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What is SAP S/4HANA?

SAP S/4HANA is the latest ERP software solution from SAP SE. It is based on the SAP HANA database and is the successor to the previous core product SAP ECC. But what exactly is SAP S/4HANA and how does it differ from its predecessor? You can find all the information here.

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SAP ECC was introduced in 2004 and is a local, modular ERP system designed to support the management of a company’s core business processes. It offers very similar modules and functions to thoseof its successor. 
Unlike SAP S/4HANA, it can also be run on databases from third-party providers such as Oracle, MaxDB and IBM.

However, the main difference between SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA lies primarily in the database systems used. The in-memory database architecture of SAP S/4HANA significantly accelerates data processing and data exchange. Huge volumes of data can be analyzed in real time. Furthermore, it offers improved user-friendliness thanks to the intuitive user interface, SAP Fiori.

Unlike SAP ECC, its successor provides cloud-based deployment options and thus also ensures greater flexibility.

Your Path into the Future

In summary, SAP S/4HANA offers more flexibility, efficiency and greater user-friendliness than previous generations. A changeover will be worthwhile in the short or long term for any company interested in future-oriented technology. Nevertheless, such a changeover requires careful planning and preparation. If we have piqued your interest and you would like to switch to SAP S/4 HANA with your company, we will be happy to support you with our SAP Model Company Otto Bikes. Get in touch with us.