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SAP S/4HANA 1909, Innovation Highlights of the Intelligent Suite

SAP S/4HANA 1909 is out! The 5th release in a row of SAP’s next generation ERP for the on-premise market has been shipped with many functional and technical innovations. Many of you have surely read the SAP S/4HANA 1909 launch blog.

We had shared similar product update videos for the respective SAP S/4HANA 1709 and the 1809 launches. Here is your update for SAP S/4HANA 1909:

What you can expert from this release? First of foremost, SAP S/4HANA is the foundation of the “intelligent enterprise” and comes as an innovative, robust and scalable core ERP.

There are 3 principles that define intelligent ERP, and ultimately provide a Hands-free ERP wherever possible:

  1. Digital age user experience: we will continue and extend the usage of SAP Fiori, coming with the brand new Fiori 3 theme “Quartz”, and this consistently for all business innovations covered it this session. Wherever meaningful we will including conversational design at the heard of the processes
  2. Next-generation processes: Rethinking the way business gets done through the smart junction of technology and innovation. In this release we have new processes like the New Predictive Material and Resource Planning
  3. And automation: leveraging machine learning capabilities and robotic process automation in the standard ERP processes. We will cover a few scenarios in this video.

In this SAP S/4HANA 1909 release, you will find line of business innovations like:

  • We will start with innovations in the Line of businesses Finance: group reporting and Integrated Financial Planning with SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Manufacturing with enhancement like the predictive MRP is to benefit from lower inventory levels due to buffer levels that are appropriately sized.
  • Available to promise innovation like additional check on product allocations, which is based on capacities after the product availability check in advanced ATP
  • Predictive analytics in Inventory Management: this innovation monitors and make time-dependent investigations of the slow or non-moving materials in your stock
  • Sourcing and Procurement with the automation of purchase requisitions through configuration of standard rules.

You will find in SAP S/4HANA 1909 industry innovations in those areas:

  • With SAP S/4HANA for Utilities Product Simplification, we are reducing the time to market for new commodity products
  • Re-design of the Venture Bank with a new joint venture accounting (JVA) universal journal data model that will replace JVA special ledger tables
  • In Retail with an innovation leveraging RFID to ease the transfer of goods between the different show floor.

This blog and its video will give you an overview about the highlights for SAP S/4HANA 1909, the digital core and foundation of the intelligent enterprise. Go to the next level of information to understand the value of SAP S/4HANA for your company. Those key assets will be your guide:

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      Author's profile photo Chokkalingam V
      Chokkalingam V

      Thanks for the detailed release highlights. There is no mention about Stock room management in the release, is it released in FPS00 or it is planned for next releases?

      Author's profile photo Christian Vogler
      Christian Vogler


      thanks for your question.

      Every customer can use stock room management as part of the SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management license. SAP’s strategic and recommended warehouse solution covering any needs of our customers, remains embedded SAP EWM in SAP S/4HANA and should be chosen for any net new implementation of a warehouse.

      Stock room management is a regular component of SAP S/4HANA and part of the SAP S/4HANA release and maintenance strategy. However, innovations for warehousing capabilities will be delivered for the strategic EWM component only. Therefore, we see customers moving to EWM over time as they innovate their warehouse processes.

      Best Regards, Christian

      Author's profile photo Chokkalingam V
      Chokkalingam V

      Hi Christian,

      Thanks for your reply. We understand that EWM is the Strategic solution for Warehouse management and we will be using it for larger warehouses and Manufacturing sites but for Simple warehouses like Maintenance stores we would like to use Stock room management. But we could not find any release notes or Restriction notes for Stock room management in general, please let us know where we can get more information on the same.Thanks.



      Author's profile photo Kiran CGVTR
      Kiran CGVTR

      Hello, thank you very much for sharing release details. Appreciate if you help me understand when does it will be available for doing certification for Sales i.e., S/4Hana 1909 Sales Upskilling? Currently I’m preparing for S/4Hana 1809 certification exam.



      Author's profile photo BASIS NOTES

      Could u kindly highlight the highlights of 1909 for SAP Plant maintenance module.

      and comparison between 1809 & 1909.