HeadsUP 1610 : Expected Innovations
While we eagerly await for SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management On-Premise Edition 1610 innovation release (ref. to blogs..)
HeadsUP : SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management : OP 1610 Outlook
& a quick summarization of S4HANA 1511 Features & Limitations
SAP S/4HANA 1511 Initial Release, Feature Pack 01&02 : What’s NEW & What’s NOT !! Advantage S4HANA 1610
for people who are looking for detailed info about what to expect in 1610 – Innovations & benefits, find
here Listed / attached a file containing the expected Innovations in 1610 (based on latest extract from SAP site & documentation).
|Area||Innovation||Innovation Description||Innovation Benefits|
|ATP||ATP: backorder processing – results display (1610)||SAP Fioriapp that displaysthe results of one or severalback-order processing (BOP) runs: Overview BOP runsaccording to variousselection criteria Drill downinto the results of individual BOP runs||Easy and intuitive overviewof multiple BOP runs Intuitive identification of issues thanks todrill-down capabilities|
|ATP||ATP: backorder processing – setup (1610)||SAP Fioriapp for creating and changing variants used in back-order processing (BOP): Five predefined confirmation strategies –win, gain, redistribute, fill, and lose –for the requirements included in a BOP run may be used simultaneously in one BOP variant Multiple filterandprioritizing pairs can be used to select and sort the requirements for each confirmation strategy For ease of maintenance and to simplify each filter, a global filter can be used to determine the maximum set of requirements for a BOP variant The standard priority of the confirmation strategies can be overruled The confirmation strategies “win” and “gain” generate exceptions if the ATP check shows insufficient availability||Abilitytoperform a mass confirmation of sales orders according to acompany’s business strategy Easy setup and modeling|
|ATP||ATP: Release for Delivery (1610)||SAP Fioriapp driven by available-to-promise (ATP), which showsthe confirmation situation ofsales-order requirements: Workload is preselected by area of responsibility (for example, materialorplant) Available-yet-unused stock is displayed graphically and can be assigned easily to one or multiple requirements (sales orderitems) In case of a confirmation deficit, the confirmed quantities can be manipulated or reshuffled intuitively between individual salesorders||Interactive prioritization of sales orders due for delivery Easy and intuitive identification of issues Mass change capabilities|
|Billing||Billing plans for SAP Hybris Billing, invoicing||Allows definition and creation of recurring fees (billing plans) in the SAP Hybris Billing||Helps ensure inclusion of recurring fees to thecorresponding invoice Allows changes and updates of recurring fees to thecorresponding invoice|
|Billing||Billing plans in SAP Hybris Billing, invoicing – UI, archiving concept, and integration with revenue accounting||Improved user interface (UI), integration with revenue accounting, and an archiving concept are to comprise the second wave for billing plans in convergent invoicing for recurring charges||UI based on the SAP Fiori user experience (UX) Integration of billing plans with the SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting application Ability to archive obsolete billing plans|
|Billing||Enhancements to SAP Fiori apps for billing clerks in SAP S/4HANA, enhancement 1||Display of contextual information about a billing document in the SAP Fiori object page Billing Documents; user navigation to related business objects and access to related transactions in the operational system Ability to create billing documents from a billing-due list with SAP Fiori app Create Billing Documents Ability to search and display billing documents, post a billing document to accounting, and send output to the customer with SAP Fiori app Manage Billing Documents||Fast data insights Easy forward navigation|
|Billing||Functions for invoice correction in SAP Hybris billing, invoicing||Fiori applications for Displayingbilling documentsand its details such as related billable and consumption items from SAP Hybris Billing, invoicing Displayinginvoicing documentsanddetails such as billing documents from SAP Hybris Billing, invoicing Additional functions for invoice corrections CreatingCredit/ Debit notes||Quicker insight into key information related to invoice and billing documents Simplified navigation steps for finding and display of invoice and billing document information Easier creation of credit and debit notes withinSAP Hybris Billing, invoicing|
|Billing||Immediate billing||Automatic start of the billing process directly after the import of billable items||Technical benefits: No saving of billable items that are in status “2” No need for a separate billing run|
|Cash Management||Cash management in SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition (2nd)||Enhancements for cash operations, bank account management, and liquidity planning Centralized and decentralized bank account management – replication and reconciliation (master data maintained once and replicated to other systems)|
|Central Finance||Central finance – central reversal and correction capabilities||Centralized reversals with reposting of replicated documents Improved error handling (with the application interface framework)||Improve flexibilityin correcting postings with incorrectmappings Increaseefficiency in handling errors|
|Central Finance||Central finance – extended financial reporting scenarios||Central material ledger CO-PA: replication from costing-basedprofitability analysis (CO-PA) EC-PCA: replication from profit center accounting (EC-PCA)||Establisha single source of truth across yourentire company Obtaina real-time, harmonized view ofwhat is going on in your company Extend reporting functionalityto profit centers, profitability analysis, and material ledgers|
|Central Finance||Central finance – replication of changes to cost objects||Replication of changes to cost objects from the source to the target system||Consistency between the systemsasreplicated cost objects are kept up-to-date when they are changed in the source system|
|Central Finance||Central finance – simplified mass mapping maintenance||Simplified mass mapping maintenance that allows for uploading of mapping from a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet||Save time and avoid errors in maintaining a high number of mappings (especially before the initial load)|
|Central Finance||Central finance – support Shared Services by central Processes in Accounts Payables/Receivables||Centralize accounts receivable and accounts payable with collection management, credit management, and dispute management Centralize the payment process||Enable users in the area of accounts receivable and accounts payable to work in the central finance system and benefit from SAP S/4HANA capabilities Streamline processes in accounts receivable and accounts payable through centralization Reduce costs in a shared service-center organization Centralize and simplify bank connectivity and importing of bank statements|
