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Infor CloudSuite Industrial vs. SAP S4HANA
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Infor CloudSuite Industrial vs. SAP S4HANA and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"We did some research and chose CloudSuite because it has the flexibility to cover a range of areas. And there were many other factors like traceability, for example, which is crucial for food production.""Infor's environment—ION and Infor OS—is better than SAP's. The load time is shorter and Infor performs much better than SAP."

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"It seamlessly integrates with all the SAP Business Suite products such as IoT, AI, Analytics and all other SaaS solutions. The product is very robust and comprehensive.""SAP S4HANA is a robust solution.""I have found the most valuable features are the interface, which is very good for all users, and the database performance is good.""The scalability is excellent, especially on cloud deployment models.""From a technology standpoint, the theory and analytics are fascinating.""The solution makes its use and the management of our infrastructure easy.""SAP S4HANA provides a solution towards a green industry. They keep making a different version of the solution to meet the needs of different industries, such as automotive and utilities.""S4HANA is very scalable - we use it across seven or eight factories, and everything is running fine."

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Cons
"Infor needs to work on its documentation. For example, if I need to create a business object deployment from LVN to element, the instructions for this are insufficient. Many specific use cases aren't covered in the manual.""Pricing is always an area where there is room for improvement."

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"SAP S4HANA could improve by having a more seamless easier integration, faster integration. The overall implementation timelines should be reduced.""While the solution contemplates a competitively priced model, its pricing could be cheaper.""The difficulty level of the initial setup depends on the person's skills. If you know the basic knowledge of the database, then it will be easy, otherwise, it will be very difficult.""Small businesses that have a small user base find this solution too expensive.""If I can highlight one point that could be improved, when we talk about other ERPs, like Oracle, nowadays these ERPs provide free integration with other ERPs. For example, there is an API for banks integrated into every tool and every product form requires that bank integration in order to give real time data into the ERP. But SAP is charging a lot for that particular bank integration scenario and I think it should be free because other ERPs are providing this feature built in to the ERP. People always ask us about the integration and how much it will cost to go with that solution, so people are thinking about this.""Lacks ability to easily mass upload which has become a necessity for industry.""Maybe its user interface and reporting can be improved across the board, but it is manageable.""We found that the implementing partners themselves are struggling with S4HANA's features. It's not an exact translation of the older ECC, so SAP has taken a new route to do things with S4HANA. Maybe it's a good product, but the implementing partners also like to have an in-depth understanding of the full feature set the product offers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I'm working for a German company, but I'm located in Portugal. In the German market, Infor's price isn't an issue for clients, but Infor is losing market share every year to SAP in Portugal. Portuguese clients find SAP more affordable. Infor needs to work on this."
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  • "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."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable but some modules can be expensive. When comparing SAP S4HANA to other solutions, such as Oracle, it is not expensive."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive."
  • "There is a license required for the use of this solution and we are on a monthly subscription. The cost of the solution is expensive compared to other solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Infor's environment—ION and Infor OS—is better than SAP's. The load time is shorter and Infor performs much better than SAP.
    Top Answer:I'm working for a German company, but I'm located in Portugal. In the German market, Infor's price isn't an issue for clients, but Infor is losing market share every year to SAP in Portugal… more »
    Top Answer:Infor OS is powerful, but the documentation is terrible. This is one of the biggest problems. Infor needs to work on its documentation. For example, if I need to create a business object deployment… more »
    Top Answer:SaP Business One is a complete solution for business management. The software applications are broad, ranging from accounting to project management and human resources. It is very versatile and… more »
    Top Answer:SAP Business One vs. SAP S/4HANA Out of a total of 3,539 decision criteria spread across the eight sub-modules that form the comparison matrix, SAP S/4HANA offers noticeably better coverage of ERP… more »
    Top Answer:I cannot recall coming across any areas that were lacking. Starting out on the solution can be a bit complex and difficult. I'd like to see them simplify the process of integration. It's very complex… more »
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    8.0
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    out of 55 in ERP
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    Also Known As
    Infor SyteLine, CloudSuite Industrial SyteLine, SyteLine, Infor SL
    SAP S/4HANA
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    Overview

    The Infor SyteLine enterprise software solution provides a technology backbone and comprehensive application set that enable you to automate business processes across the enterprise for efficiency and consistency; collaborate with supply and demand partners to reduce lead time, control costs, and increase agility; deliver accurate quotes, fast; shorten time-to-market; reduce operating costs; better plan and utilize capacity; minimize returns and rework; measure performance against goals; in short: run with confidence.

