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SAP S/4HANA

New business opportunities through connecting all elements of the supply chain

Globalization and the constant appearance of new challenges create pressure to change. Digitization calls for a change of thinking in companies, the development of new business models and their successful implementation. In order to remain successful and competitive in the long run, business processes in a company must be harmonized optimally with the IT that supports them and the complexity of the IT landscape reduced. This is what SAP S/4HANA stands for!

SAP S/4HANA solutions combine modern applications for diverse areas of a business with the SAP HANA 2.0 platform and give optimal support to the collaborative work of business networks. The digitization of the entire supply chain is the foundation for innovation and the continual optimization of business processes. With these pre-requisites any company can develop a digital business strategy which will provide significant added value through real-time information from big data and a customer experience personalized through omni-channel retailing and the internet of things (IoT).

Our services

We accompany you on your journey into the new world of S/4HANA – from conception through implementation up to operation.

We have already supported many medium-sized and large companies with the successful implementation of the latest generation SAP Business Suite.

We support your company not only with the development of new business models or the deployment of new SAP S/4HANA functionality but also engage with you early in the process and can advise you right from the beginning of your journey into the new world of SAP.

In doing so the focus lies not only on your IT. Scheer supports you with the transformation of processes and organizational structures. Taking into consideration your individual starting situation, the strategic aims of the company and the business processes defined, we develop your individual SAP S/4HANA roadmap on the basis of pre-defined S/4HANA launch scenarios and implement these together with you using established methodologies. Our launch scenarios demonstrate not only the possibilities of using mobile solutions but also support the process of deciding whether to implement and operate your SAP S/4HANA system in the cloud, on-premise or as a hybrid architecture.

Our service portfolio

SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management

SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management is the digital core that includes all the business processes critical to a company. It is based entirely on SAP HANA 2.0, was developed with the SAP Fiori 2.0 user interface and is made available either in the cloud or as an on-premise solution.
The ERP solution offers core functionality for the sales process (order-to-cash), the manufacturing process (plan-to-product) and the procurement process (procure-to-pay) as well as accounting functions.
The extremely powerful core of the SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management solution is highly scalable and covers all the requirements of an optimized system landscape.

Most important functions

  • Business critical processes across the whole company in real time
  • Core functionality for finance and HR
  • Single source with real-time data
  • Personalized user experience and real-time information and views of each device

Benefits

  • Faster business results with lower operating costs thanks to simplified IT
  • Increased competitiveness thanks to more integrated, quicker and more flexible business processes
  • Higher levels of employee productivity through concentrating on value-adding tasks

SAP S/4HANA Finance – Process data in real time

SAP S/4HANA Finance is the central point for all a company’s finance and operating data and enables every area of the accounting department to make the business decisions necessary in a timely manner, from planning and administration across budgeting, forecast and accounting, treasury and cash management and up to audit management.

  • Merging of financial accounting and costs accounting to a centralized single cycle system with an integrated booking document (Universal Journal)
  • Process optimization through reductions in data retention (no aggregated data) and the storage of all the data in the general and subsidiary ledgers in a central repository
  • Simplification of the user interface through responsive SAP Fiori user interfaces and access to tools for planning, prognosis and predictive analytics

The implementation can be designed simply and flexibly: SAP S/4HANA Finance can be provided on-premise, in the cloud (subscription model) or with a hybrid operating model.

Most important functions

  • A central source for finance and operating data
  • Real time overview of finance processes as well as finance and accounting
  • Prognosis, simulation „what if“ analyses for continuous finance and business planning in real time
  • Role-based and needs-oriented task allocation through the Fiori user interface
  • Significant reduction in audit days through direct access to the HANA database

Benefits

  • Consistency across the entire business through real-time coordination of internal and external accountancy functions
  • Sound decision making through transparency and real-time insights
  • Realistic forecasting of the possible financial consequences of upcoming strategic business decisions

SAP S/4HANA Sales – Understand customers better

SAP S/4HANA Sales makes access to customer analyses and customer sales data possible in real time in order to offer optimal support for the interaction with customers.

