The strategic goal of SAP in recent years has been to develop a next generation ERP package, i.e. an integrated management system which, on the one hand, will be based on proven business practices and, on the other hand, will meet the requirements of the era of digital transformation consisting in an all-encompassing digitization of the economy.
The result is the SAP S/4HANA system (valid version for June 2018 – 1709), available both as a classic on-premise system and as a cloud system (S/4HANA Cloud).
As regards the IT technology, the SAP S/4HANA system uses the latest IT developments in hardware and software, such as an -in-memory database, parallel processing or responsive user interfaces based on open web technologies. Technological changes and innovations translate into business innovations, from the way the system is used by the user (interface) to completely new groups of functionalities.
The SAP S/4HANA system differs from the SAP ERP 6.0 system basically in four areas:
- Data model
- User interface
Each SAP S/4HANA module (commonly speaking – FI/CO/MM/SD/PP/PM/QM, ...
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