An example of intelligent food delivery, based on the SAP S/4HANA platform

February 15, 2019

We have previously posted about the benefits of migrating to SAP S/4 HANA – the next generation ERP suite. Adopting or migrating to this platform is an advantage in itself, and on top of this there is a 2025 deadline by which SAP aims to transition its intelligent enterprise concept into full mode, with S/4 HANA being the core of it.

As we found online a comprehensive example (and in the same time an easy read), of an implementation centered on SAP S/4HANA right from the start, we thought of sharing it with you.

As you may already know, SAP S/4 HANA uses in-memory computing for real-time transactions and data analysis. A 17,000 employees online food delivery company that operates in more than 40 countries, partners with more than 200,000 restaurant partners and delivers more than 1 million orders per day made use of the extraordinary capacities of this digital tool, taking its worth to $1.1 billion.


The premises of SAP S/4 HANA being the perfect match


The food delivery company was faced with need to develop its infrastructure, in tune with a revenue growth of 60%. They could choose between SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. Aiming for the best-in-class technology, they finally decided to go with SAP, due to the HANA database. Working with the SAP Innovation Center was how personalization looked like in their case.

Focusing on the cloud-based procurement platform and its critical integration with S/4 HANA, the company achieved seamless integration allowing their users to onboard their own suppliers and reach the product and delivery options to their complete extent.


Options for deployment, in this chosen example


There was a question of choice between waterfall deployment and Agile deployment – and the Agile was deemed more suitable.

Also, in this case the client decided upon a major change in what the architecture was concerned. Their choice was a bit unusual, but it was viable and since the SAP tools allow creativity and innovative configurations, via a team effort the end result was tailored to fit exactly the needs of the customer.

This made the company able to vouch for the benefits of SAP-supported automation and reassert the importance of S/4 HANA in any SAP structure – as it’s the custom-tailored solution that embeds the work of the SAP people, meant to power the intelligent enterprises everywhere.


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