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

Updated December 5, 2022

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.

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.

October 10 Release Notes

  1. Updated tasks, Receive and Access Stater System, Receive and Access Quality System, and Receive and Access Production System, to reflect the new provisioning processes related to the elimination of the technical user and elimination of the initial password.
  2. Added a procedure note to task, Define the Implementation Strategy, to direct new customers to the documentation on SAP Cloud ALM during the Discover phase.
  3. Add deliverable, Solution Scope, and task, Determine Process Scope, to accommodate the scoping process and highlight the benefit of using SAP Cloud ALM for scoping.
  4. Updated the task, Confirm Backlog, with two new procedure notes that reference the requirements functionality in SAP Cloud ALM.
  5. Updated the description in task, Ensure Project Team Members Access to the SAP Learning Hub, to improve readability.
  6. Updated the listed apps in tasks, Create Users in the Starter System, Create Users in the Quality System, and Create Users in the Production System

September 26 Release Notes

  1. Created a new task, Document Extensibility Requirements, under deliverable, Fit to Standard Analysis Documentation. Added accelerator, Extensibility Functional Specifications Template to the task.
  2. Improved the accelerator, Test Strategy Template S4HANA Cloud.pptx, in task Create Test Strategy.
  3. Consolidated several Conduct Workshop tasks under deliverable, Fit-to-Standard Analysis, into one task, Conduct Workshop by Business Process Area. Include the business areas and a common procedure in the task text.
  4. Added a new accelerator, SAP S/4HANA Cloud Meet-the-Expert/E-Learning Sessions, to several tasks including Create Self-Enablement Plan.
  5. New task, Self-Enable on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Embedded Analytics, created along with 3 new accelerators.
  6. Updated task, Prepare for Post Upgrade Testing, to include the new features of PUT 2.0.

September 12 Release Notes

  1. Replaced testing tasks, Set Up Selected Third-Party Automated Testing Tools and Set Up Users for the Test Automation Tool, with task Set Up and Integrate the Automation Tool.
  2. Updated the Sourcing and Procurement Business Driven Configuration accelerator in task, Perform Initial Business Process Assessment for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  3. Updated the CIAS Scenarios Direct Links.xlsx accelerator in task, Set Up Integration using Cloud Integration Automation Service (CIAS), with new scenarios.

August 29 Release Notes

  1. Reviewed and updated the attribute ‘Product’ associated with multiple tasks within the Application Design and Configuration The ‘Product’ is the system or systems in which the actions specified in the task procedure is performed.
  2. Added a link to the E-book – Migrating to SAP S/4HANA Cloud in task Develop the Data Migration Approach and Strategy.
  3. Added SAP Cloud ALM as an associated Product to several testing tasks since SAP Cloud ALM now supports testing.
  4. Various minor changes related to improved reuse of task across different roadmaps.

August 15 Release Notes

  1. Added a procedure note to task, Create Users in the Starter System, to provide additional guidance via the click through tutorials.
  2. Added new accelerator, Treasury Workshop Planning.xlsx, to task Prepare for Fit-to-Standard Workshops.
  3. Redirected the procedure step 3 of task, Access SAP Cloud ALM and Create Users, to the SAP Cloud ALM for Implementations – Expert Portal accelerator and removed the link to the temporary blog.
  4. Streamlined the accelerators in task, Self-Enable on the Fit-to-Standard Process, by consolidating information. Updates were made to the How to Approach Fit-to-standard.pptx
  5. Removed tasks, Document Scope via SAP Central Business Configuration and Document Initial Configuration Settings for SAP Central Business Configuration. The content was consolidated into task, Document Scope and Settings for System Activation.
  6. Added a new procedure note to tasks, Execute Data Migration Using Staging Tables and Create Cutover Plan and Documentation. Maintenance downtimes on the weekends should be considered when planning data migration processes.

2208 Release Notes

  1. Removed task, Set Up Employee Central Integration (JB1), and related accelerators. Integration via MDI is now the preferred approach. A complete list of MDI tasks are available in the Intelligent Enterprise roadmap.
  2. Updated the procedure of task, Set Up Integration using Cloud Integration Automation Service (CIAS) in BTP, to include that the CIAS tenant will be provisioned when SAP Cloud ALM is provisioned reducing the needed setup.
  3. Updated the procedure in task, Create Initial Analytics List, and added accelerator, SAP Best Practices for Analytics with SAP S/4HANA.
  4. Removed obsolete accelerators from task, Finance – Conduct Workshop. The accelerators removed: Fiscal Year Variant Implementation Guide.pdf, SAP Note 2568382 – Different Fiscal Year Variants for Various Ledgers, and SAP Note 2640035 – Guidance for Deviating Shifted Fiscal Year Variant.
  5. Updated the procedure in task, Change Test Data Using Data Variant, to improve flow and readability.
  6. Updated task, Create Users in the Quality System, by changing the reference to app, Import employee, to app, Manage Workforce. The app, Import Employee, was depreciated.

