RISE with SAP S/4HANA Onboarding | New to SAP S/4HANA Cloud?
Updated May 2023
Welcome to the exciting world of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition! As a customer or partner, you know that the Cloud world offers unique challenges that we are all learning to navigate together. But don’t worry – SAP is here to guide you every step of the way.
As a leader in enterprise applications for over 50 years, SAP has connected businesses around the world with innovative technology solutions. To keep up with the latest innovation and technology, it’s essential that enterprise applications are adaptable to your unique business needs. That’s why SAP S/4HANA technology lies at the core of our enterprise applications.
It provides connectivity to your business partners through highly connected business networks, while the SAP Business Technology Platform extends the capabilities of the core system to suit your unique business requirements. With 50 years of experience in the field, we have compiled Business Best Practices that provide the foundation for core business processes. We understand that the Cloud world presents its own unique challenges, which is why we’re here to minimize complexity and help you navigate the journey.
The Onboarding Resource Center is your starting point! It’s a one-stop-shop for all the guidance you need to access your system, get support, and answer any initial questions.
To kickstart your journey, we’ve designed an Onboarding Journey consisting of five live webinars. Each webinar is specifically tailored to help you get started and succeed in your implementation. Our goal is to provide you with the tools, knowledge, and guidance you need to make the most out of your SAP solution.
Join our upcoming live webinars starting on April 18th to gain valuable insights and discover the best next steps for your journey. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from experts and elevate your skills. Register now and take your first step towards success!
Please note that this is the Onboarding Journey for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition. You can find an equivalent blog for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition here.
Touchpoint 1 – Welcome and Introduction
In this first touchpoint, we’ll make sure you have received the expected communications from SAP so you can trigger the system requests. We’ll also ensure you are familiar with SAP channels, support, RISE with SAP components, and learning opportunities. Our experts will provide you with the foundations of SAP concepts to help you prepare for the implementation of your solution.
Touchpoint 2 – Project Readiness
With this second touchpoint, we’ll equip you with the knowledge you need to run your project successfully. We’ll start with an overview of the SAP Activate Methodology as the project methodology for SAP implementations. We’ll cover which key tools are available to support your implementation and provide instructions on how to use them. We’ll explain tools like SAP Central Business Configuration, SAP Best Practices, SAP Fiori Library, and more. Finally, we’ll introduce the value maps to offer tailored guidance in relevant Enterprise Support assets.
Touchpoint 3 – Project Guidance
In the third touchpoint, we’ll explain the process to carry out a fit-to-standard analysis of your solution to develop a detailed plan for your workstreams. We’ll introduce you to the main elements of the Explore phase, so you know what the first steps are!
Touchpoint 4 – Project Progress
In the fourth touchpoint, we’ll cover the key activities you’ll need to execute in your project, such as solution configuration, testing, and cutover preparation. We’ll also show you the tools and resources available to make your workload lighter. This part of the onboarding journey corresponds to the “Realize” phase of the Activate methodology.
Touchpoint 5 – Go-Live Preparation
In the final touchpoint, we’ll discuss key cutover activities and lay the foundation for successful adoption post Go-Live. We’ll cover topics such as upgrades, release strategy, innovation with SAP and more.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get the most out of your SAP solution. Register for our Onboarding Journey webinars today and take the first step toward a successful implementation. We can’t wait to see you there!
Hi Daniel De Souza great blog post, thanks for sharing these resources. One note, I believe you forgot to link the blog post for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition.
Indeed, we were expecting the approval of the Private edition, the link is updated. Thanks for the note!