SAP S/4HANA: Immediate, Intelligent and Integrated

Digital transformation is no longer a flashy term. Companies either have embarked on it or are planning to do so to boost their revenues and stay ahead of the competition. Without digital transformation, companies would still be working on legacy systems—giving them no chance to keep up with the demands of today’s customers.

As start-ups look poised to disrupt traditional businesses and Fortune 500 companies’ life expectancy goes down from 75 years to 15 years, is there a proven way for a company to secure its position in a digital economy? Enter SAP S/4HANA’s Digital Core. SAP S/4HANA allows adopters to integrate data faster, and improve real-time decision making with solid business analytics.  SAP S/4HANA pulls and crunches tons of information in seconds,and turns that data into powerful insights that help business owners make educated decisions and capture opportunities before the rest do.

How powerful is SAP S/4HANA? Possessing in-memory capabilities 1,000 to 1 million times faster than the most advanced computing techniques, SAP S/4HANA makes it easier to move away from repetitive and transactional activities, to profit-generating areas of a business. Without the manual tasks, employees become empowered to focus on their core investments and increase customer engagement.

Let’s take a look at how SAP S/4HANA is driving ROI for companies:

1. Faster Return On Investment (ROI). With automation comes a faster way of getting your ROI. This is one of the benefits of moving key business processes to SAP S/4HANA.Through functionalities that deliver rapid time-to-value, companies can simplify their processes across lines of business and industry and save on expenses otherwise spent on manual processes.

A case in point is how SAP S/4HANA allows manufacturing companies to identify slow moving items in real time, follow the movement of goods accurately, determine whether there’s an oversupply at any point, and if offer clearance discounts to enable them to get better ROI.

2. Intelligent Digital System. Organizations are looking at moving their processes to a digital intelligent ERP system. That’s what SAP S/4HANA precisely offers. It goes beyond automation to contextual, role-based suggestion and autonomy in order to improve productivity and support informed decision-making. Also it connects workflows across your enterprise and your entire value chain to increase productivity, improve collaboration and drive innovation. In the long run, this provides opportunities to identify functionalities as the business grows and plan resources accordingly.

3. Enhanced Business Agility. SAP’s S/4HANA Platform offers the option of hybrid or “pure” cloud deployment. A hybrid approach allows companies to maintain processes working well on their on-premise systems, while moving some of their other key processes to the cloud. This presents a two-pronged benefit for companies: the ability to run some of their critical processes on-premise for tighter data control; , while the cloud provides them extensible applications to continuously enhance customer experience. A cloud deployment provides access to the latest IT support—making processes run better and enable rapid transformation. This also allows companies to overcome IT shortage—a typical problem faced by organizations running on on-premise platforms. In order to create new value for customers today, it’s important for companies to embrace digital transformation. What’s needed today is a nimble organization that delivers products or services anytime, anywhere, and at the speed of adaptability to customer wants.

Hitachi Consulting has developed a complete, comprehensive and SAP-qualified partner-packaged solution for SAP S/4HANA as part of it’s SAP Transformation Services offerings. Since its introduction in 2015, SAP S/4HANA has experienced rapid adoption. Designed with the modern SAP Fiori user experience, the new suite helps drive instant business insights across industries, business functions and roles. It lets enterprises go beyond traditional transactions and power end-to-end digitized processes based on a single source of information from planning, execution, and prediction to simulation and analysis—all in real time, with one system.  

Your rapid business growth depends on a powerful ERP like SAP S/4HANA. Harness it now to accelerate your ROI.

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