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SAP Technical Upgrade 1511 to 1909 OVERVIEW

Mostly, people find what is right approach to upgrade SAP from one release to another release. It’s important before we quickly jump on the technical overview of S/4HANA Upgrade  from 1511 to 1909. Let’s understand SAP S/4HANA is not successive release of SAP ERP, running on traditional DB. SAP S/4HANA 1909 powered by SAP HANA, Interesting to talk about When First SAP HANA release was commence in the 2011.

 

Let’s Get started Quickly

People have frequent question about, what are the Business benefits over and above existing release of SAP S/4 . So is for other, Some of the Line of Business Innovations  Link

 

Let’s Get Started with Core of SAP S/4HANA 1909

 

Upgrade SAP HANA Compliance 2.0

 

 

As We all knows , Every SAP Product has its Main stream maintenance , unlike any sap product. SAP S/4HANA 1511 mainstream maintenance expires Dec-2020 . Kindly refer PAM LINK

Now Let’s Try understand, as we all know , Upgrade is one of the Sequential , process, Like one has to brainstorm on various aspects before planning any upgrade,

Migrating to new H/W , Operating System, Underlying Database/ Compliance (S/4 HANA 1909 , supports SAP HANA 2.0)  as compared to SAP HANA 1.0 , and SAP S/4 HANA Upgrade from 1511 to 1909

Reference for SAP HANA

2871484 – SAP supported variants of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version

SAP S/4HANA 1909, Being as SAP S/4HANA , Embedded Analytics (unlike Traditional Database, two Separate SYSTEMS Where  OLTP and OLAP ) Processes run on two different System , With Power of SAP HANA runs In-Memory , has OLTP and OLAP processing on same instance , no additional Extraction required , ready to use reporting. is something is incomparable.

Business Process Automation:

Basically, Innovation driven of Business process automation, to give customer and end user seamless experience when working on SAP S/4HANA.

When we say SAP S/4HANA , it mainly comprise of :

  • SAP S/4HANA  1909 , comprise of Automation, Machine Learning, Prediction & Simulation
  • SAP fiori intuitive user experience (UI5)
  • Innovation over, various line of business

SAP fiori mainstream

  • add-on product (SAP fiori front end) for SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP
  • SAP fiori Front end comprise of UIs, technology, gateway components including launchpad
  • SAP FES 6.0, long term maintenance version
  • enterprise-ready web apps
  • Task oriented apps, context-sensitive navigation
  • Customer centric , apps

 

As you can see SAP Fiori Front End Server 6.0 is long term maintenance , LINK

SAP UX strategy & Fiori apps

User Experience, broadly user experience using website or application. User Experience is broadly categories into three design principles

a) technology

b) Business

c) Human Value

SAP UX strategy Mainly consists of

a) New:  Consumer grid user experience

b) ReNew: applied to existing application

c) Enable: ability to improve user experience , like business critical applications

References:

Overall, As we all knows SAP S/4 HANA 1511, mainstream maintenance is expiring by END of 2020. I’ve just highlighted, some key areas, one should consider, mainly impact overall all upgrade strategy. SAP deliver SAP Intelligent ERP, keeping customer needs and demand.

Thanks you for your support . Your support Always motivates , with regards to sharing Information , available. Kindly do write back , which are other topics ,you like to be publish. I will try my best to write and publish/write on those topics.

 

Regards,

King Sharma

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      Author's profile photo Arunkumar BP
      Arunkumar BP

      Nice article Sharma.

      May be in subsequent blog you can publish the learning's one can look for while upgrading to 1909.

      Regards,

      Author's profile photo King Sharma
      King Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      HI Arun,

       

      Thanks.

      Regards,

      King Sharma

      Author's profile photo King Sharma
      King Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      HI Arun,

      IN Recent time, SAP Community facing issues related to upgrading SOLMAN Latest SPS11 . I am in process of Releasing KB Article on the same.

       

      Regards,

      King Sharma

      Author's profile photo Venkata Satyaprasad Saripalli
      Venkata Satyaprasad Saripalli

      Hi King Sharma,

       

      Thanks for the blog. We have a similar situation upgrade (1511 to 1909).

      Our client have two requirements now. Upgrade and IS Retail add -on.

      1. What is the correct sequence. Installing IS- Retail and then go for Upgrade or the other way?
      2. While adding IS Retail, how to convert Materials/plants etc., TO articles/stores.....

      Please advice the best practices in this context.

      regards

      Satya

      Author's profile photo King Sharma
      King Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      HI Satya,

       

      Sorry for delay in response. Is your query is been resolved/answered. If not do let me know . I should be sharing detailed document on the same. Kindly do Mentioned about your landscape details as well. Like is it On Premises or cloud. Both has few difference with regards to process Technically no change.

       

      Hope to hear from you soon.

       

      Regards,

      King Sharma

      Author's profile photo Venkata Satyaprasad Saripalli
      Venkata Satyaprasad Saripalli

      hi King sharma,

       

      Very sorry for not responding. I moved to another assignment now.  But if you can share the details it will be helpful in my future if any

       

      thanks

      Satya

      Author's profile photo King Sharma
      King Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      HI Venkata,

       

      Do write back to me on this blog . Surely will get sorted out for you.

       

      Regards,

      King Sharma

      Author's profile photo Vamsikrisha Byluppala
      Vamsikrisha Byluppala

      Hello Mr. King Sharma,

      Helpful article.

      Can you share some information if it is possible to upgrade from S4HANA 1511 to 2020 or 1909 version directly?

      Also since EWM is also integrated with SAP system, does this upgrade has any impact on EWM systems if not upgraded along with S4HANA system.

      Checked few articles from SAP but didnt have clear information on it as now all the available information refers to upgrade from 1606 to newer versions.

      Regards,
      Vamsi

      Author's profile photo King Sharma
      King Sharma
      Blog Post Author

      HI Vamsi,

       

      AS far as EWM is concerned. We could devide broadly into two categories

       

      First Functional. you cah check below link which is more on functional prespective

      https://help.sap.com/doc/474a13c5e9964c849c3a14d6c04339b5/100/en-US/8880de6dbfb94ea3b0de1f26b40816dc.html

       

      Secondly, Technical

       

      2938308 - Release information and restrictions of Decentralized EWM on SAP S/4HANA 2020

       

      Hope this clarify your doubts.

      Do write back in case of any confusion.

      Regards,

      King