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On December 05 – 06 the North America Partner Solution Center and the RIG (Regional Implementation Group ) had the opportunity to deliver an invitation only workshop for 13 of our top North America partners  to gain in-depth experience to transform an SAP ECC 6.0 system to S/4HANA 1709 with new updates, best practices and innovation enhancements.  This workshop was designed for a technical audience and delivered by our senior S/4HANA Product Experts.

Below are the major topics delivered over the 2 day workshop:

Day 1:

Digital Enterprise

  • Transition Paths

 

    • 1709 Architecture (HW/OS/Component Versions)
  • Deployment Options
  • Client Strategies
  • Sizing – Quick sizer/ABAP report
  • HANA 2.0

 

Conversion of SoH ERP 6.0 EhPx  to S/4HANA

  • Review System Conversion process – high level
  • S/4HANA Readiness Check
    • Simplification Items
  • Maintenance Planner- Setup and advanced usage
  • Running the Pre-Check – Business Functions, Add-ons (Provide links to validate support)
  • FIN Preparation:
    • Overview of simplifications, How to reconcile (blog), compatibility views
    • Implementation considerations caused by changes in S/4
    • Credit Management, Asset Accounting, Material Ledger, Cash Mgmt, Planning, BPC, CDS views,
    • Pre-check reports and Common errors
    • Impact on timeline/project

 

  • CVI – Context and Motivation
  • CVI Business Impact
  • CVI process
  • Impact on Custom Code and Interfaces
  • Impact on Surrounding Systems
  • Lessons Learned
  • CVI Conversion Approach and Consideration
  • Additional Information
  • Q&A
  • Custom Code Analysis – Tools available

Day 2:

SUM tool – Conversion Process, some tips and tricks

Functional Application Follow-up activities

  • FIN Conversion steps
  • Material Ledger activation
  • Follow on steps for:  Finance, Credit Management, Hr – Employee conversion to Business partner, Sales, Retail, Environment Health & Safety, Product Safety, Integration with Business Networks (Ariba),  BPC
  • CVI step 2

SAP Fiori For S/4HANA and Web Dispatcher

  • Upgrade existing – DB change if required
  • Installation of SAP Fiori For S/4HANA and Web Dispatcher
  • High Level Configuration steps – Fiori apps library, STC01 task lists

Benefits of Fiori Based Analytics

  • Co-Pilot incl. NPL, Cash Management, Machine Learning (FPS01)

 

 

Below are comments from some of the partners who attended the program:

“Excellent info for 1709 conversion, very comprehensive and in-depth as well.”

“Presenters are very experienced and knowledgeable.”

“Everyone participated. SAP Team did a great job preparing for this workshop. 100% credit to David, Dan, Van and Saunder.”

“I found this workshop very helpful and informative. The content was very good. The presenters are very knowledgeable and such workshops help partners deliver better to their customers.”

“Instructors are committed to the activity of Training.”

“The documentation and experiences from the speakers were excellent. They are really enabling us to understand and approach clients.”

“This was not a sales pitch about new products, this time we had real experiences with pros and cons, tips, tricks, hands-on, etc.”

 

Thanks to Van Vi, Daniel Boehm and Chelliah Soundar from the RIG Team for delivering an excellent and successful SAP S/4HANA 1709 Conversion Workshop.

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