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Hi everyone, and welcome to the next blog about SAP S/4HANA 1610. This release is in general availability since October 31st and is bringing again massive simplification and innovations:

  1. Consistent and elegant UX – across the suite, with the new Fiori theme, end-user centric
  2. Finance scope – SAP S/4HANA Finance is all in, including new 1610 functionalities
  3. Innovations along all LoB – procurement, quality management, warehouse management, and more
  4. Industry to core – started with the 1511 release, SAP S/4HANA offers functionalities from different SAP industry solutions
  5. The power of SAP HANA – transactional, decisional and search words become one, for the benefit of the to end-users

You may have checked out the launch blog and video from Rudolf Hois on the key innovations of SAP S/4HANA 1610, as well as the post from Bert Schulze on the enhanced procurement solution and the advanced ATP in S/4HANA 1610. In another post, Thomas Reiss has shared some insights on the new user experience look and feel in this new product.
Today, I’d like to shed some light on 2 important topics that are now integrated in S/4HANA:

  • Warehouse management
  • Quality management

Warehouse management.

Here it is all about inventory accuracy, inventory location, utilization of the space, and optimization of the picking.

SAP offers two warehouse management systems (WMS) to support this: the first one, SAP WM application, was first introduced as a submodule of the Materials Management application within SAP R/3. The second is SAP EWM, developed as a component of SAP Supply Chain Management. SAP EWM is similar to SAP WM functionality, but with more flexibility in building objects like warehouse structure, picking, put away, and more.

With SAP S/4HANA 1610, we are introducing Extended Warehouse Management integrated into the S/4HANA core. This is one more deployment option, and not a replacement of the decentralized EWM, that definitely is and will be a valid option.

Check this video we have prepared for you to learn more about it:

Quality management.

As manufacturers need to shift from mass production into mass personalization, this brings many challenges from a quality perspective as well. With SAP S/4HANA 1610, QM is coming integrated in the core of the application, supporting all processes in quality engineering and quality improvement.

Throughout SAP S/4HANA, quality management data and processes have been streamlined and integrated. And of course, we have end-users like quality manager or quality inspector in mind when we built new applications. Those apps increase the usability for the end users, and the efficiency of the overall processes.

You will find more details on quality management in the video above starting at 3:55’.

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  1. Joachim Rees

    Hi Yannick,

    You may have checked out the launch blog and video from Rudolf Hois on the key innovations of SAP S/4HANA 1610, as well as the post from Bert Schulze on the enhanced procurement solution and the advanced ATP in S/4HANA 1610. In another post, Thomas Reiss has shared some insights on the new user experience look and feel in this new product.

    may I suggest, that – as a service/courtesy towards your readers – you could link to the resorces you mention. (My suggestions: the bold text in the quote could be the links to the mentioned content.) This makes it a lot easier and less frustrating, especially as some still struggle with the new platform and it’s features.

    Best
    Joachim

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    1. Yannick Peterschmitt Post author

      Hi Joachim, absolutely agree, see the update, this was part of a series on 1610 as you have noticed. As a service to our readers, we did create a summary here and we hope you find it usefull as well.
      Thanks and best regards, Yannick

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  2. Mai Elkadi

    Hi is the EWM in s4 hana replaceable to warehouse management? another Question Can I use warehouse management on SAP S4 hana or I must use EWM instead of WM ..

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      1. VAMSIKRISHNA SRIRANGAM

        Hi Yannick ,

        we are implementing S/4 HANA for one of our client , may i know how the QM Process( Integration with QM ) happens when i try to install the BC Sets related to IOT’s system is going to dump & also are there best practices available ?

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        1. Shipra Sharma

          Hi Vamsi

          I have the same requirement with my client.

          Did you get a solution to this ?

          Please share the integration steps if it worked at your end.

          Thanks-

          Shipra

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  3. Ambuj Paliwal

    Hi Yannick

    I am looking for more information around the SAP WM and EWM front. I have following questions / queries.

    • We do have decentralized SAP EWM (SCM 7.0) today connected to SAP ECC 6.0 through CIF interface. Can we connect EWM (SCM 7.0) to S4/HANA without upgrading it? or do we need to upgrade it to any specific version in order to connect to S4/HANA core?
    • Is Transport management functionality currently available in EWM going to be available in EWM on S4/HANA as well? If yes will they be part of basic EWM or Advanced EWM?
    • We already have EWM decentralized today and if we decide to use EWM (S4/HANA) centralized will there be additional licensing or existing licensing of EWM will be good? Also since EWM on S4/HANA going to be part of S4/HANA Core will there be separate licensing on EWM or S4/HANA licensing will cover EWM as well?
    • What will be licensing difference between basic EWM/ advance EWM on centralized EWM on S4/HANA?
    • Is SAP EWM released to be used as  centralized application with SAP S/4HANA 1610?
    • Can WM and EWM( non-decentralized) both run as part of core S/4 without overlap in functionality?
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  4. DAVID MEDEIROS

    Dear Yannick,

    I have the same questions from Ambuj Paliwal, about this part of basic and advanced EWM,

    I have a scope to implement now and I am in doubt if WM is still working or I am going to need to

    activate EWM, could you answer me at least if WM still Does it work normally with S / 4HANA?

     

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  5. Surendranatha Gondipalli

    HI Yannick,

    trying to Integrate EWM and QM (UD in Standard QM). But unable to see the results in EWM (Looking for Stock type change). Please share Configuration steps.

     

    Thanks

    Surendra Gondipalli

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