SAP S/4HANA – A new generation of enterprise software

Nearly 23 years after the introduction of the software generation SAP R/3, the SAP presents the business suite of the next Generation – SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA or shortly SAP S/4HANA. By this it is possible for companies, depending on the selected operating model, to simplify their business processes in the cloud, locally (on premise) or in a hybrid environment. SAP S/4HANA therefore offers maximum freedom of choice.

Formerly not realizable innovation and simplification of processes can now be realized based on SAP S/4HANA. AT the same time, customers can profit from 40 years of know-how of the SAP in different industries.

SAP S/4HANA is completely based on the powerful in-memory platform SAP HANA. SAP Fiori, a user interface for mobile devices is developed according modern design principles and ensures in the front-end for a completely new user experience. With SAP S/4HANA, that connects the software with their users, businesses can now be handled easily, networked and in real time.

To overcome all the restrictions of the past, the new suite uses the technical possibilities such as in-memory- and real-time capabilities, that SAP HANA offers it. Therewith, SAP S/4HANA generates an immediate added value for all business sectors and industries. A simple implementation is made possible thanks to a controlled configuration process.

Other benefits are the following:

  • a company-wide modern user interface for almost all types of equipment and for almost all user profiles,
  • a simplified data model,
  • direct insights in the highest possible aggregation of data and
  • new designed business processes run in real-time.


SAP S/4HANA supports innovations, based by simplifies running processes. Business models can be developed among themselves much faster by linking people, devices and business networks in real time. It also allows faster access to the Internet of Things and Big Data. Thanks to a simplified data model, customers are enabled to design their new IT, to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of their IT.

With SAP S/4HANA, the cloud portfolio from SAP-companies like, Ariba, Field Glass and SuccessFactors will be expanded. Thanks to the wide range, customers will be able to determine whether and how quickly they want to move to the cloud, while continuing to benefit from all the advantages of its economic integration and implemented SAP solutions.

Some proven partners of SAP are already ready for distribution. They support customers on their way to greater simplicity using SAP S/4HANA. By predefined migration and deployment packages, the SAP and their partners can simplify the transition to SAP S/4HANA for the customers.