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Thousands of companies around the world run SAP S/4HANA. Here are some of their stories.

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What is SAP S/4HANA?

SAP S/4HANA is a future-ready enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with built-in intelligent technologies, including AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics. It transforms business processes with intelligent automation and runs on SAP HANA – a market-leading in-memory database that offers real-time processing speeds and a dramatically simplified data model.

  • On-premise, public/private cloud, or hybrid deployment
  • Embedded AI, analytics, and intelligent process automation
  • In-memory database and simplified data model
  • Capabilities and best practices for a wide range of industries
  • Consumer-grade UX

Explore SAP S/4HANA ERP capabilities

Choose and deploy from a wide range of SAP S/4HANA ERP capabilities – all of which leverage the latest technologies and intelligent automation to transform your business processes. Capabilities span lines of business, from finance, supply chain, and manufacturing to sales, distribution, and more.

Features and business benefits of SAP S/4HANA

See how cloud ERP can help you become a best-run business and sharpen your competitive edge.

50% reduction in data footprint

Due to in-memory, columar database

100 times faster reporting

Allows for resilient, agile decision making

Embedded AI technology

Enables improved insight and performance

Real-time advanced analytics

Better forecasting and faster decisions

Streamlined data display

By eliminating clunky aggregates and indexes

Competitive edge and better workflows

With Industry-specific business processes

Consumer-grade UX across devices

Reduces errors, increases productivity

Flexible deployment options

Offer reduced FTEs and faster implementations

Improve processes enterprise-wide with SAP S/4HANA

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Banking
  • Building Products
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Products
  • Engineering, Construction, & Operations
  • Fashion
  • High Tech
  • Industrial Machinery and Components
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Media
  • Metals
  • Mining
  • Professional Services
  • Public Sector
  • Retail
  • Oil & Gas
  • Paper & Packaging
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel (Airline)
  • Travel (Cargo)
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale Distribution
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Banking
  • Building Products
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer Products
  • Engineering, Construction, & Operations
  • Fashion
  • High Tech
  • Industrial Machinery and Components
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Media
  • Metals
  • Mining
  • Professional Services
  • Public Sector
  • Retail
  • Oil & Gas
  • Paper & Packaging
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel (Airline)
  • Travel (Cargo)
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale Distribution
Automotive

Transform Automotive with Intelligent ERP

Learn how SAP S/4HANA provides automotive firms with a proven framework to adopt industry best practices while attaining operational excellence. Discover how SAP supports the automotive value chain with intelligent solutions and integrated, automated processes that are transparent and connected to the real world, delivering a superior customer experience.

Aerospace and Defense

Transform Aerospace and Defense with Intelligent ERP

Learn how a digital strategy can help A&D companies streamline complex programs, optimize their global supply chain and standardize core processes.

Banking

Transform Banking with Intelligent ERP

Learn how banks are using SAP S/4HANA and SAP Leonardo as a digital core to build a more flexible and intelligent enterprise—enabling them to adapt to changes in M&A activity, business models, and customer demand.

Building Products

Transform Building Products companies with Intelligent ERP

Discover why building products businesses can lay solid foundations for their digital initiatives with SAP S/4HANA. Achieve customer centricity, offer small lot sizes and individualization, run smart factories and distribution networks and ensure worker safety on the spot – and in real time.

Chemicals

Transform Chemicals with Intelligent ERP

Learn how SAP S/4HANA provides chemical companies with a proven framework to adopt industry best practices while attaining operational excellence—across core customer engagement, asset management, and financial processes.

Consumer Products

Transform Consumer Products with Intelligent ERP

See how SAP S/4HANA software provides consumer products companies with a proven framework to adopt industry best practices while attaining operational excellence.

Engineering, Construction, & Operations

Transform EC&O with Intelligent ERP

Learn how SAP S/4HANA provides a framework and digital core to help EC&O companies adopt best practices and optimize operations. See how real-time transactions and analytics, the ability to work with Big Data, and connectivity to LoB extensions enable alignment between project management and financial controls.

