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Dear all

any year SAP will deploy a new version of S/4 HANA. The next version withsome  change in the area of EHS will come up soon. If you have the chane to visit SAP presentations you will get a good picture on roadmap in the area of EHS.

Considering the fact, that the “term used” are changing, it is important to understand the new terms as used with S/4 HANA: (In the past we have used e.g. EHS, EHSM etc.). But the situation will get “slightly” more complex (more terms).

Some discussions regarding the change of EHS with S/4 HANA can still be found. Here are some pages you should look at if you need information regarding S/4 HANA.

http://www.asugnews.com/article/asug-briefing-s-4hana-and-the-now-five-editions

https://blogs.sap.com/2016/10/27/sap-s4hana-1610-release-highlights/

https://blogs.sap.com/2016/02/02/sap-s4hana-choosing-the-right-end-release-1503-vs-1511/

https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3944715

http://blog.lnsresearch.com/2016-sap-ehs-conference-highlights-continuing-the-path-of-s/4-hana

http://www.sap-webseminare.de/?page=espressofilter&subpage=details&webseminar=1837&language=en

SAP will communicate per year the current future roadmap in context of  “EHS applications” based on S/4 HANA to the customers (but only via direct contact with the customer or using some SAP presentations or partially via SAP marketplace).

You as “user” of SAP EHS Management should really try to follow any discussion in any user group (e.g. DSAG, ASUG etc.) to understand the SAP strategy. The changes (old world; new world) will be clearly bigger as the change from SAP 4.6. to SAP Enterprise, to SAP ERP; so this new “EHS” version will be a complete new software. But you (as Customer of SAP) need to think about: how to use the new version. UNtil 2025 you can still use SAP ERP in “compatibility mode) using an S/4 HANA environmetn (but you need to understand, thta S/4 HANA will not support all EHS tools (refer to different blogs)

C.B.

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  1. Mark Pfister

    On October 31.2016 SAP announced it officially:
    http://news.sap.com/sap-s4hana-enhancements-accelerate-digital-transformation/

    EHS even made it into the release news:

    “Environment, health and safety (EHS) management offers comprehensive and integrated new functionality reimagined to take advantage of the digital transformation occurring across the enterprise. It uses real-time data to support EHS practitioners in managing operational risk, worker safety and compliance, with integrated solutions for incident management, chemical management, operational risk assessments, industrial hygiene/exposure monitoring, regulatory compliance and emissions management.”

    Oil and Gas:
    Oil and gas industry customers can take advantage of upstream and downstream functions, including hydrocarbon product management, that are optimized for high performance on the SAP HANA platform, as well as a real-time inventory planning workbench with enhanced simulation capabilities for supply chain scheduling, providing insight and flexibility to better meet the needs of end customers.

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    1. Mark Pfister

      Hi Christoph,

      I fixed the link.

      In regards to the EHS road-map for S4 I think the Information shared by SAP at the DSAG Meetings is the only official communication available.

      I’ll check if I can get the slides and post them here.

      Kind Reagrds

       

      Mark

       

       

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  2. Christoph Bergemann Post author

    Dear Mark

    currently it seems to be that SAP is talking about roadmap only in context of e.g. DSAG and similar meetings (EHS conferences etc.).  If you dig deeper and ask SAP contact for the slides as shown in such meetings honestly the list of “question marks” (that means you will not get an answer from SAP to your quesiton now)  is such long that i can only hope that SAP can really deliver a solution as shown which is as flexible as the old solution portfolio so that we do not loose functionality (and they have to deliver “in time” (until 2025 latest). And here are my greatest doughts (that we will loose additional functionality as: EHS IH, EHS waste)

    But honestly: it is not an easy job on SAP side. They need to deliver a “simplified” EHS version still supporting the needs of chemical industries (and others) who has use EHS classic for many years now. Hopefully we willl see a documentation on roadmap soon which SAP  will share may be here.

    C.B:

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