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Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas

SAP S/4HANA Utilities for Customer Engagement Summary

This was from a webcast I attended a while ago.

From SAP:

“Customer Engagement is a simplified version of SAP CRM embedded in S/4HANA.  It was initially available as an add-on named “customer management”.

This session provides a functional overview of processes geared towards the utilities industry, and covers an update on the product road map and cloud integration.

Source: SAP

Please note the usual disclaimer applies; things in the future are subject to change

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Vacant premise


Most utilities – see customer and premise overview

High transaction volume

Link to others, such as self service, marketing

Where is customer service, back office

Was built for the employee

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15 years ago; look at CRM

Utilities – meter readings, postings

Looking at large application


A lot of automation

Exception handling

Integrated to other solution


Moving to S/4HANA – analytics, higher performance, searching,

Pressure on TCO


Run embedded CRM

CRM add-on now called customer engagement


Link to self service

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Central point of entry for customer service

Find a customer, create customer, respond to customer, look at premise, make some changes on contract

Customer engagement – web client user interface in CRM7

Updated Fiori theme

Looks like other Fiori applications

Fully embedded in S/4HANA with 1909 and name changed

Was called customer management add-on

Now called customer engagement

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1 harmonized data model

No more replication

Fast move in move out

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One field search

Toggle to classic search

Avoid creating duplicates

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1 click actions

Context sensitive menu options

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For a retailer in deregulated market

Planned for October – adding more processes

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From older CIC implementations – framework, searches, front office process (FOP) tools – this is where you use transaction launcher

Can launch FOP or anything else

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2 editions:

Basic CIC – limited – those who come from ISU CIC – framework; bring those FOP built

Enterprise – move in, sales contract

Migration Scenarios for CRM and IS-U Customers


Figure 11, Migration Scenarios

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Entry point for CIC

Interaction center


Contacts/interaction records

Build history – contacts ..> interaction records

Standard mapping

Default role, menu, navigation bar



Figure 12, Source: SAP

Second migration scenario

Cross Industry Solutions Often Used by Utilities



Figure 13, Source: SAP


Figure 14, Source: SAP

Contact center – voice, email, chat


Figure 15, Source: SAP

ISU role does not include email editor

Road map



Figure 16, Source: SAP

Product direction – scope round-ups – feedback from early adopters


You can find any important links for education for Utilities in the SAP Learning Journeys

SAP for Utilities – Upskilling for SAP S/4HANA and Intelligent Enterprise


Customer engagement as a mobile app?  This runs in a browser no specific mobile app


1909 SAP Help to activate


What do you think?


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      Author's profile photo Rahul Mukherjee
      Rahul Mukherjee

      Extremely nice coverage! It will be good to get updates on migration journey for enhancements.

      Author's profile photo RAJANIDHI RAJASEKERAN

      Nice Article Tammy,

      I have a question. In your Blog you have mentioned that "Migration tools for CRM Core objects Planned( Business Activities ) Interaction record", Is there any updates on this.


      We are migrating from SAP CRM to S/4 Hana CE, we want to migrated old Interaction records to S/4 system. I see a function module CRM_S4_BTX_ACTIVITY_MIGRATION but not sure how it is been used. Do we have to use it from migration cockpit?.


      Please advise.

      Thanks & Regards,

      Rajanidhi Rajasekeran.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi - thank you for reading and commenting.

      The answer is I don't know; I am a customer myself.  We didn't use crm in our ECC system so we didn't have to consider this.


      I recommend asking this as a question at

      Good luck to you