SAP S/4HANA Modules

SAP S/4HANA is the next-generation business suite 4 software built on the SAP HANA, an in-memory database platform. SAP S/4HANA Modules provides intelligent business applications for intelligent enterprises. In this blog post we will understand different SAP S/4HANA modules.

It’s predecessor SAP ECC is the most stable ERP software ever released by SAP. SAP ECC core modules have been restructured in SAP S/4HANA as Lines of Business (LoBs). The following section discusses the available LoBs in S/4HANA.

  1. Asset Management
  2. Finance
  3. Human Resources
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Sourcing and Procurement
  6. Sales
  7. Service
  8. Supply Chain
  9. R&D/Engineering

1. SAP S/4HANA Asset Management

The SAP S/4HANA Asset Management LoB focuses on planning, scheduling, and executing the maintenance operations. With integrated and optimized processes in SAP S/4HANA, the maintance operations are much better. It includes following sub-modules.

– Plant Maintenance

The SAP S/4HANA Plant Maintenance aids in optimizing the resources such as people efforts, tools and materials for maitenance, and scheduled repairs. It also supports in responding repidly to reported faults.

– Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

The SAP S/4HANA Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) helps in comprehensive management of business processes related to environment, health and safety of people. It provides support for the following main scenarios – Incident Management, Health and Safety Management and Environment Management.

– Resource Scheduling

The SAP S/4HANA Resource Scheduling provides necessary insights on current and forecasted maintenance activities along with available maintenance resources. From KPI dashboards to maintenance schedule simulations, Resourch Scheduling helps in reduing asset downtime by optmizing the maitenance resourcces.

– Management of Change

The Management of Change is flexible and auditable tool for monitoring and implementing changes.

2. SAP S/4HANA Finance

The SAP S/4HANA Finance LoB focuses on finance related activities of a company in following areas

  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Accounting and Financial Close
  • Treasury Management
  • Financial Operations
  • Billing and Revenue Innovation Management
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance for Finance

3. SAP S/4HANA Human Resources

The SAP S/4HANA Human Resources focuses on the management of employees which includes Personnel Management(PA), Talent Management, Personnel Time Management(PT), Payroll(PY), and Training & Event Management(PE).

4. SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing

The SAP S/4HANA Manufacturing provides capabilities for planning and controlling production. It supports several manufacturing functions in following areas

  • Production Engineering
  • Production Operations (Executing and Control)
  • Extended Production Engineering and Operations
  • Data Management
  • Production Planning
  • Extended Production Planning and Scheduling
  • Quality Management

5. SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement

SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement provides centralize and scalable procurement activities. The embedded ML-based analytics provides the all necessary insigths to predict the contract consumption for improved negotiations and material management. It enables matching and clearing of automated payables with proposals for items that couldn’t be cleared automatically.

The following are the main functions of Sourcing and Procurement

  • Purchasing
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Invoice Collaboration
  • Supplier Management
  • Classification and Segmentation
  • Supplier Evaluation
  • Generic Features
  • Responsibility Management
  • Redistribute Workload
  • Flexible Workflow
  • Material
  • My Inbox
  • Batch Jobs in Sourcing and Procurement
  • Procurement Analytics
  • Real-Time Reporting and Monitoring
  • Spend Visibility
  • Sourcing and Contract Management
  • Source Assignment
  • Purchase Contract Management
  • Data Management
  • Data Aging in Sourcing and Procurement
  • Blocking of Personal Data in Sourcing and Procurement
  • Data Archiving in Materials Management
  • Operation Procurement
  • Self-Service Requisitioning
  • Requirements Processing
  • Purchase Order Processing
  • Purchase Order Collaboration
  • Service Purchasing and Recording
  • Further Functions
  • Conditions and Price Determination
  • Requirement Prioritization
  • Version Management
  • Approval Workflows
  • Entering Text Printing and Transmitting Documents
  • Release Procedures
  • Manufacturer Part Number
  • Consumption Based Planning
  • Reference Characteristics in Purchasing
  • Progress Tracking
  • Addresses in Purchasing
  • Evaluation
  • Document Management System
  • Central Procurement
  • Integration Landscape
  • Central Procurement Operations Monitor
  • Central Requisitioning
  • Central Purchasing Analytics
  • Central Purchase Contracts
  • Guided Buying for Central Procurement with SAP Ariba Buying
  • Central Purchasing
  • Central Sourcing

The information that was previously categorized under “Materials Management” in ECC is categorized now under SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement.

6. SAP S/4HANA R&D / Engineering

SAP S/4HANA R&D and Engineering includes following main areas to better manage enterprise-level projects, simplify product life cycle management, accelerate product engineering, and increase productivity using requirement-driven procedures, among other things.

  • Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management
  • Project Systems (PS)
  • Commercial Project Management
  • SAP Portfolio and Project Management
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Product Safety and stewardship
  • Product Compliance

7. SAP S/4HANA Sales

Sales enables sales force support for your presales life cycle, from an appointment to the creation of leads and opportunities. Sales also supports your order and contract management, including pricing, sales quotations, and sales contracts. You can manage your data through data aging, by blocking and deleting personal data.

Customers can make claims, and you can process returns and refunds. Furthermore, fundamental features like availability checking and output management are at your disposal. Streamlining your business’s revenue-generating procedures is possible thanks to SAP S/4HANA’s integration capabilities.

The following are main areas in Sales

  • Sales Force Support
  • Order and Contract Management
  • Sales Master Data Management
  • Price Management
  • Sales Quotation Management
  • Solution Quotation Management
  • Sales Contract Management
  • Sales Order Management and Processing
  • Business Solution Portfolio
  • Sales Billing
  • Solution Billing
  • Sales Rebate Management
  • Incentive and Commission Management
  • Claims, Returns and Refund Management
  • Sales Monitoring and Analytics
  • Basic Functions
  • Special Business Processes
  • Integration
  • APIs
  • Situation Templates
  • Data Management

8. SAP S/4HANA Service

SAP S/4HANA Service facilitates the implementation and maintenance of procedures for handling service contracts, service orders, service requests, service billing, and customer engagement. The service solution is used in many different industries and features subscription order management.

Following are high-level topics covered in SAP S/4HANA Service

  • Core Service and Functions and Processes
  • Interaction Center
  • Service Contract Management
  • Recurring Service
  • In-house Repair
  • Integrate with SAP Field Server Management
  • Cash Management
  • Data Management
  • Service Monitoring and Analytics
  • Master Data

9. SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain

With SAP S/4HANA’s Supply Chain, businesses can manage complex business processes like inventory optimization, order fulfilment, and logistics management with a unified platform.

The following are main areas in Supply Chain

  • Logistics Cross Topics (LO)
  • Inventory
  • Delivery and Transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Advanced Order Promising
  • Business Order Scheduling
  • Extended Service Parts Planning (eSPP)
  • Data Management in Supply Chain


All of the SAP S/4HANA products are constructed on SAP’s in-memory HANA database. These products, built on the cutting-edge capabilities of SAP HANA, are tailored to your digital business and give you a constant, up-to-the-moment view of your operations through the use of a unified database, real-time procedures, and sophisticated analytics. They are built to be easy to use and to lessen your organization’s data footprint with features like the SAP Fiori user experience and a simplified data model.

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