Trends Report

Brief: SAP S/4Hana Lifts Off

The Licensed Version Of The Next-Generation ERP Solution Is Gaining Traction, But The SaaS Offering Is Off To A Slow Start

July 5th, 2016
PH
Paul Hamerman
With contributors:
Christopher Andrews , Joseph Miller

Summary

S/4Hana represents a major initiative by SAP to replatform and refactor its business suite to leverage its Hana in-memory database. The Sapphire Now conference in May 2016 enabled Forrester to assess SAP S/4Hana's progress to date, based on customer interviews and interactions with SAP executives. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals considering SAP investment strategies should pay close attention to product road maps and the adoption curve for S/4Hana and have a definitive migration plan in place as customer success reaches mainstream levels in two to three years.

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