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Updated Feb 5, 2018

The 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 methodology.

The implementation roadmap is updated to contain the latest scope, processes and accelerators. The content updates occur throughout the quarter with final changes coinciding with the cloud solution quarterly release. This blog is used to summarize the changes.

1802 Release Changes

  1. Created a Getting Started deliverable and task which is the starting point for the implementation journey. Renovated the Onboarding Presentation.pptx to provide for an overview of the implementation project and assigned it to this task. Removed presentation Reference Topics from the roadmap. Deliverable Link
  2. Merged the SSCUI to Scope Item Mapping.xlsx with the Expert Configuration and SSCUI Reference.xlsm. SSCUI, Scope, and expert configuration are all in on document. Task Link
  3. Added a task Review Upcoming Legal Changes to the run phase with instruction on how to view legal changes. Task Link
  4. Updated the Extend Solution to Include a New Country task with additional process information. Also, duplicated the information from the New Country Expansion deliverable in the Run phase. Task Link
  5. Removed Vertex from the Q-system request questionnaire and related task. Vertex can now be setup by the implementation team via SSCUIs. Task1 link, Task2 link
  6. Add a tutorial, Getting Started Guide for Configure Your Solution, to the task Define Configuration Value. Task link
  7. Enhanced instructions on the import/export process of Transfer Output Configuration and Document Templates to the P-System. Task Link
  8. Updated the Business Driven Configuration Questions for 1802. Task Link
  9. Updated the task description for Define Organizational Structure and Chart of Account. Task Link
  10. Added a new accelerator SAP Incident Management Guidelines and Tips.pptx to assist in creating incidents in the support portal. Updated guidance on how to manage support portal s-users.  Task Link
  11. Added a new testing accelerator Test Script Template to facilitate execution and tracking of manual testing. Task Link
  12. Updated the steps in the Quarterly Release Cycle deliverable. Deliverable Link
  13. Added a task and instructions for implementing the IFRS 15 option. Task Link
  14. Updated instruction on accessing the tutorials available via the new in solution Learning Center. The My Learning app is being discontinued. Task Link
  15. Updated links to the help.sap.com so that they always point to the latest release. The previous release is also available in the help portal via the release drop-down. (New sap.help.com functionality)
  16. Added new accelerator Setup CDS View Replication to SAP Cloud Platform.docx to the Extensibility Based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform task. Task Link
  17. Added a link to the SAP Cloud Platform help to the task Extensibility Based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Task Link
  18. Added integration tasks and accelerators for the Financial Services Network (FSN) in order to provide better guidance.
  19. Added a deliverable, Integration Planning and Design, and related tasks to the Explore phase to promote the planning required for integration. Added new accelerators including the Integration Scenario List to help with scenario planning and reference to the API list in the Best Practices Explorer.
  20. Added a new intercompany scenario (Sales Order Processing) with instructions and expert configuration template. Updated current Project-based Services scenario. Deliverable link
  21. Updates to the output management tasks and deliverables. Deliverable Link1 Deliverable Link2
  22. Simplified backlog template replacing the previous template. Task Link
  23. Renamed the Create Default Profit Center to Maintain Profit Center Configuration and revised the instructions. Task Link
  24. Add support for Two-tier via the use of filters and additional tasks.
  25. Tags removed that were related to the Professional Services and Finance. Professional Service and Finance specific scope will no longer be maintained separately.
  26. Added a link to task Execute Configuration Transport Sprints Execute Configuration Transport Sprints detailing the new Q to P process and providing instruction. Task Link
  27. Created new deliverable SAP Supporting Systems Access and moved existing tasks, Ensure Key User Access to the SAP Support Portal and Best Practices and Ensure Key User Access to the SAP Methodologies Jam Group under it. Moved from Customer Self-enablement. Deliverable Link
  28. Removed obsolete accelerators that were not assigned to tasks. These were previously returned as results in the search.
  29. Added accelerator Supported Fiscal Year Variants in S/4HANA Cloud.xlsx with the Fiscal Year Variant options definition to the Provide Provisioning Information to the Service Center task. Task Link
  30. Corrected the solution manager xml format in the project plan download. Main page
  31. Reintroduced an enhanced version of the Chart of Accounts accelerator Operative Chart of Account Configuration.pptx (renamed from Walkthrough Chart of Accounts). Task Link
  32. Added a deliverable and task in Discover for requesting a demonstration system (viewable only by SAP and Partners)
  33. Added a note to the Test Planning task that the testing tool is only available in the Q-system. Task Link
  34. Added machine learning instruction for cash application 1MV. Task Link
  35. Incorporated numerous feedback items from field experts to improve completeness and readability.

 