July 1 Release Notes

  1. Added a new information to step 1 of task, Evaluate Release Upgrade Functionality, to include a reference to Cloud ALM Upcoming Event card.
  2. Added two procedure notes to task, Revise Business Roles and Business Catalogs. The notes clarify that the customer should make custom business roles instead of using the template roles in Production.
  3. Added a new procedure note to task, Activate New Scope or Country/Region in Starter System via SAP Central Business Configuration, and other related tasks. The note informs the user that country extensions will require mandatory organizational structure changes and other items to consider.
  4. Removed accelerator, MS Project Cutover Schedule Sample, from tasks, Create Cutover Plan and Documentation and Execute Cutover Tasks per the Cutover Plan. This accelerator is obsolete and will be replace.
  5. Added a new accelerator, BDC questionnaire – Treasury, to task, Perform Initial Business Process Assessment for SAP S/4HANA Cloud

June 20 Release Notes

  1. Added two new tasks, Verify System Setting for Fit-to-Standard Workshop and Activate New Scope or Country/Region in Starter System via SAP Central Business Configuration, to deliverable, Fit-to-Standard System Preparation. These replace the deliverable, New Scope Activation via SAP Central Business Configuration.
  2. Removed deliverable, New Scope Activation via SAP Central Business Configuration, and related tasks from Explore. See related change above.
  3. Refreshed the Project Plan with the current content from the roadmap. Typically, this accelerator gets updated with each major release. To increase freshness, we will update 4 times per year.
  4. Replaced task, Self-Enable on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, with 3 simplified 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.
  5. Removed tasks, Document Preset Parameters for Manage Your Solution App and Document Scope Bundle for Manage Your Solution App. They are no longer relevant.
  6. Updated the description and procedure in task, Ensure Project team Members Access to the SAP Learning Hub.
  7. Updated task, Prepare Testing Prerequisites, with a new accelerator to the Automation Testing community.
  8. Updated task, Collect Details for Customer-Driven Integrations, with a new procedure step and procedure note.

June 3 Release Notes

  1. Removed tasks related to Manage Your Solution and the provisioning of the quality system. These are no longer relevant with SAP Central Business Configuration.
  2. Removed dual instructions from Request the Production System and Transport Initial Change Project from Q-System to P-System. Removed qualifiers from multiple SAP Central Business Configuration tasks since they are now relevant to all projects getting new systems.
  3. Renamed deliverable, Quality System Request / Initial Setup, to Initial Quality System Setup. Renamed task, Execute Initial Setup of the Quality System via SAP Central Business Configuration, to Execute Initial Setup of the Quality System.
  4. Updated the task, Ensure Project Team Members Access to the SAP Learning Hub, with improved description and additional procedure steps.
  5. Updated the OCM Customer Readiness Whitepaper in task, Execute the Cloud Mindset.

May 23 Release Notes

  1. Replaced the two tables that included the Service names, Estimated Completion Duration and Last Date to Request from task, Prepare for a Release Upgrade, with a process step listing the dos and don’ts on transports, scope/country activation when planning project activities around upgrade period. Note that the tables were related to the older Manage Your Solution processes which are now obsolete and replaced with SAP Central Business Configuration.
  2. Added 3 new procedure notes to task, Evaluate and Activate Feature from Continuous Delivery. Two are related to post upgrade testing and one to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Release Assessment and Scope Dependency (RASD)
  3. Updated the general blogs link in task, Request SAP Cloud ALM Tenant, to be based on the SAP Cloud ALM tag and display results in date order.
  4. Updated the title of task, Set Up Evaluation Project in SAP Central Business Configuration, from Set Up Starter Project in SAP Central Business Configuration. SAP Central Business Configuration has changed the name of the initial project. Related accelerator titles are also updated. Added two new procedure notes related to the quality system request and upgrade window.
  5. Edited procedure step 2 in task, Subscribe to Cloud Integration Automation Service (CIAS) in BTP. Added a new procedure note related to automatic provisioning with SAP Cloud ALM.
  6. Added task, Maintain Test Process and Test Plan for Customer Test, in the Regression Test for SAP S/4HANA Cloud Upgrade
  7. Consolidated tasks, Provide Consent for Post Upgrade Testing, Maintain Master Transaction Data and Open Posting Periods, and Maintain Test User Credentials, into task Prepare for Post Upgrade Test.

