SAP S/4HANA Cloud is the natural progression of a successful product on premise. With highly connected world with tremendous system performance, this change was inevitable. What makes it even more impressive is the rate of this progression. 

With competition and market expectations in mind, following are three wide goals for SAP S/4Hana Cloud – 
1. Leverage existing industry expertise and build upon it
2. Leverage innovations like machine learning and analytics to build a more ‘intelligent’ system
3. System should be intuitive in order to replace old-school routine approach

Following are some features of SAP S/4Hana Cloud – 
1. SAP S/4Hana Cloud is a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)
2. SAP S/4Hana Cloud leverages SAP HANA in-memory database 
3. SAP S/4Hana Cloud is a high-performance analytics application

Following are some of the advantages – 
1. Rapid implementation
2. Volume based flexible subscription model
3. Standardization leading to improved efficiency
4. Significant de-scoping of server maintenance activities