SAP ECC 6 – S/4Hana

SAP S/4HANA is SAP’s next generation business suite designed to help you run simple in a digital and networked world. This new suite is built on our advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and offers a personalized user experience with SAP Fiori. Deployable in the cloud or on-premise, SAP S/4HANA is built to drive instant value across lines of business and industries with the ultimate in sophistication: simplicity.
The offering is an Enterprise Resource Planning software meant to cover all day-to-day processes of an enterprise. It integrates functions from lines of businesses as well as industry solutions, and also re-integrates portions of SAP Business Suite products such as SAP SRM, CRM and SCM. However SAP Business Suite 4 only runs on the SAP HANA database, and thus it is packaged as one product: SAP S/4 HANA.[1] SAP's classical R3 based business suite and related products were designed to run on several database platforms, including those from Oracle, Microsoft and IBM.
SAP has said that the SAP HANA platform can potentially save an organization 37% across hardware, software, and labor costs

Key simplifications and innovations include:
* Optimized working capital with new accounts payables and receivables cockpits
* Decreased stock buffers with simplified data model in inventory management for real-time, high-volume processing
* Increased visibility with real-time stock and material flow insight
* Reduced manufacturing cycle time with streamlined material flow for internal requirements (MRP)
* Augmented reactivity with real-time monitoring of production orders regarding flow and critical issues
* Improved operational decisions with easy simulation of supply alternatives
* Lower procurement costs with standard integration to the Ariba Business Network
* Better customer service with new sales order fulfillment cockpit for instantly identifying bottlenecks and issues

What are the key benefits for a customer to move now to SAP S/4HANA?

From a business value perspective, this means that SAP S/4HANA creates unique opportunities to reinvent business models and drive new revenues and profits. First, enterprises can now easily connect to people, devices, and business networks to deliver new value to their customers on any channel – the Internet of Things and Big Data become accessible to any business. Second, enterprises can dramatically simplify their processes, drive them in real time and change them as needed to gain new efficiencies – no more batch processing is required. And finally, business users can now get any insight on any data from anywhere in real-time: planning, execution, prediction, and simulation – decisions may be made on the fly with a high level of granularity for faster business impact.