SAP unveils new, reimagined business suite, SAP S/4HANA
By Digital News Asia February 5, 2015
- Fully built on SAP HANA in-memory platform
- Marks the beginning of the end for the 20th century IT stack, CEO says
SAP SE has announced SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA), which it touted as a next-generation business suite that would help customers ‘run simple.’
SAP S/4HANA is a new product fully built on SAP’s in-memory platform SAP HANA, and comes with the SAP Fiori user experience (UX) for mobile devices.
The new suite will offer cloud, on-premises and hybrid deployment options to provide maximum choice to customers, the company said in a statement.
“Today SAP is redefining the concept of enterprise resource planning for the 21st century,” said its chief executive officer Bill McDermott (pic).
“SAP S/4HANA is about uniting software and people to build businesses that run real-time, networked and simple.
“When [cofounder] Hasso Plattner invented SAP HANA, we knew the day would come for SAP Business Suite to be reinvented for the digital age. At a moment when businesses around the world need to enter new markets and engage with their consumers in any channel, there’s now an innovation platform designed to drive their growth.
“This is an historic day and we believe it marks the beginning of the end for the 20th century IT stack and all the complexity that came with it,” he declared.
The new suite is built only for SAP HANA in order to break through all limitations of the past, and fully leverages the latest in-memory and real-time capabilities of SAP HANA, the company claimed.
SAP S/4HANA extends the value of simplicity to all lines of business and industries end-to-end with guided configuration for adoption, a modern user experience for business users of all roles in a company on almost any device, a simplified data model, on-the-fly insight at the highest level of granularity, and re-imagined real-time business processes.
SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive business innovation with simplicity by connecting people, devices and business networks in real time to support the development of new business models.
It will also help accelerate the on ramp to Internet of Things and Big Data. The simplified data model allows customers to reimagine their IT, helping to drive lower costs and aiming to help deliver IT efficiency, the company claimed.
SAP said it has an established partner ecosystem that is ready to resell and provide services for customers along their journey to run simple with SAP S/4HANA.
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