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S/4HANA Conversion – t2 – Business Scenario Recommendations step-by-step

This blog is for the detailed steps for Business Scenario Recommendations for step t2 of conversion to S/4HANA. BSR provides you with tailor-made insights to build your case for SAP S/4HANA.This KBA is to provide you information on how to generate the report, and how to resolve issues that you may face during the process. It will help business decision makers in your company understand the value of moving the current SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA.

Please find other blogs as follows at S/4HANA SQUARE ONE

SAP S/4HANA  SQUARE  ONE

NEW INSTALLATION     PART1 – MP PART2 –  Installation
PART3 –  BP Activation
PART4 – Fiori Activation PART5 – DATA MIGRATION
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UPGRADE   t2 – MP t3 – SIC
t4 – CCM t5 – SUM
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SYSTEM CONVERSION t2 –  RC t3 – MP t4 – SIC
t5 – CCM t6 – SUM 
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SAP S/4HANA ON-PREM APPLIANCE INSTALL USING MEDIA ACTIVATE FROM CAL
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SAP S/4HANA CERTIFICATION
S/4HANA Certification Exams through SAP Certification Hub link

All steps are according to SAP Note 2745851 – Business Process Improvement Content for “SAP Readiness Check 2.0” and “Process Discovery (evolution of SAP Business Scenario Recommendations)” and “SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder” version 47. Click on Show Changes for revision comparison.

Please find the graphic with application of notes as below.

STEP 1: PREPARATION

Login to ERP System (only production SAP ERP 6.0 systems, no system copy) and enter tCode SPAM. Check the Package level of component ST-A/PI

Open SAP Note 2745851 in browser and check the latest version – notes required to be applied.

We have ST-A/PI 01T_731 SP 002 and so we need to apply SAP notes 2803335 and note 2795008.

If there is no ST-A/PI component, then please apply ST-A/PI version 01T or higher in your system from Software Downloads => SUPPORT PACKAGES & PATCHES => S => ST-A/PI, select based on NetWeaver release => ST-A/PI 01T_7XX

STEP 2: APPLY NOTE 2758146

Please apply SAP note 2758146 – SAP Readiness Check 2.0 & Process Discovery (evolution of SAP Business Scenario Recommendations) or SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder

The note may have been applied for Readiness Check.

STEP 3: APPLY NOTE 2745851

Please apply SAP note 2745851 – Business Process Improvement Content for “SAP Readiness Check 2.0” and “Process Discovery (evolution of SAP Business Scenario Recommendations)” and “SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder”

The note may have been applied for Readiness Check.

STEP 4: APPLY NOTE 2803335

The note may be different as per your ST-A/PI release.

Enter tCode SNOTE and apply SAP note 2803335 – ST-A/PI 01T SP2: Advance Corr. BP Analytics – TBIs for ERP. There are no manual steps required.

TIP: When you implement this note you may see this warning message for several objects: Object already exists and will be overwritten. The status of the objects to be implemented is yellow and the checkbox in front of the line is empty. Please mark the checkbox to allow snote to overwrite the existing objects. Same applies for note in next step.

STEP 5: APPLY NOTE 2795008

The note may be different as per your ST-A/PI release.

Enter tCode SNOTE and apply SAP note 2795008 – Corrections for ST-API 01T SP2 (framework for analytics). There are no manual steps required.

STEP 6: RUN BACKGROUND JOB IN PROD SYSTEM

In the Production Client, assign authorization object SM_BPM_DET with the Characteristic of ‘OBJECT_MS‘ (collected KPI´s) to the user who is executing the report.

Run tCode SE38 report RC_VALUE_DISCOVERY_COLL_DATA 

Select (1) Business Scenario Recommendations and (2) select period from the popup and (3) Schedule Analysis. Click on Immediate and OK.

You should get message below.

The Background job will be run as below. In case the extraction takes too long or the generated file is too big, you can run the job again with reduced data collection period. If there is any error, please refer to SAP Note 2977422 – Process Discovery (evolution of SAP Business Scenario Recommendations) & SAP Pathfinder report – troubleshooting guide or create ticket with component SV-SCS-S4R.

After the job is completed please click on Download Analysis data. Please check that the date in the notification dialog below shows as current date.

You will get a prompt to save file in the format BSRAnalysisDataABA20210228.zip in your local PC

STEP 7: REVIEW COLLECTED DATA

Extract the content of the zip file, as below:

The files included are as below:

bpa.xml – Contains business metrics related to backlogs, percent of automation and lead time for selected business processes. It does also include additional information of the backlog time
distribution and organizations contributing to the overall value.

sto3n.xml – Contains the list of transactions and reports used on the system over the last month with some statistical

ttcode.xml – Contains the list of transactions with their classification and the number of users
executing them.

ana_sys_add_info.xml – Additional technical information related to the system related to database, level of different solutions and software components installed.

ana_sys_header.xml – Contains basic information to identify the system on which the analysis has been run.

STEP 8: UPLOAD THE ZIP FILE

In the browser url https://msmproda7afccce3.hana.ondemand.com/Request/BSN/ 

Acknowledge and Agree to the terms and click on Submit button

It’s not done yet !  After you submit request, you will receive confirmation email. Please press Confirm to complete the request process.

LANDSCAPE CONSIDERATIONS:

Business Scenario Recommendation analysis has to be run only for productive ERP 6.0 systems (incl. all EHP versions). A system copy of the productive system shall not be used, as not all logs files are available there.

TIP: During your regular maintenance patch update, please include ST-PI & ST-A/PI, that way some of the required notes are already applied. Both these OCS Packages ST-PI and ST-A/PI do not need stack the xml and can be applied separately.

COMPONENT FOR INCIDENTS:

You can create OSS messages using component SV-SCS-S4R

OTHER REFERENCES:

Start your Transformation Journey to SAP S/4HANA with Process Discovery

Sample Process Discovery Solution

Sample Process Discovery Summary

Presentation

Frequently asked questions

Thank you. Hope you enjoyed the blog !

Mahesh Sardesai
Product Expert – S/4HANA

Brought to you by the SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group

 

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