Ready to Fly High with SAP S/4 HANA Cloud
July 21, 2022

Ready to Fly High with SAP S/4 HANA Cloud

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Use SAP S/4HANA Cloud for our major finance related, processes including, accounting Procure-to-Pay, Hire-to-Retire, & financial reporting. Prior to moving onto SAP S/4HANA Cloud, we were running non-standardized finance processes with significant system customizations that slowed down our ability to scale and keep up to date on system changes/improvements. It helps us to develop a standardized framework from which we can stand up our business units to develop a singular cohesive technology strategy.
  • Native Account Analysis Reporting
  • Connection of GL & Subledger
  • Intercompany Management
  • PO Accruals
  • Native Trial Balance Reporting
  • Standard Prepaid Processing
  • Line Item Document Splitting
  • Profit Center Document Splitting
  • Positive - Greater access to more granular data.
  • Negative - Slower consolidation.
  • Negative - Significant Chart of Accounts Growth.
  • Positive - Workflow provided traceability for manual journal entries.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud Fiori has well-organized Fiori apps and is fairly easy to learn/use. The most difficult part in the transition to SAP is actually learning the foundational pieces of SAP (like how Master Data is defined and connects) -- the tools that are provided are pretty intuitive and offer a lot of ability for users to easily organize and customize views (and then save and share with colleagues). There are some challenges for users to understand when issues arise -- the standard "error" messages are not necessarily easy to understand, and sometimes take some digging...
The organization needed a tool that would scale with the fast-growing business. To accomplish this, we looked for a holistic solution that would allow bringing our various organizations under the same roof. Our previous accounting system had turned into a "Frankenstein monster" due to the amount of customization done throughout the years, and SAP S/4HANA Cloud allowed us to structure our business processes that would allow for us to leverage a significant amount of "out-of-the-box" functionality.
We were an Oracle shop before, and SAP was the clear (and only choice) that we considered. SAP was very open to our feedback and would consider making our needs part of the standard solution (where it made sense for their broader user community) for future releases. It offered all of the functionality we were looking for, which would allow us to have a comprehensive solution.

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

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SAP S/4 HANA Cloud is incredibly powerful when you have well-defined processes that are managed within the SAP ecosystem. Having your sub-ledgers native to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, you have access to much "richer" data and do not have to worry about reconciling the sub-ledger to the GL (these processes are now one and the same). Fiori apps are extremely intuitive and user-friendly, allowing for easier change management and education. If your organization is willing to transform business processes to fit within the way SAP "works", then you will unlock significant benefits. When organizations are unwilling to change and simply will try to fit their current processes into an SAP environment, the end product would likely be lacking.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
Accounts receivable
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
Not Rated
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
Not Rated
Not Rated
Order entry
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Standard reports
Custom reports
Not Rated
API for custom integration
Not Rated
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
Single sign-on capability
Not Rated