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SAP S/4HANA is the most comprehensive and intelligent ERP (enterprise resource planning) system to date that runs on the SAP HANA database. The “S” stands for “Simple,” and the “4” refers to the fourth-generation ERP from the SAP suite.
S/4HANA is built on the SAP HANA (in-memory) database which was designed in 2011; that’s pretty groundbreaking. It can track information, data, and transactions without consuming as much database capacity as traditional databases.
SAP S/4HANA can be deployed on-premise, in public and private cloud and hybrid environments. It’s characterized by integrated, intelligent features and allows for real-time data analytics and forecasting. It paves the way for fast, data-driven decision-making. In addition, its in-memory technology speeds up the real-time performance and visibility that many organizations need in their ERP software.
The move to S/4HANA offers more opportunities for businesses to operate efficiently and supports their digital transformation efforts. With SAP S/4HANA, organizations can enhance their ability to reach new markets, increase customer retention, accelerate revenue, and improve business capabilities. In fact, in a survey of 110 SAP S/4HANA customers, 37% reported an increase in their revenue, and some experienced reduction in customer turnover by 4% per year.
Moreover, 53% of survey respondents said that their companies experienced an improvement in runtime from 3.5 hours to less than 5 minutes. This shows that SAP S/4HANA flexibly transforms business models and makes businesses ready for the future.
S/4 is a lot more than just the software suite; it allows you to use additional technologies/methods to boost your existing operations. It will provide an enabling foundation on which you can bring change: improve business capabilities, enhance the ability to reach new markets, accelerate customer retention and revenue.
Have a glance at the improved features you can embrace in SAP S/4HANA:
CDS (Core Data Services) defines semantically rich database tables/views and offers access for database-centric applications. OData services also generate CDS views in SAP S/4HANA.
Standard apps can be extended in an upgrade-safe way without coding and with support of easy-to-use Fioribased tools.
SAP S/4HANA cloud exposes different traditional OData services with various business objects and supports the integration of SAP S/4HANA Cloud solution with other third-party solutions.
SAP Fiori brings a more modern style, consistent, and innovative experience to enterprise applications for any device. Users can access and effectively use Fiori apps on all types of devices, like smartphones or Tablets.
Annotations simplify and significantly reduce development time. Extending metadata with annotations allows to easily define not only the look but also the behavior of the Fiori app
SAP S/4HANA provides robust support of data analytics capabilities. It supports modern hybrid architecture, which is a combination of cloud and on-premise architecture.
“Implementing S/4HANA and developing the R/3 way is like buying a Ferrari and never going past the 2nd gear.”
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S/4HANA is the successor of SAP R/3 and SAP ERP. It is an improved and optimized version of ERP that uses the in-memory database SAP HANA. It represents a paradigm shift from transactional systems (that simply record data) toward intelligent systems that provide end-users active decision support in real-time (record data from internal and external sources). Moreover, S/4HANA solves complex problems, provides a better user experience, and manages more significant amounts of data than R/3.
SAP Fiori provides a holistic user experience by creating visually satisfying designs across all devices. Fiori apps deliver content-rich features and functionality, but sometimes you will identify custom needs for the user experience to meet the requirements for customers.
At this stage, you will already have your S/4HANA Fiori Launchpad, Fiori apps, and other classic apps working. However, many people are not as familiar with the Fiori for S/4HANA world as SAP GUI or Web Dynpro ABAP. So you need to choose extensions options regarding your solution. Find the available extensibility patterns for a specific SAP Fiori app from the Fiori Apps Reference Library.
You can do this by focussing on:
CDS Views is imperative for modern application development on SAP systems that you can’t overlook. They use unique SAP HANA features that provide enhancements in terms of data modeling and create models directly in the SAP HANA database for improved performance.
In the SAP world, there are two OData versions: V2 and V4.
V2 is used to send OData queries and enable clients to consume authorized data stored in the SAP HANA database.
Version 4.0 was first published in 2014. It can be implemented in numerous products and tools to build inherently consistent REST APIs. It is highly compatible and supports extended query language, simplified syntax, payloads, and easier partial adoption of OData in existing REST APIs. V4 makes your apps as future-proof as possible.