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This blog is part of a series created to demonstrate the value of SAP® Activate. SAP Activate is a three-part framework developed to support faster S/4HANA implementation with clear guidance, easy-to-use tools, and automated updates for continuous innovation. It combines SAP’s 40 years of experience and the power of HANA with SAP best practices, SAP S/4HANA’s new guided configuration capabilities, and an agile implementation methodology.


activate v3.pngWhen businesses purchase technology, they do so to fill specific needs – often needs that have been unfilled for a while. It can be exciting to get access to the latest and greatest technology – and, even better, to put it to work so you can focus on the core of your business.

For this I will introduce you to SAP Activate, a three-part innovation adoption framework that expedites implementation of SAP S/4HANA, the next-generation business suite that helps businesses run simple. I’m particularly excited by the fact that we can now offer customers guided configuration as part of the implementation experience.

New: Assisted Implementation

Guided configuration assists you throughout your initial implementation and beyond, letting you adapt your chosen processes. For example, you can modify the organizational structure, expand the chart of accounts, or set company-specific approval thresholds.

Start by browsing available SAP Best Practices for your particular implementation scenario; each process includes detailed process descriptions. Next, begin your configuration, adapting the preconfigured processes to your specific needs and scenario. For example, if you want to create a new subsidiary in the system, the guided configuration tools will create the new entity in the system and will enable it across all applicable preconfigured business processes. Next step is to test out some business transactions with the newly created subsidiary. Whether you’re performing the configuration yourself or working with a partner or SAP Services, guided configuration makes it easy to get your business processes up and running tailored to your environment at the speed of SAP S/4HANA.

Content Lifecycle Management for Best Practices

Guided configuration takes you beyond the initial go-live. It’s content lifecycle management capabilities support you in seamlessly adopting updates of the software and the related pre-configuration as well as consuming new business processes and new business innovations that SAP adds to S/4HANA in the future.

This will continuously support you in adopting innovations at high speed and to significantly  reduce the overall TCO.

Both the guided configuration toolset and SAP Best Practices business process content are now directly embedded

makes it simple to activate SAP S/4HANA innovations without disruption.

Continuous Innovation Without Disruption

Innovation is constant evolution driven by those unwilling to settle. SAP Best Practices grow out of our experience working with companies pioneering the future. Preconfigured business processes offered with every instance of SAP S/4HANA help SAP customers speed implementation tremendously – and put the latest innovations at their fingertips.

With SAP guided configuration, you retain both your personalization of SAP processes and your individual business processes regardless of SAP updates or changes. You stay continuously up to date and keep disruption to a minimum.

No time to waste! The future is waiting – and the technology is ready to go.

Learn More About SAP Activate:

SAP Activate Blog Library

SAP Activate Methodology Jam™ group

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