SAP has announced the cloud edition of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), which adds new simplification and innovations across core business functions. In addition, the new release gives customers the opportunity to deploy real hybrid scenarios — combining on-premise and cloud solutions.
With the announcement of the SAP S/4HANA, cloud edition, SAP intends to expand the business scope of its cloud offering built on SAP HANA. In addition to the available business scenarios for the marketing line of business and the professional services industry, customers will now also be able to run their entire enterprise in the cloud with a digital core comprising the most essential scenarios including finance, accounting, controlling, procurement, sales, manufacturing, plant maintenance, project system and product lifecycle management. Existing and new customers will be able to adopt the cloud edition of SAP S/4HANA via a simple subscription model.
The comprehensive offering is also planned to provide native integration between SAP S/4HANA and other cloud solutions from SAP, including those from SAP companies SuccessFactors in human resources and Ariba in procurement, as well as integration with the SAP hybris Marketing solution, SAP Fieldglass Vendor Management System and the SAP Jam social software platform. As a result, SAP says, it will allow customers to execute their IT strategy at their own pace, based on their needs, while keeping all the integration and business benefits of their existing SAP solutions. SAP S/4HANA, cloud edition, is also designed with the intent to connect with global business networks such as the Ariba Network and software from Concur, an SAP company.
“With the SAP S/4HANA, cloud edition, we are delivering on our promise to give complete choice to customers for adopting the next-generation business suite,” said Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board, Products & Innovation, SAP SE. “SAP S/4HANA is now available on-premise, in the cloud and even allows true hybrid scenarios. This is unique in the industry. Customers can rely on a modern digital business foundation to reimagine their business, on-premise or in the cloud, at a large scale.”
The cloud edition of SAP S/4HANA is expected to offer a quarterly innovation cycle so customers can take advantage of ongoing innovation with minimal disruption.
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