On 3 February 2015 in New York, SAP presented the "SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA" - short form "SAP S/4HANA".
The business solution is based entirely on the fast in-memory platform. Users benefit from a simplified data model and improved performance.
SAP completely moved the business solution Business Suite SAP HANA 4 to the in-memory platform SAP HANA. The entire solution is based on the HANA platform. SAP uses Fiori as its user interface which makes the application consistently usable on mobile devices.
For this reason, SAP S/4HANA is the biggest innovation since SAP R/3, which has been on the market since 1992. With the new program, the Group also intends to position their HANA database technology strongly with customers.
SAP S/4HANA is a further development of the Business Suite, which should continue to be offered and supported. It can be operated both on the Cloud in their own data centre (on-premise) or in hybrid mode.
SAP S/4HANA runs solely with the fast SAP memory technology, that accelerates analysis and calculation processes. Employees, devices and business networks can therefore be linked in real time. Users are opened up to genuine added value. With SAP S/4HANA costs are reduced and more efficient IT processes are possible.