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SAP S/4HANA ‒ Strategy, Innovations, and Architecture Session Recap Summary

This is from the ASUG/SAP event last week on Enterprise Archictectre.


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Cloud native apps

BTP (Business Technology Platform) acts as integration, extension and development platform

Provides core services

One workflow inbox across applications

Qualtrics XM and embedded MS Teams through Embrace program and introduce it in apps – by Q3 this year, have 1 user case on procurement – procurement clerk can create a Teams meeting with a supplier

Business networks – Ariba and Concur

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Self managed, intelligent Finance – an intelligent close

Machine learning functionality

Investing in integration with Procurement with Ariba and Fieldglass

Still one code line


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Redefine industry functionality on top of S/4HANA – CPG – more B2C/B2B collaboration

Partners have 60% share in developing the industry cloud solution

Open integration, one domain model


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Moving away from a monolithic ERP

Now hybrid world

Goal is to move to best of breed, move to public cloud ERP applications

Innovate on the edges

If on premise, and want new functionality, need BTP to extend current functionality


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Commodity processes

Best practices and standards


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Moving to a composable suite


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Suite qualities in BTP

“seamless user experience based on Fiori”

One task management

Providing end to end process blueprints, how does source to pay look like

BW/SAC/Embedded Analytics

Cross product analytics based on SAC


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2 strategies

Modernize and modularize

S/4HANA Finance is modernize

Refactor code to work on cloud

Decouple UI via Odata Services

57% in S/4HANA ABAP

25% available via cloud products


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Extensions, code modifications


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Connect via public API’s

Will embed Steampunk in S/4HANA Cloud first

New ABAP version in the cloud

Launched new API process last week; 6 to 18 weeks


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With RISE, more customers move to S/4HANA cloud – private or public cloud

Rethink status quo when move to S/4HANA


At the end of the session they said the materials / recordings would be here (it is not there yet):


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