S/4HANA: The Milestones

Posted by Chris Gunter on Thu, May 28, 2015

I’ve blogged a few of the things that excite me about S/4HANA such as simplification, agility and the non-disruptive migration process. Something I forgot to mention is that it is not exactly “new” – a factor that often brings fear into people. Here is an interesting infographic showing some of the key milestones on the SAP S/4HANA journey.

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In my first blog I explained my excitement about the simplicity S/4HANA introduced. I then moved onto the improved agility it delivered. I would now like to talk about the non-disruptive way in which we can migrate to S/4HANA. 

In the world of technology, we fully expect (and want) upgrades, patches and new versions. On my iPhone, I have become accustomed to gaining access to new functionality quickly and often. In fact, I have my settings turned to auto-update.

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Reason 2: Improved agility on S/4HANA

Posted by Chris Gunter on Tue, May 26, 2015

In my last blog I explained my excitement about the simplicity S/4HANA introduced. Let me now talk about the improved agility.

The complexity of managing multiple aggregate tables is significant. For many technical reasons, in the “old world” a software engineer would have to commit a significant proportion of their time to ensuring integrity was upheld in all the aggregates tables. 

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Three reasons I'm excited about S/4HANA

Posted by Chris Gunter on Mon, May 25, 2015

There has been a great deal of chatter and hype in the industry on the topic of S/4HANA. There are three reasons why I am excited about S/4HANA. For me, it comes down to simplicity, agility and non-disruptive migration. The trouble is these really sound like overused clichés.

To be honest, at first I was aggravated when SAP used the word “simple”. Over the past few decades SAP has been anything but simple. My entire business has been focussed on trying to simplify SAP in a way that it delivers real benefit to our customers. In the process, we have engaged in many heated debates to deliver simplicity. To be fair, handling 282,000 companies and 25 industries is bound to lead to some complexity.

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Posted by James Thomas on Thu, Apr 30, 2015

There's nothing like a stroll through the airport to remind me how widespread the use of SAP has become. Walking through the terminal, I see advertisements highlighting the use of SAP by some of the planet’s most recognisable brands. Porsche Runs SAP. Fujitsu Runs SAP. Hard Rock Café. Adidas. Nestle. The list goes on and on.

But insiders know the truth: the advertisements should read “Data Runs SAP”.

Any business system is only as good as the data it contains. For this reason, on-going data creation and maintenance are critical components of all SAP installations no matter the size. When data is managed correctly, there is a direct impact on a company’s growth and bottom line. 

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