Digitize business processes with SAP S/4HANA successfully

Companies are facing new challenges due to the increasing digitization of the working world. Consequently, intelligent strategies need to be developed. Data, key figures and processes must be analyzed in real-time for being a well-founded and clear basis for future decisions. SAP S/4HANA is the ideal ERP solution for this purpose providing enormous advantages and new functions for your business and strategy. With SAP innovations and systems, you will be best prepared for upcoming challenges.


The field-tested and flexible SAP S/4HANA solution has set a real ERP suite benchmark for the integration of digital value chains in your company. Here, the established SAP ERP ECC 6.0 modules are provided and optimized with regard to data structure and appearance. SAP S/4HANA is the next SAP ERP generation specially tailored for working with the role-based and intuitive SAP Fiori user interface. It is based on the SAP HANA database.

Important key facts of the SAP S/4HANA-SUITE

Your advantages when using SAP S/4HANA


  • Designing the future: Promote the digitization of relevant business processes throughout your company and make your business fit for the future with SAP S/4HANA!
  • Planning security: A clear reporting gives you (as a user) a well-arranged overview of company-wide output patterns and corporate developments.
  • Real-time insights: Analyze business data and key figures of defined periods and analyze changes within seconds.
  • Cost reduction: Due to the considerably reduced SAP S/4HANA memory requirements, you significantly streamline your IT landscape and capacities.
  • Sales optimization: Use SAP S/4HANA for an easy adjustment of your product placement to current sales figures and stock data. You increase your sales opportunities and avoid stock shortfalls.
  • Improved user-friendliness: User interfaces that can easily be applied on all devices, such as smartphones or tablets, will enable you to execute arising tasks flexibly and on the move. Thanks to technologies such as SAP Fiori, the user experience will improve significantly and information is formatted graphically within seconds so that you can react immediately and irrespective of the location.
  • Slim technology: The SAP HANA in-memory database is based on a single central database, which reduces great efforts for data maintenance, backup and consolidation and creates further potential for cost reductions.

      The SAP S/4HANA structure

      1) What does "digital core" mean in SAP S/4HANA?

      The "digitization of business processes" is often interpreted differently. At first, many people think of the automated management of business processes, which reduces manual work steps. With SAP S/4HANA, you have many more digital transformation options, which eliminates the separation of the direct retailing system and your digital value chains. In concrete terms, this means that data from your vendors, business partners, customers or machines is processed in real time and ready for direct use. Any information gained is integrated directly into S/4HANA and can be used in a holistic and automated way. In this way, data itself becomes a production factor and a basis for innovations in your business. As a result, the digital core is the solution-oriented heart providing the system data at the right time.


      2) What is SAP S/4HANA?

      SAP S/4HANA describes the already known ERP system. However, it has been extended by the digital integration of the value chain of your company. It is the new name for the familiar and further developed ERP suite in its fourth ERP generation. The functions of previous systems are still available for you as a customer. They are integrated into the new HANA data model step by step and complemented by new and improved functions. When implementing the new SAP Business Suite, SAP customers can choose between S/4HANA for on-premise use, a cloud solution or a hybrid approach.



      3) What do the business area solutions describe?

      Business area solutions are SAP S/4HANA solutions that combine all SAP S/4HANA core functions with specific solutions from the SAP portfolio for the respective business area, e.g. finance and controlling.

      What is the timetable of the FIS solutions for SAP S/4HANA?

      All FIS products and services are continuously adjusted to the technological innovations and developments and constantly developed further. Every FIS professional has access to the know-how of over 600 employees. All FIS products have a clear strategy for the S/4HANA environment so that you as a customer can fully benefit from all advantages of the new ERP system with our products and solutions.

      How does FIS assist you during the transition to the SAP S/4HANA solution?

      On the one hand, FIS provides an all-in-one industrial solution specifically developed for technical wholesale – powered by SAP HANA – with FIS/wwswhich is already used successfully by more than 25,000 users within their companies. More than 600 SAP specialists of the FIS group are waiting for your interest and requests in order to meet your specific requirements of an integrated SAP solution. FIS will be pleased to show you in a nonbinding and individual initial consultation how your processes can be integrated and how the SAP HANA in-memory platform can basically be used in your business. Do not hesitate to contact us - a FIS specialist will get in touch with you as soon as possible!

      Do you have further questions regarding SAP S/4HANA integration or would you like to learn more about the general fields of application of the SAP solutions in your company? Please contact FIS - we will be pleased to help you!

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      Martin Zidek
      Martin Zidek
      Head of Sales – Business Unit SAP, Technical Wholesale and Industries