New capabilities added to SAP Roadmap Viewer
I’m pleased to share with you few new improvements to the SAP Roadmap Viewer (RMV) that users of SAP Activate methodology can enjoy now that all these features were pushed into the production system that you can access here.
If you are new to RMV, this is a tool being used by implementation teams to access implementation guidance in SAP Activate methodology for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP S/4HANA (on-premise) and LoB cloud products like Ariba or SuccessFactors. If you want to learn more about SAP Activate methodology, I recommend to either review previously published blogs about Activate or this YouTube playlist that shows you a demo how Activate works for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
Where Used for Accelerators
Now let’s start with the feature that many of you requested and I personally like a lot as it helps me navigate around the methodology more efficiently. It is the “Where Used” function that has been added to all accelerators view page that is shown in the image below.
You can access this page from the home page by navigating to specific group of methodology roadmaps, for example “Solution Specific” and then selecting one which in our case is the “SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud” and then from there select the “Accelerators” button in top right corner of your screen.
In this view you can hover your mouse over any of the accelerators and new screen element with small box and three arrows appear (see the image below). When you click on this element, the tool will show you all tasks where this accelerator is also used. In the screen shot below you can see the “Where used” for Chart of Accounts Configuration – overview.pptx document.
From this list, you can navigate to the task to learn more about how to use this accelerator to complete the task. The task description often offers additional details either in the “Procedure” text or in the “Procedure Notes” text.
Japanese Language Version of SAP S/4HANA Cloud Methodology
Another feature that was introduced already with release 2005 of SAP S/4HANA Cloud in Roadmap Viewer is the translation of methodology text for our Japanese customers. You can switch the view from default English translation to Japanese, using following steps.
- First navigate to SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud or click on this link and launch a new tab or window
- First you want to click on your photo or silhouette of person in the upper left corner (see below)
- You will then see the option to change to your preferred language under “Language Setting
- You can select “Japanese” and the Roadmap Viewer screen will refresh to new language view showing you the methodology content in Japanese
- You can now browse the SAP Activate Methodology for SAP S/4HANA Cloud in Japanese
You can revert back to English by repeating the steps and selecting English as your primary language.
This is really not a new function in Roadmap Viewer, it has been in the tool for long time, but I always like to highlight it as the best way to get your feedback directly to our team. I encourage you to use it not only to let us know when we made a mistake (like non-working link or typo), but you can also use this feature to ask the team for new content or improvements of what we have in Activate methodology or the Roadmap Viewer tool. You will find the Feedback button on every screen on the left side. I can tell you that the methodology team looks at your feedback regularly when we plan or bi-weekly sprints.
If you want to engage with me or the Activate team, you can also consider providing feedback in comments to this blog or joining the SAP Activate JAM (link) with over 36,700 members.
For more information on SAP Activate and SAP S/4HANA, check out the following links:
- Access SAP Activate methodology here
- Inside SAP S/4HANA Podcast here
- SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2008 release blog here
- SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2008 Release Blog here
- Sign-up for SAP Activate Jam here
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