May 8 Release Notes

  1. Updated the procedure notes in task, Create Users in the Starter System. Updated the link in accelerator Help – Manage Your SAP S/4HANA Cloud Identity and Access Management.
  2. Updated the Solution Adaption workstream in the phase/workstream graphic of the Overview tab.
  3. Add the procedure step 3 in task, Document Scope via SAP Central Business Configuration.
  4. Added procedure step 3 in task, Track Changes in Configuration. The process for SAP Central Business Configuration now is the same as with Manage your Solution.
  5. Updated task, Request New Scope or Country/Region Activation via SAP Central Business Configuration, with additional guidance on the number of countries that can be added in one iteration. Added accelerators, SAP Note 3151804 – Country Activation Guidance and Help – Project Experience. Updated the procedure notes.
  6. Updated task, Set Up Exchange Rates for New Country/Region, with clarification that steps 3 and 4 are not relevant to the starter system.
  7. Added a new accelerator, Blog – Accelerate SAP Cloud Solution Adoption With New Templates In SAP Activate, to task, Set up OCM Team and OCM Concept.
  8. Updated the procedure in task, Configure Identity and Access Management in the Q-System. Added new accelerator, Help – Manage Your SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Maintain Business Roles. Added procedure note stating that SAP strongly recommends the creation of Custom business roles to be used in the production system

April 25 Release Notes

  1. Eliminated four unnecessary accelerators from task, Access Starter System and Reset Password. Eliminated references to the IAS (Identity Authentication Service) in the procedure. The IAS is initially setup with SAP Central Business Configuration.
  2. Added a procedure step to task, Access the SAP Central Business Configuration, to include actions related to the initial access to the IAS.
  3. Removed references to ‘quarterly’ release updates from several tasks. SAP currently releases upgrades 2 times per year but has increased the use of continuous feature delivery.
  4. Renamed task, Test Preparation, to Prepare Testing Prerequisites.
  5. Updated task, Organizational Structure – Conduct Workshop, to focus on the SAP Central Business Configuration process instead of the older Manage Your Solution process. Removed unnecessary accelerators. Add the procedure note that the organizational structure cannot be deleted once activated.

April 11 Release Notes

  1. Renamed task, Prepare for Post Upgrade Testing by SAP, to Prepare for Post Upgrade Testing. Updated the description, procedure, and procedure notes.
  2. Renamed task, View Post Upgrade Test Result, to Analyze Post Upgrade Test Result and made updates to the procedure.
  3. Changes to the IPS (Identity Provisioning Service) and IAS (identity Authentication Service) applications referenced within various tasks. See the SAP Cloud Identity Services – Identity Authentication help for more information.
  4. Updated the procedures in tasks, Create Content Development Plan and Manage Content Design and Content Development.
  5. Updated the text in deliverable, Enablement Delivery, and in the related tasks, Train the Trainer and Plan Learning Logistics.
  6. Updated the procedure in task, Request Cloud Integration Automation Services (CIAS). Customers can now self-subscribe to the service.
  7. Added a procedure note to task, Execute Initial Setup of the Quality System via SAP CBC. Once certain SAP Central Business Configuration initial settings are activated, they cannot be changed

March 28 Release Notes

  1. Relocated deliverable, Needs Analysis for Users, and related tasks to the Explore phase.
  2. Added a new deliverable, Learning Needs Analysis for Project Team, and three new tasks, Identify Learning Needs for Project Team, Create Learning Curriculum based on SAP Standard Learning, and Conduct Business Review in order to include project team learning.
  3. Added a procedure step 5 to task, Document Enablement Strategy, and related accelerator, Enablement Strategy Overview.pptx.
  4. Added a new accelerator, Custom Extensions in SAP S/4HANA Implementations- Guide for Sr IT Leadership.pdf, to task Self-Enable on Extensibility.
  5. Edited procedure in task, Check for Available Products, to eliminate references to the SAP App Center. The SAP App Center has been combined with the SAP Store. Removed related SAP App Center accelerators.
  6. Added accelerator, Help – Key User Extensibility, to task, Detail Design on Key-User Extensibility.
  7. Replaced deliverable, Solution Extension Development, and related tasks with a consolidated deliverable, Development and Setup of Extensions in Quality/Test System, and to tasks, Setup and Develop Key-User Extensions and Setup and Develop Side-by-Side Extensions.

