2020-07-13T06:55:54Z

What advice do you have for others considering SAP S4HANA?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SAP S4HANA, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

When trying to improve, you either implement something new and then try to improve your internal process, or there is a change in business, market, product, or scenario altogether, or maybe a merger equation that you need something which is not there. It is always a gap between the demand and supply and that is the reason the flow happens. Otherwise, if everything is saturated, then it becomes fully stable, there is no need for any movement or change anywhere. There has been a lot of changes in businesses recently with COVID, the entire way we do business has changed from the way we used to do business earlier. For example, in a manufacturing company, they could have had everything configured in a certain way, and then suddenly no one was able to attend the offices or building. This pandemic has placed a lot of restrictions and yet you have to manage everything, such as productivity, people, and their time. There have been tremendous changes over the past year and a half. If you look at any supply chain or any transport company, there is a change in requirements, reporting, monitoring, and objective analysis of each and every function. It is a process that is going on that will transform the industry, the outlook, the way of we are going to be working with people. Operations are shifting from a physical presence to remote working and virtually managing. Time, demand, and businesses keep changing, and then the software and different upgrades, functionality, will change too. I am completely agnostic to any particular solution or vendor. My advice is if you choose SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, or another solution, all of them are equally good. They can be configured and can be customized. There is never a one size fits all solution, you will have to find what solution fits your particular business and use case. One solution might be the best for one type of use case but not work well in another. I rate SAP S4HANA an eight out of ten.

2021-08-16T11:39:57Z
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Top 20Real User

I would advise potential users to plan extensively before they start. It's very important. On a scale from one to ten, I would give SAP S4HANA a nine.

2021-06-30T22:21:51Z
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Top 20Real User

Depending on the industry and the nature of the business, I would recommend SAP S4HANA, especially if the company has a working model like ours. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate SAP S4HANA at seven.

2021-06-03T16:10:46Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to those looking for a similar solution. I rate SAP S4HANA a seven out of ten.

2021-05-20T15:24:27Z
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Top 5Real User

We are customers and end-users. We have around 25 different SAP products. We are using SAP S/4HANA in our company. The production and the test systems are deployed in the virtual private cloud on-premise, and we have sandbox development and quality systems are deployed in the Azure public cloud. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-04-27T12:40:49Z
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Top 20MSP

I highly recommend this product for all SAP customers who want to digitize and have a core business suite of applications. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-12-02T22:30:43Z
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Top 20Real User

For ERP, I do not recommend anything other than SAP 4/HANA. For other applications such as CRM and planning, I may recommend a different product. I think that the newest version is great and I think the idea should be to quickly push it to cloud completely. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-10-26T15:25:32Z
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On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven.

2020-09-06T08:04:00Z
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We are not the end customer. We are the implementation providers. We have customers and implement the solution for them and offer support to them while they are using SAP, which is an enterprise solution. We will support any version from the previous version and also upgrade to the newest version, as per our client's needs. There are all kinds of versions of the solution that we support. We mainly work with the S/4, the core ERP solution, so the core S/4, and also the ECC, the previous version. A company needs to be aware that it's much more helpful to be knowledgeable in the product before beginning an implementation. If a customer doesn't have experience with SAP, the implementation may be difficult. However, if they have some experience, it is a bit easier to set up everything. A company must also ensure they have in-depth business knowledge when doing a discussion in the booking. Overall, we've been quite satisfied with the product. I'd rate it nine out of ten. If the solution offered better implementation capabilities and pricing, I'd give it full marks.

2020-08-30T08:33:21Z
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On a scale of one to ten, I would rate SAP S4HANA a seven.

2020-08-16T08:00:00Z
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My recommendation to people considering S/4HANA as an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is to invest in it if they can afford it and need it. But, I strongly recommend that the implementation should be considered very carefully. SAP software is a very capable solution but it is only worth it if you approach it knowing that you will be spending three, four, or five years just to be able to understand it fully. It is not just an investment in capital, it is an investment in learning and time. It is definitely a good product. It is costly and needs a quality team for maintaining and integrating the product. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would have a hard time making a rating of SAP S/4HANA that is useful for every user. If someone already has some expertise in ERP expertise, it is different than if they have none. The solution itself can be a ten for one aspect of its function and it can be a three or four in other aspects depending on what the user needs and understands. Cost-wise it can be anything from one to ten depending on the value it provides to the organization investing in it. Personally, from the functionality point, I think it is one of the best products. The integration is good and the SAP team helps with their continuous support to help users reap the fruit of their investment in the software system. We took the time to have the knowledge of business and how the product could work for us to make adopting this product a success. In our case, I think the solution is around a seven-and-a-half out of ten.

2020-08-02T08:16:46Z
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My key advice would be to get down your processes first before putting any new system in place. It's important to re-engineer the processes and streamline them before implementing IT solutions, whether it's SAP or any other thing. It's the process side that needs to be dealt with first. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2020-07-13T06:55:54Z
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