|Central Finance||Central finance in SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition (2nd)||Enhanced capabilities for the central finance deployment option: Business integration functionality for 3rd-party runtime databases (DBs) (solving issues with 3rd -party DBs in SAP Landscape Transformation software) Simulation tools for the initial load (allowing users to check before the productive initial load takes place to prevent critical error situations) Replication of document changes from the source to the target system Clearing of open AP and AR items through decentralized payments in the central finance system Centralized reversal and reposting of replicated documents without having to reverse the document in the source system (for instance, for correcting inaccurate mappings) Document enrichment with attributes of the source system before replication to the central system (additional fields in the line item of the central system Replication of projects and replication of profit-center ledger postings into the universal journal Mapping (usability, mass upload, and auditability improvements) Simplification of configuration and initial data load (simulation and error analysis) Phased implementation of central AP/AR process orchestration (such as activation per company code) Replication of open items and their clearing status into the central finance system for enhanced cross-company reporting on vendor and customer dimensions Deployment of central collections worklists, central dispute lists, central credit exposure calculations|
|Collateral Management Banking||SAP Collateral Management for Banking software for use with SAP S/4HANA: enterprise services||Plans to offer enterprise services in the following areas of SAP Collateral Management for Banking for use with SAP S/4HANA: Collateral constellation (maintain and simulate) Collateral agreement processing (maintain and find) Individual valuable management (maintain and find) Integration with current account contracts Plans to offer selected services, which are already available in the banking services version of SAP Collateral Management for Banking, to SAP S/4HANA||Service-oriented architecture to reduce integration cost, reduce complexity, and increase flexibility regarding process changes Simplification of process orchestration and support of omnichannel architecture Standardized interfaces|
|Contract AP AR||Contract accounts receivable and payable (FI-CA) connection to digital payment functionality in SAP S/4HANA Finance||Contract accounts receivable and payable (FI-CA) connected to digital payment functionalityin the SAP S/4HANAFinance solution||Avoid persistence of credit card data in an SAP software system Store tokens for payment hubs that communicate with external payment service providers (incompliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)|
|Convergent Invicing||SAP Fiori for FI-CA and convergent invoicing transactions in SAP S/4HANA||Visual harmonization for almost 100% of transactions|
|DIMP – MRO||MRO: inventory management with interchangeability||Enable parts interchangeability across industries independent of business functions”IS_AD_MPN” and “AD_MPN_STO”||Availability of parts-interchangeable functionalityfor SAP S/4HANA, with no need to activate a business function|
|DIMP – MRO||MRO: maintenance and service processing with “rotable” control||MRO enable maintenance and service processing with rotable* control across industries independent of business function AD_MRO_CI_3 *Rotable: an element or component that can be repeatedly restored to a working and serviceable condition||MRO-enabled maintenance and service processing with rotable control functionality for SAP S/4HANA, with no need to activate a business function|
|EHS||Environment management in SAP S/4HANA||Environment management functionalitynow available in SAP S/4HANA: Recording of compliance requirements Collection of raw data Calculation of emissions Data monitoring Reporting of deviations||Use of existing environment management functionality in SAP S/4HANA through the SAP Fiori user experience|
|EHS||Incident management analytics||Incident management analytics for legal reporting Root-cause analysis of incidents and unsafe conditions|
|EHS||Site Survey (Simple Risk Identification), HS Interdivisional Analytics||Simple EHS risk assessment capability to enable every manager to perform risk analysis and risk assessment in a compliant and effective way for employees, locations, and processes||Easy assessment of workplace related risks for non subject matter experts like people manager|
|Embedded Analytics||Embedded analytics for classification and variant configuration||Framework for the creation of core data services (CDS) views for classification and variant configuration on thecustomer side Ability to adapt and combine the generated CDS view with other CDS views and then reuse or consumethemin the context of embedded analytics Visualization of the combined CDS views throughtools like SAP Lumira software or analytics for Microsoft Excel||Possibility to analyze individual characteristics of classification and configuration. Possibility to analyze characteristic combinations of classification and configuration. Possibility to search transactional data based on classification and configuration characteristics. User ability to define analysis of sales orders in combination with configuration data, e.g. analysis of top-selling and non-selling value combinations Real-time searches of existing orders or batches based upon a product configuration or classification.|
|EWM||SAP Extended Warehouse Management Integrated in S/4HANA||Plans to bring the full scope of the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) application into SAP S/4HANA software, which willprovidecustomers with flexible deployment options to run all kinds of warehouses within a singleSAP solution Simplified use of SAP EWM: Accessbusiness partner data within SAP S/4HANA instead of replicatingbusiness partners to a decentralized EWM system Usematerial andproduct data within SAP S/4HANAinstead of replicatingit to a decentralized EWM system Managebatch master data within SAP S/4HANAinstead of replicatingitto a decentralized EWM system Directly read purchase order data, process orderdata, and production order data instead of replicating those objects to a decentralized EWM system and storing them in an expected goods receipt (EGR) document Skip warehouse request objectsand processonly outbound delivery orders without using outbound-delivery requests; process only inbound deliveries without having inbound-delivery notifications; process only posting changes withoutusing posting-change requests Maintain only one quality document instead of working with a quality inspection document and a QM inspection lot Eliminate the need toreplicateaccounting objects Directly read material values instead of making periodic replications fordecentralized storage||A best-of-breed warehouse management solution as part of the on-premise edition of SAP S/4HANA Flexible deployment options to run an embedded EWM application or continue with a decentralized system Lowertotal cost of ownershipwhen using an embedded EWM for small and less complex warehouses Reduceddata footprint through eliminatedneed tostore redundant data Minimizedadministration effort expected formonitoring of systems interfaces compared to decentralized EWM systems|
