Features of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition



SaaS ERP  - Public Edition

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition explained Features SaaS

Ready-to-Run ERP -Supported with features to assist your business

The SaaS ERP solution is a full blown ERP solution to support your organization.  This applies to businesses with a single operations or organization with headquarter, central services and different country divisions. 

In this section, we explain the available features that are part of the  SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition in order to get a understanding what's available for your company.

The SAP S/4HANA Cloud functionality has a impact to the success of your business, but the biggest impact is the new way of working. These features explain how you can deploy the features widely within your organization to improve insights, collaborations, decisions, planning, prediction, execution and at the end your revenue, costs and margin.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition Features Overview


The functionality of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition is based on Industry Best Practices and end-to-end business processes, like Order-to-Cash, Procure-to-Pay. 

There are in total 850+ scope items to configure the solution to your needs. 

The are three ERP flavors as starting configuration:

  1. Administrative ERP - Finance Led ERP
  2. Product Centric ERP for the Make Industry
  3. Service Centric ERP for the Service Industry

These flavors can be mixed/combined for Headquarter, Central or subsidiaries needed functionality

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition feature Scope (Functionality)

Enterprise Readiness

The SaaS Solutions provides a 3-system landscape,

  1. Development System - including ABAP stack
  2. Testing environment
  3. Production Environment

Application Lifecycle Management to control releases and upcoming innovations

Central Business Configuration to manage and control all your SAP Public Cloud solutions from a central control dashboard, including authorization and access control.

Release Assessment and Scope Dependency Tool (RASD) helps you to digits the details of the new releases and to prepare the appropriate test and acceptance plan 

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition feature Enterprise Ready


SAP Integration HUB is the  place to start:

  • 4,700 ready-to-use API's available to set up the required integrations with SAP and Non-SAP products and services.
  • 300+ available business objects can be used to manage your events during these integrations.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition feature Integrations


Expand functionality without impacting the core of ERP functionality with the Clean Core ERP approach that ensures seamless process to install upcoming release and innovation updates.

There are  2 levels of extensibility options integrated to  SAP S/4HANA Cloud

  1. Key User Extensibility to adjust forms, reports, add custom objects or fields and Cloud Business Add-in to add functionality
  2. Developer Extensibility (ABAP) to create Custom Apps

Via SAP BTP it is also possible to create Side-by-Side extensions based on ABAP, Java Node.js or SaaS solutions

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition feature Extensibility


The SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) is included in your SaaS Services to manage access, business roles and authorizations. There are 4 pillars of functionality:

  1. Database & Data Management: SAP HANA, Data Intelligence and Master Data Governance
  2. Analytics: Embedded Analytics and Reporting facilities for all users
  3. Strong Application Development and Integration capabilities, including NoCode/LowCode development
  4. Intelligent Technologies with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition feature Business Technology Platform


Usability is often recognized as one of the key elements of  SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition. Users can discover, define and adjust their own working environment:

  • Desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone
  • Ability to create own dashboards and Key Performance Indicators to manage their actions by push messages
  • Customized forms for effective handling of transactions
  • Easy collaboration via MS Teams or Google Workspace 
  • Real-time access to your document and workflows to determine the right actions in a split second
  • Access to online help and E-learning tracks
  • One-click access to available Self Services

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition feature Usability


The application supports most common languages to provide your users easy access to use their own local language within the application.  Follow this link to the latest release update related to the available languages.

Language support needs to be prepared during the configuration. Language support is related to Forms and Dialogs. Help features are not provided in all languages.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition feature Languages


No worries if your business is located in different countries as the SaaS solution includes most of the necessary changes to comply with that particular country. Localizations are focused on the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Tax
  • Payments
  • Invoicing
  • Reporting

SAP is maintaining the majority of the localizations.  For some other countries, there are partner solutions. If you are missing or entering a non-included country, you can use the Localization toolkit to create the necessary enhancements on top of the standards.

The localized versions of all available countries are included in the SaaS subscription fee.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition feature Localizations

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SAP Public Cloud composable solutions

Public Cloud

Discover the products of SAP Public Cloud solutions, all delivered as SaaS solutions:
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • SAP Industry Solutions
  • SAP ECO Systems

ERP Flavors

Discover the available pre-defined packages to arrange a rapid start  with SAP S/4HANA Cloud for: 
  • Finance Led ERP
  • Product Centric Operations
  • Service Centric Operations


Discover the features that are part of the SaaS ERP package:
  • Enterprise Readiness
  • Integrations, Extensibility
  • Localizations, Language support, Useability


Discover the high-level functionality scope  that is available:
  • Administrative Functions
  • Operational Functions
  • Industry Solutions
  • Real time Foundation

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