SAP S/4 HANA: Forecasting Changes to the SAP Development Landscape
- by James Wood, Founder and Principal Consultant, Bowdark Consulting
- April 13, 2015
Learn how the release of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA) will impact the SAP development landscape in the days and months ahead.
Reading this article you will:
- Learn how S/4 HANA foreshadows changes to the SAP development landscape
- Identify skillsets that will be in demand for SAP developers
With a wholly reimagined architecture built on SAP HANA technology, the Fiori user experience (UX), and a host of design principles targeted at simplification, SAP S/4 HANA figures to radically change the SAP development landscape.
On February 3, 2015, SAP not-so-quietly announced what is to become its next generation business suite: SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA). Unlike prior releases that have effectively re-branded pre-existing products with new (and confusing) names, SAP S/4HANA is a completely new product that eventually will replace legacy SAP Business Suite systems (e.g., SAP ERP Central Component [ECC], SAP CRM, and so forth). As such, it’s not hyperbole to say that SAP S/4HANA is SAP’s largest and most aggressive product release since SAP R/3 burst onto the scene in 1992.
In the aftermath of this announcement, the SAP community as a whole was left with many questions. Within the scope of this article, I’ll address one question in particular: How will the SAP S/4HANA release impact the SAP development landscape in the months and years to come?
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