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New Installation of S/4HANA 1909FPS0 – Part 3 – Best Practices Content Activation

This blog is created with joint team work between Hanuma Rupakula and Mahesh Sardesai.

WARNING: This blog provides guidance for activating S/4HANA 1909 FPS0 Best Practices when a client is setup as Best Practice client. If you set up a merged client as per Alternative 2 – Setting up a merged client (all client 000 reference settings), follow the activation guidance as per Note 2839315 – Implementation of SAP S/4HANA SAP Best Practices 1909 (on premise) – Activation in a merged client. (steps shown in this color)

NOTE: for Best practices activation purpose, In case you are using SapGui version 7.50, you need to uncheck “Accept Belize theme”. Once the Best practices activation is completed, you can activate the SAP Fiori visual theme back. This is shown later under SAPGUI settings.

Please find other blogs as follows:

S/4HANA  SQUARE  ONE

NEW INSTALLATION        PART1 – MP PART2 –  Installation
PART3 –  BP Activation
PART4 – Fiori Activation
S/4HANA 1909 fps0 fps0 fps0  fps0
S/4HANA 1809 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0
S/4HANA 1709
fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0
S/4HANA 1610
fps2  fps0 fps2  fps0 fps2  fps1  fps0
S/4HANA 1511 fps2  fps1
S/4HANA UPGRADE   t2 – MP t3 – SIC
t4 – CCM t5 – SUM
S/4HANA 1809 link link link link
SYSTEM CONVERSION t2 –  RC t3 – MP t4 – SIC
t5 – CCM t6 – SUM 
S/4HANA 1809 rc2 link link link EHP7/hdb
EHP6/db6
EHP5/ora
EHP6/mss
S/4HANA 1610 FPS0 link link link
S/4HANA ON-PREM APPLIANCE INSTALL USING MEDIA ACTIVATE FROM CAL
S/4HANA 1709 FPS1 link link
S/4HANA CLOUD      CPM  MASTER  CONTENT   EMAIL
OUTPUT MANAGEMENT link  link  link link

Here is the Video for this blog (Voice to be added):

This blog includes installation of S/4HANA 1909 FPS0 and will focus on creating Sandbox type instance with co-deployed (embedded) gateway.

The step by step procedure for Best Practices Content Activation on S/4HANA 1909 FPS0 has only two base languages EN & DE and Country= USA. The BP Activation process runtime is 3 Hrs. Please refer Admin Guide.

Adding further language translations later is not supported once the solution is activated, therefore, identify and install all the required languages you may need in future (if possible). You can check the following blog post for information on how to import a large number of languages efficiently.

Since 1709 release, the Solution builder automatically identifies your installed languages and imports only those translations required while importing the installation data.

A new Solution Builder profile has been created with ALL scope items but in case you have finalized scope items you can select only the needed scope items. Depending on how many selected scope items, activation procedure will need less time The status of system before starting this procedure is clearly defined before starting.

Tax calculation for US sales and purchases:
The US solution for 1909 (BP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA1909_USV6.XML) is delivered with internal tax calculation. It includes sample Jurisdiction codes and sample rates so that you can execute the best practices test scripts out of the box. For productive purposes, you must replace the sample jurisdiction codes and rates with the your own user defined jurisdiction codes and actual tax rates. If you prefer to use an external tax provider, you must configure the required settings

STEP1: S/4HANA 1909 FPS0 is installed and SPAM checked as per previous blog Part 2 link above.

STEP2: All Notes are applied after complete installation of S/4HANA 1909 FPS0 is installed as per SAP Note 2804060 – SAP S/4HANA 1909 Feature Package Stack 00: Additional Release Information. Apply all the SAP Notes mentioned in the above Note 2804060.

In addition please review SAP Note 2776548 – SAP S/4HANA 1909 – SAP S/4HANA 1909 FP-Stack 00 (09/2019) SAP Best Practices Content activation note and Apply all the SAP Notes mentioned in the above Note 2804060.

also review note
SAP Note 2776611 – SAP S/4HANA 1909 collective note for content activation
and note  SAP Note 2839315 – Implementation of SAP S/4HANA SAP Best Practices 1909 (on premise) – Activation in a merged client

STEP3: Using SFW5, Enterprise Business Functions are activated as per list in Admin Guide – Required Enterprise Business Functions
FIN_FSCM_CLM
FIN_FSCM_BNK
FIN_REP_SIMPL_2
FIN_REP_SIMPL_3
FIN_REP_SIMPL_4
FIN_LOC_SRF
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_2
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_3
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_4
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_5
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_6
LOG_EAM_SIMPLICITY_7
LOG_EAM_CI_8                   <=required due to dependency
JVA_ON_ACDOCA


STEP4: Register client in table /FTI/T_NOCLN000 (for merged client do not register client in this table) so that Client Copy is done with tables defined in whitelist table /FTI/TWHITEL01.
Then perform the client copy using the new transaction code SCCLN using profile SAP_UCUSSAP_CUSTSAP_CUSV or SAP_UCSV as per the Admin Guide.

