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.