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"SAP has provided a much more integrated platform for managing our manufacturing business.""This is a robust and feature-rich solution.""The architecture of the solution overall is great. It's great for development, testing, and production. I've worked with solutions where the architecture wasn't as strong and it was a disaster.""The transactional integration of operations is the best-recommended feature of this product. It provides integration of all operational modules.""The most valuable features are that it's very customizable and it's flexible.""It is the best solution in the class of ERP products.""It provides great visibility into the details of enterprise resource planning.""The system can be integrated with other SAP functionalities - such as finance, production, sales, marketing, HR, et cetera, and can also be customized to become a model that's specifically designed for my business. That's the solution's most valuable aspect."

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"Responsive, comprehensive and optimized solution.""It is a very powerful, highly customizable tool.""In terms of its most valuable feature, I would say the finance module.""The performance of the solution is excellent.""The processes have been reduced from almost 10 steps to four or five steps. It's really been simplified.""From a technology standpoint, the theory and analytics are fascinating.""The key modules that I find most valuable are material management (MM), financial accounting and controlling (FICO), and human resources (HR).""The scalability is excellent, especially on cloud deployment models."

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Cons
"This solution could be made more user-friendly for development teams.""The user interface needs to be improved.""The system is very big. It is not exactly user-friendly, due to the fact that it's so massive and complex.""The version that we are using lacks in reporting. The reporting feature needs to be constructed more in this product. There can be better scope for mobility. They could include the technical development of reports instead of depending completely on programming. The programming method needs to be easy.""SAP ERP needs to be more innovative when it comes to areas like mobility and the internet.""The product does not update budgeting based on exchange rates which is important for BPM.""It is very expensive to customize to meet compliance with regulations in some countries.""The solution is quite expensive. They need to work on the pricing to make it more reasonable."

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"Lacking in some customizations.""It requires a lot of planning to implement the product correctly.""The common issues being raised right now by the end users are mostly related to the usability.""The cost of the solution is quite high. It needs to be adjusted.""The theory-side of the solution needs to be improved.""Every year, when a new version is released, it comes with a very thick booklet of 300 or 400 pages and it is a little difficult to comprehend.""The two things that need to be improved are price and customization.""Technical support has been declining. They aren't as responsive as they used to be."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is a costly product.""There are licensing costs.""Some components are available at an additional cost, depending on the type of contract that you have.""The licensing costs are slightly on the higher side. They need to make it more competitive.""SAP is a bit on the costly side, but they also provide support and other things. We are paying for licenses and the use of the cloud.""SAP ERP is expensive."

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"It is an expensive solution.""The price of this product is an issue for some customers."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Its integration is most valuable.
Top Answer: Its user interface should be improved.
Top Answer: We are using it for all of our core business processes, including finance, sales and distribution, warehousing, and HR. We have its latest version.
Top Answer: The two things that need to be improved are price and customization. These are two dynamic changes that every customer will want.
Top Answer: We are a pre-sales team and I have been working as a consultant for SAP S4HANA. Most often, we deal with manufacturing CPG customers. We prefer the complete SAP S4HANA Suite, with all of the… more »
Top Answer: The key modules that I find most valuable are material management (MM), financial accounting and controlling (FICO), and human resources (HR).
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1st
out of 54 in ERP
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14,956
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Reviews
24
Average Words per Review
394
Rating
7.8
5th
out of 54 in ERP
Views
10,686
Comparisons
8,752
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
641
Rating
7.8
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SAP S/4HANA
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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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Sample Customers
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.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company26%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider22%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company33%
Construction Company22%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider27%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Media Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise66%
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about SAP ERP vs. SAP S4HANA and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
501,499 professionals have used our research since 2012.

SAP ERP is ranked 1st in ERP with 24 reviews while SAP S4HANA is ranked 5th in ERP with 9 reviews. SAP ERP is rated 7.8, while SAP S4HANA is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of SAP ERP writes "This is the best solution of this kind but has weakness in budget planning for certain user groups". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S4HANA writes "Complicated and robust, this suite delivers a total solution with rigorous and exhaustive planning ". SAP ERP is most compared with Anaplan, IFS Applications, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SAP Business One and Infor LN, whereas SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Oracle E-Business Suite and IFS Applications. See our SAP ERP vs. SAP S4HANA report.

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