Fashion

Transform Fashion with Intelligent ERP

Find out how fashion companies are becoming intelligent enterprises using SAP S/4HANA and SAP Leonardo at their digital core. Not only are they able to provide more-personalized services to customers, they are better able to compete in the digital marketplace.

High Tech

Transform High Tech with Intelligent ERP

Learn how SAP S/4HANA provides high-tech companies with a proven framework to adopt industry best practices while attaining operational excellence. Explore innovation-led digital road maps and use cases for delivering a smart factory, service-centric business models, and smart products.

Industrial Machinery and Components

Transform IM&C with Intelligent ERP

Learn how SAP S/4HANA can help your IM&C company as you compete in the new digital reality. Deliver worldwide, including data as a service, based on highly-customized, digitalized products that address the segment of one to improve customer experiences.

Insurance

Transform Insurance with Intelligent ERP

Get ready to take advantage of the latest ground-breaking technology that will revolutionize the insurance industry. Pursue new digital business models and improve and protect your customers’ health, property, and business.

Life Sciences

Transform Life Sciences with Intelligent ERP

Learn how life science companies can transform into event-driven businesses. Find out how bringing SAP S/4HANA and SAP Leonardo technologies together as a digital core results in a flexible, intelligent enterprise that can be continuously enhanced and extended with innovative services and applications.

Media

Transform Media with Intelligent ERP

Learn how media companies are transforming their entire approach to content delivery. Driven by consumer expectations, new entrants, and competition for attention, media companies across multiple segments are using intelligent technology to reach and serve their stakeholders.

Metals

Transform Metals with Intelligent ERP

Learn how SAP S/4HANA can help your metals company as you compete in the new digital reality. Find out how it provides a proven framework to adopt industry best practices while attaining operational excellence – specifically across core customer engagement, asset management, and financial processes.

Mining

Transform Mining with Intelligent ERP

Learn how SAP S/4HANA can help your mining company as you compete in the new digital reality. Deliver resources responsibly by increasing productivity through automation; operating in a predictable, sustainable, and agile way; and collaborating deeply with customers, suppliers, and communities.

Professional Services

Transform Professional Services with Intelligent ERP

Learn how SAP S/4HANA provides professional services firms with a proven framework to adopt industry best practices while attaining operational excellence. Meet client needs and generate revenue by blending data and processes and managing workers.

Public Sector

Transform Public Sector with Intelligent ERP

Learn how SAP S/4HANA can help your public sector organization as you compete in the new digital reality. Find out how it provides a proven framework to adopt industry best practices while attaining operational excellence – specifically across core constituent engagement, asset management, and financial processes.

Retail

Transform Retail with Intelligent ERP

Make SAP S/4HANA Retail for merchandise management the digital core of your future value network and start to connect your workforce, suppliers, consumers, and the Internet of Things (IoT) in real time to capture every opportunity and leverage digital transformation for increased business value.

Oil & Gas

Transform Oil & Gas with Intelligent ERP

Learn how oil and gas companies can compete more effectively by reducing complexity. Streamline and simplify operations by creating intelligent enterprises based on industrialized and intelligent cloud services that enable innovative technologies such as robotic process automation (RPA).

Paper & Packaging

Transform Paper & Packaging with Intelligent ERP

Learn how SAP S/4HANA can help your paper and packaging company as you compete in the new digital reality. Find out how it provides a proven framework to adopt industry best practices while attaining operational excellence – specifically across core customer engagement, asset management, and financial processes.

Telecommunications

Transform Telecommunications with Intelligent ERP

Succeed in a competitive market with a coherent digital strategy. Discover how SAP S/4HANA provides telcos with a proven framework to adopt industry best practices while attaining operational excellence and revenue and margin optimization across core financial, engagement management, and procurement processes.

