"The most valuable features are the ease of installation and the MM functionality."
"It is an integrated application, and it has been working really well. Earlier, there were different companies for different applications for manufacturing, finance controlling, logistics, and quality. It probably was the first fully integrated application. Whenever somebody is entering any data, for example, invoice data or ordering data, everyone with a right to see this data can see it in the system."
"I have found all the modules related to finance valuable, such as account management and HR. The entire suite is very useful."
"The stability and performance are good."
"This is a robust solution with a lot of control measures."
"The best thing that SAP ERP has is the extensive coverage of processes for every field and business unit such as procurement, inventory, financials, asset management, plant maintenance, and production. We can cover up to 99.9% processes of our organization, which is the best thing about this solution. It also has a very good capability to integrate with other applications. The security and authorization level of SAP ERP is very high. No other solution can match this level."
"The system can be integrated with other SAP functionalities - such as finance, production, sales, marketing, HR, et cetera, and can also be customized to become a model that's specifically designed for my business. That's the solution's most valuable aspect."
"If you are well versed in SAP, the initial setup is pretty simple."
"The in-memory processing capability is most valuable."
"SAP S4HANA version 1909 is stable. We have not gone live with 2020 yet."
"The most valuable feature is that HANA loads from memory, which means it loads very quickly."
"Because I'm a procure-to-pay consultant, I mostly look at that angle, and I have a bit of experience with sales and distribution. I also like the integration between S/4HANA and other ERPs because S/4HANA is a suite. For example, the integration between S/4HANA and EWM Transportation Management, and Ariba."
"The key modules that I find most valuable are material management (MM), financial accounting and controlling (FICO), and human resources (HR)."
"In terms of its most valuable feature, I would say the finance module."
"S4HANA is a completely integrated solution. It's an end-to-end ERP system with strong manufacturing and financial integration, which is not common among ERPs. And it's a solution that's driven by industry best practices."
"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."
"License fees are too high."
"It would also help if it were more open, more flexible, with more standard products."
"Reporting is why most companies need to acquire business intelligence add-on solutions, and when it comes to SAP ERP, they could improve the reporting graphical representation of the data."
"The solution is quite expensive. They need to work on the pricing to make it more reasonable."
"It is very expensive to customize to meet compliance with regulations in some countries."
"SAP is more expensive than some of its competitors."
"There should be better support provided to be able to migrate to S/4HANA easier."
"More integrations and built-in integrations with other environments and products are needed."
"I would like to see the AI included to help from a data standpoint."
"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."
"In an upcoming release of SAP S4HANA, chain management should be easier."
"I have found the solution to be stable but it could improve."
"The product's use of resources could be improved, as it is quite intensive at the moment."
"Small businesses that have a small user base find this solution too expensive."
"The Capex and Opex could be improved."
"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."
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:
SAP S4HANA Features
SAP S4HANA has many valuable key features, including:
SAP S4HANA Benefits
Some of the benefits of using SAP S4HANA include:
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.”
SAP ERP is ranked 1st in ERP with 46 reviews while SAP S4HANA is ranked 2nd in ERP with 48 reviews. SAP ERP is rated 8.0, while SAP S4HANA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SAP ERP writes "This is the best solution of this kind but has weakness in budget planning for certain user groups". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S4HANA writes "Smooth and seamless product with flexible licensing models". SAP ERP is most compared with Anaplan, SAP Business One, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Infor M3 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, whereas SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, NetSuite ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics NAV. See our SAP ERP vs. SAP S4HANA report.
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