IDC MarketScape Recognizes SAP S/4HANA Cloud as a Leader in Global SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Operational ERP Systems


WALLDORF — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced it has been named a Leader in “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Operational ERP Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment” (doc# US43702818 March 2019).

“SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a well-established operational ERP system, focused on utilizing artificial intelligence to optimize business processes,” said Mickey North Rizza, program vice president, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce at IDC.

The report recognizes SAP S/4HANA Cloud as an intelligent ERP solution that enables various business processes such as idea to design, procure to pay, plan to production, order to cash, offer to project, and core finance. Key strengths are listed as:

  • A single in-memory, columnar data model for both transactions and analytics, which eliminates redundant data and provides real-time insight. Tied to AI-powered set of functionalities within ERP to automate routine work and flag exceptions for human action, SAP S/4HANA Cloud has a strong commitment to automating half of all ERP activities in the next three years.
  • A conversational user experience with an intelligent digital assistant for the enterprise, SAP CoPilot
  • SAP’s one code line, one data model and one user experience for both cloud and on-premise deployments, making it easier and cheaper to manage hybrid scenarios

As a market leader in intelligent ERP, SAP S/4HANA offers unmatched intelligence and automation. Driven by machine learning, it is advancing at a more rapid pace than ever, resulting in happy customers and accelerated adoption, according to Jan Gilg, senior vice president and head of SAP S/4HANA.

SAP S/4HANA is an intelligent business software suite that enables companies to address current challenges and future opportunities with flexibility, speed and insight. It is an important part of the digital core that drives digital transformation and delivers instant business value. SAP offers customers a choice of deployment options including cloud, on-premise or hybrid so they can choose any scenario or combination that is right for them. Built to take advantage of SAP’s industry-leading in-memory computing platform, SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA offers incredible flexibility and speed through a dramatically simplified data model.

Read the “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Operational ERP Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment” (March 2019) here.

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