|EWM||SAP Extended warehouse management Integrated in SAP S/4HANA||Plans to bring the full scope of the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) application into SAP S/4HANA software, which willprovidecustomers with flexible deployment options to run all kinds of warehouses within a singleSAP solution Simplified use of SAP EWM: Accessbusiness partner data within SAP S/4HANA instead of replicatingbusiness partners to a decentralized EWM system Usematerial andproduct data within SAP S/4HANAinstead of replicatingit to a decentralized EWM system Managebatch master data within SAP S/4HANAinstead of replicatingitto a decentralized EWM system Directly read purchase order data, process orderdata, and production order data instead of replicating those objects to a decentralized EWM system Skip warehouse request objectsand processonly outbound delivery orders without using outbound-delivery requests; process only inbound deliveries without having inbound-delivery notifications; process only posting changes withoutusing posting-change requests Maintain only one quality document instead of working with a quality inspection document and a QM inspection lot Eliminate the need toreplicateaccounting objects Directly read material values instead of making periodic replications fordecentralized storage||A best-of-breed warehouse management solution as part of the on-premise edition of SAP S/4HANA Flexible deployment options to run an embedded EWM application or continue with a decentralized system Lowertotal cost of ownershipwhen using an embedded EWM for small and less complex warehouses Reduceddata footprint through eliminatedneed tostore redundant data Minimizedadministration effort expected formonitoring of systems interfaces compared to decentralized EWM systems|
|Finance IFRS||Treasury and financial risk management in SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition (2nd)||IFRS 9: a 3-year road map containing hedge management and hedge accounting for FX risk, plus hedge accounting for commodity risk and interest-rate risk More information sources integrated to one exposure: sales distribution (SD) integration and material management (MM) integration Trade finance: letter of credit and bank guarantee as new financial instruments in treasury and risk management; bank connectivity; and integration with different SAP solution functionalities (MM, SD, and the like)|
|Financial Planning||Financial planning in SAP S/4HANA focused on profitability simulation||Extensions to SAP BPC optimized for SAP S/4HANA: cost center trarif planning Activity consumption planning cost center fixed consumption planning basic sales and profitability planning end-to-end extensibility|
|Financial Planning||Financial planning in SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition||Extensions to the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation application,optimized for SAP S/4HANA: Costcenter tariff planning Activity consumption planning Costcenter fixedconsumption planning Basic sales and profitability planning End-to-end extensibility|
|FSCM Credit Management||Financial operations in SAP S/4HANA (part 2)||Simplified setup of the SAP Credit Management application in a single system landscape. This includes orchestration simplification as exposures can be updated with business documents from sales and distribution processes without requiring Web services or XML coding – thus lowering TCO and implementation complexity. Also, there is an elimination of data redundancy and configuration steps with accounts receivable. Integration enabled by the Ariba Network Integration for SAP Business Suite rapid-deployment solution, in SAP S/4HANA software, without the need for further installation (installation required for the SAP S/4HANA Finance, on-premise solution)|
|HR||Employee integration in SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition||Core data services views of the employee and employment data provided in support of the HR employee data model for the on-premise edition of SAP S/4HANA software “HRALXSYNC” report – employee-employment model based on human capital management solutions from SAP in SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition Employee factsheet migration to the smart template provided Employee image – replication and persistency of the employee image into the SAP S/4HANA database, for use in enterprise search, employee fact sheet, and areas containing employee data External OData interface receiving timesheet data, including work items SAP Fiori app My Timesheet in SAP S/4HANA|
|IS – Education||Porting and enablement of SAP Student Lifecycle Management and SAP Fiori apps in SAP S/4HANA software||Functionalities of SAP Student Lifecycle Management including most recent developments around admissions and registrations enabled for and available in SAP S/4HANA SAP Fiori apps for students, professorsand faculty members available in SAP S/4HANA|
|IS – Retail Merchandise Management||Merchandise management – business partner for sites||Availability of business partner and customer and vendor integration (CVI) for sites Maintenance of customer and supplier data now assigned to sites through unified business partner maintenance New integration scenario based on a state-of-the-art data replication framework (DRF) User ability to keep a data model of the customer and supplier (which are synced with the business partner through the CVI)||Unified data model now also available for sites Beneficial functionalitiesofbusiness partner “inherited” by site, such as time-dependent address data Future innovations ofbusiness partners to be immediately and consistently available for sites and assigned customers and suppliers as well Consistent user experience based on unified business partner maintenance Assignment of one business partner per site, thus definitively linking customer and supplier (optional) to a single business partner Benefits of new integration scenario include, among others, direct and pooled output in addition to manual distribution, resulting in reduction of errors and improved performance No need for adjustments to processes, as data models of customer and suppliers stay unchanged|
|IS – Retail Merchandise Management||Merchandise management – enhanced transportation chain processing||Schedule using transportation chains that automatically calculate important dates, for example, from the handover date or ex-factory date to the delivery date, between the generation of the purchase order and the arrival of the goods in the distribution center Access transportation chains for scheduling within the standard purchase order (ME21N) Communicate the scheduled dates of a transportation chain to external partners using intermediate documents (IDocs) Receive confirmations or corrections from external partners using IDoc Receive confirmations, corrections, or actual dates from external partners using remote function call (RFC) Use a workbench to manually update dates that were not transferred using IDoc or RFC Monitor standard purchase orders within the reactive PO monitor workbench||More precise planning and monitoring of procurement processes, resulting in improved stock availability Transparency of exceptions in the supply chain, which enables early risk mitigation Ability to reflect and select transportation chain alternatives accordingly Modeling of the complete supply chain, including delivery legs from the distribution center to the store Automated electronic data exchange with business partners resulting in up-to-date, consistent information with no maintenance required|
|IS – Retail Merchandise Management||Merchandise Management – In-Store Merchandising – Fiori apps for store associates and managers||The following Fiori apps are planned to support store associates and store managers: Look Up Retail Products Adjust Stock, for stock adjustments and ad hoc counting Count Stock, for associates Count Stock, for managers Transfer Stock Order Products Receive Products, to be executed in trusted or detailed mode Print Labels Perform Store Walk-Through|
