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Features of SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Features of SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud:

  •  Infrastructure: public cloud shared with other customers- so-called Multi-Tenant environment;
  •  License: subscription to Software as a Service - only provided by SAP;
  •  Upgrades: 2 major and 8 minor updates
  •  Scope: core ERP (subset of full ERP) and specific industries and 42 countries;
  •  Extensibility: extensibility framework and extensions via SAP Cloud Platform with whitelisted APIs;
  •  Configuration: use of 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 Essentials;
  •  SAP Best Practices: scope is selected from these cloud-specific Best Practices;

Which Lines of Businesses are supported by SAP S/4HANA Cloud?

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

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Operational ERP

What are the industry specific capabilities of SAP S/4HANA Cloud?

  •  Professional Services
  •  Oil & Gas
  •  Services

What are the administrative ERP business areas within SAP S/4HANA Cloud?

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Sourcing & Procurement

SAP S/4HANA Administrative ERP

What are the Real-time Foundation components within SAP S/4HANA Cloud?

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

More details regarding the functionality related to the scope items for the different components can be found here.
( > SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Editiion)

How can SAP S/4HANA Cloud be used?

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition is only available as Software as a Service model.

How is SAP S/4HANA Cloud updated periodically?

  • There are 2 major update cycles per year: February and August. 
  • In between are the monthly minor updates
  • Each release contains fixes, updates and new features or innovations
  • The month prior to the release month, the quality system is updated and provided with Release detail and test scripts.
  • Each change to a scope item is provided with test scripts and details related to related scope items.

SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud Release Schedule