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SAP Activate Content Updates for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition (2-system landscape)

Updated November 20, 2023

SAP Activate provides a clear guided methodology to deploy, adopt and extend new capabilities across your organization. The SAP Activate implementation Roadmap Viewer is a tool used by the implementation project team members to navigate the phases, deliverables, tasks and accelerators related to the SAP Activate.

The implementation roadmap is updated frequently to contain the latest scope, processes and accelerators. The content updates occur throughout the quarter with final changes coinciding with the cloud solution release cycle.

This blog summarizes the changes for the roadmap SAP Activate Methodology for S/4HANA Cloud.

November 20 Release Notes

  1. Added a new step 2 in task Execute Data Migration Using Staging Tables in SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Replaced accelerator Help – Training Material – SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit with accelerator SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Migration Cockpit – Cookbook. Updated the first procedure note with the new accelerator.
  2. General procedure usability updates related to converting accelerators to active links. This eliminates scrolling to the accelerator section and cross-referencing titles. The link updates will be phased in over the next several months.

November 6 Release Notes

  1. Refresh to the Align Project Schedules task to incorporate a procedure.
  2. Updated the procedure step 1 in task Execute the Cloud Mindset. Updated the referenced accelerator name from OCM Customer Readiness Whitepaper to Customer Organizational Readiness for SAP S/4HANA Cloud Whitepaper.
  3. Updated task Configure Tax Solution in the realize phase to reflect the correct steps for integrating the external tax calculation engine for Brazil.
  4. Minor description and title updates to the following tasks to support cross solution roadmaps:
    1. Execute the Test Cases within SAP S/4HANA Cloud
    2. Defect Management and Re-testing for SAP S/4HANA Cloud
    3. Test Execution Analysis and Reporting for SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  5. Addition of deliverable Solution Walkthrough to formally demonstrate the configured solution to the customer project team and management after testing is finalized. The deliverable was removed previously and now reinstated in a different location. It includes the addition of the following tasks:
    1. New task Prepare for Solution Walkthrough
    2. New Task Conduct Solution Walkthrough
  6. Added accelerator Polish Accounting Art 10 Documentation Sources to task Create Cutover Plan and Documentation. This relates to required accounting for Polish implementations.
  7. Updates to task Review Overview Documentation to rename Change IT Contact to Initial Admin User for consistency throughout roadmap.
  8. Removed deliverable Cloud Trial and related task since it is no longer relevant for the 2-system landscape.
  9. Removed deliverable Partner Demonstration Landscape and related task since it is no longer relevant for the 2-system landscape.

October 23 Release Notes

  1. Added a link to the Customer User Stories related to SAP Activate to the Overview page.
  2. Updated the accelerator Project Status Report for SAP Activate/S/4HANA in task Define Project Communications and Reporting.
  3. Updated the accelerator Project Kick-off Template in task Conduct Kickoff Workshop.

October 9 Release Notes

  1. Remove tasks, Complete SAP S/4HANA Cloud Onboarding Learning Courses, Access the SAP Enterprise Support Value Map for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and Join the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Implementation Learning Room. Added task Access the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition Support Value Map and Implementation Learning Room.
  2. Completed accelerator simplification for the Testing Several accelerators were removed, and procedures updated to include existing accelerators.
  3. Removed the following Organizational Change Management Tasks:
    1. Organizational Change Management Plan
    2. Organizational Change Management Impact Analysis
    3. OCM Alignment Activities
    4. OCM Execution Activities
    5. OCM Continuous Change Management Activities
  4. Added the following Organizational Change Management Deliverables and Tasks:
    1. Prepare phase
      1. Change Concept (deliverable)
        1. Define organizational change management roles
        2. Staff organizational change management resources
        3. Define organizational change management set-up
      2. Change Plan (deliverable)
        1. Determine action areas for organizational change management
        2. Develop first version of the change plan
        3. Establish updating procedure for the change plan
      3. Stakeholder Analysis (deliverable)
        1. Identify stakeholders
        2. Assess stakeholders
        3. Derive stakeholder engagement activities
      4. Communication Analysis and Plan (deliverable)
        1. Analyze communication channels
        2. Analyze communication needs
        3. Create communication plan
    2. Explore phase
      1. Communication Plan Execution (deliverable)
        1. Prepare communication activities
        2. Deliver communication activities
        3. Update communication plan
    3. Realize phase
      1. Detailed Change Impact Analysis (deliverable)
        1. Prepare change impact workshops
        2. Conduct change impact assessment
        3. Manage change impacts
        4. Added a new tag, Organizational Change Management.
  5. Update to the content in the Quality Gate – S/4HANA Cloud accelerator in task Conduct Project Quality Gate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  6. Renamed task Create Test Plan for SAP S/4HANA Cloud to Create Test Plan. Updated the description to highlight the use of SAP Cloud ALM. Added a new accelerator Help – SAP Cloud ALM Test Plans.

