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My first experience with the SAP Transformation Navigator

Inspired by today’s 2017 SAPPHIRE NOW Session EA8948: Discover the SAP Transformation Navigator, I want to see this in real live action on my system landscape.

Therefore, I log into SAP Transformation Navigator:

And Create a Product Map:

From my customer profile:

From my systems, I chose my ERP, S/4HANA Finance and S/4HANA systems:

Which results in Open Decisions regarding my ERP and S/4HANA Finance systems, since my S/4HANA system seems to be fine:

First I chose my S/4HANA Finance system and am being asked for my preference:

I choose Public Cloud:

Which seems to settle this Open Decision:

For my ERP system, I chose On Premise which results in the question about which capabilities I am using. Since this is a test, I choose Accounting (ERP) and Closing Operations (ERP) only which results in the question, whether I would want to use the Closing Operations under The Compatibility License, which I do:

As a result, that Decision Point is answered:

And I am presented with my Recommended Products:

Next I define my Top Value Drivers, as an example to Reduce finance cost only:

To get the sequence recommendation of My Transformation Journey, I chose to Sort by: Number of Enabled Capabilities:

Subsequently, I Generate my result Document(s):

And download them respectively:

As a result, I got my

  • Transformation Navigator Overview
  • Business Guide
  • Technical Guide
  • Transformation Guide
  • Transformation Navigator Appendix

Of course, I am only scratching the surface here, but this tool looks promising to me!

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  • Frank, nice blog - does the tool give you details of the license costs ? does it let you create a BoM that you can share with SAP ? Do you imagine the eventually SAP will include a "Buy It Now" button ? Now that really would be a digital transformation 🙂

    • Thank you Owen,

      In fact, there is Licenses information by Recommended Products:

      As well as a Bill of Materials view of them:

      Unfortunately, the One-klick Buy button is missing yet, but I have been told, that there will be further iterations of the tool towards Q3 of this year ?

      Best regards


    • Hello Tushar,

      I think the EA Explorer and the Transformation Navigator are two distinct pieces of content and will therefore coexist.

      Best regards


  • Hi Frank,

    sharing my experience of "Transformation navigator" - my two cents

    (a) One gets more accurate results, when using inputs from Maintenance Planner, instead of individual selection.

    (b) The selection and outcome provided is more at "STRATEGIC" level.

    @SAP - I propose and look forward to possibility of an INTEGRATED Tool, that provides features of all these

    Transformation Navigator,  SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA, and auto-input from maintenance planner




  • Thanks Frank. really very nice blog for starters in SAP S/4 HANA Like me. Simply Awesome.

    Keep on posting blog like this.. it would be more useful to all.