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SAP S4HANA on AWS Valuable Features

CS
Finance Business Process Improvement, Transformation and Project Management at a consultancy with self employed

SAP S4HANA on AWS has high performance. All the data is in one place and it's real-time. When you make an entry you don't have to wait a couple of minutes, hours, or overnight as something the batch process takes time. It is instantaneous and is available to everybody.

SAP S/4HANA is vastly superior because of its technology. You have a single database that normally you would have to have relational databases sharing data between each other. You had to duplicate data three times, whereas the technology from SAP S4HANA that they've come up with called HANA database is all of this is combined into one database. Therefore the memory is the performance speed, et cetera, of accessing the data is increased by a factor of 10.

Overall, how much memory you have to use is reduced substantially, because you don't need as much of this space because everything's combined into one place. It's a very interesting technology. Before it was this client-server database and moving around ECC R/3 was the first start of it. Now there's HANA on the back-end of the database and sitting in the front-end is Fiori which is this cloud-based application where you can have your iPhone, PC, iPad, thumb drive, or any kind of device, hooking up to the system and receive whatever data you want and it allows you to specify and modify the data. 

If I'm a controller, I can look at want to know, such as how fast and what's going on with the accounts payable and which are outstanding. It can tell me about accounts receivable and what's the earnings per share. Whatever specific key data you want to see can be sent to you in some dashboards. 

If you're in production you can see what's happening with production, what's going on with the supply chain, and it's all customizable and easily sent to you. It's all coming from the same exact single source of data, which is also new in the solution. It used to be in different countries, for example, if you have an entity in Germany, and they have to follow German law regulations about reporting, et cetera. You have one in France and have to follow their rules and another in the US and you have to follow the IOs and the SCC and the GAAP US accounting laws. Whereas the other ones follow their country's accounting laws and you're used to having these special ledgers, you'd have three different ledgers, for the different countries. All this is combined into one diverse ledger and accessed by everybody. All the data, there's only one set of data so there can't ever be some kind of a screw-up where somebody has different numbers than somebody else because the data has become out of sync. It's always in sync.

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Hanif Shaikh - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-founder & Partner at Idiligence Solution

You can directly host your SAP system on AWS, Azure, or other cloud hosting services. SAP also provides its own cloud hosting part. That way, infrastructure activities are smaller. You don't have to have your own team of infrastructure guys to maintain each and every thing. Your infrastructure services get minimized a lot. You can save costs.

Issues related to the infrastructure also get reduced. Servers, et cetera, get reduced. Everything is stable and can be contained in dedicated AWS services.

They have their own instances where you can host your database. You can host your system, wherein AWS completely takes care of that hosting part. You just need to maintain and run the system and you have and just pay for the services you want to, which you have acquired, or which you are utilizing. It's pay as you need. The cost gets minimized a lot for a bigger ERP like SAP and you need to have any minimum resources from infrastructure which you need to take care of. It's a couple of SAP business administrators and the cloud architect. That's it.

Therefore, in terms of maintenance and cost, it is reduced by a lot and when you're hosting a SAP system on the cloud, the system is very fast. The system is secure and stable. And the accessibility of your SAP system to your business users is very properly organized so that there is no lag in terms of performance or in terms of integration is getting concerned. 

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Md Saiful Hyder - PeerSpot reviewer
AGM, Enterprise Solutions at Omgea Exim Ltd

SAP is number one in the world in all the years I've used this solution. There are other ERP solutions such as Oracle (EBS). There are other ERPs and different ERPs, however, SAP is number one in terms of providing the complex modules so that the customer can have complete automation and complete visibility.

The solution adds great value to any organization.

The solution is very stable.

The scalability is good.

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Buyer's Guide
SAP S4HANA on AWS
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Jingo Yokota - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at Deloitte

The most valuable feature of SAP S4HANA on AWS is that when developed on a new structured system it can be configured.

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Chris Biemans - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior ICT Consultant at CGI Inc

The solution is quite stable. 

The solution is scalable. 

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JA
Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I have found a lot of the features that SAP S4HANA provides are very good.

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RS
Program Manager - Lead Architect SAP Digital Transformation at Capgemini

SAP S4HANA's most valuable features include backup, security, storage, infrastructure, and enabling AI. 

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Buyer's Guide
SAP S4HANA on AWS
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about SAP S4HANA on AWS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.