|IS – Retail Merchandise Management||Merchandise management – master data management enhancements||Season management Structure items according to seasonal attributes such as season year, season, collection, or theme Maintain article-to-season assignments en masse (even as one article can have multiple assignments); define sales and purchasing periods through “season workbench” functionality Determine the appropriate season in sales or purchase orders Value-added services Accommodate requests for special servicesfrom customers or to vendors, such as special handling (putting shirts on hangers, for instance) or additional articles that are needed to perform special services (such as hangers) Add or execute services (articles) in addition to the ordered goods, with the ability to consider the costs involved in servicing the requirements Flexibly define rules for automatic determination of value-added services in sales and purchase orders by using the “condition” technique Characteristic value conversion Convert characteristic values depending on user, customer, or vendor reflecting regional specificities, for instance, garment sizes being assigned differently depending on geographic region Distribution curve Predefine the distribution of quantities of a generic article to the variants of the article Trigger distribution of quantities either on demand or automatically for a sales or purchase order Flexibly define rules for determining an appropriate distribution curve by the means of the condition technique||Efficient and convenient maintenance of seasonal (mass) data with granular, hierarchical structuring of merchandise Support for the concept in relevant, operational documents (such as sales order, purchase order, and delivery documents) with persistence of seasonal information, which enables precise reporting Dynamic and highly configurable framework with capabilities to better fulfill specific customer requirements and thereby increase customer satisfaction Improved usability and reduced misunderstands when operating across various geographical regions where similarcharacteristic values might have different meanings Increased usability when the distribution of ordered quantities of a generic article follows a predefined rule set|
|IS – Retail Merchandise Management||Merchandise management – valuation in the material ledger||Functionality to calculate actual costs for articles Leveraging of cost-component split Ability to make multiple parallel valuations in multiple currencies Tracking of the historic exchange rates in the article master Parallel valuation at retail sales price, including ERMA (extended retail method of accounting) User ability to keep inventory at the level of the value-only article||More accurate cost calculations and increased transparency in analyses Actual costing that allows for revaluation of stock and cost of goods sold Cost component split that makes cost structure transparent group wide and facilitates execution of the group strategy Out-of-the-box availability of parallel valuation, for instance, for compliance with U.S. GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) Meaningful analyses based on historic exchange rates Parallel valuation in multiple currencies, such as in group and in local currency Retail sales-price valuation according to ERMA Streamlining of certain business processes by using the concept of value-based inventory available through value-only articles A single version of truth for valuation Reduced data footprint through the removal of material management valuation|
|IS Oil & Gas||Oil and gas downstream with SAP S/4HANA, version 1610||Full enablement of oiland gas downstream functionalitieswith release1610 of SAP S/4HANA Redesigned hydrocarbon product management (HPM) Unit-of-measuregroupenhancement solution based on simplified HPM data model Inventory planning workbench (IPW) that is optimized for the SAP Trader’s and Scheduler’s Workbench application Role in SAP Fiori for transportation schedulerswith apps forregional dashboards, nominations, and events Oil andgas flavored roles in SAP Fiori for transportation schedulers, supply chain managers, inventory managers, shipping specialists and billing clerks||Oiland gas customerability touse release 1610 ofSAP S/4HANA forinnovations Reduced risk of inconsistencies with simplified HPM, providing higher inventory reporting compliance Faster adoption to business changes with unit-of-measure groupenhancement Improved user experience and real-time inventory planning for transportation schedulers Improved user experience for specificroles includingtransportation schedulers, supply chain mangagers, inventory managers, shipping specialists and billing clerks with the SAP Fiori launchpad|
|IS Public Sector||Multichannel enablement for SAP S/4HANA for Public Sector||User management and integration to SAP Gateway technology Submission of forms Display ofopen and paid bills Partial or full bill payment Ability to maintain method of payment Maintenance of address and contact data Ability to view correspondence Alert management Co-browsing functionalities Ability to switch between multiple business partners linked to an online account||OData services that allow customers to develop services independently with minimal effort Faster customer implementation with an out-of-the-box user-interface template showcasing the various new OData services Consistent constituentexperiences across channels|
|IS Utilities||SAP S/4HANA Utilities Analytics, part 2||Enhancements to the virtual data model for IS-U with the following analytic capabilities and KPIs: Analytics for contracts to be billed Analytics for contracts blocked for billing Analytics for missing billing orders “Cube for installed device” enabled for custom-specific fields||Analytics for planning IS-U billing runs Analytics for revenue assurance: ability to identifylocked contracts and missing billing orders Ability to consider custom-specific fields of devices and device categories in analytics|
|IS Utilities||SAP S/4HANA Utilities, stock and transaction statistics||Plans to extend the virtual data model for IS-utilities based on core date services (CDS) views to support the following analytic functionalitiesof the previousutilities information system: Stock statistics –analytics related to business partners, contracts, installations, premises, and the like Transaction statistics –analytics related to “move in,” “move out,” won customers, lost customers (switch documents), and more||Ability to perform analytics oncustomer-related datadirectly on the operational data Relevance for liberalized utilities markets – ability to gain deeper understanding of which customers have been lost or won|
|IS Utilities & Public Sector||SAP Multichannel Foundation for Utilities and Public Sector software and SAP S/4HANA: self-services for end customers||SAP Multichannel Foundation for Utilities and Public Sector software: a consumer self-services solution for the utilities industry that provides utilities with a powerful and cost-effective way to extend their customer interactions through various digital self-service channels, such as Web, mobile, and social media Current method of delivery: as an add-on to the SAP ERP application (see SAP Community at http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-51663) Planned delivery of SAP Multichannel Foundation for Utilities and Public Sector within the IS-utilities solution in SAP S/4HANA, to provide utilities a consumer self-service solution||Benefits for utility customers: A comprehensive self-service solution as part of IS-utilities in SAP S/4HANA Over 55 self-service business processes that are pre-integrated with IS-Utilities and available in the form of easy-to-consume OData services 3 template apps – a desktop-only Web app, a mobile Web or responsive app, and a mobile app for Android and iOS devices Flexibility to extend the solution to meet specific customer requirements|
|IS-HealthCare Billing||First version of patient accounting for selected markets supporting value-based care||Automated patient-billing processincluding communication with external stakeholders Role-specific workplace for the patient-account representative||Integration with any clinical information system Significantautomation ofpatient billing Role-specific workplace with smart worklists supporting issue handling Lower implementation and overall operating costs|
