Although S/4HANA SD is one of the most widely used SAP modules in the business world, many companies still do not understand exactly how this tool works and are unaware of the benefits it can bring to their business. In this post, we give you the keys to start getting familiar with it.
The “SD” in the name stands for sales and distribution, and it’s precisely these two main areas that this module controls. SAP S/4HANA SD covers the entire commercial process of any company, from first customer contact to closing sales, issuing invoices, tracking payments and preparing orders. Bringing the different phases of the sales cycle together in one place simplifies the processes in each of them and achieves greater efficiency.
It’s a basic module for any company, with the advantage that it can be easily integrated with other tools. In addition, if supply chain management is performed with other S/4HANA logistics modules, the business/logistics needs of any type of industry can be covered almost completely.
Typically, organisations implementing SAP always integrate at least part of the capabilities of the SD module. Even companies that do not engage in product manufacture and distribution can benefit from SAP S/4HANA SD. For example, service delivery companies often harness its sales and invoicing features.
To ensure complete 360º customer management, capture opportunities, carry out marketing campaigns, etc., there’s the SAP Customer Experience product suite.
SAP S/4HANA SD is very useful for performing some of the most common day-to-day tasks in any company. Key among them are:
SAP S/4HANA SD also features a number of sub-modules that deal with more specific functions, such as overseas trade management, transport operations, computer-based sales and electronic data exchange.
Cross-functional alignment is now an essential requirement for boosting a company’s business performance. Good inter-departmental relations and data exchange increase productivity, and SAP S/4HANA SD contributes to this goal. This module provides a broader view and full control of the entire sales cycle, which will streamline the management of processes at all levels and areas of an organisation.
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