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Author's profile photo Christian Oehler

NEW: Process Discovery for SAP S/4HANA Transformation (evolution of SAP Business Scenario Recommendations)

I’m very happy to share that SAP Business Scenario Recommendations on Spotlight is evolving and becoming a strategic component of the intelligent enterprise, with RISE with SAP.

Starting today, SAP Business Scenario Recommendations on Spotlight is being renamed to “Process Discovery for SAP S/4HANA Transformation”. Process Discovery is a free analysis tool to get started with Business Process Intelligence and SAP S/4HANA. Business Process Intelligence is an integrated process management suite, from insights to actions. Learn more about BPI: www.sap.com/BPI 

What you can expect

You will receive tailored insights to build your case for SAP S/4HANA with Process Discovery. Understand your current business process performance. Identify new functionalities from SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori apps, automation and intelligent technologies to support your business goals.

The Process Discovery offering contains 2 complementary elements:

  1. The PDF document, targeting the business executives, called Process Discovery summary (the evolution of SAP Business Scenario Recommendations)
  2. The cloud-based analysis that experts can use to dive into more information. It is called the Process Discovery solution (currently named Spotlight).

You can try out the Process Discovery Solution by accessing the demo system: https://demo.spotlight.cloud.sap/

How can I get Process Discovery for SAP S/4HANA Transformation?

With little effort you can request your own Process Discovery. Please follow the instructions and apply on your productive system SAP notes 2758146 and 2745851 . This will generate a zip-file containing the data we will need to generate the analysis.

The analysis in the online solution will be delivered to you automatically along with the PDF summary.  The personalized access, as well as instructions on how to invite additional users, will be in the delivery email.

So all you need to do is to go to www.s4hana.com or www.sap.com/process-discovery, complete the form, upload your data and submit it. The service is free-of-charge for customers on SAP maintenance.

Let me know if you have questions or feedback and stay tuned for more!

 

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      Author's profile photo David Lees
      David Lees

      How does this relate to or differ from Signavio? Is this based on Signavio or will it be enhanced or replaced by Signavio moving forwards?

       

      Author's profile photo Christian Oehler
      Christian Oehler
      Blog Post Author

      Hi David,

      Process Discovery is not based on Signavio. Process Discovery helps you understand your current business process performance, identify new functionalities from SAP S/4HANA, SAP Fiori apps, automation and intelligent technologies to support your business goals.

      Author's profile photo Thomas Haendly
      Thomas Haendly

      Would it be possible to get an example of the mentioned PDF summery?

      Author's profile photo Anne-Katrin Fleck
      Anne-Katrin Fleck

      I was looking for it as well and found this presentation which includes a costumer example of the PDF document: https://www.sap.com/documents/2019/04/a693038c-4a7d-0010-87a3-c30de2ffd8ff.html

      Author's profile photo Ryan Falls
      Ryan Falls

      Thank you for posting this document, that was EXTREMELY helpful!

      Author's profile photo Oded Dagan
      Oded Dagan

      Hello Christian!

      Interesting!

      1. How do you handle customer (Z,Y) transactions in general regarding their process impact. Specially what about all the customer copied transactions such as ZMM21N or  ZVA01 etc.....
      2. Are you guys connected in any way to the SAP ALM team (SOLMAN etc.)?

      Regards,

      Oded Dagan

      Author's profile photo Sergio Ferrari
      Sergio Ferrari

      Navigating into the Process Discovery solution is amazing.

      Process Discovery summary (PDF) is also very interesting and it seems similar to the output of SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder 2.0.

      Discussing about the tools with newbies we often have to repeat that Pathfinder focuses is within the given solution (e.g. SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA) while Process Discovery focuses on the conversion from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA. 

      Why not naming SAP Process Discovery (Pathfinder) and SAP Process Discovery for Conversion to SAP S/4HANA (Process Discovery) / or maybe better SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder and SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder for Conversion to SAP S/4HANA.

      Just an idea, in any case thanks for the your blog posts and keep rocking with tools supporting the innovations.

       

      Author's profile photo Diego Galvez
      Diego Galvez
      We can use this in a version of S4 hana 1709?
      Author's profile photo Christian Oehler
      Christian Oehler
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Diego,

       

      for your S/4 system, please use SAP Pathfinder: www.sap.com/pathfinder

      Author's profile photo Michael Pausch
      Michael Pausch

      Hello Christian, this is a great tool and adds a lot of value to clients and consultants.
      Process problems in the analyzed system are identified and hints are given how to fix them and improve them in S/4hana. Great idea.

      The question i would have is related to the data analysis. Is the complete dataset of process data analyzed or only a representative period like 1 year analyzed?

      Thanks a lot Michael.

      Author's profile photo Rene CEDAT
      Rene CEDAT

      Hi Michael,

      Thank you for the feedback.

      The data collected is composed of two types:

      • Performance: it is based on historical data (since the system is live - including data older than 10 years)
      • Usage: last 30 days or last 7 days (the period is mentioned in the description of the Process performance indicator).

      I hope these elements help.

      We can contact me directly fore more info.
      Kind regards

      Rene