Travel (Airline)

Transform the Airline Industry with Intelligent ERP

Find out why airlines must transform to the use of digital technologies. Learn how SAP can help them offer innovative services that enrich the experience of their customers and travel itself with a digital core with provides a single source of truth.

Travel (Cargo)

Transform Travel (Cargo) with Intelligent ERP

Find out how the transportation and cargo industries can use intelligent ERP to become more flexible intelligent enterprises and achieve next-generation business processes. Optimize cargo transportation to compete in a digital world. Our solutions can help you improve customer experiences, operations, costs, workforce productivity, and shareholder value.

Utilities

Transform Utilities with Intelligent ERP

Learn how SAP S/4HANA provides utilities companies with a proven framework to adopt industry best practices while attaining operational excellence.

Wholesale Distribution

Transform Wholesale Distribution with Intelligent ERP

Learn how SAP S/4HANA can help your wholesale distribution company as you compete in the new digital reality. Run flexible, tightly integrated processes to achieve operational excellence – from demand planning and CRM to inventory and supply chain management.

Experience the value of SAP HANA and SAP Fiori in your cloud ERP system

Run on the SAP HANA database

The SAP S/4HANA ERP system is built for the SAP HANA in-memory database. This market-leading columnar database enables a dramatically simplified data model and incredible speed. Run analytics and transactions on a single database without separating OLTP and OLAP.

  • No more batch processing
  • Faster business processes and simplified IT landscapes
  • Powerful granularity for data-driven decision-making in real time

Deliver an exceptional user experience with SAP Fiori

SAP Fiori – our modern, award-winning user interface – is built into SAP S/4HANA and provides a consistent look and feel across the entire ERP system, on all device types. Based on how people actually work, SAP Fiori delivers an intuitive, role-based UX that improves both employee productivity and satisfaction. 

  • Personalized SAP S/4HANA launchpad
  • Insights at the point of action
  • Conversational UI and digital assistants

Navigate challenges and build resilience with Intelligent ERP

Build resilience in uncertain times by delivering speed, agility, and visibility through deeply integrated ERP systems. Connect networks, deploy artificial intelligence, and enable new business models.

Keep systems connected

Adjust supply chains quickly, deploy new operating models, and realign workforces with a connected ERP system.

Tightly manage finances

Understand changing needs and manage resources to preserve capital, while building balance sheet reserves. 

Manage change with AI

Find new patterns and enable decisions in order to seize opportunities with artificial intelligence. 

What are analysts saying about SAP S/4HANA?

IDC names SAP a leader for cloud ERP AR and AP

Learn why IDC MarketScape named SAP S/4HANA a leader in their Worldwide Cloud ERP Accounts Receivables (AR) and Accounts Payables (AP) Vendor Assessment. 

The Total Economic Impact of SAP S/4HANA

Forrester Consulting surveyed SAP S/4HANA customers to understand the total economic impact of our ERP software system. Here are the results. 

SAP’s S/4HANA Cloud Options: The Value of Customer Choice

Read the paper to see how Josh Greenbaum of Enterprise Applications Consulting (EAC) highlights the value of Cloud choice in transformations to SAP S/4HANA.

Transition from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA

Move from SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) to our intelligent ERP system with minimal disruption and risk – with the SAP S/4HANA Movement program. This free service package offers guidance and tools for existing SAP ECC customers. 

Helpful resources for SAP S/4HANA

Enhance business results with expert-led training, hands-on experience, documentation, and best practices.

Expert services

Discover how we can help you address key aspects of your project and set up your own operations for ongoing success.

Free SAP training

Learn about SAP innovations with a flexible, fun, and engaging learning experience delivered on the openSAP platform.

Documentation

Find documentation on product onboarding, implementation, extensibility, and more in the SAP S/4HANA Help Portal.

Learning journeys

Find and plan the best training and certification for you and your team using our visual learning journey guides.

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