TIP: Use the new tCode SCCLN to perform Client copy which is 10 times faster and you can do it form Client 000 or any other client than the target client and don’t need user SAP*/pass to perform client copy. If you use the new Client copy procedure you have to define logical system for Client 000 like S4HCLNT000 also besides the logical system for client 100. Otherwise you will get error –  “Dedicated logical system is not defined”.

Please see the screenshot below:

Copied client to have no currency in tCode SCC4.

STEP5: Review SAP Note 2776548 – SAP S/4HANA 1909 – SAP S/4HANA 1909 FP-Stack 00 (09/2019) SAP Best Practices Content activation note

Upload zip file from URLs in the above note to server.

Add transport request to buffer ERFK057442 with steps below tCode STMS, Import Overview,
After the transport is in buffer, select the  transport and import, In the Options tab checkmark Ignore Invalid component version

STEP6: Create users for content activation as per admin guide with details:

STEP7:  Change SAP Profile parameters as below and restart SAP:
abap/heap_area_dia = 6442450944
sapgui/user_scripting = TRUE

SAPGUI SETTINGS: In case you are using SapGui version 7.50, you need to deactivate the SAP Fiori visual theme on the Blue Crystal Theme visual design option or select any other theme in the SAP GUI options. Currently MM01 ECATT fails with the default theme (will be fixed shortly). Once the Best practices activation is completed, you can activate the SAP Fiori visual theme back.

TIP: Please note the steps 8,9,10 have changed from previous releases

STEP8: Import solutions from SAP Best Practices content. Enter tCode /N/SMB/BBI. Choose menu Solution -> Import -> Solution (XML) -> From reference content
Select Solution Builder Content ID BP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA1909_USV6.XML from below
After import is complete log will be displayedClick on icon Back

STEP9: Defining the scope of your solution. (1) Copy Solution BP_OP_ENTPR_S4HANA1909_USV6 to (2)  Z_MY_SOLUTION_US
Please click OK to exit.

Click on Favorite to make the solution Z_MY_SOLUTION_US as your favorite.

STEP10: If only you need to remove scope items, double Click (or click on Change Icon) on Z_MY_SOLUTION_US to unselect the scope ite,ms from the list.

TIP: Most probably you may not need this scope item, please deselect it and you will save lot of time for performing post activation steps – 3F7 – Joint Venture Accounting

Please refer to the below links to know the prereqs for activation and post activation steps for scope item 3F7.
Required Enterprise Business Functions
Prerequisite settings for activation (search for scope item 3F7 to find the added entry)
Carrying out post-activation configuration (search for scope item 3F7 to find the added entry) 

STEP11: Enter tCode /n/SMB/SCOPE, Click button (1) New Entries, (2) Customer Solution and (3) select the Country and Solution as below:

Choose Save.

Select the Solution on the right, and click on Scope Item/Source Solution on left side as shown below. Click on button Update Customer Solution Structure.

Select Background Job.

Enter tCode SM37 and wait until all /SMB/* jobs are complete as below:

Go to Solution Builder /SMB/BBI to find that the solution Z_MY_SOLUTION_US last icon shows with mouseover – “Fully Uploaded Central Data Unchecked“.

STEP12: enter tCode SCC4 and ensure below values – Logical System – S4HCLNT100 (needed for EWM steps as per 3.5.1.4 of Admin Guide AdminGuideS4HANAImpl_HELP_EN.pdf in link), Currency – blank, Client role – Test.


STEP 13(OPTIONAL): Best Practices content activation for any solution will populate the client currency as USD by default. In case you want to have a different client currency, you should change the currency before activation starts.You should not change client currency once the first solution in the client is activated. The procedure is as follows:
Enter tCode /N/SMB/CD_MAINT

In the All Central Data Entities section, use (1) search to find (2) DSC in the table and double-click it, Click (3) Change and change the (4) ID field.
When activating several SAP Best Practices country solutions please follow the procedure provided in 1909 OP Admin guide.

STEP 14: Please do all the steps needed for Pre-activation settings for EWM scope items as per Admin Guide 3.5.1.4 as per the admin guide in the link pages 53-63 as below

STEP15: Depending on scope items you have selected, you may get less errors than shown in steps below. The timings are based on Cloud based Virtual Machine with  256GB RAM x 32 Cores. In the SECATT transaction there are certain number of log entries which are sown against each stop.

