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With all the hype about Cloud Computing we have witnessed in the past 5 years, one might think Cloud Technology is some kind of superhero coming to the rescue of IT “damsels in distress”, whisking them away from danger and leading them to a world (or at least IT-landscape) of perfect harmony. The reality is quite different of course – cloud solutions can become real challenges for enterprises. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have potential superpowers. As always it is a question of picking the right ones and knowing how to unleash their full potential.

No doubt about it – the world is moving into the „Cloud“, to benefit from a superior, easier access to functionality – without the need to take care of hardware, installation or even backups; and all of that with only minor or no implementation time whatsoever.

By this time almost every company out there has already thought about using cloud solutions and the majority of them already use cloud solutions in some areas.

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The easy entry for most enterprises started with point solutions, which directly address one specific area of excellence or one specific LoB or Department. The reasons for being successful with solutions for HR, Sales Automation, Service, Marketing or one of many others was, that it directly addressed one specific target group which had the need to react fast to solve a specific issue and the ability to drive the decision by themselves.

No installation, quick implementation were the keys to success. Integration to existing backend systems was very often not an option, or not considered. This missing integration into existing systems often ended in a challenge for IT-organizations to connect the system back to the mother ship later. The seamless integration to backend systems like Finance, Sales or logistics is one of the major benefits of SAPs Cloud solutions, which are ahead of all other players.

In the meantime, cloud solutions are a commodity in many lines of businesses and currently moving forward to finance. While in the past the core systems of most enterprise where not in discussion to be moved into the cloud, now it is possible.

The full power of S/4HANA Finance is available in smart tailored cloud packages with an attractive subscription model.

Do you want to learn more about how S/4HANA Finance, cloud edition can simplify your live?

Have a look on our infographic here

or visit www.sap.com/finance

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