What is SAP S/4HANA Cloud?

What is SAP S/4HANA Cloud?SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a future-ready enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with built-in intelligent technologies, including AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics. It helps transform business processes with intelligent automation, built for the cloud, and runs on SAP HANA – a market-leading in-memory database that offers real-time processing speeds and a dramatically simplified data model.

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RISE with SAP is an on-your-terms and on-your-timeline transformation to the Intelligent Enterprise. It’s a single offer on a single contract that allows you to change when and how you get to where your business needs to go. It offers lower TCO, faster time to value, and the flexibility to address disruption without high upfront investment. It’s everything your business needs for holistic transformation – all in one place.

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Experience the value of SAP HANA and SAP Fiori in your cloud ERP system

Run on the SAP HANA database

The SAP S/4HANA ERP system is built for the SAP HANA in-memory database. This market-leading columnar database enables a dramatically simplified data model and incredible speed. Run analytics and transactions on a single database without separating OLTP and OLAP.No more batch processingFaster business processes and simplified IT landscapesPowerful granularity for data-driven decision-making in real time

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Deliver an exceptional user experience with SAP Fiori

SAP Fiori – our modern, award-winning user interface – is built into SAP S/4HANA and provides a consistent look and feel across the entire ERP system, on all device types. Based on how people actually work, SAP Fiori delivers an intuitive, role-based UX that improves both employee productivity and satisfaction. Personalized SAP S/4HANA launchpad Insights at the point of action Conversational UI and digital assistants

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Features and business benefits of SAP S/4HANA Cloud


50% reduction in data footprint

Uses in-memory, columnar database

100 times faster reporting

Allows for resilient, agile decision making


Embedded AI technology

Enables improved insight and performance

Real-time advanced analytics

Results in better forecasting and faster decisions

Streamlined data display

Eliminates clunky aggregates and indexes

Competitive edge and better workflows

Includes industry-specific business processes

Consumer-grade UX across devices

Reduces errors, increases productivity

Flexible deployment options

Supports faster implementations