For manufacturing companies, change is the only constant in life. Those who count on everything staying as it is today may have a problem tomorrow. You need to build in flexibility and be able to respond quickly to current events. But how do you do that in the best way?

As a producer, you had a tough time in recent years. The pandemic, rising prices, long delivery times and shortages of raw materials meant you had to pull out all the stops to stay afloat. Partly due to the ongoing unrest in the world, chances are that things will not become much more stable in the coming period. Yet as a producer, you don’t have to look to the future with fear and trembling. Those who future-proof their organisation can respond to challenges in an agile way.

Future for producers

Future-proof means: digital. Digitalisation took off in a big way in recent times and those who do not keep up with it will drop out. Yet digitisation remains a hollow concept for many organisations. They know roughly what it means, namely having more done by a computer, but not how to give it form. And which tools for optimal digital transformation suit their organisation and industry.

Digital transformation with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition

To work as efficiently and flexibly as possible, and be prepared for the future, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition is an ideal solution. This cloud-based ERP solution contributes to fundamental changes in processes, business models, operations and customer interactions.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition is ideally suited for manufacturing companies. It offers specific benefits for this dynamic industry, five of which we highlight below.

1. Focus on best practices and sustainability

The manufacturing industry has specific business processes that an ERP should support as well as possible. Think of manufacturing processes to embrace a circular economy and reduce product footprints. SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition is based on proven best practices, making you ready to run straight away.

2. Maximum agility

SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition enables you as a manufacturing company to be maximally agile. Easily expand your IT infrastructure when needed. For example, if the EU decides to implement even stricter rules on plastic packaging. And scale down again just as easily when circumstances demand it.

3. Continuous innovation

With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, you benefit from a clean core with plenty of room to develop your own innovations. Deploy intelligent technologies such as artificial intelligence and bots. And integrate custom apps with your ERP via the SAP Business Technology Platform.

4. Real-time insights and analyses

To measure is to know. As a production company, you sometimes have to make quick choices. To make the right decision, you then need to be able to rely on correct and up-to-date insights. With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, you always have real-time insight into your business performance. Thanks to the advanced analysis capabilities, you can quickly recognise trends and patterns, proactively tackle problems and always make well-considered and well-founded choices.

5. Better cooperation, optimal security

Collaboration and communication are crucial for any organisation. Especially for manufacturers. SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition offers shared workspaces, real-time data exchange and collaboration tools. This increases transparency, efficiency and collaboration between departments, teams and partners. And thanks to advanced firewalls and data encryption technologies, the security of your system is always tiptop.

Wondering what SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition can do for your production company?