New suite based on Hana will boost the vendor’s target for cloud user base for 2017
SAP has announced ‘S/4Hana’, the successor to S/3 or SAP Business Suite, with an easier-to-use interface, disruption free migration and super-fast data analysis with Hana.
The new ERP announced this afternoon boasts “re-written code (no materialised aggregates)” that make the most of Hana’s speedy data crunching. It uses SAP Fiori’s interface and is available as SaaS and on-premise.
It even has the added bonus, Bernd Leukert demonstrated, of accessibility for certain applications on a smartwatch thanks to the Fiori interface.
During the launch in New York, a demonstration revealed how the speedier Hana-enabled replacement to SAP R/3 – which has been around since 1992 – can crunch data “on the fly”.
Showcasing the financial applications screen for a hypothetical company, Bernd Leukrt analysed data for the last eight financial quarters –245 million line items – for profits and losses in its China division within seconds