March 14 Release Notes

  1. Revised the SAP S4HANA Cloud Multi-Country Rollout accelerator to include SAP Central Business Configuration relevant instruction. The accelerator is assigned to Review Overview Documentation and other tasks.
  2. Remodeled the task, Check External Tax Partner Interface, including an updated title, revised procedure steps, new procedure note and a new accelerator, Help – Manage External Tax Postings. This will help customers to determine and process inconsistencies between systems.
  3. Moved tasks, Create Test Plan and Change Test Data Using Data Variant, from deliverable Automated Test Execution for SAP S/4HANA Cloud to deliverable Test Preparation for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  4. Added procedure note to task, View Post Upgrade Test Result, referencing accelerator Help – Analyze Automated Test Results User Guide.
  5. Added a procedure step 5 to task, Perform Initial Business Process Assessment for S/4HANA Cloud. The step associates the SAP Cloud ALM link functionality with the output of the assessment.
  6. Added a new link to tasks, Self-Enable on SAP Central Business Configuration and Access the SAP Central Business Configuration. The link takes the user to the related blog posts in the community.
  7. Added a new procedure note and accelerator to task Request New Scope or Country/Region Activation. The accelerator is a reference to SAP Note 3139304 – Automatic Activation of Advanced Valuations.
  8. Renamed accelerator, Expert Configuration and SSCUI Reference, to Configuration Activity. This terminology is consistent with BPX and SAP Central Business Configurations. This accelerator is used in several tasks including Document Configuration Values.
  9. Removed the Solution Adaption workstream deliverable, Enablement Assessment, and related tasks.
  10. Renamed task Review Enablement Strategy Research and Interviews to Conduct Enablement Strategy Research and Interviews. Updated the description and procedure.
  11. Removed Deliverable New Scope Activation via Manage your solution app (and the two tasks) in Explore Same deliverable and task remain unchanged for Realize and Run phase. SAP Central Business Configuration will be used for new implementations.
  12. Removed task Configure Customer Specific Fiscal Year Variant via Manage Your Solution App. SAP Central Business Configuration will be used for new implementations.
  13. Removed Configure your solution/ manage your solution related reference for the following tasks: Adapt Chart of Accounts and Maintain Profit Center Configuration. SAP Central Business Configuration will be used for new implementations
  14. Added dual procedures to task, Move Adaptations and Change Project, to accommodate both SAP Central Business Configuration and Manage your Solution configured systems.
  15. Added a new task, Self-Enable on SAP S/4HANA Identity and Access Management, to deliverable Customer Team Self-Enablement along with 3 new accelerators.

 

February 28 Release Notes

  1. Added three new accelerators to task Self-Enable on Artificial Intelligence. Automated List of Ongoing Projects for Terminated Employees (4P4), Automated Project Staffing for Commercial Projects (52D), and Organisational Flexibility for Professional Services Providers (5HD).
  2. Updated the accelerator SAP S/4HANA Cloud Onboarding Presentation.pptx in task Review Overview Documentation. Added an overview slide on SAP Central Business Configuration and removed references to Manage Your Solution.
  3. Added a new task, Select the Right Cloud Partner, to deliverable, Cloud Mindset Assessment, to guide customers to SAP partners.
  4. Translated the 2202 release to Japanese and Chinese.
  5. Several minor corrections to tasks in the Integration and Extensibility

February 10 Release Notes

  1. Add a procedure note to task Review Hotfix Collection Information on how to determine the corrections included in a hotfix collection.
  2. Updated the summary of activities in procedure step 1 of task Execute Initial Setup of the Quality System via SAP Central Business Configuration.

2202 Release Notes

  1. Added a new accelerator, SAP Note 2813743 – What to Consider When Replicating Workforce Persons in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, to task, Set Up Employee Central Integration (JB1).
  2. Added two new blog posts, Blog – Fit-to-Standard Mural Template and Blog – Fit-to-Standard: Inputs and Outputs, to task Prepare and Schedule Fit-to-Standard Workshops.
  3. Consolidated multiple testing accelerators into one accelerator link, Help – Testing in SAP S/4HANA. This accelerator is used in multiple Testing workstream
  4. Added a new accelerator, Intelligent Situation Handling, to task, Perform Initial Business Process Assessment for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  5. Updated the guidance in task, Adapt Chart of Accounts task under the Required Configuration Before System Use – SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  6. Updates to the procedure in task, Perform Manual Rework on Production System, based on user feedback.
  7. Added accelerator, Release Upgrade Timeline, Best Practice and FAQ, to task, Prepare for a Release Upgrade.
  8. Updated the procedure in task, Request New Scope or Country/Region Activation via SAP Central Business Configuration.
  9. Removed accelerators, YouTube – User Authorizations and Blog – Mass Maintenance of Business Roles in SAP S/4HANA Cloud from task Document Identity and Access Management.
  10. Miscellaneous readability improvements to several deliverables and tasks.
  11. Check out the SAP Activate community at SAP.com and Follow us for the latest information.

