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Like R/3, what does S/4 (in S/4 Hana) stands for ?

In R/3, R represents Real Time, and 3 indicates the 3 layer architecture.

In that way what does S/4 is indicative of ?

Also what does mean by word "HANA" ?

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  • Jan 05 at 08:28 PM

    Gajanan,

    I have heard/read several versions of 'what S4HANA' stands for but most believable:

    HANA = High-performance ANalytic Appliance (although some state that HANA is a proper noun & not an acronym)

    S4 = comes from the fact that it is the 4th generation of SAP Business Suite

    hence

    SAP Business Suite 4 (generation) for SAP High-performance ANalytic Appliance = SAP S4 HANA.

    It is stated that it's development involved (among other things) rewriting 400 million lines of code and does not require batch processing.

    And since you mentioned - it is much more "Real Time" that R/3 or any other ERP product of matching scale.

    I think it is a very exciting product launched by SAP and with all the new architecture it can also be called HAsso's New Architecture (another popular side story about HANA's acronym)

    [Hasso Plattner - Cofounder of SAP AG]

    Regards

    Shivraj Singh

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  • Jan 05 at 07:25 PM

    Hello

    SAP S/4HANA is the short version of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA.

    Regards,

    Caetano

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