S/4HANA is the nucleus of SAP’s cloud ERP offering, a modular concept that combines applications and technologies to offer a high degree of personalisation and efficiency. Beyond being a next-generation ERP, it is also a comprehensive application suite with end-to-end processes that can be hosted either on-premise or on a public or private cloud. Implementing a tool of this type is key in order to achieve a complete and effective business transformation. Here at NTT DATA, we offer you the advice you need for an optimal and seamless integration.
S/4HANA, the driver of your business processes
S/4HANA is the digital heart of a smart organisation’s management data. It streamlines operations, offering new processes that make the most of the possibilities of machine learning, automation and artificial intelligence. In doing so, it prepares companies for efficient, cloud-based operations.
Moreover, SAP HANA, the database used by this new solution, is in-memory and column-oriented, and can perform both advanced analytics and high-speed transactions in the same system.
S/4HANA offers users all the same processes already available on SAP ECC (ERP Central Component), but these processes have been expanded, simplified and improved. Furthermore, this module also comes with the additional benefit of including a new range of solutions for each line of business (LoB), either embedded in the S/4HANA core or as cloud-native applications (public cloud). It also offers greater interoperability with all the other SAP tools.
The NTT DATA team can help you design an S/4HANA implementation strategy adapted to your company’s needs and maturity level. In doing so, we ensure that you get the most out of the platform and take advantage of all its benefits.
SAP S/4HANA offers simple native integration with other solutions using SAP Business Technology Platform tools and services.
Why use SAP S/4HANA?
SAP S/4HANA offers you a new way of working. Harness the potential offered to you by this smart ERP, which has been designed to simplify and automate business processes, and take the next leap forward in your company’s digital innovation. Some of its main advantages include:
Highly user-friendly, with a more modern and intuitive interface.
Modular and scalable solution
You have the choice to either install the full suite or to encapsulate a single module, as needed.
Platform with in-memory SAP HANA technology
A single, high-performance in-memory database provides much faster and more agile access to information in real time, accelerating decision-making.
Enhanced user experience
SAP Fiori makes it possible to create and personalise apps that are more visual and intuitive for users, as well as to standardise the process of interacting with the system.
SAP S/4HANA incorporates cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA) applied to IoT processes, among many others, in order to optimise your operations.
You can connect company resources and devices with the outside world over real-time business networks.
The system offers preconfigured and ready-to-use processes that incorporate the most efficient practices in the sector.
This strategy allows your company to benefit quickly from the latest technological advancements without the need to undergo large-scale system changes, by using cloud-compatible extensions and a low level of personalisation.
NTT DATA: for optimal and personalised implementation
Before starting the S/4HANA integration process, companies must choose the work strategy they will follow in order to complete it. There are three models to choose from: Greenfield, which consists of implementing the tool from scratch; Brownfield, which uses a portion of legacy systems; and Selective Data Transition, which minimises the disruption at the organisation.
To choose the approach best suited to your needs, NTT DATA starts by assessing the current state of your company, which will be used as the basis for creating a roadmap. We provide personalised advice from the outset so you achieve your goals and begin the digital transformation journey, regardless of your industry or the size of your business.
NTT DATA’s SAP Business Unit has an S/4HANA Expert Centre comprising a large team of highly specialised professionals who work to ensure that every project is completed successfully and in line with the goals set out for it. Likewise, at NTT DATA we have our own in-house solutions, tools and accelerators, allowing us to provide each customer with the support they need, thus reducing risks and optimising costs.