2020-07-13T06:55:54Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering SAP S4HANA?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SAP S4HANA, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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TM
Partner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-10-31T13:47:48Z
Oct 31, 2022

It is difficult to rate the solution. For some customers, it is a seven and for others it is a one out of ten. It really depends on the sector and fit gap between needs and business processes. There are many cases or exceptions where the solution is not a good fit, so I rate it a four out of ten overall.

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Sahil Doshi - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate director at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-09-08T09:27:15Z
Sep 8, 2022

This solution can be implemented in multiple ways. One is the on-premise model where the organization has to manage servers and administration related activities on their own. The second is the cloud deployment model that requires some kind of public cloud or private cloud. There are multiple service providers who can help with cloud deployment. The third option is a hybrid model. You can complete a cost benefit analysis and have a mix of this kind of development. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Sergio Ortiz Vega - PeerSpot reviewer
IT systems consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-08-18T22:05:57Z
Aug 18, 2022

I would rate SAP S/4HANA at eight on a scale from one to ten.

MC
Head of Procurement at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-27T13:37:37Z
Jun 27, 2022

We're an SAP partner. I'm not sure which version of the product we are on at this time. I'm not IT. I'm on the procurement side. I'd advise new users to try to set up everything that is related to your processes and set up integration with SAP assistance tools, such as Ariba. Otherwise, in the beginning, it's very complex. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

GB
Director at Fujitsu
MSP
Top 20
2022-05-16T13:42:03Z
May 16, 2022

Normally, we engage with SAP sales to do the assessment. For a successful implementation, before implementing it, I would advise consulting SAP professional services, not just a partner of SAP. If SAP can provide a consulting service initially, it'll be beneficial. I would rate it an eight out of ten.

Haseen Perwez - PeerSpot reviewer
SAP Chief Architect at Tata Consultancy
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-12T06:53:00Z
May 12, 2022

For large companies, this is a good solution. I understand that CIOs need to walk a tight rope between time to implement and the budget. SAP as a product requires, to a large extent, business process reengineering. It is important that anyone considering this solution understands the mapping of their business processes and how it will run in SAP. You also need to ensure you have all stakeholders buying into the process. I have seen many companies buy the product thinking that they will implement it within five months only to discover that after five months, nothing has happened and the stakeholders are not aligned. Further, if you adapt the solution independent to your own needs, it will become difficult to maintain and manage. It is important to have a core team that understands SAP, and not only rely on an external consultant. With the right project plan, execution, blueprint, and fully committed stakeholders, the solution will be successful. I would rate this product a ten out of ten.

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Alaba Ayotunde O. OLUWAYIMIKA - PeerSpot reviewer
It Asset Management Lead at Dangote Industries Limited
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-03-30T12:34:11Z
Mar 30, 2022

I would rate this solution 9 out of 10.

Virendra Rai - PeerSpot reviewer
Director- APAC at 2iSolutions
Real User
Top 10
2022-03-24T12:51:00Z
Mar 24, 2022

People are generally wary of SAP products but you can do everything in SAP in a very trouble-free manner. Customers need to be aware that this is a simple and powerful product. I rate the solution nine out of 10.

Juzar Badami - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of SAP Center of Excellence at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-03-09T10:11:17Z
Mar 9, 2022

I rate SAP S4HANA an eight out of ten.

AK
Civil Engineer at gieco
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-25T13:31:05Z
Jan 25, 2022

It is stable, but it is expensive, and it needs a lot of hardware. Next time, we would go for another vendor. In our experience, Oracle is better. I would rate it a seven out of 10.

BA
Head of Information Technology
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-23T13:40:00Z
Dec 23, 2021

I would give this solution a score of eight out of ten.

PV
Gerente SAP at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-12-21T11:41:00Z
Dec 21, 2021

For me, S/4HANA is the best value solution in the world. I would rate this solution ten out of ten.

AW
Senior IT Manager with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-18T13:55:47Z
Oct 18, 2021

I give SAP S4HANA the best rating available, a ten out of ten.

