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SAP S/4HANA Benefits

Dive Deep into SAP S/4HANA and Discover the Benefits

Supply chain management, manufacturing, procurement, finance, etc. Whatever your area of operations is, your business can benefit greatly from SAP S/4HANA. To improve business agility, efficiency and cost reduction, employ SAP S/4HANA in your processes. Let’s take a closer look.

How Do You Like to Benefit from SAP S/4HANA?

Are you interested in the concept of an Intelligent Enterprise? Or do you need to optimize your supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing or finance department? What about increasing efficiency and transparency empowered by an improved user experience? The implementation of SAP S/4HANA will generate added value for your business immediately.

Let’s dive deep into SAP S/4HANA and take a look below the surface.

How Does SAP S/4HANA Transform My Business into an Intelligent Enterprise?

To be able to overcome the new environmental and social challenges of today, innovative perspectives and approaches are required. The increased economic importance attached to customer experience and behaviors is an example to these new challenges. Everything from technology to the business world and societies changes and every change brings along opportunities as well as challenges.

We need intelligent enterprises to transform challenges into opportunities and to be able to do this, we need innovative technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning or Internet of Things (IoT). However, that is not all. Businesses do not need every technology, but only those that meet their requirements and shorten time-to-value.

This is what the digital core of an intelligent operations is: SAP S/4HANA. Step by step, SAP S/4HANA creates intelligent enterprises. How? By processing enormous amounts of data and transforming them into real-time insights. In addition, it benefits from these data for analysis, which in turn improve transparency, updated information, and informed decisions. Yet, these are just a few advantages of SAP S/4HANA.

When you have an Intelligent Enterprise, you can easily create innovative products, solutions or processes to your customers, thus improving customer experience. With the innovation-based technology, you can select the solutions that serve your business the best. Of course, you are not alone in the process – we can help you with our decades of experience.

Contact us now and start the journey to becoming an Intelligent Enterprise. NTT DATA Business Solutions is here to support you in drawing a unique roadmap for your business. Let us analyze your processes and needs, generate new ideas, find the best iterative solutions, and create added value right from the beginning.

 

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Optimizing Supply Chains with SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4HANA offers a great opportunity to improve and optimize supply chain management processes. You may see the benefits of SAP S/4HANA for every line of business in this infographic:

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SAP S/4HANA for Procurement

Challenges

Benefits of SAP S/4HANA

  • When supply and sourcing processes are managed via Excel sheets, healthy decisions cannot be taken.
  • Inventory management and planning modules are integrated into SAP S/4HANA, which means the system automatically generate reliable data for strategic purchasing. In addition, thanks to up-to-date data on stocks and reliable prediction models, POs can be instantly prepared accordingly.
  • If there is no transparency, inventory and supply chain cannot be managed efficiently.
  • Cloud-based SAP Ariba (Software as a Service – Saas) ensure a more visible and easily managed supply chain.
  • Procurement is not simply buying the required materials for the best price. Quality and supplier reliability must be considered as well.
  • Bringing suppliers and partners on a single system perfectly serves the strategic vision of a business and minimizes supply chain risks. As a transparent platform to connect with suppliers, SAP Ariba offers only relevant content and works in integration with the whole system.
 
  • When managed appropriately, procurement is not a risk, but a competitive advantage, an enabler of innovation, and a support for business strength when accompanied by a strong supply base and close collaboration with suppliers.

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SAP S/4HANA for Manufacturing

Challenges

Benefits of SAP S/4HANA

  • Production planning without considering equipment and staff capacities
  • SAP S/4HANA gives an integrated view of manufacturing availability and capacity.
  • Inaccurate planning in manufacturing resulting in longer cycles and higher costs.
  • MRP Live analyzes needs and receipts real-time and detects shortages immediately.
  • When there is material shortage in production, flexibility and demand management is compromised. And when manufacturing planning is inaccurate, sales and operations are impacted as well (bullwhip effect).
  • PP/DS uses live data to improve operational production, support better and informed decisions, and enable precise planning. Thanks to this function, manufacturing is performed with minimum delay or setup time, and certain orders can be given priority.
  • Without efficient planning, high levels of inventory are kept, and this causes unnecessary capital expenses or delays in delivery in case of material shortage.
  • A more visible material flow means better user acceptance and higher efficiency.
  • Supply can be simulated and managed in various scenarios.
 
