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Updated October 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 summarizes the changes for the roadmap SAP Activate Methodology for S/4HANA Cloud.

October 5 Update

  1. Replaced the individual links to the Best Practice Explore scope items in the Fit-to-Standard Analysis workshops with single link to the BPX and a link to the BPX Content Library. This also reduces the Accelerator List view.
  2. Updated task Define Preset Parameters and Trigger System Activation with a note that Group Chart of Account Numbering and Chg Template is required to be submitted to the service center if Consolidation (scope items 1SG, 28B) is in scope.
  3. Revised the format and added guidance to task Execute Configuration Transport Sprints that Adaptations must be moved also.
  4. Moved Technical Set-up of Printers and Queues to deliverable Starter System Initial Access.
  5. Updated the text of the Solution Definition deliverable to refer to the documentation of configuration in the backlog.
  6. Added deliverable Fit-to-Standard System Preparation and task Prepare Sample Data.
  7. Added a link to the Cloud Availability Center in the task Review Overview Documentation.
  8. Added an accelerator to assist implementations for the country Poland with required solution documentation. Create Cutover Plan and Documentation
  9. Added a new deliverable to Run, Post Upgrade Test. This deliverable and tasks provide instruction on preparing and reviewing the results of the Post Upgrade Test process performed by SAP after the upgrade.
  10. Added task Release Change Project and Move Adaptations to the Quarterly Release Cycle deliverable in Run.

Sept 21 Update

  1. Updated Create and Schedule Test Plan and Define a Test Case to include a structured procedure.
  2. Added a new prerequisite task Setup Exchange Rates for New Countries for adding a new country.
  3. Removed the Accelerator House Bank Personalization Template.xlsx and related procedure. The template is no longer required.
  4. Removed the instructions to submit a Service Request when moving a changed project from the Extend Solution to Include a New Country and Review and Request New Scope Activation. Change projects are moved automatically each evening.
  5. Update the link to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Tutorials to show all tutorials in a hierarchy view.
  6. Add notes to Request Quality system providing guidance on timelines around the upgrade period.

Sept 14 Update

  1. Simplified the text in Create Test Strategy to include procedure steps.
  2. Updated all tasks in the Technical Architecture and Infrastructure Stream to include distinct procedure steps.
  3. Added several accelerator links to informational session in the Learning Hub to various tasks. These can be easily found in the accelerator view by search on ‘Learning Hub’. Learning Hub access is required.
  4. Updated Extend Solution to Include a New Country and Review and Request New Scope Activation to include restrictions related to the upgrade period.
  5. Updated the topics related to the Fit-to-Standard Analysis workshops.
  6. Added clarification to the task Receive Starter System and Reset Password that the IAS (SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication Service) is not delivered if the customer previously had IAS in place.
  7. Accelerator updates to the Analytics stream.
  8. Updated all tasks in the Project Management stream to include distinct procedure steps.
  9. Added a new task Verify Project Team Certification to confirm that the consultants no the project are certified.

