3 Reasons Why Companies Are Migrating to S4/HANA

Smart companies have relied on SAP solutions for their power and scale. And while SAP has served their needs well, some organizations feel it's time for an upgrade. Seeking greater flexibility and the ability to work without limitations, here are 3 reasons why SAP customers are moving to S4/HANA.

1. S/4 HANA is the next logical ERP for SAP clients.

S/4 HANA is more than just a database. For clients who have been using older SAP solutions, migrating to S/4 HANA makes sense given its capabilities. S/4 HANA digitally connects applications and processes and offers clients real-time insight on their business.

Clients are also guided though the SAP strategy for migration. SAP even has a special process called the SAP Global Database Migration Factory Program for migrating clients from third-party applications. 

Charles & Alice, the leading French producer of sugar-free frozen fruit snacks, recently migrated from SAP ECC to SAP HANA and were satisfied with the results. During this process, they needed no additional effort for rewriting existing programs.


2. The S/4 HANA database is faster than previous versions.

Companies who migrate to HANA are gaining time because this platform is different by design.

As the SAP HANA blog says, "It stores all data in-memory, in columnar format and compressed. Because HANA is so fast, sums, indexes, materialized views and aggregates are not required, and this can reduce the database footprint by 95%. Everything is calculated on-demand, on the fly, in main memory. This makes it possible for companies to run OLTP and analytics applications on the same instance at the same time, and to allow for any type of real-time, ad hoc queries and analyses.”

In the case of Charles and Alice, they found response times were highly improved.


3. S/4 HANA has a more user-friendly interface.

With S/4 HANA, clients get an interface they can access using just a web browser. With no need for a desktop application, S/4 HANA is portable and user-friendly.

Once Charles & Alice moved to SAP HANA, they found that end users especially enjoyed the new solution. According to a satisfaction survey, key users and sector managers were highly satisfied with the migration.


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