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White Paper: Key Considerations for S/4HANA Technical Architecture

SAP S/4HANA is a next-generation business suite, which sits on top of the SAP HANA database. It’s an entirely new product and code line covering all business areas, such as finance, asset management, sourcing and procurement, manufacturing, supply chain, and sales and marketing. Key benefits of SAP S/4HANA are derived from the innovative in-memory database and real-time, embedded analytics, which help organizations make better decisions. SAP S/4HANA provides solid performance with maximized throughput and speed, along with native integration with various SAP cloud solutions – SAP Ariba, SAP SuccessFactors, etc. The innovative SAP Fiori user experience allows for proactive decision-making and higher productivity, with seamless cross-platform access across laptops, tablets and phones. SAP S/4HANA also reduces TCO with its simplified landscape and lower data footprint.

This white paper provides an overview of S/4HANA’s technical architecture and design considerations. It also covers an overview of the system conversion steps needed to migrate from SAP ERP to S/4HANA, along with the sizing aspects for transitioning to S/4HANA.