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SAP S/4HANA Public Sector Myths … busted! (part 5)

You have doubts that S/4HANA is ready for Public Sector Industry? You think: It’s not ready for Public Sector, it doesn’t provide value or it’s too costly to implement.

Let’s dismantle the 10 most popular myths around S/4HANA in a series of blogs!



In the first four issues of this series of blogs we dismatled the myths: If I convert my ERP to HANA I’m good until 2025, had adressed how the adoption of S/4HANA in Public Sector looks like, answered the question for references and for the support for the digital transformation.

In todays issue no. 5 we talk about TCO reduction and the efforts of business process re-engineering.


     7. S/4HANA doesn’t reduce my TCO

When SAP started the development of S/4HANA we went back to the ‘drawing board’ and thought about how a simplified customer landscape should look in the future. One of the results of this exercise was for example that operational reporting is brought into S/4HANA, which makes a Business Warehouse obsolete in many cases. No data extraction (batch) is required which leads to zero latency and key performance indicators (KPIs) are instantly refreshed in real-time.

To further simplify the system landscape some of the benefits of supplier relationship management (SRM) like self-service requisitioning, contract management, operational catalogue management have been carved out and included into S/4HANA. Other pieces of SRM now form part of Ariba like supplier lifecycle management and contract lifecycle management.

If you have an ERP , a BW , SRM and CRM you can collapse your whole system landscape into one: S/4HANA platform now and this leads to significant landscape simplification and reduction in TCO.



Please stay tuned for the next issue of SAP S/4HANA Public Sector Myths … busted!


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