SAP ERP vs. SAP S/4HANA

As of February 2019, SAP ERP is ranked 2nd in ERP with 7 reviews vs SAP S/4HANA which is ranked 7th in ERP with 1 review. The top reviewer of SAP ERP writes "Significantly reduces the time required to produce our financial reports". The top reviewer of SAP S/4HANA writes "Manages the business in a faster and smarter way". SAP ERP is most compared with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, IFS Applications and Infor Lawson M3. SAP S/4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics AX.
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Pros
It integrates everything into one process.Finance view across functions is valuable.It automates transactional processes.The power of ABAP Development Tools is the main valuable feature in the SAP ECC system. Every couple of years SAP upgrades ABAP technology significantly, which facilitates developers' work.It gives us full control over each change, to the level of the individual field in a master record, including certificates.MDG provides a central location for governance of the creation/updating processes of master data. It allows you to change several fields in the same object. For example, we can change a field on the purchasing view and change another field on an accounting view to the same material at the same time.The new Visual Enterprise functionalities give an intuitive approach to data and make communication between engineering and production easy.Heavy integration is available with all types of systems, and we use it.

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This tool helps us to manage business in a faster and smarter way.

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Cons
SAP is not making a big effort to make it easy to integrate solutions from other vendors. It's not easy at all... Integration is what they can do better.There will always be something within our business that it won't fit.Poor ergonomics.Although you can use SAP as a Warehouse Management System, and you don’t need any other program for that purpose, it is not enough as a Transportation Management System. You need another program which is integrated with SAP.The power of ABAP Development Tools is the main valuable feature in the SAP ECC system. Every couple of years SAP upgrades ABAP technology significantly, which facilitates developers' work.The UI could use improvement.Improvements to the UI. The UI is pretty old, but this will change with the upcoming release of S.4.​It needs a more complete guidance with complete processes. Right now, it only has single transactions.

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Planned Order List needs a change of screen.MRP repost area should be improved. The production information report also needs to be improved.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
SAP ECC is not cheap but I consider it the best system for managing an organization's data and processes.

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2nd
out of 54 in ERP
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30,588
Comparisons
16,112
Reviews
8
Followers
922
Avg. Rating
8.0
7th
out of 54 in ERP
Views
9,442
Comparisons
7,397
Reviews
1
Followers
506
Avg. Rating
8.0
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Overview
SAP ERP addresses the core business software requirements of midsize and large organizations in all industries and sectors. SAP ERP includes four individual solutions that support key areas of enterprise resource planning: human capital management, financials, operations, corporate services.

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. S/4HANA can be deployed either on premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid combination for quick time-to-value. 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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B&G Manufacturing, Unilever, Life is good Inc., Joy Global Inc., City of Cape Town, Bhopal Municipal, Corporation (BMC), adidas Group, Butcher & Packer Supply Company, Franklin Valve L.P., Evoshield, Prime Meats, a Norsan Group company, EMC Corporation, Varian Medical Systems Inc., FC Bayern Mªnchen AG, AkzoNobel Chemicals B.V., T¾V Rheinland, Pacific Drilling S.A., Fire & Rescue New South Wales, University of Amsterdam, Pa_alon S.A.Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
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