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What is SAP S/4HANA?

For enterprise resource planning (ERP), SAP S/4HANA gives you a powerful suite of business applications based on a unified framework. Innovative in-memory processing permits a near real-time single source of truth for business data. 

Why IBM?

Migrating to SAP S/4HANA can be complicated and costly. But getting help from IBM doesn't mean you give up control of the process. IBM experts are equipped with extensive industry-specific expertise that can reduce your migration hassles, integrate the power of AI and streamline your implementation.

Thanks to our IBM and SAP solutions, we are achieving the digital transformation that will help us strengthen our competitiveness in a fast-moving marketplace.

Faizan Mustafa, CIO/Head of IT, Indus Motor Company Ltd

Are you ready for SAP S4/HANA?

Get started with your move to SAP S/4HANA

In this paper, we identify the business value of SAP S/4HANA in the context of companies’ overall digital transformation, and recommend factors to help assess how and when to begin the migration.

Building a business case for SAP S/4HANA

Companies are searching for ways to build a seamless, connected and live enterprise — one that works internally across departments and externally with clients. SAP S/4HANA can empower your organization to run live. Find out how IBM can help build your business case.

Start your assessment

To start the process, sign up for the IBM HANA Impact Assessment today. It can assess the full end-to-end impact of your move, including data, custom code, interfaces and down to Level 4 business processes.


Understand if you are ready to make the move to S/4HANA

S/4HANA Value Accelerator can help you understand if you are ready to make the move to S/4HANA. 

  • IBM HANA Impact Assessment Tool
  • Business process impact
  • Industry and Business Function compatibility
  • HANA Business Case and Roadmap development
  • S/4HANA Migration
  • SAP Garage

Determine your S/4HANA adoption and migration scenario

IBM S/4HANA experts work with you on the scenario, based on a number of factors, including compatibility of specific line-of-business and industry solutions. SAP Digital Transformation Services include:

  • S/4 Journey Starters
  • SAP-certified HANA migration center
  • IBM S/4HANA migration best practices guide
  • IBM SAP upgrade and migration automatic accelerators
  • SAP upgrade and migration services on IBM Cloud™

Improve performance and focus on growth and innovation

The SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management solution represents the foundational core solution covering all mission-critical business processes that help the CFO simplify and accelerate financial operations, improve performance, and focus on growth and innovation. The solution provides instant insights with on-the-fly analysis across practically all dimensions of financial data.

Case studies

Vivo Energy improves productivity and analytics by implementing SAP S/4HANA

Vivo Energy, a leading fuel retailer in high-growth African markets, engaged IBM Services to implement SAP S/4HANA, boosting data analysis capabilities, giving granular insight into operation and improving efficiency.

Consumer products: Leading European bakery

A leading European bakery optimized its supply chain, boosted sales and expanded to new markets after working with IBM to move to SAP S/4HANA.

Automotive: OMR Group

OMR Group designed a forward-looking business architecture, based on SAP HANA applications, for group-wide planning, management and information services.

Global leader Evoqua implements SAP S/4HANA in under six months

Using IBM’s recognized expertise, Evoqua, a global leader in water technologies, managed a six months implementation of SAP S/4HANA on 100 million dollars’ worth of business. The results were: better insights, superior performance and visibility into their operations.

Centria simplifies key business processes and boosts productivity

“We decided to deploy SAP S/4HANA because the solution enabled us to deploy best-practice processes for areas like logistics and inventory out-of-the-box. To ensure a successful implementation, we wanted a partner with experience in SAP S/4HANA deployments and specifically logistics, and IBM ticked both of those boxes.”

— CIO, Centria

Industrial products: CTE Heavy-equipment firm

CTE moved to SAP S/4HANA to reduce manual administrative work, increase planning capabilities and improve management of diversified businesses.

SAP Security and GRC Strategy Services

Let IBM monitor threats to your SAP platform, help you respond, and disrupt attacks against your highly valuable and regulated data.

Managed SAP Applications

Traditional IT environments may lack agility and speed. Moving your SAP applications to a managed cloud can deliver the flexibility and scalability you need.

Db2 Database for SAP

IBM Db2® for SAP solutions offers tight integration, accelerated performance and reliability for your core business processes — all on a wide choice of platforms.

Application Development and Management Services

Increase the efficiency of your applications and get real-time insight into the most important business KPIs to proactively address issues before they become business problems.

Ready for some expert advice?

IBM experts are here to help you at no cost talk about how to accelerate and simplify your digital transformation.