DiaaHussein - PeerSpot reviewer
Digital Transformation Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-10-04T16:52:19Z
Oct 4, 2021

My advice to those wanting to implement SAP S4HANA is to make sure they have their blueprint and design. People have specific imaginations but things can turn out differently. Align very well with the business and identify your scope correctly to be sure you are following a solid plan along with the project lifecycle. I rate SAP S4HANA an eight out of ten.

NAWAL SAXENA - PeerSpot reviewer
SAP Project Manager at Saudi Cable Company
Real User
Top 10
2021-09-28T14:20:05Z
Sep 28, 2021

I would recommend this solution to others. However, they have to make sure it is the right fit for their environment. If they have a small company that has approximately 200 to 300 users then this solution is not the best for them, SAP Business One would be the better choice for their whole business cycle. S/4HANA is for larger-scale companies with more users. I rate SAP S4HANA an eight out of ten.

SV
Lead Consultant at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2021-09-01T15:46:44Z
Sep 1, 2021

I would recommend others to use the latest version of the solution to receive all the benefits. I rate SAP S4HANA an eight out of ten.

SanjeevKumar12 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at ApON India
Real User
Top 20
2021-08-16T11:39:57Z
Aug 16, 2021

When trying to improve, you either implement something new and then try to improve your internal process, or there is a change in business, market, product, or scenario altogether, or maybe a merger equation that you need something which is not there. It is always a gap between the demand and supply and that is the reason the flow happens. Otherwise, if everything is saturated, then it becomes fully stable, there is no need for any movement or change anywhere. There has been a lot of changes in businesses recently with COVID, the entire way we do business has changed from the way we used to do business earlier. For example, in a manufacturing company, they could have had everything configured in a certain way, and then suddenly no one was able to attend the offices or building. This pandemic has placed a lot of restrictions and yet you have to manage everything, such as productivity, people, and their time. There have been tremendous changes over the past year and a half. If you look at any supply chain or any transport company, there is a change in requirements, reporting, monitoring, and objective analysis of each and every function. It is a process that is going on that will transform the industry, the outlook, the way of we are going to be working with people. Operations are shifting from a physical presence to remote working and virtually managing. Time, demand, and businesses keep changing, and then the software and different upgrades, functionality, will change too. I am completely agnostic to any particular solution or vendor. My advice is if you choose SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, or another solution, all of them are equally good. They can be configured and can be customized. There is never a one size fits all solution, you will have to find what solution fits your particular business and use case. One solution might be the best for one type of use case but not work well in another. I rate SAP S4HANA an eight out of ten.

MK
SAP Data and Analytics Leader - Technology Consulting and Advisory at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-12T20:16:53Z
Aug 12, 2021

I rate SAP S4HANA a nine out of ten.

Daniel Paiva - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Coordinator at Cooperativa Central Dos Produtores Rurais De Minas Gerais Ltda.
Real User
Top 20
2021-06-30T22:21:51Z
Jun 30, 2021

I would advise potential users to plan extensively before they start. It's very important. On a scale from one to ten, I would give SAP S4HANA a nine.

FL
CTO at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-06-03T16:10:46Z
Jun 3, 2021

Depending on the industry and the nature of the business, I would recommend SAP S4HANA, especially if the company has a working model like ours. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate SAP S4HANA at seven.

CP
Associate director at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-05-20T15:24:27Z
May 20, 2021

I would recommend this solution to those looking for a similar solution. I rate SAP S4HANA a seven out of ten.

Shylaraj AK - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Architect at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-27T12:40:49Z
Apr 27, 2021

We are customers and end-users. We have around 25 different SAP products. We are using SAP S/4HANA in our company. The production and the test systems are deployed in the virtual private cloud on-premise, and we have sandbox development and quality systems are deployed in the Azure public cloud. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

PP
Lead Consultant at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
MSP
2020-12-02T22:30:43Z
Dec 2, 2020

I highly recommend this product for all SAP customers who want to digitize and have a core business suite of applications. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

SA
Senior Manager at Mazars India
Real User
2020-10-26T15:25:32Z
Oct 26, 2020

For ERP, I do not recommend anything other than SAP 4/HANA. For other applications such as CRM and planning, I may recommend a different product. I think that the newest version is great and I think the idea should be to quickly push it to cloud completely. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

AT
Technical Lead / Solution Architecture / Software Development - SAP at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-06T08:04:00Z
Sep 6, 2020

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven.

