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"The most valuable feature is the feature called Financial Closing Cockpit. This feature allows us to monitor our accounting and processing closely."

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"The guidance SAP offers for implementing the product is clear and the online resources are great.""It is stable and scalable. In the S4HANA plain version, they have new dashboards and things like that."

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"I would say budget controlling needs improvement. I mention this because it does not have all the functionalities that we need in terms of managing the budget."

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"There have been some pain points in moving from SAP to S/4HANA, but the company seems to be staying on top of those issues.""They can improve the interface. It has a client-server kind of interface, which is kind of old."

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"The pricing is competitive with other products at that level in that category."

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Overview
SAP Business ByDesign is a cloud-based business management software that supports everything from finance to CRM – and is available anytime, anywhere, on almost any device. It helps medium-sized businesses seize new opportunities and accelerate growth – and it helps subsidiaries take advantage of head office resources, while keeping their flexibility.
  • Streamline end-to-end processes and maximize efficiency across your organization
  • Gain timely business insights with integrated analytics and reporting powered by SAP HANA
  • Manage your business from anywhere, at any time, with built-in mobile apps
  • Rely on highly secure data centers that are managed, monitored, and maintained by SAP experts

SAP S/4HANA stands for SAP Suite 4 HANA. It is a next-generation integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is designed for businesses of all sizes, in all industries, that require deep and broad functionality combined with a high degree of flexibility. SAP S/4HANA was launched in 2015 and been adopted by more than 3,200 customers over a period of sixteen months. SAP S/4HANA is materially different from anything SAP has done before and represents the company’s biggest innovation since SAP R/3.

SAP S/4HANA is intended to provide a digital core for an organization. It is fully architected for the most advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and is designed on the most modern design principles with the SAP Fiori user experience to create a personalized and simple feel on users’ device of choice (tablet, laptop, mobile). SAP S/4HANA aims to simplify an organizations’ system landscape and reduce total cost of ownership by shrinking the data footprint while at the same time improving productivity levels in the form of higher throughput. Timelines for cloud deployments average around six months.

SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive business innovation by connecting people, devices, and business networks in real time to support the development of new business models. It will also help accelerate the adoption of, and connection to, the Internet of Things and Big Data. SAP S/4HANA can analyze big data at unprecedented speed allowing users to access real-time information from anywhere, any way they’d like and thus help managers make truly insightful decisions. The simplified data model allows customers to reimagine their IT, helping to drive lower costs and deliver IT efficiency. This, coupled with the SAP S/4HANA prediction and simulation capabilities allow it to anticipate the impact of business outcomes. By doing all the above, SAP S/4HANA aims to provide ultimate sophistication in the simplest possible manner.

To learn more about SAP S/4HANA, visit http://go.sap.com/product/enterprise-management/s4hana-erp.html

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Standard Bank of South Africa, AOK Bundesverband, PT XL Axiata Tbk, Tvoy Dom, Schaidt Innovations GmbH & Co. KG, DeLaval International AB, EMC Corporation, Lenovo, Castle Importing Inc., Unilever, Rifle Paper Co., RAK Ceramics, Rough Country, B&G Manufacturing, Life is good Inc., Joy Global Inc., City of Cape TownLa Trobe University, Carrefour Comércio e Indústria Ltda, Delaware Consulting and Corning Inc.
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Media Company9%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
SAP Business ByDesign is ranked 4th in Cloud ERP with 1 review while SAP S4HANA Cloud is ranked 3rd in Cloud ERP with 2 reviews. SAP Business ByDesign is rated 0.0, while SAP S4HANA Cloud is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SAP Business ByDesign writes "Improves our organization with efficient and accurate data processing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S4HANA Cloud writes "This complete cloud-based business suite solution competes for the top spot among similar products". SAP Business ByDesign is most compared with NetSuite ERP, Oracle ERP Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Acumatica and Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management, whereas SAP S4HANA Cloud is most compared with NetSuite ERP, SAP Business One, Anaplan, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Priority ERP.

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