BPS:n Liiketoimintajohtaja Janina LuotoJanina Luoto
Chief Executive Officer, BPS Consulting Finland

 

What comes to your mind when you think of SAP? Would you describe it as secure, functional process-oriented and reliable? Extensive and versatile? You might think also the following: slow, rigid and difficult to use.

These words are often heard when it comes to SAP and they all describe SAP equally well. We have seen SAP always as an outstanding and extensive solution, though with time the simplicity and functionality has been overridden by modifications, changes and add-ons.

We feel that with new transformational S/4 HANA technology SAP finance and enterprise resource planning solutions can finally get to the highlight they deserve. We at BPS are proudly busting the myths and prejudices traditionally related to SAP.

We want to debunk the following myths related to SAP solutions:

The implementation is complex and time-consuming

SAP is difficult to use

SAP is only for large corporations

The implementation is complex and time-consuming

The new solution implementation is always a significant investment, regardless of the system. The implementation project takes time and requires effort. The time and effort can be reduced remarkably in S/4 HANA implementation by using pre-defined processes, recommended by SAP (SAP Best Practices). This will minimize the time and costs of the implementation.

With SAP S/4 HANA, the implementation alternatives are more versatile and simple. The solution incorporates extensive and ready to be used processes templates which can be used in the implementation. Moreover, in most cases there is no need for customization anymore. The shortest implementation projects have been completed in six weeks and even the larger ones in months.

SAP is difficult to use

S/4 HANA’s Fiori user interface has been praised for a long time and for a reason. The user interface has been completely renewed and SAP has invested heavily on the users’ “intuitive experience”. The interface is smooth, easy to use, adaptable and truly beautiful. More and more users can benefit of the real-time information. Moreover, the induction time of the new users is reduced massively. It is also worth mentioning that SAP won the well-known Red Dot Awards in Design Concept 2015 – category, with the Fiori user interface.

SAP is only for large corporations

It is true, that SAP has always been and will be also in the future with S/4HANA a good choice for large, international corporations. Yet, it has been delightful to see that with S/4 HANA, the solution can be also scaled for small and medium sized enterprises. Several success stories of these projects have been published, where the solution has increased the productivity and the process visibility remarkably. These examples show the way for S/4 HANA being a truly agile solution, that supports business, no matter of the company size.

SAP S/4 HANA is a game-changing solution in the field. It offers the users real and tangible business advantages. Contact us and we will gladly go through your business needs and tell more about the benefits S/4 HANA could provide you.

 

Can we help you with your solution needs? Contact Janina Luoto.

 

Janina Luoto

Janina Luoto

Chief Executive Officer

E-mail:   janina.luoto[at]bps.fi

Mobile:   +358 40 574 1266