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Updated May 7, 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 summarizes the changes for the roadmap SAP Activate Methodology for S/4HANA Cloud.

1805 Release Changes

  1. Enhanced Fit-to-Standard process by including integration topics, improved project management and customer self-enablement. The How to Approach Fit-to-Standard Analysis – Cloud.pptx presentation was updated and improved to reflect these changes. Deliverable Link1 , Deliverable Link2
  2. Added a task Review Data Protection Requirements and Functionality to the Fit-to-Standard Analysis Preparation to highlight that data protection must be considered in every project. Accelerators were added to provide reference detail. Task Link
  3. Added a task Perform Manual Rework on Production System to the Receive Production System deliverable. This process is also referenced in task Extend Solution to Include a New Country and task Review and Request New Scope Activation. Added help link with guidance. Task Link
  4. Added to the Explore phase an Integration Planning and Design deliverable and related tasks focusing on the planning of the integration. Deliverable Link
  5. Enhance template Integration Scenario List.xlsx based on project feedback to improve management of detail and improve API requests. Task Link
  6. Combined the integration testing with the existing testing stream eliminating integration specific testing deliverables and tasks. Stream Link
  7. Added new tasks to Explore and Realize to provide guidance in managing integration requirements. The tasks are Create Initial Integration and API List, Document Integration Requirements and Write Setup Instructions for Customer Driven Integrations. Task Link1, Task Link2, Task Link3
  8. Improved guidance within the Application: Testing stream based on project feedback. Stream Link
  9. Added the deliverable Intracompany Setup and related tasks to provide instruction on the setup of intracompany scope items. Deliverable Link
  10. Added new tasks and instruction related to Intercompany Setup. Re-sequenced the deliverable within Realize. Deliverable Link
  11. Renovated the Quality Gate- S/4HANA Cloud accelerators by focusing it on only SAP S/4HANA Cloud and simplifying. This accelerator is used for each quality gate. Task Link
  12. Added a new testing overview presentation Test Phase Kick Off Template.pptx to the Create Test Strategy task. Task Link
  13. Added a new testing kickoff presentation Test Automation Tool for SAP S4HANA Cloud.pptx to the Create Test Strategy and Test Preparation tasks. Task Link1, Task Link2
  14. Updated and improved the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Onboarding Presentation. Task Link
  15. Updates to the Quarterly Release Cycle deliverable in Run. This includes a new task to Provide Consent for Post-Upgrade Testing and consolidation of other tasks. Deliverable Link, Task Link
  16. Updated task Extend Solution to Include a New Country based on customer feedback. Task Link
  17. Updated task Review and Request New Scope Activation based on customer feedback. Task Link
  18. Added links Data Migration Cockpit help and collective SAP note 2538700 to the Find the Right Migration Objects task. Task Link
  19. Added detail to the tasks within the deliverable Customer Team Self-Enablement to provide better guidance to the customer. Deliverable Link
  20. Added a task Maintain Cost Center Master Data to the Solution Configuration deliverable to provide guidance on setting up cost center groups. Task Link
  21. Consolidated individual accelerator links to various SAP S/4HANA Cloud Tutorials into one link with all tutorials. Additional navigation guidance to the relevant tutorial is given in the task text. Accelerator link.
  22. Replaced the link for accelerator Expert Configuration and SSCUI Reference.xlsm with a link to the SAP Best Practice Explorer to eliminate inconsistencies in version updates.
  23. Added the chart of account help link to Chart of Accounts – Conduct Workshop. Task link
  24. Updated the Maintain Profit Center Configuration procedure based on feedback. Task Link
  25. Improved integration with SAP Best Practices Explorer so that BPX links will open with the personal Country and Language defaults reducing clicks.
  26. Added the SAP Discovery Assessment process to the Discover Phase to help guide the customer through the Digital Discovery. Deliverable Link
  27. Added a link to SAP note 2485779 Configure Workflow to the Configure Sourcing and Procurement task. Task Link
  28. Added accelerator Authorization Concept.pdf to task Authorization Roles and Assignments. Added a link to the YouTube video User Authorizations. Task Link
  29. Added a new task Manage Posting Periods and Help link to the deliverable Ongoing System Operations in the Run phase to reduce incidents on this topic. Task Link
  30. Converted the Cutover Template file format from MS project format to Excel to accommodate users without the MS project application. Task Link
  31. Updated the Business Driven Configuration Questionnaires based new scope items and project feedback. Task Link
  32. Removed integration content related to ‘SAP managed’ JB1 integration. The JB1 integration must be deployed on the customer’s tenant of SAP Cloud Platform Integration.
  33. Moved Integration Setup on the Production System from deploy to realize so that all setup is completed in Realize. Deliverable Link
  34. Renovated the Configure Tax Solution task based on field feedback. It is no longer focused only on the US and now provides additional instruction on extending the tax code. Task Link
  35. Replaced the references to SAP Cloud Identity (SCI) with the new name SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication Service (IAS)
  36. Added a blog link Output Management – Customize Email Form for Payment Advice to the task Define Content and Layout of Master Form Template(s). Task Link
  37. Add a new deliverable and task to the Realize Phase to setup User Access and Security. Deliverable Link
  38. Added a link to the Getting Started with SAP Best Practices Explorer overview to task Ensure Key User Access to the SAP Support Portal and SAP Best Practices Explorer. Link Task
  39. Removed the link to the Fiori Configuration Apps Help as it is being phased out. Removed link to accelerator Adapting the UI of SAP Fiori Apps as it was obsolete.
  40. Changed the sequence of New Country Expansion, Intercompany Setup and Intracompany Setup to after Solution Configuration. Deliverable Link.
  41. Added a CoPilot reference and a link the CoPilot help in the SAP Incident Management Guidelines and Tips.pptx presentation. Task Link
  42. Relocate Execute Configuration Transport Sprints to Receive Production System. Task Link
  43. Relocated task Create Initial Integration and API List to under Fit-to-Standard Analysis Preparation. Deliverable Link
  44. New Integration deliverable Setup Instructions for Customer Driven Integrations and task Write Setup Instructions for Customer Driven Integrations for documenting the integration setup in Q for reuse in P.
  45. Incorporated numerous feedback items from field experts to improve completeness and readability.


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 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 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.



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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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