New Book Release: Decision Maker´s Guide to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, essentials edition

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Learn more about our latest book release Decision-Maker’s Guide to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, essentials edition by Anurag Barua.

This guide introduces readers to the fundamentals of cloud computing with SAP technologies and applications and dives deep into SAP S/4HANA Cloud, essentials edition, formerly known as SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud or multitenant edition (MTE).

Explore and evaluate SAP S/4HANA deployment models and compare and contrast the similarities and differences between them. Obtain a multi-dimensional understanding of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, essentials edition, including business functionality coverage, landscape and systems, configuration and extensions, release strategy, user experience, and the implementation framework, SAP Activate. Walk through the detailed criteria and arm yourself with the information you need to make a fully informed decision on whether S/4HANA Cloud, essentials edition is the right choice for your organization.

  • Basics of cloud computing in SAP and SAP Cloud strategy
  • Analysis of SAP S/4HANA deployment models
  • DNA of S/4HANA Cloud, essentials edition
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud assessment criteria and considerations  

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Anurag Barua is an SAP expert and currently works in the Business Transformation Services (BTS) group at SAP. He has 25 years of experience in conceiving, designing, managing, and implementing complex software solutions, including more than 20 years of experience with SAP applications. He has led enterprise-wide business and digital transformation programs using SAP across nearly 30 enterprises globally and a broad swathe of industry verticals including Public Sector, Media, Manufacturing, Utilities, Financial Services, and Pharmaceuticals. In the last couple of years, Anurag has been heavily involved in advising and leading SAP S/4HANA digital transformation programs for his global clients. His core SAP competencies include FI and controlling; logistics; SAP BW; SAP BusinessObjects; enterprise performance management (EPM); SAP Solution Manager; SAP Fiori; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); and project management. He is a frequent speaker at SAP conferences globally and contributes to several publications. He has written three books on SAP, including First Steps in SAP Fiori for Espresso Tutorials. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance. He is a PMI-certified PMP, a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and is ITIL V3F certified. You may contact Anurag via email at