SAP S/4HANA - Worth the time and money
July 12, 2021

SAP S/4HANA - Worth the time and money

Leah Peene | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP S/4HANA

Our organization sells, designs and implements the software for bioscience & biopharma companies. We focus on the manufacturing processes that are used in these technologies and deliver SAP S/4HANA to the customer. We are able to handle the barcoding for products, 3PL warehouses and manage the multiple warehouses to assist in the various manufacturing scenarios that these companies use.
  • Manufacturing - batch control. This is a very robust area that SAP has been able to capture most needs for the various types of businesses.
  • Electronic Batch Records - this is in high demand. Our company is able to deliver this for the businesses that want to bring their manufacturing back in house to reduce the costs of third party manufacturing alongside keeping validated control of data.
  • Process Orders - SAP allows for different types of production processes, and it can re-use routings/recipes for various BoMs.
  • To finish out the cloud version so that it is as robust as the server/ Fiori version
  • Printer servers have been an issue and a pain point as of late - which is very important for manufacturing and printing labels.
  • This does not apply to me, as I am on the implementation team
I am not sure there is a comparison - just the price point alone makes a big difference. Other products I have implemented are no where near this cost, and do not have the abilities to function half as well as S/4HANA.
Everything I thought I wanted in the smaller SAP versioned software - it is here!

Do you think SAP S/4HANA delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with SAP S/4HANA's feature set?

Yes

Did SAP S/4HANA live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of SAP S/4HANA go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy SAP S/4HANA again?

Yes

Ha, because I implement it, I have to go through rigorous testing and can get it fixed if not working as needed. So in my eyes, it is great. I am not sure how easy it is for new ERP users.
Our team seems to get what they need from the SAP support team when needed.
I am used to manufacturing, so SAP S/4HANA is where it is at. I have used other software that seem to take SAP's work in S/4 and try to mimic the functionality. Overall, the ability to have this system as a validated manufacturing system that you can also integrate the financial transactions with make[s] it an outstanding system. I have not worked with other GxP systems - this one has the good bones to get what is needed for these new technologies.

SAP S/4HANA Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
9
Accounts receivable
9
Inventory tracking
10
Automatic reordering
9
Location management
10
Manufacturing module
10
Pricing
9
Order entry
8
Cost of goods sold
8
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
9
Standard reports
10
Custom reports
9
API for custom integration
8
Plug-ins
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
10
Single sign-on capability
Not Rated