Sap : The Next Generation Business Suite

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SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA
The Next-Generation Business Suite
Satya Kiran Godithi
Department of Business Information Systems, Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858
USA Abstract--- This research is on SAP S/4HANA business suite which help enterprises run simple and delivers massive simplifications like customer adoption, data model, user experience, decision making. This new suite is built on advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA. SAP S/4HANA can help your business lead in the digital economy.
Keywords: SAP HANA, SAP R/3, SAP S/4HANA
1. Introduction
SAP S/4HANA the new generation business suite is announced by SAP in February 2015. It is the most important product launched by SAP. SAP
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(Hughes, 20th May 2015)
2. There are many industries in the market like automotive, banking, chemicals, consumer products, healthcare etc. (Wikipedia). General solutions will not be same for all the industries that is why there is specific solution for specific industry from SAP. Each Industry have different processes whether it may be small, medium or large enterprises. Sap provide best practices for each and every industry. (Klčová, 2009)
3. According to Amanda McKeon hundreds of companies are planning to use SAP HANA with SAP BW to improve performance and to reduce costs. (McKeon, April 1, 2013). Sap S/4 HANA is launched in February 2015, Businesses are showing interest in digital transformation to gain profits through digital economy. (Schwarz, Since launching SAP S/4HANA in February 2015, I’ve been tracking our customer wins and keeping notes on how businesses are undergoing digital transformation to become leaders in the digital economy., October 26, 2015) . Nearly 1300 companies have planned to use SAP S/4 HANA, this shows that rapid growth in SAP’s history. (Schwarz, Marking Milestones: 1,300+ SAP S/4HANA Customers in Eight Months, 2015).
4. Because of in-memory technology there are no duplicate tables and no redundancies as it is in main memory. Processing and backups will become easy for users. (Schmitz, September 14, 2015). Even small companies can make large difference and transform the complex business
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