Most probably you are happy with your existing SAP ERP or Business Suite because you have searched this phrase and find this article. You have suffered with many issues during your SAP journey and finally things settled down, users are happy.
However, reality is not like that. Your industry is changing, because consumers are changing, potential customers and employees are belong to a different generation. They hate complexity, they think that even business or business processes should be as easy as twitter or as fun as facebook.
Existing SAP gui is belong to a different era, first R/3 was announced in 1992 it was revolutionary, client server architecture was being used by SAP’s new ERP solution, this solution was able to consume local pc’s resources as well, it was colorful and graphical, wow, that was amazing. However, at those times users were not as many as today. Accountants and engineers in production were focused on ERP only. Great mobile or smart devices were yet invented (only portable limited capacity devices were available), salesmen were using catalogs and pens to get orders.
Consumers or customers were shopping in department stores not from internet, only few of them have email addresses, they were posting real cards to celebrate each other.
Now this era is agile, hectic, censors are in everywhere, people spending their time in social networks and teenagers do not know what is posting a card. Every one has smart phone or mobile devices. All company workers are users even they are not in office.
Consumers and customers are shopping from digital world from their home. And they want to pushed or informed with the new offerings or campaigns. Information should be real time, no latency welcome any more even if it is 1 hour.
So in this era you need a new platform, which will serve all the needs of this century. It should support Internet of Things, bigdata, prediction and should be in real time. All requests should be covered really fast and mobile. In this era your platform has to be cloud base as well.
SAP is now offering a platfom, including every trend plus simplification: First product is Simple Finance included in S/4 HANA. Simple Logistics is expected to be available at the end of this year.
S/4 HANA is available in HANA Enterprise Cloud or on-premise or hybrid.
Finally with S/4 HANA, SAP is enabling companies to focus their core business, leave digital things to SAP.