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Run Simple with SAP Activate: Best Practices, Methodology, & Guided Configuration

SAPActivate2.pngIn case you missed the news at Sapphire, SAP announced SAP Activate, which is a combination of SAP Best Practices, guided configuration, and methodology optimized for S/4HANA. Following up on that first look, let’s take a closer look at what SAP Activate is all about.

First up: SAP Best Practices

These are the ready-to-run business processes optimized for S/4HANA and also cover the fundamentals of integration and migration. Included in these best practices is a reference solution in the cloud as well as details on extensibility for how best to enhance SAP processes for your own needs.

Next up: Guided Configuration

You can think of guided configuration as the set of tools for an assisted implementation for everything from initial implementation of a project to “go-live” and then some. Meaning, guided configuration let’s you apply updates and changes to your configuration and stay continuously on the innovation track and adapt agilely without disruption. Being guided by business processes is what empowers business and IT to work together.

Last but not least: Methodology

Any implementation starts with best practices. The methodology uses a consistent approach used for any deployment mode chosen: cloud, hybrid, on premise, mobile. Also, you can choose to do it yourself or with an SAP partner or SAP directly. The methodology is designed for partner extensions. So, if you are a partner of SAP, you will definitely want to get to know SAP Activate!

Conclusion: SAP Activate

In short, this combination of SAP Best Practices, guided configuration, and methodology allows you to build smart and run simple. SAP Activate gives you the freedom to run fast (with a reference solution), beautifully (with a state-of-the-art Fiori UX), lean (with a lower TCO and continuous innovation), far (built-in extensibility to fit your needs), and flexibly (do it yourself or with a preferred partner or with SAP).

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      Author's profile photo Mark P Burke
      Mark P Burke

      Free trial of S/4 HANA available here:  www.sap.com/s4hana-trial

      More details on S/4 HANA here:  http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-61708

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      Former Member

      Bob,

      How does SAP Activate align/build on / supersede ASAP?

      Also, is it now available as part of the Roadmaps embedded in SAP Solution Manager?

      Feedback appreciated.

      Darryl Michael

      Author's profile photo Jan Musil
      Jan Musil

      Hello Michael,

      I'll be posting more details about the methodology next week. But as a preview - the methodology supersedes ASAP methodology. We will be providing the content in SAP Jam first before delivering the content in SAP Solution Manager.

      Best Regards, Jan

      Author's profile photo Jan Musil
      Jan Musil
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      Hello Bob (I asked this of Jan as well on the 'other blog')

      When did you say access would be provided to SAP Activate JAM for those who submitted early access? ALSO, will it include the equivalent (it's version) of ASAP 8 - Agile (https://websmp108.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/011000358700001342962012E/Index.htm)?

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      Regards, Wayne

      Author's profile photo Jan Musil
      Jan Musil

      Hello Wayne,

      Already answered. No need to post in multiple place :-).

      Jan

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      Former Member

      Thanks Jan - request submitted and just waiting for access now.