September 25 Release Notes 

  1. Replace references to SAP One Support Launchpad with SAP for Me in accelerator SAP S/4HANA Cloud Onboarding Presentation.pptx in task Review Overview Documentation. SAP One Support Launchpad is obsolete.
  2. Added task Review Tax Processing Solution to deliverable Fit-to-Standard Analysis Preparation. Tax setup should be reviewed in the fit-to-standard.
  3. Updated the procedure in tasks Finance – Conduct Workshop and Configure Tax Solution. Tax setup should be reviewed in the fit-to-standard.
  4. Revised the procedure in task SAP S/4HANA Cloud Onboarding Learning Courses.
  5. Updated Prepare for a Release Upgrade task to include the new accelerator Release Navigator in procedure step 2.
  6. Updated Finance – Conduct Workshop with the following changes.
    1. Put some information into Pre-requisite and in Procedure Notes.
    2. Expanded step 1 to direct customer to pay attention to the activation and perquisite information under Description of the solution process in Signavio Process Navigator.
    3. Expanded on step 3 and added additional examples.

September 11 Release Notes

  1. Several tasks were revised to eliminate accelerators that were not included in the procedure or procedure notes. Several tasks were updated to include accelerators that previous were not listed in the procedure or procedure notes. This is part of a larger effort to simplify the accelerator listed in the tasks.
  2. Updated task, Prepare and Install a Content Development Tool, with a procedure note referring to the Set Up of Web Assistant for SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  3. Updated task, Set up OCM Team and OCM Concept, with a procedure note referring to the Blog – Accelerate SAP Cloud Solution Adoption With New Templates In SAP Activate
  4. Added the accelerator, Blog – SAP Cloud Identity Services Administration for first time implementers in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, to task, Request SAP Cloud ALM Tenant. Updated the procedure notes to reference the new accelerator.
  5. Updated accelerator Agile Project Team Roles and Responsibilities in task, Establish Project Governance.
  6. Added a procedure step 3 to task, Self-Enable on Two-Tier ERP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  7. Added a procedure step 6 to task, Self-Enable on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Embedded Analytics.
  8. Updated procedure step 5 in task, Determine Scenario Options for Integrations.
  9. Added accelerator, Key User Onboarding Guide, to task Review Overview Documentation. Updated procedure step 1.