|IS-Utilities||Enablement of SAP S/4HANA Utilities for large systems||Plans to optimizethe SAP S/4HANA Utilities solution for application to large systems and large volumes of data (technically) Support of SAP S/4HANA Utilities for scale-out architectures to distribute database tables over different server nodes Performance optimization for most-critical batch processes in the area of metering and billing||Increased flexibility – provision of scale-out capability as an option for system architectures in addition to scale-up architecture Reduced TCO – scale-out TCO, which is considerably smaller than scale-up TCO|
|Master Data||Redesigned manufacturing part number master data for SAP S/4HANA||Redesign of manufacturing part number (MPN) master data: Availability for SAP S/4HANA across industries with no specific business function needed Concatenation of vendor or external manufacturer and material number up to 40 digits Client-dependent customizing to activate an inventory-managed MPN Client-dependent customizing of material types to enable concatenation Client-dependent customizing of the manufacturer parts profile for inventory-managed MPN||Use of manufacturing part number master data across industries as part of the core material number solution, with no need to activate a specific business function; process that is controlled by client-dependent customizing: Provision of easy-to-maintain search help and validation for external manufacturers Performance improvements with the ability to search, filter, and sort MPN numbers in reports Better-controlled processwith thedescription of the MPN as a unique key field in the material table (MARA) Use of standard business warehouse (BW) info cubes for material number MATNR, with no need to create new, custom info cubes for MPN|
|Master Data – Material||Field length extensions in classification and variant configurations||Accommodation of long material numbers and characteristics values for: Classifications Object dependencies Variant configurations||Ability to use characteristic valueswith up to 70 characters|
|Master Data – Product Master||Manage Product Master||Create, edit, search, copyand display of product and article and mark the product for deletion||User ability tocreate master data in a “stateless” way; that is, as independent andunrelated to any previous request|
|Master Data Utilities||SAP Fiori app for utilities meter reading and billing||SAP Fiori apps for meter data specialists (utilities): Resolve implausible meter-reading results (by researchingand processingimplausible meter reading results,with options torelease or correct them) SAP Fiori app for billing specialists (utilities): Resolve out-sorted billing documents (by researching and processing out-sorted billing documents, with options to release, reverse, or change master and billing-related data)||New, intuitive user interfaces Increased user productivity Improved revenue assurance Optimization of key processes in meter reading and billing|
|Master Data Utilities||SAP Fiori app for utilities meter reading and billing, part 2||SAP Fiori apps for billing specialists (utilities): Overview Page for Periodic Billing: Different charts provide analytic content about the status and results of the periodic billing process. KPIs are displayed on high level. Drill down is available to analyze the data in details. Release Blocked Contracts (worklist to analyze blocked contracts with the functionality to release single or multiple blocked contracts)||New, intuitive user interfaces Increased user productivity Improved revenue assurance Optimization of key processes in billing|
|Master Data Utilities||SAP Fiori app for utilities meter reading and billing, part 3||SAP Fiori apps for the business role meter data specialist (utilities) Overview page meter reading SAP Fiori apps for the business role billing specialist (utilities) Resolve out-sorted invoicing documents||New, intuitive user interfaces Increased user productivity|
|Migration – sFIN – Special Ledger||Migration of special ledgers with document splitting to the universal ledger||Migration tools for migration of customer-specific special ledgers with document splitting to the universal journal with document splitting (fund accounting)||Enables existing customers who have different ledger and splitting processes in place to adopt to using SAP S/4HANA without having to go through the interim step of new general ledger – or “new GL” – migration|
|O2C||SAP Fiori apps for order-to-cash process managers in SAP S/4HANA||Display the current workload and the most important tasks for the order-to-cash process manager with SAP Fiori app Overview Page* Get a comprehensive overview of the performance and conformity of all sales-order processes in your company with SAP Fiori app Order-To-Cash Performance Monitor* Get a comprehensive overview of issues that impede sales orders from being fulfilled with SAP Fiori app Sales Order Fulfillment Monitor* *SAP Fiori app names may be subject to change.||Identification of bottlenecks and areas of improvement throughcomparison of aggregated views of your current and past processes Strategic and operational control over end-to-end performance of order-to-cash processes Benchmarking across a number of business attributes, such as sales organization, distribution channel, division, customer, and material|
|O2C||SAP Fiori apps for project financial and logistics controller||SAP Fiori apps for project financial controllers and project logistics controllers: Object pages (fact sheets) and list reports for main project systemsbusiness objects Selected analytical and transactional apps focusing on project financial control|
|O2C||SAP Fiori apps for returns & refund clerks in SAP S/4HANA||Display of contextual information about the customer returnin the Customer Return* object page User navigation to related business objects and access to related transactions in the operational system *SAP Fiori app names may be subject to change||Fast data insights Easy forward navigation|
|Others||Equipment and tools management||Enablement of equipment andtools management|
|Plant Maintainance||Plant performance analytics||Plant performanceanalytics offer the following reports of aggregated transactional data in SAP HANA software in real time: Scrap reasons Operation scrap Material scrap Processing durations Excess component consumption||Identify root causes for issues like scrap, excessive processing durations, and excessive component consumption Compare planned-versus-actual parameters for scrap percentages and processing durations|
|Plant Maintainance||SAP Fiori app Respond to Breakdown in SAP S/4HANA||Manage maintenance processes using the design approach of the SAP Fiori user experience Identify jobs that need to be performed Prepare jobs for execution Check availability of resources needed to perform a maintenance job Record consumed time, material,actions taken, androot cause of failure Record unplanned activities Complete jobs Identify and initiate follow-up activities|
|PLM||Embedded software management||Manage embedded software versions in the SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) application Manage embedded software in the engineering product structure Maintain compatibility information between software and other components of a product Check product structure for compatibility of embedded software||Support of PLM processes for cyber-physical, particularly mechatronic, products Compatibility of software embedded in a product|
