Do you recall as a kid when you didn’t quite get something right, how a parent or teacher always came to your rescue with a “Do-over?” A “Do-over” is having the freedom to try something over, but this time with the benefit of having more insight, wisdom and experience when trying again. Rarely, however, does a do-over start from the point when things go awry but instead, always goes back to where you began.
With the release of SAP S/4HANA, with companies no longer being bound by traditional rules and architectures governing their business, they have a unique and special opportunity to Run Simple with a “Do-over.”
As presented in the SAP S/4HANA Frequently Asked Questions March release, SAP S/4HANA offers companies tremendous value from both a business and IT perspective. “SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive instant value across lines of business and industries with the ultimate sophistication: simplicity.”
Companies with the courage and conviction to accept the opportunity for a do-over will benefit the most and ultimately gain competitive market advantage. The great thing about a do-over is having the opportunity to incorporate lessons learned and to not repeat previous mistakes. Organizations, currently supporting information systems for non-digitized processes and disconnected systems, further governed by highly structured and inflexible IT environments, owe it to themselves a “Do-over.”
The market is changing and continues to change hourly. The architectures and systems of the past should not govern the future. Processes and systems need to be evaluated with fresh eyes because the world is so much more connected today inside and outside a company’s four walls.
Information systems that govern and influence organizational behavior are a thing of the past. They have no place in today’s market. With SAP S/4HANA, businesses can reinvent and reimagine their business like never before, everywhere. Whether you wish to create a unique and personal experience for all your customers or manufacture highly personalized products in high volumes, this opportunity for reinvention is not also only possible, it’s currently being done today .
Are you ready to embark on a new and exciting future and Run Simple with a “Do-over?”
Harry E. Blunt
Director, North America Marketing
SAP America, Inc.
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