Anonymous UserSenior Media Strategist at a media company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The Financial Accounting module, in general, is quite good. It is quite simple but powerful. Similarly, the Manufacturing functionality, including a multiple level bill of materials, is also quite useful."
"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."
"SYSPRO at the moment is lacking on the project side. There's a module called Projects and Contracts, and it's a poorly designed module. One of my clients is a project-based organization, and they're finding it extremely difficult to manage their business using SYSPRO, to the point that they're looking at alternative solutions. The Projects and Contracts module is not a very useful tool. It does project accounting reasonably well, but in terms of putting in proper structures, like a work breakdown structure and so forth, it's actually quite poor. Their design or their architecture for the Projects module isn't good enough. They need to redesign it and redevelop it. They have made improvements. However, the problem is that if you're building on a bad foundation, then your building isn't going to be very strong. That's principally their problem. Any heavy equipment company would have a requirement to keep their equipment available for production. In that sense, SYSPRO has no maintenance management functionality. There's also no functionality for field services management. These two functionalities are critical for places like mines or for heavy equipment manufacturers who service the aftermarket and so forth. From a product perspective, this obviously isn't a good place to be because they are sort of taking themselves out of the market for quite a number of industries. They are constrained to manufacturing and distribution."
"It is an expensive solution."
"The price of this product is an issue for some customers."
"I have found the price of the solution is on the medium to the expensive side of the scale. There is a license for this solution and there are additional maintenance fees."
"The solution is expensive."
"We're not sure yet. I think it was six figures a year, over 100,000. It has straight-up licensing fees."
"Licensing works on a subscription model for the cloud version and it's a one-time fee for the on-premises version."
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
SAP S4HANA is ranked 3rd in ERP with 16 reviews while SYSPRO is ranked 18th in ERP with 1 review. SAP S4HANA is rated 7.8, while SYSPRO is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of SAP S4HANA writes "Complicated and robust, this suite delivers a total solution with rigorous and exhaustive planning ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SYSPRO writes "A great choice for straight manufacturing, but not suitable for complex manufacturing models". SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Oracle E-Business Suite and NetSuite ERP, whereas SYSPRO is most compared with SAP ERP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Sage MAS, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Epicor ERP.
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