SAP Commercial Project Management now embedded in SAP S/4HANA 1709
SAP Commercial Project Management is now included in SAP S/4HANA 1709 which was announced to be general available on September 15th 2017.
Services-based and project business (including professional services, engineering, construction and other industries) are becoming more complex from a commercial perspective. They require an integrated, collaborative planning solution for the entire project lifecycle. To remain competitive and profitable, real-time information about project performance across all project stakeholders is essential to enable flexible change management.
SAP Commercial Project Management addresses the requirements of the Lead-to-Cash scenario for project business as well as the needs of companies that need to manage large capital investment projects. With complete, accurate and up-to-date project transparency, it is easy to scale the business, ensure consistent processes, and increase profitability.
So far, SAP Commercial Project Management had been an add-on, for SAP ERP as well as for SAP S/4HANA. Now, from release SAP S/4HANA 1709 the functionality is shipped as part of SAP S/4HANA. This has the advantage of a reduction of the technical complexity since no separate add-on installation is required. SAP Commercial Project Management will now also follow the release cycles from SAP S/4HANA so that also upgrade processes are simplified.
Comprehensive documentation (links to application help, upgrade guide etc.) can be found in the release information note 2507203.