August 28 Release Notes

  1. Relocated deliverable, SAP Supporting Implementation Tools Access, to after deliverable, Getting Started with your SAP Implementation.
  2. Updated the Chinese translation version of the roadmap.
  3. Removed the Professional Service – Conduct Workshop This is now covered under a general task, Conduct Workshop by Business Process Area.
  4. Updated the procedure in task, Self-Enable on SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit, to include actions for accelerators in the accelerator list. Eliminated redundant accelerators.
  5. Removed redundant accelerators from task, Develop the Data Migration Approach and Plan.
  6. Updated the procedure notes in task, Determine Migration Cockpit Field Structures for S/4HANA Cloud.
  7. Added a procedure note to task, Execute Data Migration Using Staging Tables in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, to refer to accelerator, Help – Release Comparison of Migration Object Templates. Removed accelerator, Help – Data Migration.
  8. Updated task, Create Cutover Plan and Documentation, to reference the accelerators in the procedure. Removed unnecessary accelerators.
  9. Consolidation of the tasks in deliverable, Fit-to-Standard Analysis Documentation from 10 tasks to 1, Document Requirements. This task contains the elements of the other 10. Other procedural information was disseminated to other related tasks.
  10. Various updates were made to several existing tasks to include references to the industry cloud apps. These app reside on the Business Technology Platform.
  11. Updated the accelerator links related to the SAP Cloud ALM expert portal in several tasks in the Testing workstream.

August 14 Release Notes

  1. Revised assignments of the 2nd Wave Project/Rollout Project
  2. Added procedure step 3 to task, Self-Enable on SAP Business Technology Platform. Added a new accelerator, Integration Architecture Guide for Cloud and Hybrid Landscapes.
  3. Added the following new task, Review the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Onboarding Journey, to phases Explore, Realize, and Deploy. Different accelerators are used in each phase.
  4. Updated procedure step 4 in task, Configure Analytics in the Quality System.
  5. Updated the procedure note in task, Review Scope Items and Requirements for Embedded Analytics.
  6. Removed task, Analyze Reports for Efficiency and Maintenance.
  7. Consolidated tasks, Determine Extension of Reports and Determine Details for Customer-Driven Analytics into one task, Determine Details for Customer-Driven Analytics and Extension of Reports.
  8. Several accelerators updated to current SAP branding standards.
  9. Added a new accelerator, Not Supported API.xlsx, to task, Execute the Test Cases.

2308 Release Notes

  1. Updated the accelerator, Design and Configuration Template.docx, in task, Document Configuration Values, to include rollout project references.
  2. Renamed task, Self-Enable on My Fiori Apps Reference Library for Embedded Analytics, to Review My Fiori Apps Reference Library for Embedded Analytics. Relocated the task to deliverable, Analytics Planning and Design.
  3. Added task, Setup and Enable Embedded Analytics, to deliverable, Analytics Configuration in the Quality System.
  4. Updated accelerator, Release Upgrade Timeline, Best Practice and FAQ.pptx, for 2308.
  5. Added new accelerator, Business Driven Configuration Questionnaire – Retail.xlsx, to task, Perform Initial Business Process Assessment for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  6. Simplification of all the system access tasks. The system access tasks are now pointing to one single procedure.
    • Prepare Phase
      • Removed task: Create Users in the Starter System
      • Removed task: Self-Activation of Project Team Members in the Identity Authentication Service
      • Receive and Access Starter System – procedure steps updated based on the removed nodes, added the correct prerequisite for CBC, and cleaned up the accelerators to only list those that are mentioned.
    • Quality System/Realize Phase
      • Remove the task Adapt Configuration Expert Role and add the content as a procedure step in task Receive and Access Quality System
      • Removed task Create Users in the Test System
      • Removed task Self-Activation of Project Team Members in the Identity Authentication Service
      • Updated task Receive, and Access Quality System based on the removed nodes and cleaned up the accelerators to only list those that are mentioned.
    • Production System/Realize Phase
      • Removed task Transport Initial Change Project from Q-System to P-System
      • Removed task Create Users in the Production System
      • Removed task Self-Activation of Project Team Members in the Identity Authentication Service
      • Updated task Receive and Access Production System based on the removed nodes and cleanup of the accelerators to only list those mentioned in the procedure steps and notes.
  7. Added a new task, Review Reports for Release Update, under the deliverable, Release and Update Cycles for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, in both Realize and Run phases.
  8. Removed the following accelerators due to end of support in the Process Navigator. Master Data (CO) and Master Data (FI).
  9. Added and new procedure step #7 to task, Self-Enable on SAP Business Technology Platform, and a new accelerator, Help – SAP BTP Guided Answers.
  10. Updated release specific accelerators.
  11. General usability updates and corrections.

