This week marks an important milestone for SAP S/4HANA, actually 3. Since the launch February 3rd we have come a long way, but this week is special as it marks the start of a intensive 3 months journey – till our next major release for SAP S/4HANA in Q4 – the 1511 update. It will be the next major update for the on-premise and the cloud edition, and in our discussions with prospects, customers and partners we feel a huge interest on further detail and support. Just recently we updated the roadmap on the SAP Service Marketplace – time to visit again. But below the 3 major topics from this week which we wanted to highlight in case you missed it.
Announcement of the S/4HANA cookbook.
Sparked by questions on how to implement SAP S/4HANA within a specific customer landscape, and created in order to answer those implementation questions, we plan to release a structured and regularly updated guide (the SAP S/4HANA cookbook) within the SAP S/4HANA SCN community here: SAP S/4HANA that links to relevant information around the implementation of SAP S/4HANA.
Think of it as a master guide that not only comprises the standard SAP documentation but also SAP best-practices, How-To guides, White Papers, background information, and so on. It will be regularly updated and the information will be public to support the success of customers and partners. Stay tuned, first content to be available in July already, and frequent updates as new content is created.
To help businesses Run Simple, SAP Activate offers ready-to-run digitized business processes optimized for SAP S/4HANA. This new experience allows customers to flexibly choose the right approach for their business needs, be it a new implementation, integration or migration scenario. SAP Activate starts with SAP Best Practices packages for any implementation and uses one methodology for any deployment mode — cloud, on premise or hybrid.
This implementation methodology is a unique combination of SAP best practices, methodology, and guided configuration to help customers and partners to deploy SAP S/4HANA. SAP Activate also enables partners to extend the ready-to-run business processes shipped by SAP, which builds the basis on which partners could update their custom best practices and co-innovate with SAP. See more here: http://www.news-sap.com/sap-activate-three-steps-to-implementing-sap-s4hana/
openSAP course for SAP S/4HANA, the deep dive.
We finished the deep dive course which is structured along a customer lifecycle – starting with an intro by sharing more insights into the motivation behind SAP S/4HANA, the business value, and the strategy. After that, you will learn how to get started with SAP S/4HANA, how to test the product, and about onboarding. We then take you on a journey to discover the solution, including various lines of business, architecture, migration, and service aspects. Finally, you will learn where to get the appropriate support.
Please join this free course – it is still available here: SAP S/4HANA – Deep Dive – SAP S/4HANA experts, and more important give us feedback what we should focus on next in the openSAP forum.