- 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
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.
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.
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Get started with RISE with SAP
RISE with SAP is an on-your-terms and on-your-timeline transformation to the Intelligent Enterprise. It’s a single offer on a single contract that allows you to change when and how you get to where your business needs to go. It offers lower TCO, faster time to value, and the flexibility to address disruption without high upfront investment. It’s everything your business needs for holistic transformation – all in one place.
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
Learn how Lifebrain achieves data accuracy and process efficiency to provide impeccable clinical approvals.
Find out how GEASAR achieves business flexibility by automating processes and taking control of data management.
Discover how Delivery Hero enables its finance IT team to approve capital project expenses for dozens of business cases every month to accommodate global expansion.
Find out how PROMESA increased sales by making product design improvements based on customer feedback and automating processes to meet customer expectations.
Read how VINCI Energies speeds reporting time and improves operational efficiencies by unifying processes and data on a central digital core.
See how De Nora deployed SAP S/4HANA to its Water Technologies business during the the COVID-19 lockdown.
See how ENEL is improving data quality, boosting cash flow, and growing its business by moving its IT environment to the cloud and digitalizing processes.
Read how Exide Industries created a smart battery service to provide homes and businesses with a backup power supply they can trust and improve the customer experience.
See how an intelligent ERP system enables RetiPiù to improve data quality and access and provide engineers with accurate, up-to-date information in the field.
Discover how Parksons digitalized its business processes to gain deeper insights, accelerate reporting and period-end closing, and future-proof its technology infrastructure.
Learn how real-time reporting and analytics helps ZALORA stay ahead of trends and give millions of customers what they want – for an exceptional shopping experience.
See how AKKA processes thousands of time sheets and invoices faster, while delivering the mobile experience its consultants expect.
Find out how Experis Ciber completes its month-end closing process faster – in three days, down from 10 days.
Learn how Daimani AG handles data securely to streamline the customer journey and boost client satisfaction.
See how Geographe reliably predicts customer demand based on real-time data to ensure on-time deliveries.
Find out how Kāpura accelerated financial close activities for all 40 entities from one month to a weekly or daily cadence.
Learn how New Sega keeps customers happy with shorter lead times after creating a smart manufacturing environment.
See how Tessco digitalized its operations and elevated the customer experience.
Discover how Qdama reinvented the fesh food supply chain from farm to table with zero inventory.
Discover how AIG created an efficient IT operating infrastructure that provides one source of truth for company data.
Learn how Hitachi High-Tech moved five overseas offices to a cloud ERP solution to meet the evolving needs of customers.
Explore how Phillips Carbon Black Limited reduces database growth and improves performance with a central digital core running in the cloud.
See how SK hynix reduced business data by integrating 200+ legacy systems on its path to becoming a true intelligent enterprise.
Learn how Grupo Segura reduced hardware and software costs and lowered implementation costs.
Learn how Cairn Oil & Gas transformed enabled better decisions and user experiences with real-time data and mobile-enabled transactions.
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.
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.
Transform Banking with Intelligent ERP
Learn how banks are using SAP S/4HANA 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.
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.
Transform Chemicals with Intelligent ERP
Learn how SAP S/4HANA provides chemicals companies with a proven framework to adopt industry best practices while attaining operational excellence – across core customer engagement, asset management, and financial processes.
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.
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.
Transform Fashion with Intelligent ERP
Find out how fashion companies are becoming intelligent enterprises using SAP S/4HANA as their digital core, enabling employees to provide more personalized services to customers and gaining a competitive edge in the digital marketplace.
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.
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.
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.
Transform Life Sciences with Intelligent ERP
Learn how life science companies can transform into event-driven businesses. Find out how bringing SAP S/4HANA technologies together as a digital core results in a flexible, intelligent enterprise that can be continuously enhanced and extended with innovative services and applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Transform the Airline Industry with Intelligent ERP
Find out why airlines must transform to the use of digital technologies. Learn how SAP can help you offer innovative services that enrich the experience of your customers and travel itself with a digital core with provides a single source of truth.
Transform Travel (Cargo) with Intelligent ERP
Find out how the transportation and cargo industries can use Intelligent ERP to become more flexible intelligent enterprises, achieve next-generation business processes, and optimize cargo transportation to compete in a digital world. Our solutions can help you improve customer experiences, operations, costs, workforce productivity, and shareholder value.
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.
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?
Forrester names SAP a leader
See why SAP was recognized as a leader in The Forrester Wave: Digital Operations Platforms For Manufacturing Businesses.
IDC MarketScape: 2020 Vendor Assessment
Browse IDC's assesment of worldwide SaaS and cloud-enabled large enterprise ERP applications.
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
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Find documentation on product onboarding, implementation, extensibility, and more in the SAP S/4HANA Help Portal.
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