Content updated on April 21, 2021.
One of the major activities in an SAP S/4HANA system conversion project is implementing Customer Vendor Integration (CVI) and creating Business Partners for customers, vendors, and contact persons in the SAP ERP system before the start of S/4HANA system conversion. Business Partner Approach is an important simplification item in SAP S/4HANA as explained in SAP Note 2265093. The note also indicates that CVI implementation is a prerequisite for converting an SAP ERP system to SAP S/4HANA. My colleagues and I from SAP’s S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group (RIG) have supported several S/4HANA projects globally and have been directly involved in assisting our customers with CVI implementation and synchronization. Based on our experience, I have put together a document explaining the entire CVI Synchronization process in a step by step format to help consultants engaged in S/4HANA conversion projects. The document covers the following topics within BP and CVI.
- BP & CVI in S/4HANA – Overview
- Handling Custom Enhancements
- CVI Synchronization Process (Preparation, Synchronization, and Post System Conversion Activities)
- Impact on Interfaces
- Lessons Learned
- Approach and Recommendation
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