|PLM||Engineering record management in SAP S/4HANA||SAP Fiori apps* Engineering Inbox Manage Engineering Records *SAP Fiori app names may be subject to change.||Engineering Inbox app – allows the BOM engineer to monitor and process workflow tasks in the SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) application Manage Engineering Records app – allows the BOM engineer to manage engineering changes;for instance, to monitor change progress on a regular basis and create new changes in response to certain events|
|PLM||PLM search enhancements||Enablement of additional search attributes within the product lifecycle management (PLM) search: Document search with linked documents Engineering-record search with custom engineering record types Ability to search with custom product specifications for manufacturing (PSM) types Synchronization of searches from bills of materials (BOMs) tobills of materialswith assigned manufacturing BOMs (MBOMs) Synchronization of PSM-to-BOM searches with source PSM structure and target MBOMs Specification and PSM searches with status data MBOM, recipe, and PSM searches with assigned classification data MBOM, recipe, and PSM searches with assigned document data Label searches with recipe data origins||Execution of more precise and extensive searches, with the additional search capabilities|
|PLM||Product lifecycle management: Target-driven recipe development||Scope of target-driven recipe development –enable food, chemical, and consumer productdevelopers to incorporate targets in making formulations, including: Formulation project: Contains the target and other settings, plus repository objects Single-formula editor: Create and maintain single recipe to meet project targets and goals Compliance: Validate during design of a recipe if fullfills regulations||Formulation Project One-time setup of project context which can be reused Enables grouping of required data Setting targest of compliance targets Object authorization Reference to existing products Briefing Single Formula Editor Compete with Excel on usability and performance Consolidate formula, process, calculations and compliance check on one screen Compliance Customers can start to integrate compliance content into Target Driven Recipe Development|
|PLM||SAP Fiori enablement for PLM Recipe Development||Searches enabled for key activities for the recipe developer role: Manage specifications Manage recipes Manage labels Manage change master Manage phrases|
|Production Execution||Enablement of work-in-process batch for order combination||Enhancementsto existing work-in-process (WIP)batch functionality for order combinations to support combined production and process orders in the areas of time ticket confirmations, WIP batch where-used list, and goods receipts||Allow WIP batch customersto usethe order combination functionality toincrease manufacturing efficiency|
|QM||QM: SAP Fiori apps for Results Recording in SAP S/4HANA||The new Fiori transactional app for results recording helps quality technicians to record inspection results easily and efficiently. With the user experience for Quality Management (QM) in SAP S/4 HANA, quality technicians can benefit from the following: • Flexible and state-of-the-art worklists for inspection lots, samples, and characteristics • Easy-to-use, but comprehensive user interfaces for recording the results of different types of inspection characteristics (qualitative, quantitative, single, mean values, and so on)|
|QM||Quality management (QM): object pages for quality planners||Role-based QM in SAP Fiori launchpadwith Quality Info Record for Procurement*and Sampling Procedure* object pages Newly designed object pages with friendly and intuitive user interfaces that display information about the quality info record and sampling procedure *SAP Fiori app names may be subject to change.||Flexible worklists with comprehensive filter criteria and adjustable table columns Simple and intuitive UI Information display about the QM object|
|QM||Quality management (QM): object pages for quality technicians||Role-based QM in SAP Fiori launchpad with QM object pages Newly designed object pages with friendly and intuitive user interfaces that display information about samples||Flexible worklists with comprehensive filter criteria and adjustable table columns Simple and intuitive user interface Information displayabout the QM objects|
|QM||Quality management (QM): role-based SAP Fiori launchpads||Support for core QM processes withnew roles in the SAP Fiori user experience (UX) for: Quality technicians Quality engineers Quality planners Quality managers Quality auditors Calibration technicians||Role-based launchpad forSAP Fiori apps Simple and intuitive user experience across the most frequently used business transactions in QM Integrated search functionality inSAP Fiori with UI shells from SAP|
|RAR||Revenue recognition and accruals in the SAP Hybris Billing solution||Unbilled revenue accrual, which is frequently required but not yet provided as a standard functionality in the BRIM solution Ability to record expenses and revenues in the period they occur, and meet legal requirements to do so Functionality for unbilled evaluations, down to the contract level and on a daily basis, in order to offer unbilled revenue figures, also for management reporting|
|Sales Order Management||Enhancements to SAP Fiori apps for internal sales representatives in SAP S/4HANA, enhancement 1||Display of contextual information about a sales document with SAP Fiori object pages Sales Quotation, Sales Order, Sales Contract, Credit Memo Request, Debit Memo Request, and Customer 360 – Sales View; user navigation to related business objects and access to related transactions in the operational system Ability to create, modify, or display sales documents with work lists in SAP Fiori apps Manage Sales Quotations, Manage Sales Orders, Manage Sales Contracts, Manage Credit Memo Requests, and Manage Debit Memo Requests Enhancements to the SAP Fiori app Sales Order Fulfillment Monitor, which allows you to resolve issues that impede sales orders from being fulfilled Ability to analyse the conversion rate of open quotations with SAP Fiori app Quotation Conversion Rates Ability to analyse the sales contract fulfillment rate with SAP Fiori app Sales Contract Fulfillment Rates||Fast data insights Easy forward navigation|
|SCM||SAP Fiori app Assign Product to Product Allocation for SAP S/4HANA||SAP Fiori app* for release 1610 of SAP S/4HANA for: Time-dependent assignment of product-allocation data to products or to combinations of products and locations Maintenance of product-allocation check strategy *SAP Fiori app names may be subject to change.||Simple app that is easy to learn and use Responsive user experience|
|SCM||SAP Fiori app Configure Product Allocation for SAP S/4HANA||SAP Fiori app* for release 1610 of SAP S/4HANA for creation and maintenance of product allocation objects *SAP Fiori app names may be subject to change.||Simple app that is easy to learn and use Responsive user-experience design|
|SCM – Product Allocation Planning||SAP Fiori app Manage Product Allocation Planning Data for SAP S/4HANA||SAP Fiori app* for release 1610 of SAP S/4HANA for: Creation, updating, and deletion of characteristic value combinations and their planned allocation quantities Graphical presentation of the availability of characteristic value combinations Managing of activation status, availability status, and lifecycle status of the product allocation objects and their characteristic value combinations *SAP Fiori app names may be subject to change.||Simple app that is easy to learn and use Responsive user-experience design|
