IDC MarketScape Names SAP S/4HANA® Cloud Leader in SaaS

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SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced it has been named a leader in “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Manufacturing ERP Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment” (doc# US45098119 June 2019).

The report recognizes SAP S/4HANA® Cloud as an intelligent ERP solution, which enables various business processes critical to manufacturers, including idea to design, procure to pay, plan to production, order to cash, offer to project, and core finance.

Key strengths are listed as the following:

SAP S/4HANA Cloud has a single in-memory, columnar data model for transactions and analytics. This eliminates redundant data and provides real-time insight, tied to an AI-powered set of functionalities within ERP to automate routine work and flag exceptions for human action. SAP has made a strong commitment to automating half of all ERP activities in SAP S/4HANA Cloud in the next three years.

SAP Best Run

SAP S/4HANA Cloud offers a hands-free, conversational user experience with SAP® CoPilot, an intelligent digital assistant for the enterprise.

SAP has one code line, one data model and one user experience for cloud and on-premise deployments, making it easier and cheaper for companies to manage hybrid scenarios.

Built on the same SAP S/4HANA platform, the SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solution for planning and scheduling and SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing solution for production engineering and operations deliver an enhanced, comprehensive and simplified user experience for enterprise-wide manufacturing collaboration within an integrated SAP S/4HANA environment.

The latest recognition from IDC follows SAP’s position as a leader in the “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Operational ERP Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment,” released earlier this year.


SAP logo seen at its headquarters in Waldorf, Germany.

View “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Manufacturing ERP Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment” (June 2019) here. (SAP)

About IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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