As more organizations turn digital, the cloud becomes unarguably important. With a vast array of benefits offered, including rapid implementation, flexibility, scalability, lower maintenance costs and much more, the cloud is clearly emerging as the path forward.
While SAP has positioned their S/4HANA solution as the digital core for the Intelligent Enterprise, the cloud implementation solution has many organizations wondering when and why they should make the move to S/4HANA.
According to a study by the Cloud Security Alliance, 33% of organizations have a “full steam ahead” attitude toward cloud services and 86% of companies spend at least part of their IT budget on cloud services. IT leaders at 79% of companies receive regular requests from end-users each month to buy more cloud applications with file sharing and collaboration, communication, social media, and content sharing topping the list of the most-requested cloud services.
In light of this, here are some reasons why implementing or transitioning to S/4HANA Cloud can help your organization work better, faster, and smarter.
Multiple Features – By providing you with access to different features, you can build, manage, and deploy cloud-based enterprise applications and extend them as you need. Flexible subscription models and other services for database, apps, and infrastructure allow you to harness and explore S/4HANA’s full potential.
Increase the value of your existing applications – With SAP S/4HANA, existing enterprise solutions in the cloud or on-premise can be streamlined towards the integration of new applications with the assurance of the lowest possible overall cost of ownership.
Shortens the distance from Time to Value – Build and deploy consumer and business applications fast, ensure new functionalities to meet emerging business needs an connect with customers through more engaging experiences – all in one go.
Increase the productivity of developers – Open programming standards are supported, so developers can easily build enterprise applications to integrate with non-SAP or SAP solutions without learning new code.
Improve ROI – The platform lets you extend existing applications and build new apps in the Cloud itself. Designed for the highly data-driven, social, mobile, and networked user, it is ideal for you to take advantage of continuously evolving data sharing trends while providing access to real-time applications your business needs to succeed.
As with other cloud-based solutions, SAP S/4HANA Cloud has quicker innovation cycles than on-premise solutions, with updates delivered every three months rather than on a yearly basis, bringing new functionality to businesses much faster than is typical with traditional, on-premise updates.
Any major technology transition involves business risks, some real and some perceived, and the migration of SAP workloads to SAP S/4HANA is no exception. To minimize the business risks associated with migration and hasten their SAP S/4HANA deployments, many businesses are turning to third-party experts.
With an SAP-certified partner like Microexcel, you can assess deployment options and ensure your cloud transition takes place with minimal disruption, according to your business priorities. And you can start reaping the benefits of SAP S/4HANA quickly!
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