    SAP S4HANA is an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system that uses sophisticated technologies including machine learning and AI. It is most commonly used to integrate and manage business functions and is an ideal solution for large enterprises. The platform includes supplier relationship management (SRM), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality.

    SAP S4HANA offers three different deployment options:

    • On-premises
    • Cloud
    • Hybrid

    SAP S4HANA Features

    SAP S4HANA has many valuable key features, including:

    • Customizable
    • ERP, CRM, SRM, SCM, PLM co-deployed
    • High throughput
    • Fast analytics and reporting
    • Smaller total data footprint
    • SAP HANA multi-tenancy
    • All data: social, text, geo, graph, processing
    • New SAP Fiori UX for any device (mobile, desktop, tablet)
    • Unlimited workload capacity
    • High-volume transaction processing (OLTP)
    • High volume real-time analytical processes (OLAP)
    • Service Management
    • Digital Boardroom Integration

    SAP S4HANA Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using SAP S4HANA include:

    • Speed: S4 HANA applications leverage speed, context, and data accessibility to ensure you can stay up to date with rapidly evolving technology.
    • Improved performance: With SAP S4HANA, you can plan, execute, or generate reports and analytics based on live data to increase performance.
    • Simplicity: SAP S4HANA’s whole infrastructure was designed with simplification in mind — from the management of the solution to the administration of the IT landscape. The solution serves as the digital core for business process simplification and enables the centralizing of hardware and network resources.
    • Cost effective: SAP S4HANA is a cost effective solution. It provides the ability to bring together all the analytical and transactional capabilities of a variety of systems in one location, enabling better decision making.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by SAP S4HANA users.

    A Mechanical Engineer at a construction company says, “It is a very powerful, highly customizable tool. The most valuable feature is that the reporting is fast. We can see the results from that in that our commissions come in fast. That is the main advantage.”

    Another reviewer, a SAP Technology Manager at a financial services firm, mentions, "It is more or less a very, very smooth and seamless product. Day by day they are increasing their technology features and they are keen to resolve the issues. India has a complex business scenario and SAP is thinking about that and resolving the issues day by day. In terms of the features I have found most valuable, I don't think that there is any lack or any gap process-wise. SAP is a very good tool."

    A Project and Service delivery Manager at a tech services company comments, "One of the most valuable features, which we used the most, was the FI module, for finance. It involved controlling, account receivables, account payables, and complete financial steering."

    A Senior Architect at a construction company states, “The POD applications are very useful to us. There are a few POD apps which we are using for different business scenarios. They are quite interesting.” He also adds, “The initial setup is pretty straightforward. The documentation is very good. The solution can scale well. The solution is stable.”

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    Sample Customers
    PRIDE Industries
    Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Wholesaler/Distributor7%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Retailer9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Infor CloudSuite Industrial vs. SAP S4HANA
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Infor CloudSuite Industrial vs. SAP S4HANA and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,703 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Infor CloudSuite Industrial is ranked 17th in ERP with 2 reviews while SAP S4HANA is ranked 2nd in ERP with 48 reviews. Infor CloudSuite Industrial is rated 8.0, while SAP S4HANA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Infor CloudSuite Industrial writes "The operating system and environment are powerful, but the documentation is poor". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S4HANA writes "Smooth and seamless product with flexible licensing models". Infor CloudSuite Industrial is most compared with Infor LN, Infor Distribution SX.e, Infor M3, SAP ERP and Oracle ERP Cloud, whereas SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, NetSuite ERP, SAP ERP and Oracle E-Business Suite. See our Infor CloudSuite Industrial vs. SAP S4HANA report.

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