|SCM – UseCAse Oil&Gas Transportation Scheduler||Hydrocarbon supply chain productivity||SAP Fiori launchpad – provide the complete SAP Fiori launchpad for the oil and gas transportation scheduler role and its linked SAP Fiori apps: SAP Fiori app* My Nominations, based on the nominations worklist – helps schedulers perform mass updates and mass creations of nominations by providing new filter and selection capabilities SAP Fiori app* Regional Inventory View – links to the inventory planning workbench (IPW) on the back end, displays the combination of location, material, and valuation type on the vertical axis, and displays each day of the date range on the horizontal axis SAP Fiori app* Mass Change Events – enables centralized maintenance of multiple events en masse and helps the scheduler mass update and mass create events under multiple nominations with the support of new filter and selection capabilities Enhancements to the inventory cockpit *SAP Fiori app names may be subject to change.||Tailor the SAP Fiori launchpad and its linked SAP Fiori apps to the specific needs of a transportation scheduler: Provide a single point of entry for the user Deliver a consistent look and feel for all apps with text menus and a responsive user interface (UI) Improve scheduler productivity by reducing the need to use spreadsheets, as well as allowing for a single edit of each nomination, with the My Nominations app, which allows for mass copying and editing of nominations – a key requirement Deliver a single dashboard of inventory alerts through the regional inventory, which allows schedulers to monitor their products across locations and take corrective actions when necessary Improve the current system of event maintenance, which has to be done individually for each nomination and is especially time consuming when there are several nominations tagged to the same physical movement Enhance productivity through mass change events Enable user simulation of a full nomination run before publishing, through enhancements to IPW Provide several business add-ins for customers to cover, create, copy, and maintain nominations Allow for a more stable UI andenable usersto delete nominations|
|SCM – UseCase PPDS in S4HANA||Manufacturing planning: production planning and detailed scheduling (SAP S/4HANA)||Access production planning and detailed scheduling as part of the manufacturing planning functionalities in SAP S/4HANA Create procurement proposals for in-house production or external procurement to cover product requirements Optimize and plan the resource schedule and the order dates and times in detail by taking the resource and component availability into account Plan critical products, such as products with long replenishment lead times or products that are produced with bottleneck resources Create executable production plans Use the “Create Optimal Ordersfor Shipment” app to order several materials in one purchase order and optimize the order quantities to best utilize the capacity of the means of transport|
|SCM – UseCase Production Scheduling Board||Manufacturing planning – production-scheduling board in SAP S/4HANA||Access Web-based graphical scheduling tool for production planning and detailed scheduling as part of the manufacturing-planning functionalities in SAP S/4HANA software Customize the Web-based graphical scheduling tool for production planning and detailed scheduling according to various industry needs Optimize and plan the resource schedule and the order dates and times in detail by taking the resource and component availability into account Plan critical products, such as products with long replenishment lead times or products that are produced with bottleneck resources Create executable production plans|
|SCM – UseCase Visual work Instructions||Manufacturing engineering: visual enterprise manufacturing planner, visual work instructions, variant configuration||Ability to create visual work instructions using camera positions to create steps exactly as in the assembly situation (simulation) Automatic generation of visual work instructions for configurable materials according to the bill of materials (BOM) and routing structures Display of configured (100%) visual work instructions in production order Ability to manage changes to visual work instructions using the SAP 3D Visual Enterprise Author application Processing of cases when the BOM is a variant BOM (150% BOM),in which casevisual work instructions will contain all possible variants and will, therefore, be configurable Support of phantom assemblies to model complex variants Assembly simulation combined with configuration simulation and phantom assembly roll-up||Improve manufacturing performance by streamlining the handover from engineering to manufacturing using 3D visuals Increase productivity of shop-floor workers by providing them with visual work instructions Create configurable visual work instructions as part of the assembly planning process Use variant configuration functionality to configure visual work instructions to be consumed on the shop floor|
|Shipping||Enhancements to SAP Fiori apps for shipping specialists in SAP S/4HANA||Schedule the creation of outbound deliveries from a list of sales documents (collective run that is executed in the background) Schedule goods-issue postings for outbound deliveries (collective run that is executed in the background)||Ability to automate recurring tasks to be performed at a time that best suits the user, such as outside of business hours or before the start of a shift, even multiple times a day if necessary – without any further manual interaction|
|Sourcing & Procurement||Procure-to-pay, procurement overview page in SAP S/4HANA||Role-based and personalized entry page for buyers to monitor business issues Plans for different card types to support various visualizations including analytical cards to view key performance indicators and list cards to monitor contracts; sample card types: Contract monitoring Urgent purchase requisition items – unsourced Overdue purchase order items Purchasing spend by material group Purchasing spend by supplier Purchasing spend trend Non-managed spend by material group Non-managed spend by supplier Off-contract spend by material group Off-contract spend by supplier Supplier performance monitoring Supplier evaluation trend Contextual navigation to quickly open corresponding worklists, take immediate action, or show analytic drill-downs Use of the global filter to filter all cards according to individual responsibilities||Provide the most relevant and important information at a glance Monitor business issues in real time and react immediately Configure individual layout and use the global filter to adapt cards to your individual responsibility Navigate to related apps to resolve issues Filter the entire page contentfor specific suppliers, material groups, and the like|
|Sourcing & Procurement||Procure-to-pay, real-time analytics in SAP S/4HANA (2nd)||Companies enabled to reduce supply costs through greater efficiencies and savings from their procurement operations Role-based and quick access to the procurement information purchasers need to analyze purchasing spend, suppliers, and contracts in real time, in SAP S/4HANA software Available additional key performance indicators: Overall Supplier evaluation (combined hard and soft facts) Operational Supplier evaluation Supplier evaluation by Questionnaire (soft fact evaluation) Value contract consumption Quantity contract consumption Purchase requisition item types Purchase requisition item changes Purchase requisition no touch rate Purchase requisition average approval time Purchase requisition to order cycle time In Purchase Order Value KPI, a new measure is planned to visualize planned spend per purchasing category.||Real-time calculation of key performance indicators to analyze managed and non-managed spend, contracts, and suppliers Fast and highly configurable KPIs Instant insight-to-action functionalities through navigation to other SAP Fiori apps and object pages Dynamic supplier-evaluation scoring based on procurement documents in real time Insight into procurement efficiency throughpurchasing requisition KPIs|
