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SAP S/4 HANA has been launched since February, and the new version of SAP Simple Finance is generally available since end of March. In conversations with customer I hear many questions around both products from business value to availability with solution xyz.


Find here my short list of essential information to learn about both solutions – at your desk, or at SAPPHIRE.


SAP Simple Finance

Not the most exciting read, but reliable information – these are the essential SAP Simple Finance 2.0 release notes. The second note confirms: SAP Simple Finance 2.0 is available for IS-MP.

If you prefer to experience SAP Simple Finance step by step, I would recommend the SAP Simple Finance powered by SAP HANA Journey Map with 5 steps to learn more – starting with the value map, plus the option to get a customized report based on your situation, and a 30 day test trial in the cloud.


The SAP Simple Finance space in SCN is the ultimate landing page to learn even more around SAP Simple Finance.




The best place to learn from peers already using the solution is of course SAPPHIRE. There are plenty of great sessions. I would like to highlight just 2 – simple, right?




Define your road to SAP S/4 HANA by Wieland Schreiner, EVP SAP Business Suite for SAP HANA
Discover the existing and coming innovations of our next-generation business suite. Understand the road map for the editions offered for SAP S/4HANA. Learn what is available and planned for lines of business and industries.


Re-imagine your business with SAP S/4 HANA by Marius Reck, IT Manager Chicago Faucets – a Geberit Company

Understand why companies across industries are moving to our next-generation business suite. Hear the full story firsthand from a Mill Products customer that shares their experience with SAP S/4HANA.


(Make sure to also check Jennifer Scholze’s best Mill Products sessions.)



A great and concise source of information is the FAQ document on SAP S/4 HANA. Best start to read from the fundamentals;
SAP S/4HANA Frequently Asked Questions – Part 1 – the fundamentals


openSAP online course

Learn at your own pace and entirely free with “The SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA in a nutshell”. The course is a nice mix of high level information, explains the key concepts of the solution, gives you a quite detailed look into SAP Simple Finance. Unit 6 is specifically helpful for IT audiences – explaining the data model simplification, the impact to custom code and technical details of migration to the new solution.


“When can I get today’s financial report?”


Finally, if you prefer to experience SAP S/4 HANA in a lighter mode, take a look at the video SAP S/4 HANA: a reimagined suite for reimagined business.

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