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S/4HANA 1809 Overview Webcast Recap



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Latest release of on-premise code line


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Speaker says “S/4HANA is ready”

5 areas on the right “apply to everybody”


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4 updates since 2015

Innovation discovery tool; number of innovations now at 2,389

Last year, innovations at 966


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Shows how big release is, what is effects

Lines of business (such as Finance), something for you, including industries


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Some headlines / highlights of what will be the most talked about enhancements by line of business


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Where at with the 1809 product cycle and what does the future hold

“reliable and predictable” updates

On left, in Q3/2018, 1809 release

Plan FPS01/2 in Q1/Q2

Anticipated 19xx release in one year from now


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Cloud is moving faster than on premise

Quarterly releases; want innovations faster

Public cloud, subscription based version

Latest release 1808, next is 1811 in November

Link to Innovation Discovery:

Link to Roadmap: SAP Product and Solution Road Maps


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The history…starting with Suite On HANA


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Now you can do a one step conversion


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Left cloud, “on-premise” on the right


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Over 2100 live customers


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Left is IT impact; reducing number of systems supporting; expect a simpler landscape


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Digital assistant, gone to next level with natural language

Ask your ERP “who’s on vacation next month”

Will use machine learning


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Machine learning, better user experience


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Areas already covered with machine learning

“dynamic” and “predictive” is what Intelligent ERP does, said the speaker


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Selected machine learning highlights – more info here

Predictive analytics is baked into Sales & Distribution

“next generation business processes”


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Concerned about master data

Mass maintenance; allow update of master data maintenance at once


Centralized governance, including internal orders

Across more domains – customer, partner, universal journal


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Impacts data quality

Turn on machine learning to identify data quality issues


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If do a greenfield from ECC 6, changes to benefit


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Not covered but interesting connecting SAP Analytics Cloud to on-premise planning.

Question & Answer

Q: What about HCM? Can we run HCM with S/4HANA?

A: Yes, there is a compatibility pack to do that. SuccessFactors is the way forward, understand not everyone can’t move at the same time.


1809 runs on HANA 2.0

IBP is separate topic from S/4HANA

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      Author's profile photo Michael Koch
      Michael Koch

      Thanks, Tammy. Very helpful.

      1809 has just been discussed as a candidate for our next S/4 sandbox at University of Warwick. 🙂




      Author's profile photo Christian Kniesel
      Christian Kniesel

      Would be interessting to know how to get access to an 1809 IDES system or when it will become availble?

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
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      Hi Christian - I don't know, I don't work for SAP

      I would ask this question at using the Cloud Appliance Library tag