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Customer Vendor Integration (CVI) Cockpit – Enabling movement to SAP S/4HANA through seamless Business Partner synchronization Webcast Recap

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Below was a SAP Community Call webcast I attended yesterday regarding the new Customer Vendor Integration cockpit tool.  These are my notes.


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BP and CVI context; BP is business partner and CVI is customer vendor integration to the business partner, prior to moving to S/4HANA

We know customer and vendor models during ECC days

With S4, business partner is the leading object

This is a mandate for S/4HANA system upgrade


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Utilities part of S/4HANA move project

Master data consistency check – can be run at preliminary stage in ECC; look at number of errors to resolve

New CVI cockpit


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Problem – process was cumbersome

Single guided cockpit, in the intended sequence


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Main steps, sequence for CVI

Checks notes before process starts

Preparation – master data / BP checks, delivered in SP12. How many customers are ready to be synchronized to BP – master data check, and customizing checks


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Set statuses of tasks

Intended for a master data specialist to run

4 stages – read me, preparation, CVI load, upgrade prep

Each stage has several tasks

See SAP Note:

Other note to review: 2823632

This cockpit is meant for conversion scenarios


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Responses to questions:

Synchronization of customers/vendors to partners happens in ECC prior to the upgrade

Out of scope for the cockpit:


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Replay will be made available here.  I encourage you to watch it when available, as it includes a demo for the new CVI cockpit.


What do you think?  I am looking forward to trying the new CVI cockpit, having used the older version.  Anything that helps make the process/move simpler to S/4HANA…

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      Author's profile photo Vignesh Bhatt
      Vignesh Bhatt

      Thanks for sharing it Tammy. Very informative and useful.


      Vignesh Bhatt