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SAP S/4HANA Goes Way Off the Charts

Feature Article | October 28, 2015 by Judith Magyar, Carolyn Coad

Since February 2015, more than 1,300 customers have chosen SAP S/4HANA, the next-generation business suite, as their digital core to reimagine business, breaking SAP’s record of signed customers for a new product.

According to Rob Enslin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and president of Global Customer Operations, this record “validates that SAP S/4HANA is SAP’s biggest innovation since SAP R/3. Customers and partners have clearly understood the benefit of our new suite to reimagine business for today’s world.”

Companies that have implemented SAP S/4HANA are seeing incredible progress in their ability to drive end-to-end digitized processes including planning, execution, prediction, simulation and analysis – all in real-time and with one system.

Demonstrate the Business Value of a Digital Core

“Customers know they need to take action if they want to lead in the digital economy and are looking for a trusted advisor to guide them,” says Markus Schwarz, senior vice president and general manager for SAP S/4HANA. “This is our opportunity to demonstrate how SAP S/4HANA is the digital core for connecting all aspects of the value chain in real-time around customers, suppliers, workforce, assets and the Internet of Things.”

Companies can now quickly assess the maturity of their digital transformation and benchmark their stage – from ‘digital resistors’ to ‘digital disruptors’ – against industry peers with the SAP S/4HANA IDC Digital Transformation Benchmarking tool. Customers that complete the survey will get a personalized report and be automatically directed to our new SAP S/4HANA Digital Transformation Campaign Hub where they will find information about SAP’s Digital Business Framework and ways to engage with the company’s Value Engineering team.

Customers can also see exactly how a digital core will impact their specific lines of business by having their SAP software usage data analyzed through the business scenario recommendation tool and presented in a personalized report that shows how SAP S/4HANA can enhance the company’s performance and competitiveness.

The IT Impact of SAP S/4HANA

Customers can sign up for a free trial of SAP S/4HANA. The trials – available for both editions – are a great way to demonstrate the role-based user experience with predefined scenarios for project manager, cash manager, marketing expert, purchaser and various accountant roles. Customers can also evaluate first-hand the digitized business processes, such as order-to-cash or procure-to-pay.

“In addition to making the business case for a digital core, we must show our customers and partners the quick time-to-value for both the SAP S/4HANA on-premise and cloud editions,” said Wieland Schreiner, executive vice president and chief product pwner for SAP S/4HANA.

The move to SAP S/4HANA is also simpler with SAP Activate, which offers ready-to-run digitized business processes. This implementation methodology is a unique combination of SAP best practices, methodology, and guided configuration to help customers and partners get quick time-to-value with the on-premise and cloud editions of SAP S/4HANA.

And it’s only just begun!  When it comes to records, the sky is the limit.

Find out more on the SAP S/4HANA Journey Map.

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