SAP S/4HANA: An Introduction

SAP S/4HANA: An IntroductionWhether you’re already en route to SAP S/4HANA or taking your first look, this book is your go-to introduction to the new suite. See what SAP S/4HANA offers for your core business processes: finance, manufacturing, sales, and more. Learn about your reporting, extension, and adoption options, and consult customer case studies to learn from current customers. From the cloud to SAP Leonardo, get on the cutting edge of SAP!

  • Learn what SAP S/4HANA offers your company
  • Explore key business processes and system architecture
  • Consider your deployment options and implementation paths

What You Will Learn?

Key Functionality

See how SAP S/4HANA supports your day-to-day finance and logistics business processes. From trade management to intelligent procurement, get insight into the new functionality offered by SAP S/4HANA 1809.

On-Premise vs. Cloud

Learn about SAP S/4HANA Cloud: functional capabilities, deployment, extensibility, and more. For each key business process, find out how the cloud differs from an on-premise system.

Deployment and Implementation

Understand your SAP S/4HANA adoption paths, whether you’re starting a new implementation, system conversion, or landscape transformation. Plan your migration by exploring SAP Activate methodology and the SAP model company.

Book’s Highlights

  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply chain
  • Sales, marketing, and commerce
  • Sourcing and procurement
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Industry solutions
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • SAP Leonardo
  • Architecture
  • Deployment
  • Case studies

About the Authors of This SAP S/4 HANA and SAP HANA Book

Devraj Bardhan is an accomplished global leader for SAP Innovations at IBM. He has led several large transformation projects, driving business growth agenda through innovation and digital efficiencies. He is an established subject matter expert (SME) for SAP S/4HANA, SAP Ariba, and SAP Leonardo, growing IBM’s digital transformation capability by designing and implementing global templates.

Axel Baumgartl is part of the Center for Digital Leadership at SAP, where he leads the area of asset and method development. In his current role, he provides thought leadership and best practices for C-level customers based on his more than 19 years of experience with SAP transformation projects. He is the author of several publications about SAP products and developed a method for enterprise architecture blueprinting.

Nga-Sze Choi is the SAP S/4HANA Sales and Logistics Expert working for SAP Business Transformation Services. She has more than 14 years of experience in global business transformation programs, leading the design and implementation of SAP solutions in the order-to-cash and procure-to-pay areas. Her main area of expertise is in the life sciences, consumer products, and industrial industries.

Mark Dudgeon is the Global SAP CTO of IBM Global Business Services, SAP Service Line. He has more than 21 years of experience in architecture design and delivery for some of IBM’s largest SAP deployments. Mark’s role also includes ensuring that IBM has the right partnerships, capabilities, and offerings to support its customers in their digital transformation journey with SAP.

Asidhara Lahiri is an SAP Enterprise Architect in IBM India, working on complex SAP implementations for global clients in industries such as consumer products, oil & gas, airlines, and utility. She has more than 22 years of work experience, out of which 18 are in SAP. She advises client executives on digital roadmaps for their SAP landscape, and is a global subject matter expert (SME) in SAP HANA in IBM. She has also led the SAP HANA competency for IBM India, designing and reviewing client architecture, defining IBM services, and growing IBM’s SAP HANA capability. Asidhara has filed two patents and is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. She is also a coauthor for the book SAP Cloud Platform: Cloud-Native Development (SAP PRESS).

Bert Meijerink is the SAP S/4HANA Finance lead at IBM’s SAP Global Center of Competence. He has more than 31 years of working experience in implementing financial systems worldwide, and more than 21 years of experience in designing and implementing SAP global templates.

Andrew Worsley-Tonks is SAP Chief Architect and global SAP S/4HANA transformation lead for IBM Services. He has extensive experience in complex SAP upgrades, modernization, and business transformation projects. In his current role, he delivers multiple SAP S/4HANA projects while also helping existing SAP ERP customers define their SAP S/4HANA adoption strategy and business case.

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