July 3 Release Notes

  1. Removed the following tasks related to the Analytics workstream: Review Scope Items and Requirements for Strategic Analytics, Configure Strategic Analytics in the Quality System, and Configure Strategic Analytics in the Production System.
  2. Added task, Configure Initial Analytics Settings, to deliverable, Analytics Planning and Design.
  3. Several tasks in workstream, Technical Architecture and Infrastructure, were consolidated to provide a simplified experience relating to accessing the SAP S/4HANA cloud tenants. 8 tasks were removed.
  4. Removed the following tags for simplification: Professional Services (no differences from standard roadmap), SAP Central Business Configuration (only 3 entity differences from the standard roadmap).
  5. Removed references to the SAP ONE Support Launchpad in several tasks and replaced them with SAP for Me. Updated related accelerator titles and descriptions. SAP for Me is your digital companion to easily interact with SAP and get immediate guidance to the best solution for you.

June 19 Release Notes

  1. Updated the task, Prepare for Fit-to-Standard Workshops, to be applicable to several solutions but still allow for solution specific accelerators.
  2. Renamed Discover task, Perform a business scenario and solution mapping, to Perform a digital Value Discovery Workshop. Renovated the task to replace the Discovery Card Game with the SAP Persona Value Discovery function.
  3. Added procedure step 4 to task, Configure Analytics in the Quality System.

June 5 Release Notes

  1. Enhanced the How to Approach Remote Fit-to-Standard Workshops accelerator in task, Self-Enable on the Fit-to-Standard Process. The template was updated along with general usability improvements.
  2. Updated the name of the accelerator API Hub to Business Accelerator Hub. This accelerator is used in serval tasks such as Create Initial Integration and API List.
  3. Updated references to the Backlog template in task, Handover of Requirements for Extensions to Developer.
  4. Added procedure step #3 to task, Configure Analytics in the Quality System.
  5. Removed deliverable, Setup Instructions for Customer Driven Integrations, and related task, Write Setup Instructions for Customer Driven Integrations. The procedure was added to task, Set Up Integrations in the Quality/Test System.

May 22 Release Notes

  1. Updated the description and procedure in task, Conduct Final Data Quality Assessment.
  2. Updated several references to the SAP Best Practices Explorer to SAP Signavio Process Navigato This impacts in tasks, accelerator names and accelerator contents. Updates will continue in the next release sprint.
  3. Added Analytics as on output to the task, Conduct Workshop by Business Process Area.
  4. Added a procedure note to task, Review Scope Items and Requirements for Embedded Analytics.
  5. Added a procedure step 3 and procedure note to task, Determine Details for Customer-Driven Analytics.
  6. Renamed deliverable, Development and Setup of Extensions in Quality/Test System, to Extension Development in Quality/Test System to be consistent with other deliverable names.
  7. Removed task, Self Enable on BTP Integration Suite. Added the content to task, Self-Enable on SAP Business Technology Platform.
  8. Updated the accelerator, SAP S/4HANA Cloud Onboarding Presentation.pptx (SAP Customer), in task, Review Overview Documentation.
  9. Added procedure step 5 to task, Self-Enable on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Embedded Analytics. Added a new accelerator, Help – SAP Learning Journeys.

