The migration to S/4HANA requires considerable resources: planning, roadmaps, migration paths and some man-hours – everything has to be carefully considered. The result is a new SAP® ERP system that lives in an in-memory database.
This is exactly where the crux lies. One can expect a high-performance S/4HANA system. However, SAP is silent about the costs of the HANA in-memory database. Definitely: After the conversion to S/4HANA, a gigabyte-based volume price can be expected. Every gigabyte that the HANA database holds counts. And this is exactly where a well-planned strategy can save enormous costs.