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What is SAP S/4HANA Cloud exactly?

SAP S/4HANA is a future-ready enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with built-in intelligent technologies, including AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics. It transforms business processes with intelligent automation 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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The SAP S/4HANA Capabilities

Asset Management

Plan, schedule, and execute maintenance operations with integrated and optimized processes.


Simplify accounting and financial closing processes and improve treasury and financial risk management processes


Improve production planning, support complex assembly processes, and enable seamless manufacturing engineering


Improve project control and development, manage enterprise projects effectively, and streamline product lifecycle management


Maximize revenue with order and contract management, drive sales performance and support your sales force and sales management.


Deliver exceptional, personalized, and reliable service with holistic analytics and integrated service management.

Sourcing & Procurement

Streamline operational purchasing, automate sourcing and contract management and centralize procurement processes

Supply Chain

Provide more accurate commitment dates integrate transportation management, and streamline warehouse management

DSM Niaga® implements SAP S/4HANA Cloud with Scheer

Niaga® (part of DSM) selected S/4HANA Cloud to support the manufacturing of recyclable carpet in Geleen. The fast-growing Niaga business requires an easy to use, scalable, and quick to deploy ERP solution with robust functionality in sales, finance, purchasing, production and quality management.


SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a fit-to-standard cloud application that can be implemented within months. It is future-proof with its quarterly updates and delivers optimal business value in the execution of Niaga's grown strategy.


Scheer is chosen for its track record in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, manufacturing knowledge, and process-oriented implementation approach.

Read the implementation story here.

Humbolt University goes for S/4HANA 

Scheer is supporting the elite University in the implementation of efficient business processes based on a new SAP S/4 system landscape – as a general contractor offering support from conception all the way up to reliable operations

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S/4HANA Cloud Business perspective:

  • Strengthens your Revenue Model;
  • Improves service engagement with your customers;
  • Ensures better collaboration between employees and suppliers;
  • Strong simplification of processes;
  • Understanding all key figures and derived details at any time of the day;
  • Easy to expand with specific applications from SAP Ecosystem. There are ready-to-use integrations with:
    - SAP Ariba
    - SAP Concur
    - SAP Fieldglass
    - SAP SuccessFactors

S/4HANA Cloud Suite from IT perspective:

  • Strong simplification of IT landscape from application and hardware point of view
  • Data structures are simplified by the in-memory concept;
  • Dependence IT is actually limited to access internet.
  • SAP Business Technology Platform provides easy access to additional solutions from SAP Ecosystem, without heavy and complex IT projects

Facts and Figures About S/4HANA Cloud


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SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Version

Commonly used by customers that want the full cloud approach with regular quarterly upgrades that include new configuration and new software. Also used for subsidiaries alongside SAP on-premise implementations:
- Infrastructure: public cloud shared with other customers hosted only by SAP;
- License: subscription for Software as a Service;
- Upgrades: quarterly fixed and mandatory (configuration and software);
- Scope: core ERP (subset of full ERP) and specific industries and 42 countries;
- Extensibility: Extensibility framework and extensions through SAP Cloud Platform with whitelisted APIs;
- Configuration: use Self Service Configuration User Interfaces (SSCUIs) based on fit-to-standard workshops in the Explore phase;
- Implementation: greenfield only (new implementation);
- SAP Activate roadmap: SAP Activate Methodology for SAP S/4HANA Cloud;
- SAP Best Practices: scope is selected from these cloud-specific Best Practices;

You can choose to use the Implementation Portal for SAP S/4HANA Cloud to manage your project. See:
Unlike all the other deployment options, the user interface is purely Fiori launchpad and configuration is done using SSCUIs and not the IMG

Which Lines of Businesses are supported?

- Operational ERP
- Administrative ERP
- Industry Specific Capabilities
- Real-time Foundation

What are the Industry-specific capabilities

- Professional Services
- Oil & Gas

What are the Administrative ERP Business Areas?

- Finance
- Human Resources
- Sourcing & Procurement

What are the Operational ERP Business Areas?

- Manufacturing
- R&D Engineering
- Supply Chain
- Asset Management
- Sourcing & Procurement (Direct)
- Sales
- Service

What are the Real-time Foundation components?

- Database and Data Management
- Application Platform & Infrastructure
- IT Management

Which Countries are supported?

S/4HANA Cloud supports 43 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Which Languages are supported

S/4HANA Cloud supports 25 languages: Arabic, Bahasa (Malaysia), Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

How can SAP S/4HANA from the Cloud be deployed?

SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud is only available as Software as a Service model, managed by SAP.
SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud can be deployed via SAP as Software as a Service or via Scheer in combination with Microsoft Azure Platform

How is SAP S/4HANA Cloud being updated?

There are 4 update cycles a year: Feb, May, Aug and Nov. The release is indicated by year and month 2002, 2005,2008 and 2011. Each release contains fixes, updates and new features. The month prior to the release month, the Quality system is updated and provided with Release detail and test scripts

What are the difference between SAP S/4HANA Cloud and On-Premise version?

- Infrastructure
- License structure
- How upgrades are managed
- Scope (functional, country and industry)
- Configuration
- Extensibility (how the solution can be extended beyond configuration)
- Implementation approach: Greenfield


The Application 

SAP S/4HANA is SAP's 4th generation Business Suite. 

This version runs completely on the in-memory database platform SAP HANA. SAP S/4HANA is the successor to the successful SAP R/3 and SAP ECC. These on-premise systems are now replaced by an S/4HANA environment and available in an On-Premise, Public and Private Cloud. 

The difference between the different S/4HANA versions is the  functionality, update- and innovation cycles and the ability to extend or customize the application.

Cloud First Strategy for Updates!

SAP follows a Cloud First strategy. This implies that updates and new features are added to the Cloud ERP Suite versions every quarter. For the Private Cloud and On-Premise version, an update cycle of 1x per year applies. 

The Database

SAP HANA in-memory database

Through the deployment of SAP HANA as an in-memory database,  all data is stored in memory. Because the data model has been drastically reduced from the various functional angles, all data is now available, because everything is in memory. Waiting for a day, week or month report is now history. This database can be accessed both via SQL and MDX. Via MDX, simple multidimensional issues can be elaborated (OLAP-like) and linked to Excel Pivot Tables.               

SAP Fiori - User Experience

The User Experience has been roll-based. This implies that specific roles of mobile devices and tablets are deployed in addition to the trusted desktops. SAP Fiori uses HTML5. This allows the Fiori apps to be easily deployed on all device.

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