Due to SAP sunsetting its mainstream maintenance for ECC software by 2027, more SAP-centric enterprises are being pushed toward S4/HANA transition.
But businesses looking to rapidly adapt to disruptive industry-wide changes by transitioning to SAP S/4HANA may struggle to choose the right S/4HANA edition–public or private.
Avantra, a Silver SAP Partner, helps SAP users decide on the right S/4HANA platform for achieving measurable returns faster.
Designed with modularity in mind, SAP S/4HANA is a fully featured, holistic enterprise resource planning (ERP) system by SAP SE.
Leveraging advanced artificial intelligence, S/4 HANA helps large enterprises simplify their ERP efforts across the entire organisation. Built on the tile-based SAP Fiori UX and SAP HANA in-memory database architecture, S/4HANA facilitates real-time analysis of even the most complex ERP processes.
According to Avantra, for companies looking for a compelling combination of extensibility, cybersecurity, and simplicity to power their ERP functions, transitioning to S/4 HANA is a no-brainer.
And among three basic deployment options–on-prem, hybrid, and cloud–S/4HANA in the cloud is making inroads into the SAP market.
A fully cloud-based implementation–S/4HANA private and public cloud enable users to access their data virtually, faster, and in real time for high-flying business operations.
A tailored-to-fit cloud ERP, S/4HANA private cloud helps enterprises convert their existing SAP ERP systems into cloud-enabled data centre implementations.
By allowing enterprises to select the cloud infrastructure based on their preference, and to retain the existing SAP ERP systems, the Rise with SAP private cloud edition boost resilience while significantly reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO).
On top of this, users can manage the speed of their cloud migration by rolling out innovations on their timelines??, thus asserting more control over their mission-critical operations.
On the other hand, delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), S/4HANA’s public counterpart is a ready-to-run cloud ERP with an array of outstanding benefits–for example, improved flexibility and scaling cost structure.
Additionally, incorporating ready-to-work processes built on proven industry best practices, ????S/4HANA public edition enables users to get results right away. The result is–stable life-cycle extensibility leading to higher ROI.
Avantra explains that existing SAP ERP customers looking to migrate their workloads to the cloud without undergoing a complete process redesign can invest in S/4HANA’s private cloud edition.
S/4HANA’s public cloud can be the best pick for SAP customers looking to adopt the future of ERP with a new predefined process and implementation.
According to Avantra, while both public and private editions come with class-leading functionalities, businesses must gauge the benefits of each edition against their specific ERP needs and business KPIs.
To quote a spokesperson from Avantra, “Choosing between S/4HANA’s public and private offerings comes down to deciding whether a business would benefit most from committing fully to a cloud-based future for ERP processes or maintaining control over part of the scope instead.”
The company urges SAP enterprise to leverage expert assistance for a smooth transition to SAP S/4HANA through SAP process automation while keeping the outlays to a minimum along the way.
For example, by leveraging Avantra’s SAP automation, enterprises can transform their SAP implementation and efficiently move to the S/4HANA cloud with zero friction.
Headed by John Appleby, Avantra is an industry-recognised AIOPs platform helping organisations automate their complex SAP operations.
Interested parties can learn more information about Avantra’s guide to the best SAP S/4HANA cloud edition at https://www.avantra.com.
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