SAP S/4HANA: ERP system with in-memory database
With S/4HANA, SAP has not only created its 4th generation of ERP systems or merely a successor to the SAP ECC Business Suite, but has also demonstrated the future of ERP systems. SAP S/4HANA is the biggest technological leap in the SAP world for decades. Far-reaching new possibilities and perspectives arise not only from a technical but also from a user perspective.
With S/4HANA the current and future requirements of ERP software are covered:
- Fast processing of large data volumes through the in-memory database HANA
- Integration of machine data into the ERP system for the implementation of IoT solutions
- Analytical evaluations, available at any time - on the fly with Analytics
S/4HANA has been on the market since 2015 and is offered parallel to the ECC Business Suite - the latter will be officially supported by SAP until 2027. S/4HANA exists in 2 versions as hosted cloud application and on-premise.