There are many things we can do to make this easier, though. One of the options now for getting to S/4HANA is the cloud edition. You already know why many organizations are interested in cloud delivery: the vendor takes on everything needed to run and maintain the solution, while you focus on the important task of ensuring adoption among your users. While there may be some cost savings with the cloud, the real benefit comes in IT flexibility and accelerated adoption. Now with S/4HANA, you have the same benefits.
The Cloud Enterprise Edition has broad industry coverage and enterprise-wide scope. It is not a specific LOB solution. In other words, we don’t know exactly what you will do with it—accounting, sales and distribution, logistics—the scope is broad. But we do know that we will provide everything you need to run it, and we’ll take care of the maintenance and quarterly updates.
This is already connected to business and social networks and prepared for the Internet of Things (IoT). With all these aspects, SAP is protecting your investments by facilitating next-generation business applications. SAP S/4HANA Cloud is available as software-as-a-service.