Defining a cloud strategy powered by SAP S/4HANA Cloud

CEOs are focusing on innovation

Cloud technologies enable organisations to rapidly innovate to drive new business outcomes. The public cloud presents significant advantages in system benefits and total cost when paired with the right client. The SAP S/4HANA Cloud platform is an open platform-as-a-service providing in-memory database and business application services. Moving from a traditional ERP to a Cloud ERP will require a change in how companies manage and optimise S/4HANA Cloud. 

While legacy systems made change both risky and expensive, cloud technologies enable organisations to rapidly innovate to drive new business outcomes. As a result, organisations can accelerate speed-to-market and quickly adjust course to capitalise on industry shifts and emerging technologies.

Why would you migrate to SAP S/4HANA Cloud?

SAP’s latest cloud SaaS ERP business suite allows companies to benefit from the latest innovations in areas such as machine learning and predictive analysis. 

Total cost of ownership: 

  • Lower cost of implementation 
  • Consolidation of analytical and transactional systems 
  • Eliminates core licensing and hosting costs, while reducing overall support costs 
  • Reduction of custom code reduces need for development staff 


  • Roadmap of quarterly innovation releases (updates) removing previous on-premise complexities of upgrades 
  • Agility and flexibility for additional products and software to extend capabilities 
  • SAP Fiori driven: real-time business insights and information available anywhere, simplified user interfaces 


  • Simplified configuration and reduction in complexity inherent in typical on-premise offerings decrease build and implementation timelines 
  • Automated testing tools and simplified data migration tools are included in the S/4HANA Cloud environments

How can PwC help you engage your cloud journey?

Contact us

Chris  Sun

Chris Sun

Central China Consulting Leader, China Consulting SAP Practice Leader, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (21) 2323 2108

Alwyn Li

Alwyn Li

Partner, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (898) 6860 8818

Mike Li

Mike Li

Partner, PwC Hong Kong

Tel: +[852] 2289 3480

Eddie Chiou

Eddie Chiou

Partner, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (21) 2323 2155

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