Yesterday, SAP released their new flagship product called SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA. In short, it is also known as SAP S/4HANA. Basically, this product will consist sFIN and all other “Simple” innovations that we will see till the end of 2015. Initially it will be available only for on cloud installations, but after 6-12 months it will be available also for on-premise base.
SAP is promising that the new product will fully take advantage of the HANA DB. This means we will see product with reviewed and rewritten 400 million lines of code to deliver their promise. The new product will be based mainly on Fiori UI including the configuration, which if it is implemented well, will be a big step forward. Unfortunately, the product will be marketed as new product and will require new licenses for the current customers.
Nevertheless, I am really eager to see the full business suite optimized for HANA. In the mean time you could register for free course for the S/4 HANA on Open.SAP.com which is managed by SAP as I already did. The registration is free and you could find many interesting HANA related courses if you are not only focused on FICO. The one I would like to share with you is following:
The speakers will be:
- Bernd Leukert
Member of the Executive Board of SAP, Products & Innovation
- Wieland Schreiner
Executive Vice President & Chief Product Owner S/4HANA
- Markus Schwarz
Senior Vice President & General Manager of the SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA
- Jens Krueger
Senior Vice President, Head of LoB Finance & Innovation Center
- Sven Denecken
Global Vice President Strategy and Co-Innovation Cloud Solutions at SAP
The course will start on 25th of March, 2015 and I am sure you will not regret if you register and follow the whole course. Usually Open.SAP.com courses are ending with final exam, after which if it successfully passed, you will get record of achievement. So, what are you waiting for?