SAP S/4HANA for Public Sector Management Product Updates and Roadmap – A Preview
After having the first full-scope enablement with the shipment of S/4HANA release 1511 of SAP S/4HANA for Public Sector Management featuring also first data model simplifications, we now look ahead what’s coming next with release 1610. End of October the first Public Sector specific Fiori apps and object pages will be released to customers. In this shipment we have focused on the redesign of the user experience for the business-role of the ‘Budget Responsible’. Twelve apps will now support relevant tasks and business processes that are related to this user role.
A role-speciffic access to relevant apps and tasks is provided via the Launchpad. It can comprise of Fiori apps as well as classical transactions. The user may personalize its Launchpad. For example, a budget responsible can establish monitoring for individual or multiple budgets in his/her responsibility, allowing to always have important objects in focus.
With My Budget you get an overview of the budget and spending status within your area of reponsibility (such as Fund, Funds Center and other Funds Management dimensions and combinations thereof). From this overview page you can drill-down to the underlying data at the various flexible summarization levels. The data showing up on My Budget is predefined by the user authorization and can be adjusted by administrator and end-user. By creating additional My Budget tiles it is possible to set focus on specific areas of your budget.
With My Budget Alerts you can get an overview of the number of objects where the available budget is nearing critical threshold. You can display the critical object combinations and the detailed information about consumable, consumed and available amount. Drill-down to the underlying data is also available in order to efficiently identify the problem area.
is the entry point for approvals in S/4HANA. My Inbox now includes Earmarked Funds documents, too. My Inbox offers a personalized overview of all the Earmarked Funds documents which require your approval. You can review the approval items including amounts and account assignments and approve, reject, claim, forward or supend them and you can enter notes and check attachments explaining the approval.
The Fund Object Page provides a detailed view of a Fund master data object. An overview list allows you to see all existing Fund master data objects you have access to. Using filters allows you to narrow down your focus. The detail display provides insight into master data relations, groupings and documents that have been posted to the selected Fund master data.
The user experience for the business role of the Budget Responsible will be rounded- off with S/4HANA for Pulic Sector Management release 1709 by providing Object Pages for Fund Management Master Data Groups and the Grantee Management Grant.
Budget Specialist for Master Data Maintenance, Budget Maintenenance, Commitment Management and to provide Deep Dive Analytics. A Virtual Data Model will be provided to support Analytical Insight for Funds Management Operations.
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