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SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Cloud ERP For Every Business Need

Updated: Feb 6

In today’s technology environment, a one-size fits-all solution is simply not feasible. SAP has taken a different approach by assembling a modular cloud portfolio of many different solutions that can be plugged-into a core single-source of truth. Customers can deploy specific modules or processes in phases over time to build a Cloud ERP that truly adapts and evolves with their organization.

For 50 years, SAP has been working hand in hand with customers across every industry and using this expertise to benchmark and define best-in-class, industry-specific processes. This initiative resulted in two major products that can be deployed as the Cloud ERP core for any organization: SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, and SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition.

SAP S/4HANA is an acronym for SAP Business Suite 4 the SAP HANA database .

SAP S/4HANA is the next generation of the SAP business suite software. SAP S/4HANA enterprise software is the digital core of many organizations and is designed to run an Intelligent and sustainable Enterprise. The Intelligent Enterprise, feeds data into intelligent analytics, which in turn feeds process automation and innovation. SAP S/4HANA is integration-ready and includes capabilities within the applications to easily make extensions and customizations to tailor the solution to your needs.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, is a ready-to-run cloud ERP that delivers the latest industry best practices and continuous innovation. With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, customers can see results right away with ready-to-work business processes built on proven industry best practices. This fully extensible platform enables your unique business processes, and you can easily expand as your needs evolve with the cloud architecture.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition has a comprehensive ERP scope with end-to-end business processes delivered by preconfigured SAP Best Practices and selected industry-specific scenarios.

Seamless implementation using SAP Cloud ALM an Application Lifecycle Management tool from SAP to streamline the implementation and operations of the intelligent and sustainable enterprise by accelerating time-to-value, safeguarding business continuity, and reducing the cost of ownership. ALM from SAP offers a comprehensive suite of processes, tools, best practices, and services to manage SAP and non-SAP solutions throughout the complete application lifecycle.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, is a tailored-to-fit cloud ERP that adapts to your organization’s unique transformation. With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, customers can move to the cloud at their own pace. A comprehensive library of ready-to-run business processes make it easy to start with a baseline, while the customization flexibility enables you to build highly tailored business processes that support industry requirements.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition has the same functional scope and localization coverage as the SAP S/4HANA On Premise solution. This includes the extended line of business processes and all 25 industries.

SAP Solution Manager is a comprehensive application lifecycle management solution that can be used to manage an implementation of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition. SAP Solution Manager is not relevant for the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition solution and it is used to manage implementation tasks, such as tracking the status of decisions, open requirements, and progress during the Fit-to-Standard workshops.

Modular Cloud Portfolio

GROW and RISE with SAP are designed to support customers in their unique transformation, regardless of the starting point. This can be either SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private or public edition depending on the individual customer needs and the industry fit.

The Cloud ERP is supported by the SAP Business Technology Platform that provides the foundation of application extension to allow customers to differentiate their business processes with technologies like machine learning and process automation. It provides integration to a robust ecosystem of partner solutions in addition to 3rd party customer solutions.

The Cloud ERP and SAP Business Technology Platform are surrounded by Line of Business and Industry-leading business applications that work together to provide a full suite of modular business solutions that only SAP can offer. These components collectively provide customers the end-to-end, industry-specific business processes they need to run intelligent, sustainable enterprises.


The GROW with SAP offering was built to specifically help midsize companies take full advantage of cloud ERP and give customers confidence they will be up and running quickly with technology that allows them to keep growing effectively and efficiently. GROW with SAP provides the solutions, best-practice support, adoption acceleration services, and community and learning to deliver a cost-effective, rapid implementation that enables you to scale into the future.

The Intelligent, Sustainable Enterprise

An intelligent, sustainable enterprise is one that consistently applies advanced technologies and best practices within agile, integrated business processes. SAP supports customers in becoming intelligent enterprises by providing solutions for integrating data and processes, building flexible value chains, innovating with industry best practices, understanding and acting on customer, partner, and employee sentiment, and managing environmental impact.

Holistic view into data, processes, and industry-specific drivers, differentiators, regulations, and best practices across value chains, customers can create new sustainable products, services, and solutions.

Real-time insights across the entire solution to assess and reduce carbon footprints, address circular business models, reduce waste, and ensure social responsibility across value chains, customers can embed sustainability into their core business processes.

Deep transparency into financial and non-financial data to address regulations, taxation, and sanctions proactively, customers can ensure compliance with global and local regulations.

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