|Sourcing & Procurement||Procure-to-pay, sourcing, and contract management in SAP S/4HANA||Holistic support for the operational purchaser across contract management and source assignment activities, such as managing schedule agreements and quota arrangements in addition to operational contracts or source lists with SAP S/4HANA software Transactional apps: Manage Scheduling Agreements* and Manage Quota Arrangements* Plans to provide a simple request for quotation processing and an external interface to initiate sourcing events in external systems outside of SAP S/4HANA *SAP Fiori app names may be subject to change||Dynamic and flexible search and filtering across the entire list of scheduling agreements and quota arrangements instead of time-consuming back-and-forth searching in list views Grouping, filtering, and downloading of purchasing documents Comprehensive overview across available sources of supply, such as contracts, purchasing info records, source lists, and quota arrangements in the SAP Fiori app Manage Sources of Supply Extension ofsourcing capabilities of theSAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement Cloud to external sourcing solutions|
|TM||Transportation Management integrated in S/4HANA||System and process integration in SAP S/4HANA with functionality from release 9.4 of the SAP Transportation Management application Harmonized and customized transportation master data Provision of a user interface for SAP S/4HANA through the SAP Fiori launchpad Single-system integration functionality Transportation planning and optimization Transportation management real-time analytics Integration of SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain for transportation management and SAP S/4HANA Supply Chain for extended warehouse management Access to the transportation management collaboration portal||All processes coming together in one system Ability to Run Simple Reduced data redundancy User interface for SAP S/4HANA with tiles from the SAP Fiori launchpad Harmonized master data Direct-use customizing functionality of SAP S/4HANA Integrated transportation process forSAP S/4HANA|
|W/H||Basic warehouse management in S/4HANA||Plans to bring the basicscope of the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) application into SAP S/4HANA software, which willprovidecustomers with flexible deployment options to run multiplewarehousescenarioswithin a singleSAP solution.SAP EWMenables companies to maximize their labor and space utilization and equipment investments by coordinating and optimizing resource usage and material flows. Following processes aresupported for distribution, manufacturing,service business and Cross dock/Transitwarehouses Inventory management Inbound processing Outbound processing Internal warehouse movement Physical inventory Reporting||Improve warehouse space utilization Increase on-time shipments Improve shipment accuracy Improve inventory visibility Increase inventory accuracy|
Another brilliant blog Monika. This is the first time I think we have seen something more tangible other than the two lines we get to see in the overview slides.
You can refer to SAP Innovation Discovery for list of existing & expected innovations.
Well it does require a bit of filtering though, to get S4HANA Enterprise Management listing.
Guess this is from SAP Innovation Discovery https://zinnovationdiscovery-supportportal.dispatcher.hana.ondemand.com/#/innovations and TEC100
Good compilation done .... in absence Simplification List & Feature Scope Description documentation
Yes, eagerly awaiting Simplification Listing & FSD documents.
Latest update from TechEd.. 1610 is due around the 24th of Oct so lets mark our calendar. Its not too far off.
@Devraj bardhan - thx for update.
Did anyone hear anything about NAST (instead of new output management) becomming an option for Invoices and Purchase Orders again?
Not officially till 1610 is released..... however based on SAP NOTE (if I consider that as official doc ) - yes NAST will be available (may I say required, till New Output Management stabilizes & available for all docs).
** A switch that enables customers to choose NAST condition based output or Output Management for issuing output of a Sales Document is available on S4HANA On-Premise Release 1610.
2298826 - Switch for enabling NAST condition based output for OnPremise
Run transaction SM30, enter view name APOC_C_OBJ_ACT_V and click the "Maintain" button.
Click "New Entries" button to add a new row.
In the new row, enter the following attributes:
Application Object Type: SALES_DOCUMENT
Status: select one of the following values:
Application Active: Use Output Management to issue output
Application Inactive: Use NAST condition based technique to issue output
Default: Use system default, which is also NAST condition based technique, to issue output
NOTE: The customization is optional, and if you do not perform the customizing, the output process for Sales Documents will default to NAST condition technique.
Could you please let me know which would be the best practice to use? Either 1511 or 1610
We are in the initial stage of a POC and looking forward for a Big Time project as well.
Since now we heard 1503 is ruled over by 1511, and since then before we digets, SAP has introduced and released 1610 last month, could you please advice which would be better to proceed further (either 1511 or 1610)
1503 & 1605 -- relate to SAP S/4HANA FINANCE (These releases contain only FINANCE Innovations + classical ECC Logistics. It is NOT the release to go for, if you are looking for S/4HANA Innovations in Logistics area )
1511 & 1610 -- these releases are for SAP Product SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management On-Premise Edition
Enterprise Management contains Logistics + Finance innovations.
1610 - covers all Finance Innovations of 1605 + Many New Logistics Innovations + Improvised Logistics Innovations of 1511
For POC, I would recommend 1610 over 1511.
New in 1610 (over 1511)
Embedded Extended Warehouse Management
Integrated Capacity Planning (PP/DS) with MRP
Graphical Production Scheduling Board
Integrated Quality Management
Entire Finance 1605 Add-On Included in S/4HANA (1610)
Industry to CORE Retail, CP
Simplified Product Lifecycle Management
Embedded Master Data Governance
FIORI 2.0 & New FIORI Theme for classical UI’s
Advance Availability to Promise
Improved Innovations in 1610 over 1511 (Innovations 1st available in 1511, improved in 1610)
Real time Inventory Management & Material Valuation
Effective Order Management & Billing
Accelerated Material Requirement Planning
Industry to CORE (DIMP, Oil, )
Parts Service Management
Trust this helps.
I like the feature to use the characteristics value more than 30, i was about to modify as per the notes# 554086, but we had upgraded to S/4 Hana core 2.0 with 1709 but it is still accepting only 30 chars in characteristics values.
I see only changes in ATWRT and ATWTB from below list. all others are still 30 chars only.
How do i get to use this feature do i need to activate anything ?
I have also checked the below innovation link but unsure what to do
Set the following domains to a length of nn:
1.2 Data elements
Set the following data elements to a length of nn:
There is a customizing activity to switch on the usage of material numbers longer than 18 characters. Either the 70 char characteristic value usage is bound to this activity, or there is a similar customizing setting for classifications/characteristics, please have a look.