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Author's profile photo Frank Schuler

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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      Author's profile photo Owen Pettiford
      Owen Pettiford

      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 🙂

      Author's profile photo Frank Schuler
      Frank Schuler
      Blog Post Author

      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


      Author's profile photo Tushar Shinde
      Tushar Shinde

      Nice Blog. Thanks for sharing.

      I haven't tried Navigator but what will be the fate of EA Explorer?

      Author's profile photo Frank Schuler
      Frank Schuler
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Tushar,

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

      Best regards


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very nice Frank!


      Author's profile photo Monika Patel
      Monika Patel

      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




      Author's profile photo Monika Patel
      Monika Patel

      This Tool needs to be simplified. Also performance related aspects needs to be checked.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      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.