May 8 Release Notes

  1. Updated the procedure in task, Self-Enable on the Fit-to-Standard Process, so that it is applicable to multiple cloud products.
  2. Created a new deliverable, Analytics Approach and Plan, and associated new task, Develop the Analytics Approach and Plan, to better guild the planning of testing in the prepare phase.
  3. Added a new filter tag, 2nd Wave Project / Rollout Project, to allow for reduction of the roadmap for projects on systems that have already gone live. This tag eliminates the provisioning tasks as well as other not relevant tasks.
  4. Renamed task, Correct and Re-run Test Plan, to Defect Management and Re-testing. Improved the guidance.
  5. Removed task, Edit Action Data and Change the Visibility of the Test Process, from deliverable, Test Execution for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. It is redundant with help documentation.
  6. Added a procedure note to task, Determine Process Scope, to emphasize that scope from the Discovery Assessment can be loaded into SAP Cloud ALM.
  7. Updated the procedure note of task, Create Cutover Plan and Documentation, to allow for coverage of multiple SAP Cloud products.

April 24 Release Notes

  1. Updated task, Execute Data Migration Using Staging Tables, to include an additional procedure step 2 for verifying the migration results. Updated the accelerator, Data Migration – Approach and Strategy Template, to include high level data migration scheduling.
  2. Renamed task, Configure Customer Specific Fiscal Year Variant, to show that it is optional.
  3. Added a new task, Monitor Functional Usage Adoption and Consumption, to deliverable Value Management in the Run phase.
  4. Updated the guidance in task, Evaluate and Request Test Data Refresh Service.
  5. Added the excel based Backlog Template to task, Prepare for Fit-to-Standard Workshops, and others.
  6. Added new task, Attend the Onboarding Welcome and Introduction Workshops, and task, Engage with the SAP Business Technology Platform and SAP Build team, to deliverable, Getting Started with your SAP Implementation in Prepare.

April 10 Release Notes

  1. Updates to the column headers of the Business Driven Configuration Questionnaires in task, Perform Initial Business Process Assessment for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  2. Updated task, Determine Scenario Options for Integrations, with a new procedure step 2. Added accelerator, SAP Help – Architecture Overview for Data Integration.
  3. Updated the procedure in task, Self-Enable on Extensibility, with a new step. Added accelerator, SAP Extensibility Explorer.

March 29 Release Notes

  1. Renamed iRPA to SAP Build Process Automation in several tasks. Prepare System for SAP Build Process Automation, Deploy SAP Build Process Automation scripts in Production Tenant, plus others.
  2. Added new accelerators to task, Create Initial Artificial Intelligence List.
  3. Renamed deliverable, Data Migration Approach and Strategy, Data Migration Approach and Plan, Updated description text to be consistent. Renamed task, Develop the Data Migration Approach and Strategy, Develop the Data Migration Approach and Plan, Updated the description text to be consistent with the new title.

March 13 Release Notes

  1. Updated the name of task, Evaluate the Need for a Sandbox Tenant, (previously Test Tenant). The description and procedure were updated to reflect the new process. Updated the related accelerator to match the name change.
  2. Updated the procedure notes in tasks, Receive and Access Production System, Receive and Access Quality System, and Receive and Access Starter System.
  3. Added to procedure step 4 of task, Determine the Required Master Data for S/4HANA Cloud, the text ‘The list can be downloaded into spreadsheet and extended to be used as a tracking tool.’
  4. Added procedure step 3 of task, Determine Migration Cockpit Field Structures for S/4HANA Cloud, ‘2 – Understand the dependencies between the objects for prioritization purposes.’
  5. Task Verify Data and Settings for Fit-to-Standard Workshops was updated to include the new accelerator SAP Note 3298955 – Demo Data for Starter System.
  6. Renamed task, Define Specifications for Data Extraction from a Legacy System, to Extract and Transform Legacy Data. Updated the description to include the processing of data from extraction through load file preparation.
  7. Removed task, Develop Overall Load Plan. This procedure is embedded in other tasks.
  8. Updated the accelerator name, Help – User Onboarding for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, to Help – Initial System Access to SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  9. Added task, Self-Enable on My Fiori Apps Reference Library for Embedded Analytics.

