How SAP S/4 HANA is Effective for Small and Mid-size Business.

Header-Design Augmentation

It has been quite some time that the modern business world has acknowledged the multifarious benefits that a SAP system technology can bring in the business atmosphere. In this regard, SAP S/4 HANA has been that trailblazing upgradation that businesses across various domains needed.

However, the optimum usage of SAP S/4 HANA still lies untouched by many companies, especially the small and midsize ones.

If your company is one such in the context, then you might like to reconsider it now!

How SAP S/4 HANA simplifies previous business suite:

It’s been long that the myth is being running that SAP systems are only to be benefitted by large-sized companies. However, the truth tends to be the exact opposite.

SAP S/4 HANA is a one-stop 360 degree business solution. It benefits all domains effectively irrespective of size, geographic location etc.

USER-INTERFACE: Transcending from SAP GUI to role-based SAP Friori, SAP S/4 HANA has distinctly reduced screen numbers in the application. As a result, it has resulted to a much simpler and efficient interface model.

FUNCTION: SAP S/4 HANA believes in principle of one. Thus, the all new single integrated system-solution for a given business requirement allows much faster and precise delivery and quality of products.

DATA MODEL: The data model of SAP S/4 HANA works by establishing formats for every posting. Thus, the whole operation of foregoing data aggregation in favor of selecting individual items on the basis of random criteria promotes greater flexibility in analysis generation.

LANDSCAPE: Ousting out the need of Core Interface (CIF), the launch of 1610 incorporates production planning and detailed scheduling. What follows is a discernable drop in data redundancy thereafter causing a decrease in infrastructural costs.

Difference between SAP S/4 HANA and SAP HANA:

A lot have been said by now about the revolutionary technology of SAP HANA. However, consumers still stay confused over the differences that a HANA and S/4 HANA bring in their work space. To get the most out of SAP technologies, this point needs a clear head.

Simply speaking, HANA is a new type of database while S/4 HANA is a suite of ERP software run on top of that in-memory database. However, what can be said to be in common is the very factor that both the systems use in-memory. Thus, it realizes faster and real-time analytics and computing capabilities.

Hardware costs:
Some of you may be a little apprehensive for a SAP HANA migration taking into consideration its costs. However, you can beat that easily.

  • Rethink Size and architecture
  • Define landscape
  • Data Life cycle Management
  • Tailored Data center Integration (TDI)
  • Rethink non-functional requirements
  • Compare vendor options
  • Consider Hybrid Cloud
  • Optimize costing
  • Perform sanity check

Deploy SAP HANA with easy navigation:
Majorly, there are three ways to move for a SAP S/4 HANA installation

New installation: The best known Greenfield approach involves implementation of new system in line with processes on SAP’s best practices.

System conversion (brownfield approach): Here, you can upgrade or migrate your configuration, data and enhancements keeping them intact.

Landscape transformation: Combining an existing SAP ERP landscape, installation of new SAP S/4 HANA or converting an existing system.

The major business benefits of SAP S/4 HANA:
Embarking on SAP S/4 HANA, you as an enterprise get the following benefits:

  • Real-time system with key performance indicators
  • Elimination of end-of-period batch bottlenecks
  • Continuous inter company reconciliation
  • Continuous financial reporting visibility
  • Profitability analysis and line-item detail reconciliation
  • Automation for routine tasks

At Apprisia, our SAP specialists follow an extensively conducive and overall service approach of SAP needs of our clients.

Some of the major domains of our services are as follows:

  • End-to-end SAP HANA support
  • Heterogeneous system migrations

Call our service experts to launch HANA today!


-Tilaksingh Bayas | SAP BASIS Consultant