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S/4HANA 1909 Highlights

SAP S/4HANA 1909: The time to move to is now

With the 1909 release of SAP S/4HANA, SAP continues to focus on delivering leading-edge value in three key areas: intelligent automation, insight and prediction, and next-generation best practices. And tremendous progress can be seen across all lines of business.

Here are some key highlights:

  • In finance, improvements in the continuous closing process will drive increased process efficiency and faster insights into your business. Integration of SAP Analytics Cloud with financial planning provides quicker, clearer insight so you can run your business more effectively.
  • In manufacturing, intelligent robotic process automation (IRPA) helps deliver predictive material resource planning (pMRP) so you can better serve your customers while reducing inventory costs.
  • Predictive analytics now helps improve sales forecasts and delivery performance. Added blockchain capabilities make supplier quotes more secure.
  • Improved integration across all lines of business drives end-to-end processes that lead to improved customer-centricity.

SAP S/4HANA 1909: The Big Picture

While the list of new capabilities in SAP S/4HANA 1909 is extensive, it is important and consider the big picture. In 2017, the number of SAP S/4HANA innovations was 966, in 2018 it was 2,389, and now, in 2019, it stands at 3,312: an increase of almost 3.5 times! User experience (UX) innovations have gone from 646 to 1,048, and to now 1,496 — up by more than double in three releases.

Value to You, in Your Company

Why am I sharing these numbers? Because it shows that the robustness of SAP S/4HANA can help every SAP customer become an intelligent enterprise. If you are already one of our more than 11,500 SAP S/4HANA customers, the 1909 release will help strengthen your existing business.

If you are an SAP ERP customer, you may be looking to quantify the value you could get by moving to SAP S/4HANA.

The key is to understand how SAP S/4HANA, as a whole, provides value to you, in your unique situation.

Best Regards,

Lingaiah

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      Author's profile photo Venkatesh Babu
      Venkatesh Babu

      Hello Lingaiah,

       

      Nice document..

       

      can you please share some IBP Blogs for exploring more on IBP Part

      Thanks in advance

       

      Regards,

      Venkatesh Babu..

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for your comment Venkatesh Babu

      Please follow me on LinkedIn and SAP community to get the latest blogs from IBP.

      Author's profile photo Vishwanath Shastri
      Vishwanath Shastri

      Thank you Much Lingaiah , for the Document,

      In Particular, the Number of Innovations S4 HANA 1909 Has compared

      to Previous years, The Numbers are Really Inspiring and Motivating for any

      SAPian , and be proud to be part of this Rapidly innovating Arena !

       

      Regards

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for your message Vishwanath Shastri

      SAP S/4HANA improving its innovations to provide the best class enterprise planning system to run the business processes.

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Vishwanath!

      Author's profile photo Ravindra Singh
      Ravindra Singh

      Hi Lingaiah,

      Can you provide the list of  3,312 "innovations" mentioned above?

      Regards,

      Ravindra

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you, Ravindra!

      Author's profile photo John Pawski
      John Pawski

      I heard 2009 will include CRM functionality.  Is that so?  thx

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Please check the following blog and SAP press book to know more about Customer Management in S/4HANA (CRM).

      https://blogs.sap.com/2019/02/10/sap-s4hana-for-customer-management/

      https://www.sap-press.com/introducing-crm-in-sap-s4hana_4811/

       

      Author's profile photo Satya Prasad
      Satya Prasad

      Thanks Lingaiah,

      Do we have IS-Retail equivalent in s/4 HANA, please share the details.

       

      regards

      Satya

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for your comment. I will check and share the same.

      Author's profile photo Chandramouli P
      Chandramouli P

      Thanks for sharing the information. It's really helpful.

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Chandramouli!

      Author's profile photo Guru Prasad
      Guru Prasad

      Nice blog.

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Guru!

      Author's profile photo Ravinder Bada Narayana
      Ravinder Bada Narayana

      Good blog thanks for sharing.

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Ravinder!

      Author's profile photo Prathima Kondeti
      Prathima Kondeti

      Very Informative.

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Prathima!

      Author's profile photo Suresh Kumar Angara
      Suresh Kumar Angara

      Thanks for sharing S/4HANA 1909 innovation in short video.

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Suresh!

      Author's profile photo VARESH N
      VARESH N

      Nice share 1909 innovations.

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Varesh!

      Author's profile photo venkatasaivijay vasireddy
      venkatasaivijay vasireddy

      Thanks Lingaiah! short and informative.

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Vijay!