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Author's profile photo VINO GANDHI MUTHUKRISHNAN

An Introduction to SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Enterprise Contract Assembly

What is SAP S/4HANA Cloud for enterprise contract assembly?

SAP S/4HANA Cloud for enterprise contract assembly is a cloud solution that enables you to manage the complete life cycle of templates and text blocks for different kinds of legal documents. Additionally, you can use it in integration with SAP S/4HANA for enterprise contract management. This integration enables you to create and view contracts based on the templates available in Enterprise Contract Assembly.

How can the solution help me manage templates for various kinds of legal documents that are used in my company?

Enterprise Contract Assembly contains several intuitive Fiori apps that help you to digitally maintain all your legal content.

High-level Overview


Enterprise Contract Assembly helps you to create templates for different types of legal documents, such as, amendments, master contracts, NDAs, and so on. You can choose different properties such as governing laws, languages and validity periods for various templates, as per your requirements.


After creating a template with the basic properties, next step is to create the text blocks that will be used in the template. A text block is the basic building block of any template. A text block is a passage of text with a specific meaning. Templates consist of combinations of text blocks and their variants. A text block passes through various statuses from the initial draft status until it is approved and released for using in the templates.


Once you have the template and necessary text blocks, you can add the text blocks to the template in the required order and send the template for approval. Similar to a text block, a template also goes through various statuses, from draft status until it is approved and released. Released templates are the ones that can be used to generate documents.


You can easily manage different versions of templates and text blocks.

The Enterprise Contract Assembly apps provide an easy to use user-interface, helpful UI texts, comprehensive error handling mechanism, and in-app help. This guides you through the entire process of managing templates and text blocks.

How can I use the templates that I have created, to generate contracts?

SAP S/4HANA for enterprise contract management and assembly is an integrated solution. It enables you to manage legal transactions. Within a legal transaction you can create contracts as documents, based on the templates created in Enterprise Contract Assembly.

In this solution, you can manage the complete life cycle of the contract. This includes maintaining different versions of the document, assembling the document based on latest versions of the template, refreshing the variables used in the document, and so on.

The assembled documents can be sent for e-signature. Or, the documents can be printed and sent.

To know more about the solution, see the following links:

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      Author's profile photo Vijayendra Tiwari
      Vijayendra Tiwari

      Thanks for this!!!

      Author's profile photo Eric Yu
      Eric Yu

      Thanks for sharing this.

      Author's profile photo Anup Nair
      Anup Nair

      Thank you for Sharing!

      Author's profile photo Marissa Ren
      Marissa Ren

      Good to know.

      Author's profile photo Debasish Choudhury
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      Author's profile photo Shirley Te
      Shirley Te

      Hi Vino,

      Is Enterprise Contract Assembly only available in the cloud? I saw deck talking about E-CM and E-CA and it has a note. What does "Manage+Assembly is available as of SAP S/4HANA On Prem release of September 2019(which I take is S/4HANA 1909)?

      Thank you



      Author's profile photo VINO GANDHI MUTHUKRISHNAN
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Shirley,

      Thank you for your question.

      SAP Enterprise Contract Assembly is an independent solution that is available only on the BTP platform.
      It can be integrated with other contract management solutions. Currently, we support the integration with E-CM.

      E-CM is available on S/4 HANA Cloud and on-prem versions.

      And the E-CA integration is supported on both cloud and on-prem versions of E-CM. For on-prem version, the integration is supported from Sept 2019.

      Hope this answers your question.

      Author's profile photo Shirley Te
      Shirley Te

      Thank you Vino.  Is E-CM for On Premise part of the S4 HANA (1909) Enterprise Management which is base on User Metrics for licensing or is E-CM an LoB or separate engine?  What is  the licensing for E-CM and what is the metrics for licensing?

      Author's profile photo Ingrid Nikkels
      Ingrid Nikkels

      Hi Shirley,


      E-CM is available as of S4HANA 1709. With the 1909 OP (and Cloud) release we introduced the integration to SAP Enterprise Contract Assembly (E-CA).

      • E-CM SKU: 7020318
      • Pricing Metric: Records (so not users)

      Records are uniquely identified objects that are active and maintained within the software. All “Legal Transactions” in status ‘On Track’, ‘Pending’, ‘Open Issues’ are counted as Records.

      Expired, cancelled and closed contracts are not counted.

      Demo videos: Link


      Best regards,

      Ingrid Nikkels

      Solution Manager

      Author's profile photo Yonca Yarayan
      Yonca Yarayan

      Hi All,

      Hope you are doing well.

      I would like to confirm SKU numbers of E-CM, and would like to understand what is the SKU number of EC-A?

      So, would you please confirm below SKUs and mapped options are correct?

      E-CM onprem: 7020318

      E-CM Cloud public: 8009439

      E-CM Cloud private: 8008780

      And what about EC-A, what is the SKU number of EC-A to subscribe in Cloud only (as far as i understood, it is only on Cloud, built on BTP directly)?

      Appreciate your support.