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SAP Product Innovations for Chemicals in 2014 – An overview

Now at the starting point into the New Year please have a look at the following selection of planned SAP product innovations of specific relevancy for Chemicals in order to check for opportunities matching your plans for next year.

Legal Disclaimer: Please note that this blog refers to planned innovations. It outlines our general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchase decision. This presentation is not subject to your license agreement or any other agreement with SAP. SAP has no obligation to pursue any course of business outlined in this presentation or to develop or release any functionality mentioned in this blog. Future developments are subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time for any reason without notice. This document is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

  • Financials: At the beginning of 2014 new solutions especially for Financials comprising Simplified Financials 1.0 incl. HANA Live and Smart Business Cockpits, Audit Mgt 1.0 and Fraud Management 1.0. Moreover GRC 10.1 incl. Nota Fiscale Electronica Updates and Fiori Apps for AC, PC, Risk shall be ready to customer.
  • In the area of Manufacturing SAP Work Manager 6.2 and releases 15.0 of MII and PCo are planned to be shipped.
  • Integrated Business Planning is one focus of Supply Chain Management and comprises Sales & Operations Planning 3.0 and Enterprise Inventory & Service Level Optimization 6.10.
  • Integrity of innovative products is one business priorities in Chemicals referring to safety, quality, compliance and development of chemical products. In this area we plan to have a Feature Pack for Quality Issue management 1.0 and a 2nd release of Global Batch Traceability can be expected. An important shipment in early summer shall be version 5 of EHSM component extension which shall comprise electronic communication of REACH Exposure scenarios based on ESComXML standard. As usual we will have various updates of regulatory content for EHSM. Last but not least it is planned to have version 6.1 of PPM.
  • Supply Chain Execution: Here we expect versions 9.2 of extended Warehouse Management and Transportation Management.
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    • Hi Erik,

      the Audit Management mentioned is a new application powered by HANA focussing on Governance, Risk and compliance while the existing Audit management came from Qualiy mangement background although used as well for legal Audits in the Financial space.

      Here is a list of planned fatures:

      SAP Audit Management


      • SAP Fiori UI design
      • HANA in memory capability (HANA search and etc)
      • Social, collaboration, and cloud via Jam (Stakeholder collaboration)



      • Rolling audit planning capability
      • Dashboards and reports
      • HANA based Predictive analytics (SP1)
      • Fraud management capability (SP1)
      • Resource scheduling (SP1)


      • HTML 5 – mobile audit
      • Offline audit (SP1)


      ·         Fiori based entry pages for different persona with KPI and status tiles


      ·         Automated tracking of open issues can save time and ensures that audit recommendations are implemented timely to provide business benefits.

      Per Gartner, “In the past, many internal audit organizations acquired desktop-oriented audit management software. However, they found that these older versions do not scale to meet enterprise needs for better reporting to senior executives and the board of directors, and needs for collaboration with other business units. Hence, in recent years, internal audit organizations have often turned to enterprise GRC platform vendors that provide better support for GRC management functions associated with internal audit, including documentation, workflow, reporting and visualization of control objectives, controls and associated risks, surveys and self-assessments, testing, and exception management. And that is what SAP can deliver now with new Audit Mnagement.

      Kind rgds


  • Hi Marko,

    Could you provide me further information regarding Simplified Financials 1.0 or can you
    point out some sources where to find first insights?

    Thanks in advance and best regards,


  • Hi Marko,

    Thanks for the info.Can you please elaborate a bit about whats new is going to be there in Work Manager 6.2. What all is planned for this release and What to expect.


    • Hi Anupriya,

      While looking for similar info I came across a SAP Roadmap presentation dated May 2014, the following is extracted from one of the slides:

      SAP Work Manager 6.2 (Planned RTC Q4 2014)

      • GIS Integration with ESRI maps – Offline Support
      • Master Data Integration
      • ISU Meter Management Enhancements
      • Digital Signature
      • Uninstall / Install of equipment
      • Hierarchy of equipment and functional locations

      I am trying to find out from SAP what the expected release date will be, my guess it is unlikely to be Q4 2014.