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Enterprise Management Layer for SAP S/4HANA – Information Hub

Accelerate Your Project by Using a Global Template Offering Preconfigured End-to-End Business Processes for Multinational Corporations


In a Nutshell

The enterprise management layer is ideal for new and existing customers operating in multiple countries and looking for a global template offering standard, preconfigured end-to-end business processes to start their SAP S/4HANA journey.

Combined with the SAP Activate methodology, the enterprise management layer will accelerate each customer’s implementation project, either used as a reference system or sandbox during the Explore phase, or as a global template to build on. The enterprise management layer is available for net new customers as well as customers transitioning from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA that choose a greenfield, ‘back to standard’ approach. Available for deployment in a customer’s on premise or hosted landscape, it can be leveraged in the context of RISE with SAP and SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition.

The enterprise manage layer is based on SAP Best Practices and offers preconfigured end-to-end business processes across all application areas, including sample master data and print forms as well as detailed documentation for users. Its main value however lies in the preconfigured Finance processes that are specific to multinational corporations:

  • Parallel accounting capabilities according to group GAAP as well as local statutory and tax requirements
  • Localized, preconfigured business content and documentation for up to 49 countries
  • Intercompany processes for sale of products with and without valuated stock in transit | for service and repair orders | for billing of fixed price and resource-related projects.

Overview presentations and documentation can be downloaded from SAP Signavio Process Navigator: Enterprise Management Layer for SAP S/4HANA‎

Find out more

Focus Topic: Content – What is the functional scope of the enterprise management layer? Where can I find details?
Focus Topic: DeploymentHow can I order the enterprise management layer? How is it deployed?
General FAQs
FAQ: What is the Difference Between the Enterprise Management Layer and SAP Best Practices?
Enterprise Management Layer Now Available in Cloud Appliance Library
Release Updates
NEW  Enterprise Management Layer for Release 2022 Enterprise Management Layer for SAP S/4HANA – What’s New – Release 2022 | SAP Blogs
NEW Intercompany Processes (release 2022) 
What’s New – November 2022
What’s New – September 2022 
What’s New – April 2022 
What’s New – Release 2021 Update (February 2022)

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      Author's profile photo Basanth Swain
      Basanth Swain


      Thanks for the blog. One quick question?

      Is there any relationship between SAP Model Company and Enterprise Management Layer?



      Author's profile photo Petra OHLINGER
      Petra OHLINGER
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Basanth,

      yes : the enterprise management layer (release 2020) replaces the SAP Model Company for Multinational Corporations (1909, 1809), which followed the SAP Model Company for Enterprise Foundation (up to release 1709 and which we also called 'world template' - starting 2011.

      Sometimes, the Model Company for Multinational Corporations was positioned and assembled together with industry or LoB-specific Model Companies.

      Hope this answers your question.

      Thanks and regards,



      Author's profile photo Basanth Swain
      Basanth Swain

      Thanks Petra

      Author's profile photo Antonio Chilque
      Antonio Chilque

      Hi Petra,

      I need a model company or sap best practice for LoB Retail. Is there a best practice for this?

      Thanks in advance


      Author's profile photo Petra OHLINGER
      Petra OHLINGER
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Gustavo,

      The former SAP Retail Model Company has now been renamed SAP Standard content activation service – Core Retail. This Service delivers pre-configured SAP S/4 HANA Retail best practices as a project accelerator.  You can contact your SAP Service Account Manager for more information.

      Thanks and regards,