S4HANA 1809 Finance-Innovations

Many important new and enhanced capabilities are made available with the S/4HANA 1809 release supporting the finance function SAP S/4HANA 1809 – Finance Overview SAP S/4HANA 1809 – Margin Analysis SAP S/4HANA 1809 – Predictive Accounting SAP S/4HANA 1809 – Embedded Analytics SAP S/4HANA 1809 – Accruals Management SAP S/4HANA 1809 – Goods and Invoice … Continue reading S4HANA 1809 Finance-Innovations

Planning in S/4HANA & SAC

There are lot of simplifications and improvements in some of the planning activities done in ECC and their equivalent in S/4HANA and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) S/4HANA Simplification List The ECC planning functionalities have been deprecated and replaced when S/4HANA was released The classic ERP FI-GL (new) planning is no longer supported in S/4HANA Finance … Continue reading Planning in S/4HANA & SAC

Adopting SAP S/4HANA : Is it NEW Product? Is it ERP-Upgrade? Migration ?? & Selecting the “RIGHT” End-Release : 1503 or 1511+

Adopting S/4HANA --> (1) New Installations (End RELEASE??) (2) Existing (Start RELEASE??) ----> S/4HANA (End RELEASE ??)In both scenarios deciding on the "END Release" is important.For existing clients the Transition-Path and approach {New / System Conversion / Landscape Transformation } will be more complex & depend on multiple criteria..... (but that discussion is for another … Continue reading Adopting SAP S/4HANA : Is it NEW Product? Is it ERP-Upgrade? Migration ?? & Selecting the “RIGHT” End-Release : 1503 or 1511+

Realtime Consolidation with S/4HANA – starting 1610

Introduction:SAP has recently released S/4HANA 1610, it has released highly anticipated feature for SAP BPC Embedded i.e. “Real-Time Consolidation”. It is a huge step forward, and it will certainly help to increase the adoption rate of SAP BPC for S/4 HANA.Real-Time Consolidation is part of the S4CORE component. Therefore, no additional installation is required if you … Continue reading Realtime Consolidation with S/4HANA – starting 1610

SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management 1610 : Key Changes : Summarized Functional listing

Key features covered in SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management OP 1610... a Summarized Functional listing... SAP S/4HANA Finance *»SAP Ariba Integration without the need of add-on installation / remittance advice»HCP: Customer payment portal, Credit information integration for SAP Credit Management, SAP Profit and Loss Insights»Integrated Business Planning: New universal planning journal; Central Profit Center Reporting»Central Finance: … Continue reading SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management 1610 : Key Changes : Summarized Functional listing

S/4HANA 1511 – FAQ

What is 1511 ? SAP S/4HANA on-premise latest version is referred to and termed as "1511" SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 SP00http://help.sap.com/s4hana_op_1511 Key SAP Notes :2189824 - SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511: Release Information Note2214213 - SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511: Restriction Note2228890 - SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511, Country Versions: Release Information & Restriction … Continue reading S/4HANA 1511 – FAQ

S/4HANA 1610 – FAQ

What is 1610 ? SAP S/4HANA 1610 is latest release of SAP S/4HANA® On-Premise. , SAP's next-generation ERP suite. S/4HANA offers immediate insight, intelligence for better decisions,and integration within organization and beyond. It provides the digital core needed to succeed in today’s digital world.Built on SAP HANA®, SAP's industry-leading in-memory computing platform, SAP S/4HANA can … Continue reading S/4HANA 1610 – FAQ

SAP S/4HANA – what is scope or coverage of S/4HANA ??

Are you, like many others, confused about what is scope coverage of SAP S/4HANA ?? then this is the article for you. Here I try to throw some light on topic and list reasons that contribute to the question. But first thing first, I presume that you would be aware about SAP S/4HANA, the newly … Continue reading SAP S/4HANA – what is scope or coverage of S/4HANA ??

Want to Implement S/4HANA. Are you ready and prepared to start your Digital Transformation Journey ?

The awareness and interest in Digital Transformation is slowing picking up. I experienced that the Client as well as Support and Implementation partners want to know more about it. I have teams and clients enquiring – I want to implement S/4HANA. What do you suggest? What they want to know and check – where to start & what … Continue reading Want to Implement S/4HANA. Are you ready and prepared to start your Digital Transformation Journey ?

