As all the interest around SAP S/4HANA continues to increase, We’ve been reviewing the S/4HANA Cloud variants. The system has matured into a more powerful offering, and I believe it is now suitable for customers to transition to. While the present SAP ECC client base has been spoiled with the apparent flexibility to allow be spoking, a rising set of customers is calling for simplicity and a return to standard. I’ve highlighted five important advantages that an organization can gain by migrating to SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
- Implementation times are shorter
- Support cost reduction
- Capability to return to standard and provide control
- In accordance with SAP’s strategy direction
- Flexibility in integrating and improving
Implementation times are shorter
The advantages are rather obvious here. Because of the Cloud concepts, the whole project length is decreased. The most time is saved during the construction as a result of the simplified configuration and guided configuration procedure. However, savings will be realized during the testing phase as a result of the new testing tools, and training will be reduced as a result of the SAP Fiori interfaces being more intuitive and easier to teach on.There is no code to copy for an existing SAP ECC client, and system conversion is substituted with data migration. SAP provides pre-delivered data migration scripts and templates for data migration to decrease the work of loading data into the new system. Reduced implementation timelines minimize the overall work of external consultants and the customer’s project team, lowering the overall cost of the implementation, which is always good.
Support cost reduction
Moving to SAP S/4HANA cloud will necessitate a new form of contract. An annual subscription is used, which includes the core licenses, solution hosting, and box level support. Current tasks such as backups and performance monitoring are all covered, allowing the customer to concentrate on their company rather than managing the system of record. Furthermore, because the fundamental SAP S/4HANA solution is not as customization as classic SAP ECC on premise systems, application support costs will be reduced as a result of fewer customized objects.
Capability to return to standard and provide control
The level of customization would have developed over time for many SAP ECC clients with a mature SAP ECC system. Some bespoke code may be necessary, while others may not. The impression of what is REALLY required versus what someone would genuinely WANT is frequently missed, resulting in excessive additional coding. Being able to start with a clean and basic solution based on SAP best practices would allow a lot of customers to operate in a more lean and effective manner. This, in turn, will lower the overall cost of support and assure a lower TCO. Customers considering a Cloud solution would prioritize efficiency, and switching to a completely customized product will help. Customers considering a Cloud solution will choose efficiency, and shifting to a fully customization offering will diminish that benefit.
In accordance with SAP’s strategy direction
SAP S/4HANA’s obvious direction is for the solution to be a Cloud-first utility. This means that all new features will be launched first in the Cloud versions (a new release is scheduled four times a year for the Cloud version and once a year for the on-premise solution) and therefore before the on-premise edition. Cloud-based technologies are becoming increasingly popular, and ERP is following suit. Cloud offers all of the traits to help achieve this, with an emphasis on the digital core and the capacity to alter quickly. SAP’s recent acquisitions have primarily been best-in-class Cloud products like as Hybris, Success Factors, and Concur, and S/4HANA Cloud is now the best-in-class ERP Cloud offering.
Flexibility in integrating and improving
SAP S/4HANA Cloud edition does not serve as a one-stop shop for all enterprise technologies. A number of APIs are accessible within the product to connect to other systems such as Success Factors, Hybris, and others. HCP can be used to develop custom apps that are not possible with S/4HANA Cloud version. This eliminates the requirement for customisation in the main S/4HANA system. The SAP cloud products’ out-of-the-box integration will save time spent establishing and managing integration points.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a very appealing alternative for customers who want to install a streamlined ERP solution and reap the benefits that come with it. Being nimble and quick to adjust is a significant competitive advantage for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. When compared to an on-premise system, the overall cost of deployment, licenses, hosting, and support with “the cloud” is substantially lower. Finally, SAP S/4HANA is market-ready and expanding in capability, with a genuine digital core; it is a solution that will garner a lot of attention in the next months and years.
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