February 27 Release Notes

  1. Updated the content releases of both Chinese and Japanese.
  2. Revised the procedure in task, Ensure Project Team Members Access to the SAP Support Portal, SAP Best Practices Explorer, and SAP Customer Communities. , Also note that SAP Universal ID is now mandatory for of access to SAP sites and platforms.
  3. Updated the task, Review and Request New Scope Activation for Manage Your Solution App and enhanced the 2nd procedure note to include how to view activated scope items.
  4. Added a procedure note to task, Activate New Scope or Country/Region in Quality System via SAP Central Business Configuration.
  5. Changed the section header ‘SAP Business Role Template’ to ‘SAP Business Role Template Required’ in various tasks that list the Business Role Template.
  6. Added to procedure step 4 of task, Determine the Required Master Data for S/4HANA Cloud, the text ‘The list can be downloaded into spreadsheet and extended to be used as a tracking tool.’
  7. Added procedure step 3 of task, Determine Migration Cockpit Field Structures for S/4HANA Cloud, ‘3. Understand the dependencies between the objects for prioritization purposes.’
  8. Renewed the procedure in task, Deploy Solution Extensions.

February 13 Release Notes

  1. Updated task, Create Test Strategy, and task, Determine test scope, to include references to 2 tier scenarios.
  2. Added two accelerators, SAP Best Practices – SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Hybrid Deployment and SAP Best Practices Explorer for S/4HANA Cloud, to task, Set Up Integrations in the Test Tenant. Added a procedure note referencing previous task related outputs.
  3. Added a procedure note to task, Set up and Integrate the Automation Tool, relating to two-tier integration.
  4. Major improvements to accelerator, Test Strategy Template S4HANA Cloud. pptx, in task, Create Test Strategy.
  5. Renamed accelerator, SAP S/4HANA Cloud Meet-the-Expert/E-learning Sessions to Blog – SAP Enterprise Support Learning Assets.
  6. Improved the guidance in task, Self-Enable on Extensibility, by adding accelerator, SAP Note 2283716 – Key User Application is not configured.
  7. Added country, Croatia, to accelerator, Q System Activation Request Questionnaire.xlsm.
  8. Changed the task title from Determine the Required Master Data and Transactional Data for S/4HANA Cloud to Determine the Required Master Data for S/4HANA Cloud. Updated the description by removing references to transaction data. With a few exceptions in finance, transaction data is not migrated.

2302 Release Notes

  1. Miscellaneous readability improvements to several deliverables and tasks.
  2. Updates to various release specific accelerators.

December 19 Release Notes

  1. Added a new task, Self-Enable on Two-Tier ERP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud to deliverable,
  2. Customer Team Self-Enablement.
  3. Added a procedure step to task, Determine Scenario Options for Integrations, to provide additional instruction related to Two-Tier ERP.
  4. Retired accelerators, SAP RPA Installation Steps – Vol.1-Tenant and OP Components.pdf and RPA Installation Steps – Vol.2-Pre-configured Content.pdf, in task Review Processes for Robotics Process Automation. Replaced the accelerators with SAP Note 3047348 – Release Note – SAP Best Practices for SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation.
  5. Updated the procedure in task, Install Robotic Process Automation Components, and added a new accelerator, SAP Intelligent RPA Store.
  6. Changed the task title from Monitor the Jobs in RPA Factory to Monitor the Jobs in SAP Intelligent RPA Factory.
  7. Added a new accelerator, Design and Configuration Documentation Template, and added to multiple tasks including Document Configuration Values.
  8. Updated task, Determine Process Scope, for more emphasis on SAP Cloud ALM.