REMINDER: If you are activating in merged client please perform the pre-requisite steps as provided in the note follow the activation guidance as per SAP Note 2839315 – Implementation of SAP S/4HANA SAP Best Practices 1909 (on premise) – Activation in a merged client (steps shown in this color)

STEP16: Enter tCode /n/SMB/BBI and go to Solution Builder. Select the Solution and click on Implementation Assistant and Click on button Activate.
After 3 minutes you will be prompted with screen below.
You can select Skip this screen if you don’t want this screen from popping up everytime.


If a message pops up “To activate the project, the client settings need to be changed to eCATT and CATT allowed” please choose Yes. This would come up if you didn’t follow the earlier step in SCC4.

FIRST STOP:  Number of SECATT log entries = 8

Building Block BR1 (XX)_OP
Affected Activity SIMG_CFMENUOLMEOMG0
Activity Description Define Combination of Item Categories/Account Assignment Categories


Click on OK.

Log off user in all sessions log back in and then activate again. Click on OK and continue.

SECOND STOP: Number of SECATT log entries = 20

You will get Notification Dialog as shown below:


No steps to be done here, just click on on OK to continue.

THIRD STOP: Number of SECATT log entries = 25

Click OK to continue


Click OK to continue

FOURTH STOP: Number of SECATT log entries = 106


Click OK to continue

FIFTH STOP: Number of SECATT log entries = 113


Click Yes to continue

SIXTH STOP: Number of SECATT log entries = 177

Only if you have scope item 3F7 – Joint Venture  Accounting in scope

Click on Back button and activation will continue

LAST STOP: Number of SECATT log entries = 198

STEP17: COMPLETION OF ACTIVATION At the end of activation you should get message “Solution Z_MY_SOLUTION_US is activated”. CONGRATULATIONS !!!!
Please revert the parameter for abap/heap_area_dia and adjust SAPGUI scripting as well as remove SAP_ALL authorization from functional users if granted separately.

LANDSCAPE CONSIDERATIONS:

STEP18: POST ACTIVATION – EXECUTING MANUAL REWORK ACTIVITIES:

This step should be done in DEV to create a solution for manual rework activities to general xml file for manual rework activities. This is simply a list of steps to be performed in Q just like a word document.

Please follow procedure as described in Admin Guide section 3.5 Executing manual rework activities.
Access tCode /n/SMB/BBI, select the solution you activated and set it to favorite. In the menu bar choose Solution -> Procedure -> Start a procedure. In the Execute a Solution Processing Procedure dialog box choose procedure Manual Rework Required and choose OK.

STEP19: SYSTEM LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT FOR QAS AND PROD:
Recommendation is not to do Content Activation of best practices in QAS and PROD. You have to move the transports as below in graphic.

  1. SAP Best Practices client is set-up with specific client copy profile
  2. SAP Best Practices customizing after initial activation
  3. Manual extension of business configuration using IMG
  4. Additional client 000 customizing for customer adaptation (Note 2272406)

In The QAS system, move transports to QAS first n above sequence.

CONFIGURATION GUIDES: 

Please note that as of release 1909, configuration guides will be deprecated in the SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA package.

https://help.sap.com/viewer/S4HANA1909_AdminGuide/7804840a-ef71-4601-b123-7eb4c8be682e.html

COMPONENT FOR INCIDENTS:

As per the error message in the activation.

OTHER REFERENCES:

Administration Guide for Implementation

This blog has been created with joint team work between Hanuma Rupakula and Mahesh Sardesai.

Hanuma Rupakula
Delivery Manager (LOB Finance Content)
hanumachastry.rupakula@sap.com

and

Mahesh Sardesai
Product Expert – S4HANA

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  • Thanks a lot Mahesh and Team. I just finished activating best practices for US in a merged client.

    This blog was very helpful in whole process. But I see as part of pre steps, there are many more/ all steps in admin guide to be done as well, to get less issues. I did all steps from admin guide until 3.5.1.4.11  + did all the pre steps mentioned in this blog, especially the ecatt settigns change & defining profile parameters (abap/heap_area_dia = 6442450944   and sapgui/user_scripting = TRUE) and then started the activation.

     

    • Hi Rashmi,

      Thanks for the feedback. The blog has the details as below. Let me know if there is more to be added.

      STEP 14: Please do all the steps needed for Pre-activation settings for EWM scope items as per Admin Guide 3.5.1.4 as per the admin guide in the link pages 53-63 as below

      • Mahesh
  • Hello

    while activation of 1909 US Version of Best Practices in 1909 I have the error for /SMB99/PMA_O004_39E.

     

    I checked your blog for activation of 1809 and saw the solution with Customizing. I am not able to perform the Customizing in our system.

     

    Can I just skip Customizing and Change the entry?