We are pleased to announce the availability of the new versions of the SAP Activate implementation roadmaps for Transition to SAP S/4HANA, BW/4HANA, and the SAP S/4HANA Upgrade and Product Integration roadmap, available now in the SAP Roadmap Viewer.
On September 20th, SAP released the SAP S/4HANA 1909 version. Since the 1809 release, SAP has developed a large number of innovations, which continues to support our customer journey to the Intelligent Enterprise. This new release is infused with intelligent technologies, such as conversational voice interfaces, machine learning, and predictive analytics, that allow our customers to simplify their iERP processes. It also comes with significant enhancements across all functional areas.
The SAP Activate Implementation Methodology gives customers the freedom to get up and running quickly to innovate continuously. Whether you are implementing a new instance of SAP S/4HANA or are ready to upgrade your existing SAP S/4HANA system to the latest release, SAP Activate comes with a dedicated implementation roadmap to support your journey. It provides implementation guidance to project teams implementing SAP solutions. It includes a recommended list of deliverables, tasks, and a set of accelerators to use in each phase of the project during your transition to SAP S/4HANA and upgrading to the latest releases.
We continue to gather great feedback from our own customer community, our SAP experts, and the Product Management team to build on the previous version and continuously improve the implementation roadmap with updated content to follow SAP S/4HANA software release cycle.
The following Roadmaps versions have been updated with the latest SAP S/4HANA 1909 version release:
This new release of SAP S/4HANA 1909 comes with significant enhancements across all functional areas. To support your implementation project, we have updated guidance and documentation to support your journey to the SAP S/4HANA. The roadmap (19Q4 version) has been updated with new information on SAP S/4HANA 1909 Feature Pack Stack 00 release. Most changes were made at the task and accelerator level, to include documentation on the latest version.
Example of updates:
- What’s New in SAP S/4HANA 1909
- SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA 1909 – Customer scope presentation
- Administration Guide to Implementation of SAP S/4HANA with SAP Best Practices
Once customers are running on SAP S/4HANA, they need to continue their innovation cycle to become a best-run business and drive competitive advantage. A dedicated SAP Activate roadmap is available to support your SAP S/4HANA upgrade project. The SAP S/4HANA Upgrade and Product Integration Roadmap will guide you step by step on how to upgrade to the newest release. This roadmap also covers the implementation of additional products that can be integrated with SAP S/4HANA. Most changes were made at the task and accelerator level, to include documentation on the latest release.
The updates include:
- The Upgrade Guide for SAP S/4HANA 1909
- The new Zero Downtime Option for the upgrade from SAP S/4HANA 1809 to SAP S/4HANA 1909, which is now available as a pilot program. You can find more information in the Roadmap Viewer under the Evaluate Downtime Optimization Approaches task.
To learn more about the latest SAP S/4HANA 1909, check the below video, and SAP released the SAP S/4HANA 1909 blog.
SAP BW/4HANA is SAP’s next-generation data warehouse solution. The new version of SAP Activate for Transition to SAP BW/4HANA was updated to follow the steps in the Conversion Guide for SAP BW/4HANA 2.0. This document is attached to the roadmap as an accelerator. It explains the end-to-end conversion process with which you can transition from your existing SAP Business Warehouse to SAP BW/4HANA.
See more in the Transition to the BW/4HANA release note.
Availability & Accessibility
All the SAP Activate implementation roadmaps mentioned above are available in the Roadmap Viewer, in the Solution Specific/ On-Premise section. Please login to view additional content per your access level and check our Roadmap Viewer onboarding guide: Getting Started with SAP Activate in Roadmap Viewer.
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