Most important functions

  • Integration with TM & Digital Payments
  • Sales, Commerce & Marketing Integration with SAP Hybris

Benefits

  • Increased productivity through simplified processes and procedures
  • Quick reaction to orders and changes in them through the completeness and currency of data in real time
  • Cost optimization and reduction through simplification of a multitude of processes
  • Access to data and transaction on any device

SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain und Manufacturing – Transparency and integration across the entire supply chain

The integration of inventory management, warehouse management and transportation management in SAP S/4HANA lifts the entire supply chain from planning over forecasts and production right up to transport into a different dimension.
SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing provides for quicker reaction times to changes in requirements, lower manufacturing costs and fewer product shortages as well as lower warehouse and buffer stockholdings. Through the creation of an integrated plan for material and capacity requirements order throughput times shorten by an average of 15%. “What-if” scenarios provide for average storage cost reductions of 17% with a concurrent reduction in warehouse stocks.
SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain enables higher levels of stock rotation and turnover and ensures lower levels of product shortage and lost turnover through better adherence to delivery dates and shorter throughput times. The more efficient use of stocks creates a buffer for times of uncertainty and reduces warehousing and transport costs.

Most important functions

  • Integration of core processes, quality management and PPDS
  • New requirements driven MRP in real time for flexible internal and external requirements planning and reliable procurement or production suggestions
  • Integrated Business Planning

Benefits

  • Rapid detection of short-term changes in demand with possibilities for quicker planning, re-planning and simulation
  • Flexibility and shorter customer order cycles through demand and production planning cycles with real time data and „what-if“ scenarios
  • Real time queries for an exact overview of material stockholding
  • Reductions in manufacturing costs
  • Reduction in warehouse stocks and product shortages through user-defined warnings

S/4HANA – Cloud innovations for you

The SAP „Cloud First“ motto stands for fast quarterly innovation cycles to the benefit of customers. The cloud version of SAP S/4HANA is tailored to the needs of companies who prefer a standardized cloud offering that covers the most important business scenarios or the very specific business scenarios of certain sectors.

  • Software as a Service: You only need an internet connection
  • Cost savings: You pay for the use of the software and have no procurement costs for the necessary hardware, software and the infrastructure or fixed costs “dormant” hardware or software licences.  
  • Low risk: New functionality is automatically updated as the responsibility for administration, maintenance and updates lies with the provider. The process is monitored and controlled effectively.  
  • High levels of flexibility: Access is possible from anywhere at any time. Individually developed programs and interfaces can be tested and implemented promptly. Innovations can be implemented quickly and flexibly so that the benefits come quickly.  
  • Scalability: Simple scalability with simultaneous reduction in memory usage.  

SAP S/4HANA 1709 – ever more standard functionality

SAP has specified that there can be only one (optimal) implementation solution for a single requirement (principle of one). For this reason the operational reporting out of SAP BW and Transportation Management out of SAP SCM amongst other things are migrated into the S/4HANA core system.

SAP HANA 2.0 as the database of the next generation:
The new version of SAP S/4HANA runs exclusively on SAP HANA 2.0. The 2nd generation SAP in-memory-database has been optimized for innovations and ensures amongst many other improvements more stability and agility.

Optimized user interface with Fiori 2.0:
SAP offers a new and individualized user experience. The Fiori Launchpad is a central web-based entry level platform for the control of all SAP S/4HANA applications.

Improvements and innovations for individual areas of companies and industries:
Functionalities have been enhanced, optimized or made into standard core functionalities. For example in transportation management, enterprise asset management, master data management and in procurement.

SAP Migration cockpit for simplified data upload:
This enables the transfer of data from SAP or non-SAP systems into the S/4HANA system with minimum effort. The focus here lies on greenfield implementations.

SAP CoPilot as a digital assistant in companies:
The SAP CoPilot is voice-operated and supports the user in the monitoring and control of centralized processes that are offered to them in the context of their role in any given situation and at the appropriate time. This is made possible by machine learning. These are algorithms that learn without pre-programing from behavioural data on the basis of pre-defined business rules.

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Sascha Reindorf

Head of Business Development (SAP)

Scheer GmbH
Uni-Campus Nord
D-66123 Saarbrücken

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