December 5 Release Notes

  1. Added a new accelerator, Business Driven Configuration Questionnaire – Two Tier.xlsx, to task, Perform Initial Business Process Assessment for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, to assist with Two-Tier implementations.
  2. Updated the accelerator, Data Migration – Approach and Strategy Template, in task, Develop the Data Migration Approach and Strategy, to include references to interfaced data and two-tier.
  3. Added a procedure note to tasks, Finance – Conduct Workshopand Conduct Workshop by Business Process Area, to highlight two-tier content in SAP Best Practices.
  4. Updated task, Perform Data Cleansing Activities,to include cleansing of source data related to interfaced or two-tier scenarios.
  5. Added a new procedure note to task, Prepare for a Release Upgrade, to improve knowledge on best practices relating to the upgrade.
  6. Added accelerator, Extend SAP S/4HANA in the cloud and on premise with ABAP based extensions, to task, Self-Enable on Extensibility.
  7. Updated the Product field of tasks related to SAP Cloud ALM so they are more easily identifiable.
  8. Updated the roadmap viewer search results page to allow for filtering by Phase, Deliverable, Task, and Accelerator.

November 21 Release Notes

  1. Updated task, Verify Data and Settings for Fit-to-Standard Workshops, with new procedure steps and accelerators.
  2. Enhance the procedure in task, Activate New Scope or Country/Region in the Starter System via SAP Central Business Configuration, in the Prepare phase.
  3. Updated task, Conduct Workshop by Business Process Area, to remove redundant information from previous procedure steps and further enhance the CALM related content.
  4. Renamed task, Document Master Data Requirements, to Document Data and Setting Requirements. Included additional procedure steps.
  5. Added a new task, Maintain Data and Setting for Treasury Management (Optional), to deliverable, Required Configuration Before System Use – SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  6. Replaced the accelerator, Org Structure Definition Template.xlsm, with a new accelerator, Organizational Structure Overview.xlsx in task, Organizational Structure – Conduct Workshop.
  7. Added a new deliverable, Solution Scope, and new task, Determine Process Scope, to the prepare phase. This is help with standard implementations and two-tier implementations.
  8. Removed the ‘System’ reference from tasks that have the product attribute ‘SAP Central Business Configuration’. This association was erroneous.
  9. Updated task, Handover of Requirements to Integration Expert, to include references to SAP Cloud ALM functionality.
  10. Updated the Data Migration Approach and Strategy Template in task, Develop the Data Migration Approach and Strategy.
  11. Added a new accelerator, Tutorial Library for SAP Central Business Configuration, to task, Self-Enable on SAP Central Business Configuration. Updated the procedure to include the accelerator.
  12. Removed the requirement of submitting a Service Incident from the procedure of task, Set Production System to Live. This is no longer required.

 

November 7 Release Notes

  1. Added the XM transformation (Experience Management) process which includes the following:
    • New tag, ‘XM Transformation’ to quickly access all tasks.
    • New tasks under various deliverables:
      1. Self-Enable on Experience Management
      2. Conduct Readiness Assessment Survey
      3. Deliver Program Goal Alignment Survey
      4. Execute Solution Validation Survey
      5. Assess Project Performance
      6. Establish Readiness for User Acceptance Test
      7. Assess Training Satisfaction
      8. Assess Project Performance
      9. Tracking Goals
      10. Assess Project Performance
      11. Assess Solution Performance
  1. Added procedure note 7 to task, Access SAP Support Service, and related accelerator. SAP offers Penetration Testing/ Vulnerability Assessment/ Vulnerability Management.
  2. Addition of new task, Assign Resources and Refine Project Tasks in SAP Cloud ALM, to deliverable, Project Plans, Schedule and Budget. This task details the process of assigning teams or people to tasks in SAP Cloud ALM.
  3. Task, Direct and Manage Project Execution, was refreshed in the Explore, Realize and Deploy Phases to address handling of project monitoring in SAP Cloud ALM.
  4. Creation of new deliverable, Sprint Planning and Execution, to document the overall sprint handling process. This includes the creation/refresh of the following tasks and updates to existing accelerators:
    • New task, Plan the Sprint, including accelerator Agile Release Planning.
    • New Task, Execute the Sprint, including accelerators:
      1. Agile Release Planning
      2. Agile Sprint Burndown and Task Board
      3. Agile Sprint Retrospective Template
    • Refresh of task, Close the Sprint, and accelerator Agile Sprint Retrospective Template.
  1. Updated the title of task, Create Manual Test Cases, to Create Manual Test Cases with SAP Cloud ALM. Added additional content to explain how to import test scripts from BPX.
  2. Updated the procedure in task, Self-Enable on SAP Cloud ALM, to include the SAP Cloud ALM Expert Portal.

