Intelligent ERP Summary: SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1905 Release
Exactly as planned, SAP has released SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1905 on May 6, 2019. With this new release, customers get access to SAP Activate on the implementation portal for SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Project team members can access the business process models and test scripts directly in the application, while users can access up-to-date prescriptive and personalized guidance for deploying SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1905 in the form of tasks with associated accelerators and templates. Users also have the ability to track progress using the implementation portal.
This release also includes the new SAP S/4HANA Cloud Release Assessment and Scope Dependency tool which enables customers to understand the impact of change to the activated scope items in their SAP S/4HANA Cloud system. The tool tracks what scope items have changed, what functionality has been added, and what functionality has been deprecated: It assesses the impact of change on the scope items and recommends what the customer should specifically test in their Q system. Since the tool is personalized, they only see information that is relevant to them based on the scope items that are activated for them.
If you want to get an overview of the innovations which we have released with 1905, read my blog in which I’m sharing the top highlights across all lines of business and industries. You can also get a quick overview of our SAP S/4HANA Cloud Release 1905 by watching my video below.
Intelligent Cloud ERP: Key Business Scenarios
Yannick Peterschmitt provides you with some key intelligent ERP innovations in our 1905 release and sheds a light on some highlights which are planned for future releases. Check out his blog and video and learn more about the intelligent innovations of our 1905 release in Manufacturing, Finance, Procurement, Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management, and more.
SAP S/4HANA Cloud Release Assessment and Scope Dependency Application
In my introduction, I shared some information around our new tool, the “Release Assessment and Scope Dependency Tool”. In my blog, I explain how this tool can make your life easier when you want to consume “what’s new information” and you can learn how a new release is impacting your SAP S/4HANA Cloud system. Watch the video from Warren Fernandes for quick summary.
With 1905, you can run service management independently in the Cloud. Parvathy Sankar introduces the innovations around service contracts, service order management and available monitoring options of service activities in her blog and video.
Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Do you want to learn all about the innovations in Manufacturing & Supply Chain? Watch the video and read the blog from Gerhard Welker providing insights into defect handling supported by machine learning, integrated KANBAN processing, a new situation handling scenario which helps to avoid excess stock, and much more.
Are you interested in Finance as part of our SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1905 release? In the blog and video from Ulrich Hauke you can get insights into Universal Allocation, Active Budget Control for cost centers, Intelligent Accruals Management, and more.
Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management
Corina Kinzel explains the highlights for Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management: From functionalities to do project ranking, project planning and mass changes for enterprise projects to SAP CoPilot as intelligent project financials assistant to project budget reporting in project currencies. Watch her video and read her blog to learn more about EPPM in our SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1905 release.
In Professional Services, we released capabilities for overtime management, time recording without staffing, automatic project close and much more. In her video and blog, Katharina Stopf explains the innovations and illustrates the benefits they bring.
Sourcing and Procurement
Discover in Sai Madhav Suryadevara’s blog and video the innovations for SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1905 in the area of Sourcing and Procurement: Situation handling for predictive contract consumption, monitoring of central purchase requisition items, Centralized business with Central Purchase Requisitions & Central Procurement Operations Monitor, and more.
Gerhard Welker shares in his blog the highlights for Service Management. With SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1905, we enable mass time confirmations and provide a new SAP Fiori app for maintenance items. Moreover, you can now integrate between SAO S/4HANA Cloud Maintenance Management and Asset Central Foundation.
In his blog, Srivatsan Santhanam highlights two major innovations in the area of Hybrid Deployment (formerly known as 2-Tier ERP): Just-In-Time (JIT for short) Supply to Customer from Stock and Sales Schedule lines. Watch Arun Nair’s video to gain an overview of the innovations.
Do you want to know more about the new functionalities for Analytics in SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1905? Hardeep Tulsi explains in his blog and video how the top three business-driven innovations of 1905 help to analyze data using analytics capabilities, motivating enterprises to run independent ERP systems in the Cloud.
Read the blog from Holger Steffens if you would like to learn more about the 1905 innovations for SAP Activate such as the above-mentioned implementation portal for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, content updates for the SAP Best Practices Explorer, or highlights of SAP Activate Methodology updates in 1905.
For more information on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, check out the following links:
- SAP S/4HANA Cloud release info: http://www.sap.com/s4-cloudrelease
- My 1905 blog on SAP News here
- Press Announcement on SAP News here
- Best practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud here
- SAP S/4HANA Cloud User Community: register here
- Feature Scope Description here
- What’s New here
- Help Portal Product Page here
- Implementation Portal here
- Follow us via @SAP and #S4HANA, or myself via @SDenecken