SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check – planning your transition to SAP S/4HANA
Overview and Features
The SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check will help you in planning your transition to SAP S/4HANA and gives you an overview of the to-do’s and the actual readiness of your productive ERP-System for the journey to SAP S/4HANA. In the beginning of SAP S/4HANA in 2015 there were several separate tools to check the readiness of your productive ERP System. Each one with its own notes and prerequisites to use and it was cumbersome to get all the necessary information together. With SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check you get all the required information in just one report, merged together in an overview dashboard. The SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check is available since June 2017 (version 1.0) and is free of charge for every customer with a valid SAP Support agreement.
It is THE tool to use, when you want to get an overview of the tasks to get your ERP-System ready for the conversion to SAP S/4HANA and provides a very good overview of several aspects of the preparation phase and also allows for detailed information on each aspect so you can get an estimation of the effort it will take to get SAP S/4HANA ready. The results of the Readiness Check are provided via an overview dashboard on the SAP Support Portal and summarizes the most important aspects of the conversion in an easily consumable way.
The development of the SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check has undergone some improvements and is now available in version 2.0 which offers some great enhancements.
The SAP S/4HANA Readiness Checks offers the following features:
- Compatibility Check of active Business Functions
- Add-On Compatibility Check
- Custom Code Analysis
- Recommended SAP Fiori Apps
- SAP S/4HANA Sizing
- Checking of relevant Simplification Items
- Business Process Analytics
- SAP Custom Development Projects
Prerequisites for SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check
In Order to run the SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check you have to observe some prerequisites which are listed in detail in some SAP Notes. You will find all the information about the steps in the SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check User Guide.
In order to run the SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check the following steps must be observed:
- You need SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SPS 12 or higher or SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 3 or higher
- You need a minimal transaction history (transaction ST03, logging data) of 6-8 weeks (better more). You should have UPL (Usage and Procedure Logging) switched on or use the SCMON (SAP Call Monitor) for archiving your logging data.
- Further you have to implement some SAP Notes mentioned in chapter 2 of the User Guide.
Running the SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check
The normal and recommended way to run the SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check is via the SAP Solution Manager. In your SAP Solution Manager system, use transaction SE38 to execute the report AGSRC_START_ANALYSIS.
The report triggers the SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA.
In case you have not installed a SAP Solution Manager system, it is also possible to perform the SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check in the managed system. Refer to the blog Simplification Item Catalog, Simplification Item Check and SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA for additional details and instructions.
Access and Analysis
The launchpad for the SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check results can be found on the SAP Support Portal: URL: https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#readiness
The report starts with an overwiew dashboard of all relevant aspects of the system preparation for the conversion to SAP S/4HANA. For SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check 2.0 this could look like this:
In each tile of the dashboard you get the most important information on a single glance. To dive deeper into the analysis just click on the tile you want to explore. For example if you want to investigate the SAP S/4HANA Sizing you get the following detailed analysis:
Here you can see the estimated DB-size as initial target size and after data clean-up for in-memory and disk size and how the values aggregate in detail.
You can always go back to the overview dashboard – navigation is very intuitive.
There is also a version of the SAP Readiness Check for SAP BW/4 HANA Systems available, see second column of the SAP Landing Page for SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check
Beside the SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check there are a lot of other tools available helping you on your journey to SAP S/4HANA and still new enhanced ones are being developed. Just to mention 2 more tools to check out what SAP S/4HANA can do for you, have a look at the Business Scenario Recommendation Report (BSR) and the Transformation Navigator.
The BSR will give you a personalized view on the advantages and improvements of SAP S/4HANA based on your individual system usage. The Transformation Navigator uses data of you actual SAP Landscape to help you improve it on the journey to SAP S/4HANA and gives advice of additionally available solutions that are SAP S/4HANA approved.
Here is a short video on these tools: video.
Important SAP Notes for SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check 2.0:
Note2758146 (SAP S/4 HANA)
Note2575059 (SAP BW/4 HANA)
Detailed technical information for preparation and interpretation of SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check: