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SAP S/4HANA 1809 Highlights

SAP S/4HANA 1809 is out! The 4th release in a raw of SAP’s next generation ERP for the on-premise market has been shipped with an impressive number of business and technical innovations. Many of you have surely read the SAP S/4HANA 1809 launch blog from Bert Schulze. In this blog we’d like to share the next level of details with a 20′ video.

SAP S/4HANA is the foundation of the “intelligent enterprise”, and comes as an innovative, robust and scalable core ERP. The core ingredients of the intelligent ERP are:

  • A digital age UX: aiming at hands-free experience, powered by digital assistance, and delivering value-adding experiences by instant insights leveraging the latest SAP Fiori technology
  • Automation: ERP augmented by machine learning from SAP Leonardo, and predictive analytics to increase automation and efficiency
  • Next-generation processes: reinventing and redefining processes with applied best practices built on the latest innovations


In the same spirit as the video prepared for SAP S/4HANA 1709 launch in September 2017, you will find here an update going through the lines of business (LoB) and the industries.

Discover in this video LoB innovations like:

  • Finance with Goods and Invoice Receipt Reconciliation leveraging machine learning, and the new SAP S/4HANA for Accruals Management, which is designed to support customers along the entire process of accruals
  • Central Procurement, a big step in ERP landscape simplification and a functionality that will help you increase transparency across the procurement systems
  • R&D innovation with the new Recipe Finder App and portfolio and project management analytics
  • Manufacturing and Demand-Driven Replenishment, the game changer that helps you plan and manage supply chains based on customer demand, and not only via the traditional MRP procedures
  • Sales, leveraging SAP CoPilot and natural language for intuitively tracking sales order process

You will find as well industry innovations like:

  • Retail and Fashion with new business scenarios including new planning strategies enhanced with segmentation functionality
  • Banking, coming this release with and Loans Management / Deposits Management enhancements
  • Public Sector, including major architecture simplifications
  • Utilities with a new Analysis of meter reading, supported by an extended virtual data model
  • Insurance, providing in that 1809 version a new Product configuration for insurance and digital products

Many of you – our ERP customers – have years of even decades of ERP data in your systems. Make the best out of it, learn from it. Explore Artificial Intelligence and machine learning applications now to see how SAP can help your company embrace the promises of the intelligent enterprise today.

What is the next step? Check the SAP Transformation Navigator to get guidance to the digital enterprise, and the Value Advisor to understand the value of the digital journey.

Where to find more about SAP S/4HANA 1809

Follow us via @SAP and #S4HANA or myself via @ypeterschmitt

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      Author's profile photo Basis Superuser
      Basis Superuser

      Hi Yannick,

      Nice blog

      Author's profile photo Yannick Peterschmitt
      Yannick Peterschmitt
      Blog Post Author


      Thank you!

      Author's profile photo Pierre-Edouard Hamon
      Pierre-Edouard Hamon


      I have a question regarding Best Practices for this new S/4HANA 1809 release.

      Can you explain me why there are so much discrepancies regarding the number of available scope items depending on the country solution?

      Example : i can see that in Germany you have 83 available scope items that are not available for France?  (i.e. 140 scope items available for France and 223 for Germany in 1809)

      As far as i could check, there is no big difference concerning Scope items available for France in 1709 than the ones available in 1809.

      Do you have a release date for a new version of these 1809 Best Practices?

      Of course, my concern is valid for many other countries.

      Best regards.

      Pierre-Edouard HAMON

      Author's profile photo Yannick Peterschmitt
      Yannick Peterschmitt
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Pierre-Edouard, thanks for your note. The two countries Germany and USA are part of the baseline and will lead the development of new scope. Therefore those two will always have a higher number of available scope items than any other country. However, the delta will be closed over time so that country scope differences will decrease. Hope this help for now. Best, Yannick

      Author's profile photo Arulmurugan Veluchamy
      Arulmurugan Veluchamy

      Nutshell brief about 1809!