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"Time for all customers to start S/4HANA" said SAP speaker

Slides are here

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Why now?  Emerging of machine learning, blockchain, IoT

Businesses have to change

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"Agile" to response quickly

Deploy AI to differentiate business

Back to building an intelligent suite

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"A better user interface"

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"next generation interface"  speak to it, give it commands, keyboardless

Automation - free up time for people, not do mundane tasks

How take automation into a user interface "you love"

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Amount of data coming in, via IoT, "everyone understands power of HANA database"

Customers have foundation to have simplified data model, real time processing, combining transactions and analytics

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Going from traditional ERP of recording, processing, and reporting data to automation

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Middle view is dashboard for key indicators for your business

Top you see exceptions, can react on those exceptions

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Decision support

On any device

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Less data

"lower cost of ownership"

Reimagine processes; in the past were add-ons that are now integrated into S/4HANA to simplify footprint and speed

 

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How S/4HANA has evolved

In each release, integrate more capability

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SAP Cloud Platform is overlooked, said the speaker.

He says it is a differentiator

You can build your own applications

 

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You can build your own applications

 

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Customer story

Profit and loss in real time

Universal journal eliminate reconciliation

"Consolidation in real time"

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Cash management machine learning application

Automate cash application

Match receivables/invoices/payments

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By line of business, what came out in 1809, new insights, new in S/4HANA, new processes, advanced ATP integrated with S/4HANA, new compliance framework, new international trade, new machine learning and prediction capabilities and new integration capabilities

 

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Supply chain line of business, process on top, and simplifications

What done in latest release, and value to customers

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What is planned for next release

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Two 3 year roadmap updates per year for on-premise

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65% of the time companies are selecting new implementation

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Look at process, line of business

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Go greenfield to "return to standard" and technology landscape

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Conversion is an option and used 35% of the time

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Developed an algorithm for customers

Go through a series of questions to help determine approach

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SAP has customer examples for each of these factors

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How long does it take...

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"what's the best path for you"

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Not just for cloud

First hands-free ERP