Co-author: Supply Chain – Chandrashekar Tipre
What’s New for Hybrid ERP
In this blog post, we will look at the new features available for Hybrid ERP with SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2102 Release.
Integrated Financial Planning for Hybrid ERP
With this release, SAP is offering this new scenario for meeting the integrated financial planning needs of Hybrid ERP systems. For your financial planning, SAP is delivering the predefined Integrated Financial Planning for SAP S/4HANA business content within SAP Analytics Cloud System and it comes with demo data and allows you to import your own data from SAP S/4HANA and to export your planning results back to SAP S/4HANA.
To know more on how organizations can leverage Integrated Financial Planning for their Hybrid ERP systems with SAP Analytics Cloud, read the blog post.
Video: Why to go for SAP S/4HANA Cloud Offering for Hybrid ERP with Finance Updates
Simulation Cockpit – In a typical Headquarter Subsidiary hybrid deployment model, the simulation cockpit allows Headquarter to perform what-if simulations for Subsidiary planning processes based on changes to drivers, such as sales quantity or personnel expenses.
A controller (Headquarter/Subsidiary) can know the effect of changing the quantity of a sales product or the price of a raw material on the most important KPIs, for example, product profitability and your P&L statement.To know more and in detail about the new planning features in Integrated Financial Planning with SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2102 release, click here.
External Transportation Planning with Hybrid ERP
With this release, SAP has offered new scenario for SAP TM (Transportation management) featuring direct integration between SAP S/4HANA Cloud with TM running on SAP S/4HANA on premise.
This Hybrid ERP scenario provides direct integration which enables the SAP TM system at the headquarters running on the SAP S/4HANA on premise to handle planning function for the subsidiary running SAP TM on SAP S/4HANA cloud. This two-tier scenario enables headquarters to perform transportation planning activity for the subsidiary with better control in a centralized manner.
The demand elements i.e. freight units triggered from sales order within the SAP S/4HANA Cloud system are replicated to the SAP S/4HANA on premise system.
With completion of the planning activity at the headquarters of freight order creation with assignment of a carrier to the freight order, the freight order is made available with direct integration back in the subsidiary SAP S/4HANA Cloud system to complete the succeeding steps of the process at the subsidiary system.
The functionalities for both Tier-1 (Headquarter) and Tier-2 (Subsidiary or Affiliate) are depicted below –The key value proposition with this Hybrid ERP based scenario are as below,
- Support your company’s transportation execution and monitoring in SAP S/4HANA Cloud and transportation planning in SAP S/4HANA on premise.
- Reduce freight costs with early transportation planning capabilities based on freight orders.
- Get fewer delivery changes during logistics execution with late delivery creation based on transportation plan and closely scheduled close to warehouse activities and goods issue.
Apart from the above features SAP has also released several APIs to facilitate Hybrid ERP deployment. The details of the APIs can be found here.
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For more information on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, check out the following links:
- SAP S/4HANA Cloud release info: http://www.sap.com/s4-cloudrelease
- Blog post series for Hybrid Cloud here
- SAP S/4HANA Cloud User Community: register here
- Help Portal Product Page here
- Show and Tell replays
- Podcast here
- Micro Learnings here
- What’s New Viewer for SAP S/4HANA Cloud here
- Best practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud here
- Scope Ids –
3EP-Order based transportation consolidation integrates with another best practice scope
4OZ-Planning of external transportation requirements
1YB-Import Connection Setup with SAP Analytics Cloud
4RC-Integrated Financial Planning