SAP ERP systems are enormous and complex. SAP migration to the cloud might be a concern for many enterprises as the end of support for Business Suite is in 2025. You must migrate to S/4 HANA to stay in competition with your competitors and be able to leverage innovations at a faster pace.

What is SAP S/4 HANA?

If you are unfamiliar with SAP S/4 HANA, it is a future-ready Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software with many in-built technologies like AI, Machine learning, and Advanced Analytics. It helps in the integration and management of many business activities like planning, purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, sales, and marketing, etc. It leverages the latest technologies and transforms business processes with intelligent automation.

Benefits of SAP S/4 HANA on Cloud

There are high chances that your legacy ERP system is draining your resources more than supporting your operations. In that case, it is time to migrate to an intelligent, next-generation Cloud ERP business suite SAP S/4 HANA Cloud. SAP’s cloud offering can be beneficial in myriad ways.

  1. Subscription-Based Pricing and shorter implementation time

SAP S/4 HANA cloud is a very cost-effective solution as companies can pay per month as per user needs which you can increase or decrease. It requires less implementation time because of its user-friendly and browser-based user interface. Besides, the plug-and-play option available reduces the deployment time drastically.

  1. Post-production Support

Your company’s business analyst can address almost all the issues by using standard business processes and SAP best practices for deployment. The S/4 HANA Pubic deployment takes minimal effort to maintain post-production support. Within data migration, SAP provides delivered data migration scripts and templates to reduce the effort of loading data into the new system.

  1. 75% Reduction of on-premise incidents

SAP  S/4 HANA has high-level process standardization and a simplified user front-end which minimizes the internal team’s involvement in incident support. The users can directly report the incidents to SAP which further reduces the time required for “how to” questions and process issues.

  1. 50% Reduction of IT staff

When compared to on-premise ERP landscape, SAP manages most of the changes and incidents. This reduces the time IT staff needs to spend. So the size of your IT staff reduces by almost 50% with SAP S/4 HANA Cloud. This provides you with the opportunity to cut costs and reassign your staff to high-value projects.

  1. Focus on your business

Switching to Cloud reduces your time on implementation and management. Thus, you get more time to focus on your core activities instead of dealing with updates, back-up, or IT-related issues.

  1. Scalable and Extensible

The cloud environment is scalable. As per your business requirement, you can upscale or downscale your team which allows you to free up capital for investments. SAP S4/HANA provides complete integration with other on-premise ERP software systems and cloud-based software as a service.

  1. Increase value and Accelerate Innovation

The SAP cloud platform integrates with SAP HANA Data Management. Besides, it provides seamless integration with all the processes, compliances, security, transparency, new application, and technologies. This becomes the building block of an innovative business model and paves your way to Digital Transformation.

Conclusion

SAP S/4 HANA has many advantages on Cloud.  It means standardization, enabling your business to implement best practices and streamline processes across every business function. The question is – Is your organization ready to embrace SAP S/4 HANA Cloud?

Precisely, migration to SAP S/4 HANA cloud is inevitable as organizations will need to reduce the innovation gap. The sooner they do it, the better is the competitive advantage.

Crafsol – your switch support

 Crafsol Technology solutions is an expert SAP products implementation and migration to SAP HANA or SAP S/4 HANA. It has supported many organizations across Pharma, Chemical, Manufacturing, and various other industries on SAP Cloud Migration Consulting Services. Get in touch with our experts to know more.