S/4HANA Adoption : A checklist

Happy to share the learnings gathered during my S/4HANA Journey so far: 1. Digital Transformation SHOULD NOT be RUN in PURE AGILE. Stick to ACTIVATE. Do not reinvent the wheel. Understand in detail available Best-practice processes. if required ask for / agree for multiple POC's. DESIGN Upfront, NOT in time-buckets or sprints.This would be Choice of recommendation for … Continue reading S/4HANA Adoption : A checklist

SAP S/4HANA 1709 Simplification Listing

SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management covers Finance and Logistics changes and innovations. The Simplification Listing covers a basic high-level list-items for all modules in SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management, highlighting the topics which needs to be studied to understand the changes / Differences in S/4HANA from ECC and its one earlier versions of S/4HANA Enterprise Management . … Continue reading SAP S/4HANA 1709 Simplification Listing

SAP S/4HANA 1909 – 5th Wave Innovations

SAP S/4HANA 1909 - Release Info SAP released SAP S/4HANA 1909, the 5th release of SAP S/4HANA Enterprise MAnagement. Product-Details can be found at product-viewer-link NOTE : This blog-post will be updated as I continue my study of SAP S/4HANA 1909 version. SAP S/4HANA 1909 - Finance Innovations AreaSub-Area1909 InnovationBusiness CAse ProfitabilityTOP-Down Distribution, based on … Continue reading SAP S/4HANA 1909 – 5th Wave Innovations

SAP S/4HANA and Level-6 BPML

What shoud we choose ? SAP Best Practice Business Process Master List (BPML)’s Levels (L1-L6) SAP S/4HANA Line-of-Business’s Business Area's List of Business-Processess   Today afternoon, one colleague called me as he desperately wanted the definitions of levels (L1-L6) in “Business Process Master List” (BPML). Being in SAP world for some time now, my immediate … Continue reading SAP S/4HANA and Level-6 BPML

SAP S/4HANA 1511 – Is It MORE about the ROADMAP to NEAR FUTURE ?

The wait is finally over…..  SAP S/4HANA 1511 is released At high-level the functional benefits from SAP S/4HANA 1511 release look promising and as anticipated… . http://scn.sap.com/people/monika.patel/blog/2015/11/13/sap-s4hana-1511 And while the “Simplification List” is officially awaited -(as this blog is being written)– https://uacp.hana.ondemand.com/http.svc/rc/PRODUCTION/pdfa4322f56824ae221e10000000a4450e5/1511%20000/en-US/SIMPL_OP1511.pdf However based on available content on help.sap.com and SAP NOTES (Release Note, Restrictions … Continue reading SAP S/4HANA 1511 – Is It MORE about the ROADMAP to NEAR FUTURE ?

Business Benefits (Use-Case) of SAP S/4 HANA

  https://blogs.sap.com/2015/10/13/business-benefits-use-case-of-sap-s4-hana/   Benefits of S4 HANA ? While one might be quick in identifying the “technical” differences and principles of SAP S/4 HANA, how do one tackle the question –> Does SAP S/4 HANA offer any tangible and immediate Business Benefits to my business? In this blog, I try to answer this question from … Continue reading Business Benefits (Use-Case) of SAP S/4 HANA

SAP S/4HANA 1511 : Functional View

https://blogs.sap.com/2015/11/13/sap-s4hana-1511/ Diwali 2015 came with a “BIG DHAMAKA” – A BANG!!! The much-awaited SAP S/4HANA On-Premise  edition 1511 is finally available to ascertain. While the NEWS and EXCITEMENT is yet to sink-in, the details yet to be explored and the nitty-gritty and the restrictions to be reconnoitered, in this blog, I would like to focus on … Continue reading SAP S/4HANA 1511 : Functional View

AP S/4HANA 1511 Initial Release, Feature Pack 01&02 : What’s NEW & What’s NOT !! Advantage S4HANA 1610

  https://blogs.sap.com/2015/11/13/sap-s4hana-1511-initial-release-feature-pack-0102-whats-new-whats-not-advantage-s4hana-1610/   Added : 20160928 An outlook on 1610 & prediction about overall S/4HANA Landscape evolve  is shared in SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management (Digital CORE) : Current Landscape & Evolution HeadsUP : SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management : OP 1610 Outlook SAP S/4HANA 1511 – FPS02 (released MAY 2016) Updates of this release added to … Continue reading AP S/4HANA 1511 Initial Release, Feature Pack 01&02 : What’s NEW & What’s NOT !! Advantage S4HANA 1610

