The Customer Influence Portal for Advanced Financial Closing – A Status Update
Dear SAP S/4HANA Cloud for advanced financial closing customers,
In the name of the product and development team of advanced financial closing, I wish you a happy new year!
Time passes fast. Since the first release of SAP S/4HANA Cloud for advanced financial closing (AFC) on BTP in Dec. 2020, AFC has been significantly innovated, owing many of these innovations and improvements to your voice and influence. To systematically listen to customers’ voices, we introduced the Customer Influence Portal for AFC in July 2021. Since then, 76 improvement requests and over 180 votes have been raised, demonstrating your engagement in improving the product. Many thanks for your contribution!
Here is the status summary of those requests:
Eleven requests are with the status “Delivered” (solution requested is now available) or “Already Offered” (solution requested or similar solution supporting the business purpose is already available):
Six requests are with the status “Accept” (considered for development in the short term):
Six requests are in status “Planned Long Term” (considered for development in the long term):
There are seven items are in “Long Term Consideration”, which will be further evaluated by SAP and are not reflected in portfolio planning yet:
Additionally, six requests are merged with other AFC requests to remove duplications.
You may notice that almost half of the requests are in status “Acknowledged” or “Need More Information”. These either need more customer votes to prove they are generic requests or are still under evaluation, so they are not considered in the latest portfolio planning yet.
Your voting is one of the crucial factors for us to prioritize the backlogs. Therefore, you are encouraged to regularly check the unresolved requests and vote on those items critical for your business.
To better understand your request, please also create the request from the business users’ perspective. Please let us know who from the business requires the features, what are the business cases and features they need, and the potential business benefits. Very ofter samples and screen copies can help a lot.
AFC has just been released for two years, and many essential features still need significant development efforts. However, we are listening to you and are trying our best to be agile to follow your identified priority.
At last, we would like to thank you for your continuous interest and look forward to receiving your requests.
Ying on behalf of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud for advanced financial closing team
For more information about SAP S/4HANA Cloud for advanced financial closing, check out the following links:
- SAP Community Page for Advanced Financial Closing: here
- SAP Help Portal for AFC: here
- AFC in the SAP Roadmap Explorer: here
- SAP.com page about AFC: here
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