Fast, Future-Ready, Smart: The Intelligent Cloud ERP

Technology has changed our world in ways we’d never thought possible. Intelligent advancements in machine learning, Big Data, and cloud computing are enabling businesses to reinvent themselves, run innovative business processes, and get more done in much less time.

This means the bar is continually raised for what our customers  —  and our customers’ customers  —  expect. When it comes to the world of work, processes need to become faster, deliver better results, be more focused around customer needs, and just… frictionless.

As the inventor of ERP, we hold ourselves to exceeding all our customers’ expectations. This is the reason we’re investing much more than anyone else into building the world’s most intelligent cloud ERP.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud: World’s Most Intelligent Cloud ERP

We have a bold vision to redefine the world of work. It starts with the goal of automating half of all ERP business processes within the next three years.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP’s flagship intelligent cloud ERP solution, is our main vessel to fulfilling this vision.

Not only is SAP S/4HANA Cloud lauded as one of the most complete financial applications available on the market today, it is, quite simply, the most intelligent cloud ERP solution in the market.

While other vendors may claim “intelligence,” only SAP S/4HANA Cloud provides the following:

  • Digital-age user experience
  • AI-powered automation
  • Next-generation business processes

These intelligent attributes uniquely empower our customers to anticipate the future, flexibly respond to new market conditions in real time, and maintain their unrelenting customer focus.

Digital-Age, Conversational User Experience

Because it is integrated with SAP CoPilot, SAP’s digital assistant for the enterprise, SAP S/4HANA Cloud brings the first digital-age, conversational user experience to the ERP market.

It is not at all a stretch to say that SAP S/4HANA Cloud is the world’s first hands-free ERP solution. What this means is that we are fundamentally changing the way our customers interact with, and extract value from, their ERP forever.

Imagine speaking to your context-aware digital assistant to pull important insights, project statuses or budgets from your ERP anytime, anywhere. And best part: imagine if this digital assistant continuously grows — and becomes smarter — as it adapts to your needs. This is all possible today.

With every interaction, SAP CoPilot becomes even more situationally aware as it learns your different needs, goals and objectives. This means that every interaction with your ERP, through SAP CoPilot, becomes smarter, more intuitive, and gets you what you need, anytime and anywhere you may be.

AI-Powered Automation

SAP S/4HANA Cloud gives customers the deepest, and broadest, AI-powered set of functionality in the ERP market today. Infused with intelligent, self-learning mechanisms, SAP S/4HANA Cloud is redefining the way work is being done.

Through embedded machine learning capabilities, businesses reap the benefits of interactions that anticipate the needs of their end users. Employees are therefore freed up from manual and repetitive tasks, which helps them focus on high-value activities and become more strategic partners in the business.

One example of AI-powered automation that reduces manual tasks is the “Cash Application” functionality that is already available to SAP S/4HANA Cloud customers.

Powered by SAP Leonardo Machine Learning, this application intelligently matches customer payments with open receivables. By analyzing customer’s historical data, the system learns which matching criteria are important and then initiates the clearing process.

Employees only need to step in where data is inconsistent or missing, which saves their time for higher levels tasks and increased productivity.

Next-Generation Business Processes

With conventional databases, real-time analytics and connected business processes with a single source of truth is impossible. But with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, customers can always expect the impossible.

Because SAP S/4HANA Cloud was built from the ground-up on SAP HANA, one of the most advanced in-memory platforms on the market, it connects data across different functions, geographies and departments ,  enabling real-time analytics and a single source of truth.

Permeated with intelligence, SAP S/4HANA Cloud makes next-generation business processes possible. Imagine being able to share and see data across functions and departments and arm your team with the accurate, timely and complete insight you need to make informed, in-the-moment decisions.

Or having have the right foundation to scale and compete without the complexity and cost, so you can grow your business your way.

Embrace the future; Work fast, future-ready, and smart with SAP S/4HANA Cloud today.

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This story originally appeared on Medium.