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SAP Activate: The innovation-as-a-Service that expedites SAP S/4HANA implementations and innovation cycles

Accelerate your digital transformation journey by transitioning to SAP S/4HANA and continuing your innovation to help you become a best-run business and drive competitive advantage

We are pleased to announce the availability of the new versions of the “Transition to SAP S/4HANA”  and “SAP S/4HANA Upgrade and Product Integration ”Roadmaps,  available now  in the SAP Roadmap Viewer.

On September 21st, SAP released the SAP S/4HANA 1809 version . Since the 1709 release, SAP has developed a large number of innovations, which continues to support our customer journey to Intelligent Enterprise. SAP S/4HANA is an intelligent ERP suite designed specifically for in-memory computing, offers a personalized, consumer-grade user experience with SAP Fiori. No matter your industry or business size, SAP S/4HANA can help you drive instant value across all lines of business.

SAP Activate Implementation Methodology gives the customer the freedom to get up and running quickly to innovate continuously. It provides implementation guidance to project teams implementing SAP solutions. It includes a recommended list of deliverables, tasks and a set of accelerators to use in each phase of the project during your transition to S/4HANA and upgrade to the latest release. We continue to gather great feedback from our own customer community, our SAP experts and Product Management team to build on the previous release and continuously improve the roadmap with updated content to follow SAP S/4HANA software release cycle. Whether you are implementing a new instance of SAP S/4HANA  or are ready to upgrade your existing S/4HANA system to the latest release, SAP Activate comes with dedicated roadmap to support your journey.

The following Roadmaps versions have been updated with the latest SAP S/4HANA 1809 version release:

Transition to SAP S/4HANA roadmap covers three implementation scenarios:

  • System conversion: convert an existing SAP ERP application to SAP S/4HANA, including business data and configuration.
  • New implementation: implement a new instance of SAP S/4HANA by either migrating a legacy system or by running a net-new installation of SAP S/4HANA.
  • Landscape transformation: consolidate existing SAP software landscape – or carve out selected entities or processes – as part of your move to SAP S/4HANA.


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Figure: Transition Scenarios to SAP S/4HANA

Note: This roadmap does not cover Cloud implementation. There is a dedicated implementation roadmap for S/4HANA Cloud

The roadmap (18Q4 version) has been updated with new information on SAP S/4HANA 1809 Feature Pack Stack 00 release. Most changes were made at a task and accelerators level, to include documentation on the latest release. A list of all new version updated is available in the Transition to S/4HANA Blog .

SAP S/4HANA Upgrade and Product Integration Roadmap

Once customers are running on SAP S/4HANA, they need to continue their innovation cycle to become a best-run business and drive competitive advantage. A dedicated SAP Activate roadmap is available to support you. The SAP S/4HANA Upgrade and Product Integration Roadmap, will guide you step by step on how to upgrade to the newest release. This roadmap also covers the implementation of additional products which can be integrated with SAP S/4HANA. The latest release (available in Roadmap Viewer), covers the implementation of SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) integrated with SAP S/4HANA.

The following scenarios are covered:

  • Upgrade of SAP S/4HANA (with functional enhancements)
  • Implementation of SAP EWM (embedded in SAP S/4HANA)
  • Upgrade of SAP S/4HANA and implementation of SAP EWM

Check the SAP S/4HANA Upgrade and Product Integration Roadmap Blog to learn more and visit the roadmap in Roadmap Viewer for more detail information.

 Availability & Accessibility

The Transition to SAP S/4HANA roadmap is available on the SAP Roadmap Viewer. Please login to get access to additional content or follow this link to Getting Started with SAP Activate in Roadmap Viewer. 

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By Senior Product Manager, Adnette Kamugisha

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