SL
Technical Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-08-30T08:33:21Z
Aug 30, 2020

We are not the end customer. We are the implementation providers. We have customers and implement the solution for them and offer support to them while they are using SAP, which is an enterprise solution. We will support any version from the previous version and also upgrade to the newest version, as per our client's needs. There are all kinds of versions of the solution that we support. We mainly work with the S/4, the core ERP solution, so the core S/4, and also the ECC, the previous version. A company needs to be aware that it's much more helpful to be knowledgeable in the product before beginning an implementation. If a customer doesn't have experience with SAP, the implementation may be difficult. However, if they have some experience, it is a bit easier to set up everything. A company must also ensure they have in-depth business knowledge when doing a discussion in the booking. Overall, we've been quite satisfied with the product. I'd rate it nine out of ten. If the solution offered better implementation capabilities and pricing, I'd give it full marks.

MC
Head of PMO at a tech company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2020-08-16T08:00:00Z
Aug 16, 2020

On a scale of one to ten, I would rate SAP S4HANA a seven.

AS
Mechanical Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-08-02T08:16:46Z
Aug 2, 2020

My recommendation to people considering S/4HANA as an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is to invest in it if they can afford it and need it. But, I strongly recommend that the implementation should be considered very carefully. SAP software is a very capable solution but it is only worth it if you approach it knowing that you will be spending three, four, or five years just to be able to understand it fully. It is not just an investment in capital, it is an investment in learning and time. It is definitely a good product. It is costly and needs a quality team for maintaining and integrating the product. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would have a hard time making a rating of SAP S/4HANA that is useful for every user. If someone already has some expertise in ERP expertise, it is different than if they have none. The solution itself can be a ten for one aspect of its function and it can be a three or four in other aspects depending on what the user needs and understands. Cost-wise it can be anything from one to ten depending on the value it provides to the organization investing in it. Personally, from the functionality point, I think it is one of the best products. The integration is good and the SAP team helps with their continuous support to help users reap the fruit of their investment in the software system. We took the time to have the knowledge of business and how the product could work for us to make adopting this product a success. In our case, I think the solution is around a seven-and-a-half out of ten.

MH
Vice President, Corporate IT at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-07-13T06:55:54Z
Jul 13, 2020

My key advice would be to get down your processes first before putting any new system in place. It's important to re-engineer the processes and streamline them before implementing IT solutions, whether it's SAP or any other thing. It's the process side that needs to be dealt with first. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

Related Questions
Sep 27, 2021
Hi peers, Can anyone explain the main differences between SAP Business One (SAP B1) and SAP S/4HANA?  Also, do you have pointers to each product's reviews? Thank you.
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 27, 2021
@Ricardo Mano, Here are the reviews by real users on IT Central Station: https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/sap-business-one-reviews and  https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/sap-s4hana-reviews
Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 27, 2021
Hi @Shahzad-Islam, @VenkataM, @MuhammadWaqar, @Puneet, @Shankar Agarwal, @SanjeevKumar12 , Can you please chime-in here and share your expertise? 
HH
Director, Information Technology at VACCO Industries, Inc.
Sep 6, 2021
Hello peers, I work as the Director of IT at an Aerospace/Defense company. Currently, I'm checking Deltek CostPoint 8 and SAP S/4HANA and I'm looking for their comparison. Can anyone help?  Thanks
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Mahdi Ajoudanian - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at irisa
Sep 6, 2021
Hi @Hovik Hacobian, Can I ask how you reach these systems? The ERP selection for an organization (or industry) needs methodology and experience. SAP is a Tier1 ERP but Deltek is not. So I think your roadmap is wrong from the starting point. But in general, some important parameters in selecting a system are YOUR: - Organization size (eg. 10,000 employees and users, or 10M$ USD Revenue Per Year), - Organization process (eg. full purchasing process without HR Process), - Organization industry (eg. project-oriented (E, EPC, ...), Manufacturer, Sales), - Organization needs and priorities (eg. good UI/UX over best functionality), - Organization maturity (eg. best practice process over "as-is" process). Finally, I think, first, you must clarify your needs and answer the top questions. After that, select the best choices. Both systems are great, but just for a best-fit organization. Best Regards
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