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UPDATE May 31, 2017: Readiness Check is live on the SAP Help Portal!

Do you have questions about SAP S/4HANA deployment? Have you ever wondered…

  • How big should my SAP HANA database be?
  • Are my add-ons compatible with SAP S/4HANA?
  • What SAP Fiori applications are relevant to my users?
  • Which business functions I run are affected by SAP S/4HANA?
  • Which transactions I run are affected by SAP S/4HANA?
  • Will my custom code objects work with SAP S/4HANA?

You could get answers to these questions before, of course, but you needed several different SAP tools to get them and it was time consuming. Sadly, this complexity kept many SAP customers from beginning their SAP S/4HANA planning and discovery tasks. Now this will no longer be an excuse!

Starting in June 2017, you can get answers to these questions in one easy to use cloud-based tool: SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check.

Readiness Check will be available free to anyone who has an SAP maintenance agreement (an S-user account). Working with your BASIS team, you upload your SAP ECC 6 configuration and the result is a beautiful dashboard:

The dashboard covers everything from HANA sizing to custom code analysis, to recommended Fiori applications. The best part is the information is based on your exact deployment. By clicking on each of the tiles, you drill down to more detail and can act on what you see. Here, for example, is the HANA sizing detail:

As soon as Readiness Check is launched, you should run it. Even if you are unsure of your exact SAP S/4HANA deployment plans, there is a lot of valuable information in Readiness Check. Come back to this article June 1 for a link to Readiness Check.

If you are attending SAPPHIRE NOW 2017 (May 16-18 in Orlando), be sure to check out session 43208, where you can see a preview of Readiness Check and learn more about planning your SAP S/4HANA journey. For a complete list of SAP S/4HANA topics at Sapphire see the Agenda Builder and sample itinerary for IT professionals.

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  1. P. Huchappa

    Excellent blog Carl. Cleared a lot a questions about Readiness check.

    As per OpenSAP courses Readiness check is part of SAP Solution Manager.

    Will this feature also be available via Solution Manager 7.2 or is it a cloud application like Maintenance planner which is only available via SAP Marketplace?

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    1. Carl Dubler Post author

      It is a cloud application and you will need an S-user account. Once I get the link to it when it goes live, I plan to update this blog post with that info.

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  2. Frank Schuler

    Hello Carl,

    During 2017 SAPPHIRE NOW I heard that the SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check was planned to be released today, May 29th.

    Do you know whether this will be the case?

    Best regards

    Frank

     

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    1. Carl Dubler Post author

      Readiness Check is for planning a system conversion (converting an ECC system to S/4HANA), which can be done with on premise deployments or private cloud deployments. The S/4HANA public cloud does not support a system conversion.

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  3. Eric Gunnarsson

    Excellent blog Carl. Thank you.

    I have a couple of questions.

    1. Does the “Readiness Check” replace the “Business Scenario Recommendations Report for SAP S/4HANA”
    2. Also how do you share the results? Is it only available to the s-user that ordered it, can you print a report etc?

    Best regards,

    Eric

     

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    1. Carl Dubler Post author

      BSR is different than RC and both will be useful in planning S/4HANA. BSR is focused on business processes and how they improve with S/4HANA, while RC is focused on the technical details that need to be done before a system conversion.

      Anyone with an S-user account assigned to your company can look at the RC cloud dashboard and this is the preferred way to share results. For those who do not have an S-user, there is a “Create Results Document” option in Solution Manager for printing or sharing the RC results.

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  4. deepa nair

    Very interesting topic Carl! With the lure of the potential benefits of deploying SAP S/4 HANA, companies are already beginning explore the business case of making a transition to this latest release from SAP. The option of running SAP S/4HANA on-premise or in the cloud gives customers the flexibility of choosing a model that best matches their IT strategy and business needs. Hence it becomes all the more important for such organizations to have an SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check to create their migration strategy.

    Regards

    deepa

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  5. Tobias Duchkowitsch

    Hi,

    thank you for the blog, we already tried the Readiness Check Tool. It gives a ton of information.

    One question emerged though. Is it still necessary to make the Pre-Checks, which are done via the report “R_S4_PRE_TRANSITION_CHECKS” in the system? Is the new tool complementary to the Pre-Checks?

    Because as we have done the Readiness Check both ways, the Pre-Checks showed us slightly different results than the Simplification Items in the new Readiness Check.

    Best regards,

    Tobias

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    1. Monika Patel

      I will wait for Carl to reply and confirm below understanding.

      As per my research, Pre-Check done via report R_S4_PRE_TRANSITION_CHECKS will still be required, used during planning for system conversion and during system-conversion step.

      The tool “Readiness Check” is primarily to be used much before, at S/4HANA enquiry stages to get a high-level view of quantum of work/effort to be expected if adopting S/4HANA thru System Conversion.

      You can get more info about Readiness_Check here

      https://help.sap.com/viewer/p/SAP_READINESS_CHECK

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      1. Carl Dubler Post author

        Thanks, Monika. Yes, you are correct. The system conversion toolset requires the readiness check report. Why the two result sets are slightly different as reported by Tobias, though, I don’t know.

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