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SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition

The catalysts that cause organizations to realize they need an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can be divided into two categories.

1. Revenue pull: Organizations that are growing and evolving quickly.

For example, a well-established company is expanding geographically. Or a startup is in hypergrowth mode and scaling faster than it can establish controls and allow processes to mature.

2. Cost push: Organizations that want better visibility and cost tracking (e.g., companies in high volume-low margin businesses).

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition (SAP S/4HANA Cloud) is an excellent fit for both categories because of its built-in industry-specific best practices.

SAP Industry Best Practices

SAP, a technology pioneer, invests significantly in research and development and establishing best practices for multiple industries and processes.

With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, organizations don’t have to depend solely on the implementation consultant’s expertise to have requirements mapped to the software—SAP’s industry-specific processes are built-in and ready for use.

This “adopt, not create” methodology means companies can skip the traditional ERP implementation process—including blueprinting, documentation, a fit gap analysis, and a grand unveiling of the software during user acceptance testing, which was traditionally when users first saw the system.

“With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, you can have a baseline product to demo in your conference room in two to three weeks,” says Ijlal Naqvi, Senior Director of SAP Cloud Solutions at Vision33. “That’s when you understand the differences between your existing practices and how industry experts recommend you operate—at an initial stage of the implementation when changes and tweaks are still practical.”

Because SAP S/4HANA Cloud captures industries’ native requirements, companies need only incorporate their localizations and personalizations. These are usually minor tweaks that don’t require heavy bespoke coding, allowing custom code to be compatible with upgrades as the solution evolves and remains current with the latest innovations.

Tried, Tested, and Proven Standards

“Adopt, not create” is a noteworthy advantage for newer companies that need more refined and efficient processes. There’s no need for design thinking and process refinement projects to set the stage for an ERP implementation. With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, both are available under one payment plan.

“On day one, you’re running on the tried, tested, and proven industry standard for large, efficient companies that have demonstrated their expertise and market niche over many years,” Ijlal says. “A company that’s still penetrating the market can leverage the vast knowledge base that’s built into SAP.”

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Vision33 is a multi-award-winning SAP partner, and our experts have created a free SAP S/4HANA Cloud info kit. Access it below to explore the next-generation cloud-based, intelligent ERP solution that will quickly drive your business forward and deliver a fast ROI.

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