1808 Release Changes

  1. Renamed the task, Provide Provisioning Information to the Service Center to Request Quality System. The task, Request Quality System, was updated by removing the requirement of a service request/incident from the Q-system request. The accelerators are still required but not used for the initial system request. The deliverable name changed to Quality System Request. (task)
  2. The deliverable, Receive Quality System, was renamed, Quality System Initial Access. Two additional tasks were added, Create Initial User in the Quality System, and Define Preset Parameters and Trigger System Activation, to accommodate the new provisioning process. (task1, task2)
  3. Added task, Define Scope Bundle in Solution Definition. (task1)
  4. Added task, House Bank Setup in Solution Configuration, and related setup guide to complete the setup of the House Bank after the Preset Phase. (task1)
  5. Eliminated expert configuration templates and process steps from Intercompany Setup tasks. These procedures no longer require expert configuration. (deliverable)
  6. Update Business Driven Configuration questions to reduce SAP terms and increase business terminology. Added multiple tiers of questions to reduce the effort in Prepare while still providing the needed detail for the Fit-to-Standard Analysis workshops. (task)
  7. Updated the How to approach Fit-to-Standard Analysis – Cloud.pptx to reflect changes in the overall flows that simplify the process. Several related deliverables and tasks were updated in accordance to the changes in the process. (accelerator)
  8. Added a new task, Track Changes in Configuration, and accelerator, Configuration Tracker.xlsx, add to deliverable, Solution Configuration. Additional Service Center reports also planned in a future update. (task)
  9. Added a task, Adapt Chart of Accounts, and procedures for Chart of Accounts renumbering functionality. This functionality planned to be delivered with a support pack mid-August. The service center will continue to make the changes until this functionality is available.
  10. Remodeled Analytics process to provide better guidance. Incorporated into the Fit-to-Standard process. (Tag)
  11. Added a new task, Evaluate Need for Test Tenant, to the Run phase deliverable, Ongoing System Operations, to provide guidance on the additional Test Tenant. Additional accelerators added also. (task)
  12. Added accelerator Default Values of the Asset Classes Reference.xlsx to Define Expert Configuration task. This is related to/referenced in accelerator Expert Configuration and SSCUI Reference.xlsm tab 23 “Design Asset Classes” and provides additional configuration detail. (task)
  13. Remodeled Output Management deliverables and tasks to include new accelerators and procedure instruction. (Tag)
  14. Add links to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud User Community and the Learning Hub Welcome Room to the Join the Implementation Learning Room task. (task)
  15. Added a task, Participate in the SAP Influence Council, and a link to the Influence Portal. Added a direct link to the SAP Influence Portal. (task)
  16. Added a new deliverable, New Scope Item Activation, and task, Review and Request New Scope Activation, in Explore to provide instruction on how to activate new scope. This deliverable is also available in Realize and Run. (deliverable)
  17. Updated SAP S/4HANA Cloud Onboarding Presentation.pptx in the Review Overview Documentation task. (task)
  18. Added a new task, Verify Configuration with Business Processes, to verify that the configured solution meets the business process expert’s expectation. This completes the system configuration deliverable and is prior to the solution walk-through with the stakeholders. (task)
  19. The Extensibility – Overview accelerator was eliminated since it was a duplicate of the Help – Extensibility accelerator. (task)
  20. The SSCUI Screen Prints.pdf accelerator has been retired. (task)
  21. Updated Using Configure Your Solution and SSCUIs accelerator to include detail on multiple country project configuration and other improvements. (task)
  22. Added a new step in all the Fit-to-Standard Analysis workshop tasks to Capture configuration and follow up action items in the backlog. (deliverable)
  23. Removed the requirement of an incident when transporting a changed project from Q to P. (task)
  24. Added references to the Maintenance Planner and Cloud Integration Automation Service to the Review Cloud Integration Automation Services (CIAS) task. (task)
  25. Added a link to the blog Discovery Game Approach for Scope Review and added it to the Prepare for Fit-to-Standard Workshops task. The blog outlines a creative approach to determining detailed solution scope. (task)
  26. Expanded and updated the content of the How to approach Fit-to-Standard Analysis – Cloud.pptx accelerator to provide better guidance. (task)
  27. Added a new accelerator, OCM Roadmap Presentation Sample, to Define Project Communications and Reporting task. (link)
  28. Enhanced Project Management Stream to be more comprehensive. (stream)
  29. Added a new task, Setup Intracompany EWM Stock Transport Orders (2VL), and setup guide to deliverable Intracompany Setup. (task)
  30. Updated testing task procedures for task, Configure Test Automation Tool, and task, Change Action Data Using Data Variant. (task1, task2)
  31. Added notes to tasks, Receive Quality System and Reset Password, Review Overview Documentation, and Receive Starter System and Reset Password, explaining the possible assignments of the IT Contact and the Communication Contact. (task)
  32. Enhanced the list of scope specific accelerator links to include localized scope items. (deliverable)
  33. Updated the Fit-to-Standard presentations to include descriptions of the scope items along with the Scope item id. (deliverable)
  34. Added to task, Extensibility Based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, a link to the Extensibility Explorer. (task)
  35. Re-added to the task, Request the Production System, the requirement for opening an incident when requesting the P-system. (task)
  36. Added a new task, Confirm Takeover Date Information for Asset Accounting, to deliverable, Solution Configuration. (task)
  37. Moved Fit-to-Standard Analysis Preparation to the Prepare Phase. Migrated the content of task, Download and Review SAP Best Practices Documents, into task, Prepare for Fit-to-Standard Workshops. Moved task, Schedule Fit-to-Standard Workshops, to the deliverable, Fit-to-Standard Analysis (deliverable)(deliverable2)
  38. Moved Document and Maintain Business Scenario Process Flows from Fit-to-Standard Analysis into Solution Definition. (deliverable)
  39. Renamed Solution Configuration deliverable to Solution Definition. Updated the name of the related tasks to focus on Documentation of the Fit-to-Standard results. Two additional tasks, Document Output Requirements and Document Integration Requirements, were relocated to Solution Definition and deliverables removed. (deliverable)
  40. New Deliverable, Output Management Setup, created with the task, Technical Set-up of Printers and Queues moved under it. (deliverable)
  41. Added a link to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud User Community from task, Join the Implementation Learning Room. (task)
  42. Added a new accelerator, New function migration for Group Reporting.pdf, to task Finance – Conduct Workshop. (task)
  43. Renamed Request Production System to Production System Request, and Receive Production System to Production System Initial Access to conform to Deliverable naming standards. (deliverable1, deliverable2)
  44. Renamed Activate New Scope Items to New Scope Item Activation. (deliverable1)
  45. Added new integration generic tasks for Verify Access to Systems for Integration, Setup Integrations in the Q-Landscape, and Setup Integrations in the Productive Landscape (task1, task2, task3)
  46. The Roadmap viewer tool was updated to allow for copying of links. The page Title was added above the Descriptions.
  47. Incorporated numerous feedback items from field experts to improve completeness and readability.


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.


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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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