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Discover the Benefits of SAP S/4HANA

Whether you’re in supply chain management, manufacturing, procurement, or finance, SAP S/4HANA can add agility, efficiency, and cost savings to your organization.

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 – click for more details.

Benefit from SAP S/4HANA and become an Intelligent Enterprise.

Intelligent Enterprise

Benefit from SAP S/4HANA and optimize your supply chain.

Supply Chain Optimization

Benefit from SAP S/4HANA and improve your user experience.

Improved User Experience

How Can I Become an Intelligent Enterprise with SAP S/4HANA?

Today’s environment and society presents new challenges that require new mindsets and new approaches. One example is the increasing focus on human behavior and experience – that’s why we talk also about an experience-driven economy. Ongoing changes in technology, business and society are bringing up both, new opportunities and new challenges.

In order to cope with these challenges and leverage opportunities, your enterprise has to become intelligent: you could use “new” technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning or Internet of Things (IoT) – there is a wealth of technologies available. However, it makes no sense to implement technologies just for their own sake – you need to find the ones necessary to create immediate and sustainable value for your company.

At the core of the operations, an existing standard software (e.g. SAP ERP) is already in place. In many cases, SAP S/4HANA is the digital core for becoming an Intelligent Enterprise. It is your starting point enabling you to make your business smarter and intelligent step-by-step. It is able to process huge amounts of data and generate real time data insights. Moreover, it’s not only about processing data but about using and analyzing this data to increase transparency, be up to date and get reasoned arguments for your decisions. These are just a few benefits of SAP S/4HANA.

Finally, being an Intelligent Enterprise means to provide innovative products or processes to your customers. Today, innovation is nearly impossible without technology. So the key for success is the perfect set of relevant and useful technologies that fit your business. But how to get there?

Let’s start a conversation now! Based on decades of experience, we work closely with you and identify your agile journey to an Intelligent Enterprise. Sounds good? Let’s develop ideas and find individual and iterative answers to your requirements and generate added value for your company from day one.

 

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How Can I Optimize My Supply Chain with SAP S/4HANA?

SAP S/4HANA can improve your supply chain management in several ways. Take a look at this infographic and learn how the benefits of SAP S/4HANA can increase the performance of every single line of business:

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SAP S/4HANA for Procurement

Challenges

Benefits of SAP S/4HANA

  • Forecasting based on Excel sheets and historical experience does not allow for accurate estimation of supply needs and strategic sourcing.
  • SAP S/4HANA is tightly integrated with inventory management and planning modules, which can be used to drive strategic purchasing automatically for purchases, issuing POs based on stock levels and forecast models.
  • Lack of transparency complicates the development of an understanding of inventory and supply chain.
  • Cloud-based SAP Ariba (Software as a Service – Saas) enables a much greater degree of supply chain visibility and improves ease of use.
  • Procurement is often reduced to a tactical exercise of obtaining the lowest cost, not considering trade-offs like lower quality or lower supplier reliability.
  • Improve your strategic vision and reduce supply chain risk by forming an optimal mix of suppliers and partners. Collaborate with your suppliers in a demilitarized zone of SAP Ariba, only showing relevant content, while being connected to your whole system in the background.
 
  • With an understanding of supply base and a close collaboration with your suppliers, procurement can be a competitive differentiator, an innovation enabler and source of strength.

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SAP S/4HANA for Manufacturing

Challenges

Benefits of SAP S/4HANA

  • Production planning does not consider capacities (equipment and staff).
  • SAP S/4HANA enables an integrated view of availability and capacity.
  • Inaccurate manufacturing planning leads to long manufacturing cycles and increased manufacturing costs.
  • MRP Live analyzes requirements and receipts in real time and detects material shortage as they arise.
  • Material shortages do not allow flexible handling of short-term changes in customer demand. Classic sales and operations planning causes the bullwhip effect, as planning forecasts are not accurate.
  • With PP/DS, operational production planning can be significantly improved, as live data allows for better business decisions and more precise planning. In this way, delays or setup times can be minimized or prioritized orders can be scheduled preferentially.
  • Higher inventory levels result in capital commitment or material shortages caused by delivery delays.
  • Clear visibility across the material flow increases user acceptance and efficiency.
  • The system allows you to simulate different supply scenarios.
 
  • With PP/DS, capacity and MRPs can be viewed in an integrated manner.
 
  • Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) considers customer demand for the requirements planning.

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SAP S/4HANA for Finance

Challenges

Benefits of SAP S/4HANA

  • Lack of a single source of truth in finance results in lower confidence in figures.
  • The once-separate components of Financial Accounting (FI) and Controlling (CO) are combined in the Universal Journal.
  • Inefficient closing procedures creates difficulties when managing progress in monthly, quarterly, or yearly close.
  • Continuous Closing or “soft close” is possible via embedded analytics, Embedded BW, and group
  • No seamless consolidation processes result in difficult group reporting in a disjointed financial  landscape that has too many manual tasks.
  • SAP S/4HANA Finance for group reporting addresses consolidation shortcomings by helping you deliver your entity and group close processes on a single system.
  • No audit trail linking consolidated financial statements to the underlying operational transactions.
  • The SAP Financial Closing cockpit serves as a single source of truth. It standardizes and automates repetitive tasks in the closing process and adds traceability.
  • SAP S/4HANA removes the separation between operational and analytical systems and allows business users to access operational data in real time without detours or delays for analysis. It increases user efficiency.
  • Based on machine learning and forecasting algorithms, SAP Predictive Analytics software can predict the probability of future events. Decision makers are supported by predictive analysis, for example within human resource management, maintenance, sales, or supply chain

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How Can I Improve My UX with SAP S/4HANA?

  • With SAP Fiori and an intuitive UX on any device.
  • New insight to action combines transactions and analytics.
  • Digital assistant (SAP Conversational AI) and bot integration available.

How Can I Become More Innovative with SAP S/4HANA?

Using SAP S/4HANA paves new ways for your business to become more innovative and enables you to implement innovative technology. More than 30 years of experience in SAP environment, IT branch and technologies is our background – find out how we can support you on your way to an innovative future.

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Why Should I Move to SAP S/4HANA with itelligence?

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With SAP S/4HANA Finance and itelligence’s own solutions, we’ve optimized and enhanced our IT applications. Now we are ready for Digital Transformation.

Matthias Baurecht, Chief Operations Officer, ARTDECO cosmetic GmbH

Let's Start Your Move to SAP S/4HANA!

You’ve already taken the first step on your transition to SAP S/4HANA by gaining insights and gathering information about the most relevant benefits of SAP S/4HANA and how they will improve your business.

For your next step, you need to decide which transition path fits your requirements. There are three different ways to transition, each differing in deployment options, data migration, etc.
Take a look at the info boxes below, compare the paths, and make a decision about which is right for your business.
Let’s start your transition now!

Choose Your Transition Path

Move to SAP S/4HANA with a New Implementation. No existing processes will be in your way.

Greenfield Approach

  • Start from SAP/non-SAP ERP
  • On-premise or cloud
  • New processes
  • Initial data load

Start with a New Implementation

Move to SAP S/4HANA with a System Conversion. Keep your processes and reduce risk.

Brownfield Approach

  • Start from SAP ERP
  • On-premise
  • Keep your processes
  • Conversion of your data

Move with a System Conversion   

Move to SAP S/4HANA with a Selective Data Transition. Consolidate various ERPs into one system.

Hybrid Approach

  • Start from SAP/non-SAP ERP
  • On-premise or cloud
  • Transfer various ERPs into one
  • For large enterprises

Opt for a Selective Data Transition


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