Why S/4 HANA is the future for Business who are looking for a ERP which makes all sense!
September 03, 2021

Why S/4 HANA is the future for Business who are looking for a ERP which makes all sense!

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

Being a SAP practitioner for more than two decades & I am implementing as well as managing various SAP products for several customers. I would like to share my first-hand experience being deeply associated with S/4HANA programs for the past few years as [a] SAP consultant both technically & functionally. First of all, for those organizations or enterprises who took the decision of moving to S/4 HANA, it is a big leap forward & eventually it is proven to be one of the biggest strategic decisions for business & IT alike. Eventually, S/4 HANA has become part of their digital transformation journey. For those, who are existing users of sap ERP ECC6.0 before migrating to S/4 HANA, it is a massive experience both in terms of user experience as well as business process simplifications. While working closely with business users, most of them have shared the amount of relief they have realized being part of the conversion journey. There are an ample amount of features being offered by S/4 HANA which directly attributed to the delightful user experience primarily in form of SAP Fiori frontend. Besides, there are a significant amount of simplifications introduced in S/4 HANA which has the most positive impact on critical business transactions across industries. There are tremendous amount of improvements that could be clearly witnessed thanks to the performance optimizations and improved & faster executions of the end-to-end business process. One more aspect is Business Intelligence Reporting. Owing to the technical changes & introduction of a simplified data model, mostly BI reports are executed much faster and with [a] greater degree of calculational accuracy. From the point of view of business, the month-end closures are [more] crisp & cloud [can] be successfully wrapped up within a day or two, which used to be a tedious job earlier month after month. In summary, S/4 HANA has plenty to offer for business & IT alike and it ensures a tighter collaboration & integration between these two critical pillars of any company. As a consequence, ROI is getting a boost, and [the] innovation journey of the company is getting a significant lift as the employees are now having more quality time to work upon futuristic & business development-oriented topics besides completing daily mundane job responsibilities. To sum it up, the adoption of S/4 HANA directly resulted in an expedited & accelerated digital transformation journey for those who already took the decision as the early adopters. For the others, there are already so many successful flagship S/4 HANA implementation examples already to follow & bigger motivation to take the decision of moving to S/4 HANA.
  • Delightful User Experience in form of SAP Fiori enabling role-based (personal) access
  • Business Process Simplification
  • Optimization with performance of critical business transactions
  • Business Intelligence (BI) Reporting - must faster & more accurate & with great degree of agility
  • significant code simplification enable IT in faster implementation cycle compared to the conventional SAP ERP project implementations
  • Bridge the gaps in offered solution which are by-design & hence needs to fixed pre-emptively by SAP Product Teams. Across different industry solutions in SAP portfolio, there are scope for feature enrichments as well as fixing of existing gap or bugs.
  • Improvement & clean-up of the codebase will always be welcome by IT, more importantly, by technical consultants who [have] to deal with the implementation projects. A clean codebase is a critical booster shot for [the] technical team who has to additionally deal with optimum integration of custom logic & numerous business-related enhancements. Technical Unit Testings strategy would be immensely be benefited if [the] codebase [is] cleaned up further.
  • Renewed focus on different layers of documentation which is the backbone of any successful project execution. At times, standard transactions are found [to] be relatively inadequately documented without providing [a] sufficient amount of indicative information with a full explanation so that someone could understand what exact changes [are] being introduced in S/4 HANA as compared to ECC.
  • Employee retention benefited due to their productive engagement in more innovative tasks.
  • Optimized month-end closure; business gets more time to execute other tasks due to a much quicker closure process.
  • IT can pursue different projects which are more important for business.

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?

Yes

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

Yes

Would you buy SAP S/4HANA again?

Yes

S/4 HANA provides enough coverage for each & every element of business, which enabled an informed business decision regarding S/4 HANA adoption. S/4 HANA offers simplifications & user experience both [of] which makes [an] appealing scenario for business-users, IT, as well as end-users. It makes it easier for management to make [a] decision whether to go for the S/4 HANA or not.
There is no dearth of available supports for S/4 HANA from SAP end. Solutions are well documented, which is well-guided by SAP by [the] means of different tools, methodologies & frameworks present in & around [the] SAP solution roadmap. There is enough effort on behalf of SAP already to educate and mentor customers & solution providers throughout the entire project lifecycle.
When an organization has to cater a great deal of business complexity owing to the very nature of its business, SAP [S/4HANA] [has] already been proven time & again as the best possible integrated solution in offering in [the] form of enterprise resource planning software available [to] date in the market. S/4 HANA is one notch higher in this aspect thanks to the added features & simplifications that SAP has to offer to its clients. Because of the agile nature of the S/4 HANA, any business be it small, medium, or big, SAP could be the solution for any company. Particularly, [when] a business has to deal with several touchpoints due to the presence of so many legacy systems to deal within its software and IT landscape, S/4 HANA could be the biggest pain reliever. The standard solution offering of S/4 HANA provides maximum coverage of the business & hence drastically [reduces] the customization scope which leads to the reduction of the entire project lifecycle. This means a lot for the business & IT because their engagement is optimized during the execution of the whole program so that their productive time be directed in innovation-related aspects. This is undoubtedly the key point of the evolution of a company in the future.

SAP S/4HANA Feature Ratings

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