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"The most valuable feature is the inbuilt standards included in SAP that customers can adopt easily. Also offers to customize it based on the specific requirements.""The most valuable feature is the perfect end-to-end integration.""The solution can scale well.""The solution is flexible, has a lot of functionality, and has the ability to deliver more security than other comparable solutions.""I have been using SAP for more than 13 years and the new SAP S4HANA was not only a simple upgrade, they have made a lot of improvements. They have simplified a lot of the functions, the all-new interface gives users a better experience. The database itself is quite efficient in nature and it provides effective data queries. It is a good upgrade from the previous version of SAP R/3.""SAP S4HANA is a robust solution.""We're able to get all our processes flowing together. We're able to make all of our business processes talk to each other.""I find the Production Planning Cockpit (PPC) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) most valuable modules."

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"Just implementing an ERP system takes a lot of time."

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"We are always looking for a better user experience. We would like to see more consolidation in SAP S4HANA because of all the financial compliance and regulatory changes.""The install can be difficult. There's something called secondary sales solutions that is not there in SAP. We need to have third-party tools to integrate to do the automatization. The two parts are missing on the secondary sales solution and automation.""Maybe its user interface and reporting can be improved across the board, but it is manageable.""The two things that need to be improved are price and customization.""Thi solution can improve the Bill of Materials (BOM) and production planning.""It requires a lot of planning to implement the product correctly.""Their yearly licensing is expensive. Improvements are needed on the user experience level and digital work.""The cost of the solution is quite high. It needs to be adjusted."

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  • "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."
  • "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."
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    The solution serves its purpose and does what we need it to do.
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    The pricing is reasonable. We do not find it too high. In comparison with other ERP solutions, it's very good. My understanding is that we pay a yearly licensing fee and they take care of everything… more »
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    I can't speak to finding any missing features. It works well for us. We've had a few small security issues. Just implementing an ERP system takes a lot of time. It takes a lot of time to analyze… more »
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    The resource usage could be improved - it's memory-hungry, so mid-range servers struggle to run it.
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    QAD Cloud ERP is an enterprise resource planning solution designed exclusively for global manufacturing. It supports best-in-class, industry-specific business processes and flexible deployment options.

    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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    Tower International, Kendra Scott
    Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company40%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Construction Company12%
    Pharma/Biotech Company12%
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    QAD Cloud ERP is ranked 12th in ERP with 1 review while SAP S4HANA is ranked 2nd in ERP with 37 reviews. QAD Cloud ERP is rated 9.0, while SAP S4HANA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of QAD Cloud ERP writes "Helpful technical support with fair pricing and good stability". 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 ". QAD Cloud ERP is most compared with SAP ERP, IFS Applications, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SYSPRO and NetSuite ERP, whereas SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, NetSuite ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics AX.

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