  • With PP/DS function, capacity and MRPs become visible in an integrated manner.
 
  • Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) function plans requirements by considering customer demand as well.

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SAP S/4HANA for Finance

Challenges

Benefits of SAP S/4HANA

  • Lack of a single source for all financial data causes unreliable financial results.
  • Universal Journal consolidates Financial Accounting (FI) and Controlling (CO) functions that were previously handled separately.
  • When closing procedures not efficiently managed, monthly, quarterly or yearly closings may be difficult to manage.
  • Soft close” or Continuous Closing is performed via embedded analytics, Embedded BW, and group reporting functions.
  • At group companies or holdings with non-integrated financial landscapes, manually-generated consolidated figures can be unreliable.
  • For group reports, SAP S/4HANA Finance integrates all group reporting, entity and group closing processes to avoid consolidation problems.
  • Without audit trails, it is impossible to see the connection between consolidated financial statements and operational transactions.
  • SAP Financial Closing cockpit is used as the single platform to standardize and automate repetitive closing tasks and ensures traceability.
  • SAP S/4HANA combines operational and analytical systems for real-time access to operational data and analyses without deviations or delays, thus improving efficiency.
  • By using machine learning and forecasting algorithms, SAP Predictive Analytics generate predictions for decision makers in every area – from human resource management to maintenance, sales, or supply chain planning.

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How Other Companies Benefit from SAP S/4HANA

Toyota Tsusho

Toyota Tsusho is the trading arm of the Toyota Group. It enriches society by creating value by the company as Metals; Global Production Parts; Logistics

Jowat

As requirements for qualitative Master Data Management increased at Jowat due to business growth, the company decided for NTT DATA Business Solutions’ it.mds AddOn and in doing this, Jowat became a pioneer as the first German customer using the master data solution.

ARRI Group

With the SAP S/4HANA implementation by NTT DATA Business Solutions, ARRI not only streamlined processes, but also accelerated data analysis and modernized SAP applications. Thanks to NTT DATA Business Solutions’ Managed Cloud Services, ARRI can rely on maximum security within the IT infrastructure.

LOVOO

By implementing SAP S/4HANA Finance and opting for the NTT DATA Business Solutions Managed Cloud Services, Lovoo is prepared for SAP S/4HANA in the future and benefits from increased performance, real-time processed data, freed up capacity and a lot more.

Evergreen & SAP BW/4HANA

The implementation of SAP S/4HANA & BW/4HANA enabled Evergreen Garden Care to have their financial information in one place with profitability analytics instantly available.

ESL

Thanks to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, ESL can now enjoy significantly enhanced performance and also quick data access in real time. The complex project was completed successfully on time and within budget, so that the first go-live could be announced after just 3.5 months.

Ceyoniq

Together with NTT DATA Business Solutions, Ceyoniq could implement SAP S/4HANA Cloud as their new ERP system in only six months and as a special project highlight, only four sub processes required slight adjustments.

LEHA

With the implementation of SAP S/4HANA and the customized NTT DATA Business Solutions AddOns it.configure and it.mobile InfoCollector App, LEHA now has a state-of-the-art IT landscape that ensures continuous growth and readyness for the digital future.

Niehoff Sitzmöbel

To process its customers payments simply and directly from Point-of-Sale, Niehoff is using the it.cash&countersales cashbox solution from NTT DATA Business Solutions.

Why Should You Select NTT DATA Business Solutions for Transition to SAP S/4HANA?


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Take the First Step in Moving to SAP S/4HANA!

Learning more on SAP S/4HANA and gaining insights is the first step towards transition. And you have already taken it!

The next step will be to choose one of the three transition paths that fits your business and requirements the best. Each transition path to SAP S/4HANA employs different methods and offers different benefits. The info boxes below give concise information on each path. Review them to choose the best path for your business and start the transition now!

Choose Your Transition Path

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SAP S/4HANA System Conversion

Move your existing SAP ERP system in place to SAP S/4HANA with a System Conversion. Keep your structure and processes and move to SAP S/4HANA in 22+ weeks.

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New Implementation of SAP S/4HANA

The New Implementation, or Greenfield Approach, is one transition path to move to SAP S/4HANA. Find out why it allows for a fresh start with SAP S/4HANA.

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Selective Data Transition to SAP S/4HANA

Consolidate various ERP systems into one central SAP S/4HANA with a Selective Data Transition. The Hybrid Approach is mainly designed for large enterprises.

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