ECC to Suite on HANA to S/4 HANA
Since the 1970’s, at its invention, SAP ERP has been changing and improving. However, SAP had always designed their software to run on databases developed by other companies. The introduction of SAP HANA has created a fundamental shift. SAP created SAP HANA, an innovative database that boasts in-memory computing and real time analytics.
Since most companies were using ECC before HANA was introduced they were running on a database built by another company. When the choice is made to perform a SAP HANA migration they are then using what is called SAP Business Suite on HANA.
SAP S/4 HANA is what SAP calls their “next generation business suite”. It is intended to replace SAP ERP/ECC and was designed expressly to work on SAP HANA. Running SAP S/4 HANA on HANA is the most current and innovative way to run an enterprise.