SAP S/4 HANA and the deployment options across scenarios

Industry Trends

February 8, 2017

If we look at the global landscape, industries are undergoing tremendous innovation on the technology front. Industries are undergoing a digital disruption in today’s digital economy; and as these digital technologies continue to create a paradigm shift in the economy, leadership team in enterprises are finding it challenging to set up benchmarks and define strategies.

What CIOs are looking for is a solution or set of tools that is designed to operate in a simplified mode in this digital world. SAP has the answer to this, in the form of their “next generation” enterprise business suite, which runs on an in-memory computing engine SAP HANA combined with coherent user experience built on SAP Fiori. SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA also known as SAP S/4 HANA is the system designed to bring value to industries and line of businesses, to simplify business processes. S/4 HANA comes with three deployment options as depicted in the following illustration


All three deployment modes can be leveraged upon across three typical customer scenarios.

Scenario 1: When the customer is starting afresh

In this scenario enterprises can go for a fresh/new installation, be it cloud, on premise or the hybrid version. If they are going for a cloud deployment option, they can be up and running in couple of days time, with best practices being implemented.


Scenario 2: Customers who are an SAP Installed base running on any Database

Here enterprises already have an SAP Business Suite implemented running on any database server like SQL or any other open source database server. If they intent to go for a cloud deployment option, they can simply transfer their data to the cloud.

For an on-premise deployment option, customers can upgrade to the latest Enhancement Package (EHP), migrate their database to HANA and then deploy simplification package.


Scenario 3: Customers having SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA

In this scenario, customers can simply transfer data to the cloud. Even if they want to continue with an on-premise deployment option, they just need to implement a simplification package

S/4 HANA deployment are supported by predefined migration, system conversion in the cloud and deployment packages from partners like Sodales Solutions and SAP.

Sodales Solutions is an award-winning SAP Cloud Platform (SCP) solution extension partner. Sodales was founded as a consulting company. During the year 2016, Sodales evolved into a successful application development company focused on developing and selling apps built on SAP Cloud Platform (SCP). Sodales has referenceable customers across industries and geographies for SCP apps. Sodales has expertise in SCP DBAAS, WebIDE plug-ins, S/4 HANA extensions, SAP SuccessFactors extensions and SAP Smart Business Apps, and is now expanding rapidly into the Ariba extension space


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