October 24 Release Notes

  1. Renamed the roadmap from ‘SAP S/4HANA Cloud’ to ‘SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition (2-system landscape)’ to better differentiate from the other SAP S/4HANA Cloud roadmaps.
  2. Removed task, Request Access to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Release Assessment Tool. Requesting access is no longer required.
  3. Added new deliverable, Request Initial System Access, and related task, Request SAP Cloud ALM Tenant. SAP Cloud ALM is now requested via SAP for me.
  4. Removed procedure steps 4 and 5 from task, Access SAP Cloud ALM and Create Users. These steps are moved to a new task for setting up teams and roles in SAP Cloud ALM.
  5. Updated task, Document Integration Requirements, to include addition SAP Cloud ALM instructions.
  6. Updated task, Document Extensibility Requirements, to include addition SAP Cloud ALM instructions.
  7. Updated task, Handover of Requirements for Extensions to Developer, to include a procedure step for using the SAP Cloud ALM app, Requirements, and User Story functionality. Added a procedure note pointing to the Export Portal accelerator and additional documentation.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good Stuff - Looking forward to future updates.

      Thanks for sharing.

       

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      Former Member

      Needed 1709 release details , Please provide

       

      Author's profile photo Duarte Figueira
      Duarte Figueira

       

      Hi Daniel,

       

      Great Blog with very useful information.

      How many releases took place so far?

       

      Thanks in advance and Kind Regards,

      Duarte

      Author's profile photo Harish Choudhary
      Harish Choudhary

      Good one Dan... you rocks everywhere my friend ?

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      Former Member

       

      Thank you Daniel. Good blog. very informative

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      Former Member

      Can you let me know if  SAP S/4HANA Cloud has any functionalities specific to IS-Utilities?

      Author's profile photo Daniel Ciecko
      Daniel Ciecko
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jha, we currently only have 1 release--Enterprise Edition. I am not familiar with the specific needs of Utilities to comment on the functionality.

      Author's profile photo Waldemar Falinski
      Waldemar Falinski

      Dear Daniel,

       

      I welcome strengthening of OCM tool-set! But what do you mean with "Set-Up OCM stream? This doesn't mean a new work-stream?

       

      I would say that "OCM" would be more intuitive name than "Solution Adoption".

       

      Besides I use it as a interface to well know OCM method - in my case I map Kotter's model as very intuitive onto SAP Activate.

       

      Regards, Waldemar

      Author's profile photo Daniel Ciecko
      Daniel Ciecko
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Waldemar, thank you for your feedback. The solution adaption stream is bigger than just OCM especially in the cloud world. We plan to add more content around expanding the use of the solution but it has not been a priority. Also, the streams are used in all roadmap and therefore kept consistent over time. I will keep your feedback in mind for future revisions.

      Thanks, Dan

      Author's profile photo virendar kaushal
      virendar kaushal

      Thanks for sharing, good information

      Author's profile photo Sunny Zhu
      Sunny Zhu

      Hello Daniel,

       

      Thank you very much for sharing, the post is really informative and provided a good overview of what's new.

       

      Just a small reminder that under the 2005 release note, at point number 5 where the second sentence is "This document provides guidance on how to conduct a remove Fit-to-Standard analysis workshop.", probably it should be "remote Fit-to-Standard analysis" rather than "remove".

       

      Really appreciate for the update and have a good one!

       

      Regards,

      Sunny

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      Slavisa Lecic

      Hi colleagues,

      I have one question. We have a global account and due to data protection in some countries like China, they would like to keep data in the country, so what is possible and what is the best practice if they would like to have a central place for system set up, configuration and extensions?

      Regards,

      Slavisa