SAP S/4HANA 1511 : Key Principles, Implementation Impact & Solution-Landscape

  https://blogs.sap.com/2015/12/10/sap-s4hana-1511-key-principles-implementation-impact-solution-landscape/   In one of my earlier blogs I had shared a document that stated “what is SAP S/4HANA 1511 & WHAT it is NOT !!!” http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-68846 Continuing with the study and analysis of innovations in SAP S/4HANA 1511 MMO – Materials Management & Operations ( Simple !??! Logistics) area, I share below my … Continue reading SAP S/4HANA 1511 : Key Principles, Implementation Impact & Solution-Landscape

Remove the OLD, MAKE place for THE NEW – 2016 !!!

https://blogs.sap.com/2016/01/01/remove-the-old-make-place-for-the-new/ Happy New Year !!! Wishing you all fantastic 2016…. !!! As we all do (in one way or other), either at “eve of last day of old year” OR “NEW Beginning at first ray of NEW Year”  – we all do take stock-of-things, identify and remove the old and unwanted,  thus make space of the … Continue reading Remove the OLD, MAKE place for THE NEW – 2016 !!!

SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management (Digital CORE) : Current Landscape & Evolution

https://blogs.sap.com/2016/09/27/sap-s4hana-enterprise-management-digital-core-current-landscape-evolution/   After aligning your business priorities to current and upcoming innovations within SAP S/4HANA, it is important to also consider how line-of-business processes from “ECC past” are currently covered between SAP S/4HANA and SAP Cloud Solutions, forming a modern landscape that is agile, integrated and supporting new business processes only made possible by being … Continue reading SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management (Digital CORE) : Current Landscape & Evolution

HeadsUP : SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management : OP 1610 Outlook

https://blogs.sap.com/2016/09/27/headsup-sap-s4hana-enterprise-management-op-1610-outlook/ The journey started in November 2015, with release SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management 1511. The 1st “feature pack” was released in 201602. as FPS01 Following the quarterly release strategy, soon the 2nd “feature pack” was released in 201605. – FPS02 While we expect the 3rd Feature Pack, some time soon, end of Aug ( in 201608) as FPS03, but … Continue reading HeadsUP : SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management : OP 1610 Outlook

HeadsUP 1610 : Expected Innovations

  https://blogs.sap.com/2016/10/04/headsup-1610-expected-innovations/ While we eagerly await for SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management On-Premise  Edition 1610 innovation release  (ref. to blogs..) HeadsUP : SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management : OP 1610 Outlook & a quick summarization of S4HANA 1511 Features & Limitations SAP S/4HANA 1511 Initial Release, Feature Pack 01&02 : What’s NEW & What’s NOT !! Advantage … Continue reading HeadsUP 1610 : Expected Innovations

Analytics in S/4HANA World

  https://blogs.sap.com/2017/07/25/analytics-in-s4hana-world-...-whats-new-and-expected/ Many Thanks to  Juergen from SAP who gave us a glimpse of what’s expected and on roadmaps of SAP S/4HANA Analytics. The session was interesting and detailed one, though half an hour was not just enough time to cover all that could have been shared and discussed on the topic. My personal thanks to … Continue reading Analytics in S/4HANA World

SAP S/4HANA 1709 – sneak preview

  https://blogs.sap.com/2017/07/26/sap-s4hana-1709-sneak-preview/ SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management OnPremise version 1709 is awaited with eager eyes. Reason – It is promising version with multiple changes and NEW innovations across Line of business (LOB)s. With 1511 and 1610 versions of S/4HANA Enterprise Management, building blocks were laid down, with some CORE data-model changes, FIORI Analytical Applications, VDM’s starting … Continue reading SAP S/4HANA 1709 – sneak preview

Data-Migration in S/4HANA On-Premise – LSMW ? SAP RDM Content? Migration Cockpit ? SI Tools

Is LSMW available / valid in SAP S/4HANA On- Premise ? I have received this particular QUESTION a number of times and hence an attempt to answer it thru this blog.   Well First things first : Q: What is LSMW & what’s it’s use ? A: The Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW) is an … Continue reading Data-Migration in S/4HANA On-Premise – LSMW ? SAP RDM Content? Migration Cockpit ? SI Tools

Should I use SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check or Simplification-item Check ?

https://blogs.sap.com/2018/07/18/should-i-use-sap-s4hana-readiness-check-or-simplification-item-check/ Hi, The awareness and interest in Digital Transformation is slowing picking up. I experienced that the Client as well as Support and Implementation partners want to know more about it. I have teams and clients enquiring – I want to implement S/4HANA. What do you suggest? What they want to know and check – where to start … Continue reading Should I use SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check or Simplification-item Check ?