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Link: sap.com/s4next

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: https://go.support.sap.com/innovationdiscovery/

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

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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.

Other:

1809 runs on HANA 2.0

IBP is separate topic from S/4HANA

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    1. Tammy Powlas Post author

      Hi Christian – I don’t know, I don’t work for SAP

      I would ask this question at answers.sap.com using the Cloud Appliance Library tag

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