know new S/4 Hana transactions in their supporting module and they are skillful in new SAP gui. Also they have to understand new SPRO and a part which is customized on web gui. Of course they have to have will for new knowledge.
  • SAP Fiori in a new SAP S/4HANA system
  • Using S/4HANA with SAP Analytics Cloud
  • SAP S/4HANA's coverage of existing ERP features and functions
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud ERP business suite for our customers
  • Great UX for SAP S/4HANA with SAP Fiori
  • SAP Ariba integration with S/4 HANA
  • Fiori Launchpad tiles on mobile devices with S/4HANA Cloud
Currently we have to discover all possibilities we have with SAP S/4 Hana. So at the moment the is no need to renew our use of SAP S/4 Hana.

Evaluating SAP S/4HANA and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
With SAP S/4 HANA our customers can expand their relationship with vendors, who already uses SAP, in a much easier way. The integration process is faster and cost-efficient. Review and revision in the acquisition of a company's share is extremely fast, because all transactions are the same in companies which already uses SAP. SAP S/4HANA Cloud is available for a flexible monthly subscription and now our customers don't need to purchase hi-cost hardware / server machines.
We would do it the same way. It's hard to say what if...

SAP S/4HANA Implementation

Implementation was as expected. We had minor issues with our Z* transactions, but nothing special. Some tables were extended and needed regeneration. Overall satisfactions is good.
Change management was minimal
  • Most difficult was setting of printing to desired local and network printers

SAP S/4HANA Support

Support is good. Nothing to complain.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Quick Initial Response
None
After having issues with printing invoices from SAP. Support team explained that in cloud edition of S/4HANA, output management is the only available framework for output. Printing is done either online from the web browser or in the background via a Print Queue and the Cloud Print Manager. They corrected our setting and give us a good example and manuals so we can do it now by our self and know where to look for setting if issue will happen again.

Using SAP S/4HANA

Overall usability is quite good (8). There is also room for improvement as there is in every ERP system. New users see it in more vivid colors and less clicking to get to desired functions. So SAP Fiori is the right way for them. Classic SAP GUI is more or less OK and is for experienced user who wants more in their everyday work.

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • List and searching on standard tables are quicker and more flexible.
  • Customizing is on some parts simplified.
  • SAP S/4 Hana Migration Cockpit is very useful tool.
  • Actually none because we are used to work with SAP more than 10 years.