Become an Intelligent Enterprise with Cloud ERP

The future of ERP is the cloud. Already today, many companies use a cloud-based ERP to achieve more flexibility and agility in their business models.

What to consider when choosing a cloud ERP solution

Security & Compliance

  • Cloud security and compliance
  • Backup and disaster protection safeguarding
  • Data protection

Total Cost of Ownership

  • Fast implementation
  • Automatic Updates
  • Pay-per-service consumption model

Innovation

  • Continuous innovation
  • Embedded system intelligence
  • Enabling or supporting business transformation

Standardized Processes

  • Vertical business process coverage based on industry knowledge
  • Built-in industry specifics

Flexibility

  • Configuration
  • UI-personalization
  • Use on any device is possible

Localization

  • Compliance with local legal requirements
  • Language coverage

Integration & Extensibility

  • Out-of-the-box integration for advanced business processes
  • Modular extensibility

Trusted Partners

  • Cloud business software experience
  • Well established and growing ecosystem

S/4HANA Cloud is characterized by low Total Cost of Ownership, Standardized Processes, and Integration & Extensibility

Low Total Cost of Ownership

  • Fast implementation through pre-configuration with SAP Activate
  • Limited effort for upgrades and maitenance thanks to automated upgrades with automated regression tests
  • Low training effort due to easy-to-use applications:
    • Embedded application help
    • Embedded incident creation
    • Test system
  • No direct infrastructure costs
  • Subscription licence model: RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Standardized Processes in All Business Areas

Integration & Extensibility

  • SAP Integration Suite: Secured connection
  • SAP S/4HANA: In-app extensibility
  • SAP Extension Suite: Side-by-side extensibility

Scope of the different business areas

Sales

Order and Contract Management
  • Price management
  • Sales master data
  • Sales contract management
  • Sales quotation management
  • Order management
  • Sales order processing
  • Billing
  • Sales discounts and commissions
  • Complaints, returns refund management
  • Sales analysis and monitoring

Service

Service Operations & Processes, and Service Master Data & Agreement Management
  • Management of service master data & agreements
    • Service contract management
    • Service monitoring and analysis
  • Service operations & processes:
    • In-house repair management
    • Service order management

Sourcing & Procurement

Supplier Management, Sourcing & Contract Management, Operational Procurement, Invoice Management, Procurement Analytics, and Central Procurement
  • Supplier management:
    • Supplier evaluation & classification and segmentation
  • Procuement & contract management:
    • Source allocation
    • Purchase contract management
  • Operational procurement:
    • Self-service ordering
    • Requirements management
    • Purchase order management
    • Service purchasing
    • Purchasing discount management
  • Management of invoices:
    • Collaboration & processing of supplier invoices
  • Procurement analysis:
    • Procurement analysis & spend transparency
  • Central procurement:
    • Centralized purchase contract processing
    • Centralized demand determination
    • Centralized purchasing
    • Centralized invoice management
    • Centralized purchasing analytics

R&D and Engineering

Enterprise Portfolio & Project Management, Product Compliance, and Product Lifecycle Management
  • Product lifecycle management:
    • Variant configuration
    • Product development incl. transfer to production
    • Change data set
  • Enterprise portfolio & project management :
    • Project management
  • Product compliance:
    • Product marketability and compliance
    • Dangerous goods management
    • Safety data sheet and label management

Supply Chain

Inventory, Warehousing, Order Promising, Advanced Order Promising, Delivery & Transportation, and Logistics Material Identification
  • Inventory:
    • Physical inventory
    • Inventory analysis & control
    • Movement of goods
  • Warehousing:
    • Warehouse management
    • Advanced warehouse management
  • Delivery & transport:
    • Delivery management
    • Transport management
  • Logistic material identification:
    • Serial number management
    • Batch management
    • Handling unit management

Manufacturing

Production Engineering, Production Planning, Production Operations, Extended Production Planning & Scheduling, and Quality Management
  • Production engineering:
    • Product definition
    • Product structure
    • Production processes
    • Production infrastructure
  • Production planning:
    • Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
    • Capacity planning
    • Production planning
    • Forward material requirements planning
  • Production processes:
    • Production control
    • Production execution
  • Insights into manufacturing:
    • Manufacturing analytics
  • Manufacturing options:
    • Discrete manufacturing
    • Process manufacturing
    • Repetitive manufacturing
    • Outsourced manufacturing
    • Just-in-time manufacturing
    • Kanban manufacturing
  • Quality management:
    • Quality planning
    • Quality inspection
    • Quality improvement
  • Environment, Health & Safety:
    • Environment
    • Incidents
    • Change

Asset Management

Maintenance Management, Asset Operations & Maintenance, and Environment, Health & Safety
  • Maintenance planning:
    • Maintenance planning
    • Plant maintenance demand processing
  • Asset operations & maintenance:
    • Maintenance scheduling
  • Maintenance execution:
    • Maintenance execution
    • Maintenance wizard