1711 Release Changes

  1. Added Business Driven Configuration deliverables, tasks to the Prepare phase. Business Driven Questions were also added as accelerators to the new tasks.
  2. Revised How to Approach Fit to Standard Analysis presentation to incorporate the Business Driven Configuration process.
  3. Improved the Expert Configuration Reference and Template accelerator for easier navigation through expert configuration and SSCUIs.
  4. Conversion of the request the Q-system accelerators to a guided procedure with built in help and error checking. This includes the Chart of Accounts Numbering Change Template and Organizational Structure Change Template, and the Q-system Request Questionnaire.
  5. Added tagging/filtering to the deliverables and tasks for Analytics, Extensibility and Output Management simplifying the viewing of the content across phases.
  6. Added a deliverable, New Country Expansion, and task containing the procedure and required Service Center information needed to request a new country to be added to an existing solution.
  7. Updated the Activate New Scope Items Delivered in the Quarterly Release deliverable based on the new Q to P enhancements and revised ‘What’s new’ presentations in SAP Help.
  8. Added integration procedures for additional solutions.
  9. Updated Configure Tax Solutions procedure and added a reference to note 2528016 – External US tax calculation and a new accelerator, US Tax Rate template.
  10. Added a link to a step-by-step blog for setting up the Cloud Print Manager to the Cloud Print Manager – Installation and Configuration task.
  11. Added the deliverable Ongoing System Operations to the Run phase to capture repetitive tasks related to system operations. The Check Vertex Interface task was added along with instructions on how to periodically check that the interface is not blocked.
  12. Add a task, Extensibility Based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, and a link to the SAP API Business Hub.
  13. Revised the procedure for creating the Default Profit Center.
  14. Added instructions to access the Extensibility Cockpit in the task Define Key User Extensions.
  15. Included in the task, Ensure Key User Access to the SAP Support Portal and Best Practice Explorer, the link to the Contact Us page in the support portal to direct users on where they can get help with accessing SAP Support Portal and Best Practice Explorer
  16. Created a deliverable, System Go Live, and task, Set P-system to Live to set the P-system live and to notify the Service Center that the system is being used in a productive mode.
  17. Added notes to several fit-to-standard tasks informing that inter/intra-company test scripts cannot be setup or executed in the Starter system.
  18. Added the SAP S/4HANA Cloud graphic to the home page to better differentiate between the SAP Active General Cloud roadmap for solutions without a specific roadmap and the Solution Specific S/4HANA Cloud roadmap.
  19. Added a new accelerator link to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Product Scope document and assigned it to several relevant tasks.
  20. Added a reference to the Identity and Access Management (IAM) information system to several user creation related tasks. Also added the path to the related help documentation. The IAM can help find missing authorizations for apps.
  21. Added to the task, Setup Basic Application Integration, a new accelerator, List of Integration Set Up Instructions, that consolidates the links to the integration setup guides.
  22. Added to the task, Configure Finance, a new accelerator, Export Financial Statements to Microsoft Excel that contains a procedure on how to download a financial statement.
  23. Incorporated numerous feedback items from field experts to improve completeness and readability.

 

1708 Release Changes

  1. Consolidation of Finance, Professional Service and Enterprise Management into one roadmap, SAP Activate Methodology for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  2. Increased use of tags to identify and filter project scope. This includes the old editions, various integrations and core/common deliverables, tasks and accelerators. The usability of this functionality in the roadmap viewer will continue to be enhanced. See RMV Tagging Functionality Guide (Self-register at http://bit.ly/SAPActivate)
  3. Changed the name of SAP Cloud Identity to SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication Service.
  4. Added a deliverable, Quarterly Release Cycle, Quarterly Release Cycle and associated task for regression testing in the Q-system after the quarterly upgrade of the system.
  5. Added a link to the What’s New release pages to the task, Prepare for and Regression Test Quarterly Updates
  6. Consolidated the Q-system provisioning tasks into one task that includes both setting the system phase and submitting the request/communications incident. The Deliverable was also renamed Request Q-system. The P-system provisioning was renamed Request P-system.
  7. Replace component XX-S4C-SRV with XX-S4C-OPR-SRV. With 1708, XX-S4C-OPR-SRV must be used for service center requests.
  8. Added a standard presentation on how to enter an incident and the overall incident support process to task Ensure Key User Access to the SAP Support Portal and Best Practices.
  9. Reviewed and updated all accelerator descriptions. Updated or removed outdated accelerators. Accelerator descriptions are visible via the search results.
  10. Added a task, Create Jam Page for Implementation Project Team, and reference document for setting up a standard Jam group. This Jam is created by the SAP Product Expert and used by the team for document storage and communications.
  11. Added clarification to Request the Production System that the starter system will be decommissioned 1 month after the provisioning of the P system. Also, the P-system must be requested immediately after receipt of the Q-system.
  12. Added deliverable, System Go Live, and instructions to set the cloud system ‘Live’.
  13. Added deliverable, Continuous Improvement, to the run phase along with the process to update configuration via a change project.
  14. Added an accelerator, Additional Customer Requirements.xlsx, to document requirements not covered in the standard best practice scenarios.
  15. Redirected the previous SAP Agreements link to the new Cloud Services Agreements page.
  16. Added a new task, Configure Tax Solution, with instructions for Vertex and the Internal Tax calculation.
  17. Added Lockbox to the Q-system questionnaire and House Bank Template. The Bank template was renamed Initial Bank-Lockbox-Vertex template.
  18. Added an .xml version of the roadmap to the download of the Project Plan. This allows for importing the roadmap into SAP Solution Manager.
  19. Removed the starter system provisioning deliverable and task. Starter system provisioning is triggered by the subscription contract.
  20. Improved readability by standardizing the format of deliverables and tasks. Standardization will continue with the next updates.
  21. Added new Run deliverables and tasks as we begin the build out of the Run phase. This includes New User Setup, SAP Cloud Trust Center, and SAP Support Services for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
  22. Updated release specific accelerators to the current version/content.
  23. Added a cutover plan accelerator to Cutover Planning Workshop & Documentation.
  24. Added a task to Output Document Templates Definition to download and install the Cloud Print Manager in the explore phase.
  25. Removed the deliverable Delivery to Support Handover.
  26. Added a presentation to Define Organization Structure and Chart of Accounts to accelerate learning of the Chart of Accounts prior to requesting the Q-system.
  27. Added links to blogs that provide detail about the SAP S/4HANA Cloud extensibility functionality.
  28. Add Deliverables and Tasks related to creating new analytic reports.
  29. Consolidated and updated the Fit to Standard workshop presentations.
  30. Incorporated numerous feedback items from field experts to improve completeness and readability.

 

 

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    1. Daniel Ciecko 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.

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