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What is SAP S/4 HANA ?


I read few documents and FAQ on SAP S/4 HANA. But I still have lot of questions in my mind where in I couldn't find the exact answers.

Basically, I have below questions to be clarified

  • What is SAP S/4 HANA ?. Is it a software like Front end Application ( HANA Studio) ?. Why should we go for SAP S/4 HANA ?
  • SAP S/4 HANA is only for ECC(OLTP) or for SAP BW ( OLAP) ?
  • If the existing customer already has SAP HANA why should we go for SAP S/4 HANA ?
  • What would be the Key roles in SAP S/4 HANA ?
  • What exactly we do in SAP S/4 HANA ( ABAP Coding, ETL , Modeling, DEveloping REports ) ?
  • What knowledge should we have to work on SAP S/4 HANA ? ( ABAP Programmer, BW Developer, Functional Consultant ) ?
  • How can I see the Look and feel how does S/4 Looks like ?
  • How should I install S/4 ?. What are the prerequisites ?

Could someone clarify me above questions ?

Appreciate your prompt response ?



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    Posted on Jun 03, 2015 at 09:04 PM


    All of those are good questions.. In summary S/4 Hana is the acronim for SAP Business suite for Hana. It is a business suite entirely based on SAP Hana, similar but not the same SAP ERP product. It can be run entirely on the cloud, on premise or you can also create a hybrid implementation.

    To get first hand information about it you can start giving a look to this free OPENSAP course:

    If you wanna know how S/4 Hana looks like, you can test a trial version here:

    Existing SAP applications can be extended to SAP HANA Cloud Platform. There's a course that explain this also:

    Last but no least, you can find full FAQ information in this post, you probably have seen it but I'm adding it just to remind you.

    Please let me know if you need more information.



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