Significant Enhancements to SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Additional Extensibility Options and Configuration Flexibility for SAP S/4HANA Cloud

SAP S/4HANA Cloud is designed for business and can provide rapid insight using a single source of truth, as well as dynamic planning and analysis.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud addresses the needs of customers across multiple industry segments in services industries, the public sector, and discrete and process manufacturing. By delivering intelligent, ready-to-run business processes, SAP S/4HANA Cloud allows customers to consume business innovations through the public cloud. An increased level of configuration flexibility enables customers to adapt standard processes to their needs while still benefiting from a head start with the preconfigured standard processes.

Built by SAP and our partners on an open platform, these solutions are interoperable with our intelligent suite, enabling our customers to drive business transformation profitably and sustainably, seize new opportunities, and manage business disruption and changes within their industry. SAP S/4HANA Cloud offers best-practices support for integration to other cloud solutions, such as the SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central solution or the latest applications powering SAP Business Technology Platform.

An ABAP environment for SAP S/4HANA Cloud is planned to provide developers with additional flexibility to complement standard functionality by letting them build cloud-ready, custom ABAP extensions directly on top of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud technology stack. Custom ABAP code running on SAP S/4HANA Cloud is based on public, local APIs, helping ensure upgrade-stable extensions. Our plan is to enable customers to create their own application to complement standard functionality to solve their unique business requirements while still benefitting from the agility of SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

In addition, customers can get further flexibility for their implementation projects through intuitive-to-use deployment guidance in the SAP Activate methodology with customer-centric processes in six phases. The methodology provides guided procedures to deploy the innovation delivered with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. This powerful combination of implementation guidance in SAP Activate, ready-to-run business processes, and tools for adoption are delivered through the SAP Cloud ALM solution and the SAP Business Central Configuration tool.

Ultimately, customers can manage multiple sites, departments, subsidiaries, and ledgers with global-, country-, or region-specific content while reducing operational costs through standardized processes. SAP S/4HANA Cloud allows our customers to increase operational efficiency while helping them remaining compliant with regulations.