January 4 Release Notes

  1. Removed the term ‘quarterly’ from several tasks and titles of accelerators related to the release cycles. SAP S/4HANA is scheduled to be released only 3 times in 2022.
  2. Consolidated several data migration steps in deliverable, Data Migration into the Quality/Test Tenant, in the Realize phase into on task Execute Data Migration Using Staging Tables.
  3. Removed the task, Transport Configuration Via Manage Your Solution App, from the Run phase. This procedure is in the Transport Configuration
  4. Added a link to the SAP Central Business Configuration help to task, Transport Configuration, and others.
  5. Replace the What’s New .pdf accelerator with a link to the What’s New Viewer in task, Request New Scope or Country/Region Activation via SAP Central Business Configuration, and other related tasks.

December 13 Release Notes

  1. Relocated deliverable, Standard Integration Setup in the Quality/Test Landscape, to before deliverable, Solution Configuration. Standard integrations should be set up before or in parallel with solution configuration.
  2. Added a new accelerator, Two-Tier ERP Deployment for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.pdf, to tasks, Review Overview Documentation and Define the Implementation Strategy.
  3. Removed accelerator, Side-by-Side Extensibility for SAP S/4HANA Cloud (1RW). It has been depreciated.
  4. Removed accelerator, EU General Data Protection Regulation, from task Review Data Protection Requirements and Functionality. Replaced the scope item, Data Protection and Privacy (1J7), with scope item, Data Protection and Privacy (5LE).

November 29 Release Notes

  1. Relocated deliverable, Quality System Request / Initial Setup, to Realize. Since SAP Central Business Configuration has removed the Activate phases from their process, we can present these actions at the beginning of Realize instead of the end of Explore. This is consistent to other Intelligent Enterprise applications. Explore now ends with a quality gate similar to other phases.
  2. Updated the deliverable title from Release Cycles for SAP S/4HANA Cloud to Release and Update Cycles for SAP S/4HANA Cloud since the deliverable now contains continuous feature delivery information.
  3. Added a new deliverable, Regression Test for SAP S/4HANA Cloud Upgrade, to the run phase after deliverable, Release and Update Cycles for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Moved the regression testing related tasks from Release and Update Cycles for SAP S/4HANA Cloud into the new deliverable. This provides better visibility and organization of both upgrade and regression processes.
  4. Remodeled the task, Prepare for Quarterly Upgrade, to improve the flow and readability.
  5. Updated the procedure in task Execute Regression Testing.
  6. Remodeled the task, Evaluate and Activate Feature from Continuous Delivery. Updated the description and procedure to provide better user guidance. Added a link to the Release Assessment and Scope Dependency tool accelerator. Relocated to deliverable, Release and Update Cycles for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  7. Changed the procedure in task, Set Up Starter Project in SAP Central Business Configuration, to guide customers to create the starter project after initial access to the tenant which was previously defaulted into the system. Added a new accelerator, Help – Project Experience > Selecting Your Project (Initial Logon), to provide additional guidance.
  8. Updated the overview graphics for Chinese and Japanese.

November 15 Release Notes

  1. Updated task, Perform Manual Rework on Production System, to the new SAP Central Business Configuration milestone names. Similar changes also made in task, Request New Scope or Country/Region Activation via SAP Central Business Configuration.
  2. Removed from the Run phase the deliverable New User Setup and associated task Setup New Users. This level of detail is not required in Run.
  3. Added accelerators, Knowledge-Based Articles for Known Regression Issues.pptx and SAP Note 2951579 – Regression definition for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, to task Execute Regression Testing.
  4. Updated the Overview graphics to match the 2111 content.
  5. Updated the accelerator, Business Driven Configuration Questionnaire – AI Automation.xlsx, in task Perform Initial Business Process Assessment for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  6. Added accelerator, S4-HANA Cloud – Integration Scope Items in BPX, to task Determine Scenario Options for Integrations.

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      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

      Author's profile photo Slavisa Lecic
      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