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News from SAP Activate – SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition 2308

We are pleased to announce the availability of the updates to SAP Activate. This release brings significant enhancements to the ready-to-run business processes, methodology guidance, and the tools utilized by our customers in deploying their solutions. These updates aim to streamline and improve the implementation process, providing a more seamless experience for our valued users. Here are key highlights for this release, you can learn more in the detailed sections below:

SAP Activate Community | SAP Activate Blogs | Q2

Join the SAP Activate community, which provides access to relevant content and resources, as well as a platform for engaging with SAP partners, clients and internal colleagues through asking and answering questions. It aims to foster an active and engaged community. Check out the SAP Activate sub-topic page for overview documents, learning courses, and customer success stories.

Check out the SAP Activate YouTube Channel to view SAP Activate minutes. These minute long videos provide quick and easy access to updates, accelerators, and solutions for problems that may arise in a project.

Be sure to follow the SAP Activate tag where you can find the following blog posts as well as other posts SAP Activate experts shared with the community.

Recap of some blog posts from the community in Q2:

SAP Activate for SAP S/HANA Cloud, public edition (3SL and 2SL) in 2308

Both the SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition (3-system landscape) and SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition (2-system landscape) implementation roadmaps have been enhanced based on product management input, system functionality changes, and customer feedback. Below are the highlights for this release.

Please review the release blogs, SAP Activate Content Updates for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition (3-system landscape) and SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition (2-system landscape) for the complete list of updates.


Updates of SAP Activate Methodology for RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition

The SAP Activate Methodology content for RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition has been enhanced with improvements to help guide the customer through the implementation journey.

The content is available via the SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer and SAP Cloud ALM.

The key highlights are:

  • Revised a number of references from the SAP Best Practices Explorer to SAP Signavio Process Navigator. This affects tasks, accelerator names, and accelerator contents. Ongoing updates are planned for the upcoming release sprint.
  • Removed references to the SAP ONE Support Launchpad in several tasks and replaced them with SAP for Me. Updated related accelerator titles and descriptions. SAP for Me is your digital companion to easily interact with SAP and get immediate guidance to the best solution for you.
  • Renamed task Perform a Business Scenario and Solution Mapping to Perform a Digital Value Discovery Workshop. This task was also updated to substitute the Discovery Card Game with the SAP Persona Value Discovery function.
  • Updated the URL of accelerator RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition Onboarding to point to the latest course. The accelerator is available in task Complete SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition Onboarding Learning Courses.
  • Significant enhancement to the Workstream Operations and Support in the Run Phase. Review the release notes for additional details.
  • Update to the Analytics workstream:  added two new tasks task Self-Enable on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Embedded Analytics and Self-Enable on My Fiori Apps Reference Library for Embedded Analytics in the Prepare phase.
  • Updated the title of task Review the RISE with SAP offering to Review the RISE with SAP Entitlement and move the task from the Strategic Planning deliverable to the RISE with SAP Adoption Framework and Entitlement Review.
  • Update task Define the Implementation Strategy.  The high-level implementation strategy task helps stakeholders and team members understand the overall vision, goals, and objectives of the implementation project to include a new accelerator SAP Activate Methodology High Level Planning – Implementation Strategy Consideration.

The updated content can be found in the SAP Activate Methodology for RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition here. See the release notesfor a complete list of all improvements.


SAP Activate for SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain

We are excited to introduce the SAP Activate for SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain, a roadmap specifically developed to guide our customers through the implementation process of SAP IBP. Our aim is to help customers optimize their supply chain integrated business planning procedures by providing them with a clear and streamlined path.

With the launch of SAP Activate for SAP IBP, we now offer customers a comprehensive and efficient guide to ensure a fast and successful implementation of SAP IBP. This roadmap consists of a step-by-step approach, including SAP Best Practices for SAP IBP and accelerators, enabling customers to fully utilize the potential of SAP IBP in the shortest time possible.

By following the six phases outlined in the SAP Activate roadmap, customers can effectively align their supply chain planning processes with their strategic objectives. This will result in improved collaboration across all business functions, data-driven decision-making, enhanced operational efficiency, and ultimately, increased customer satisfaction.

To access the SAP Activate for SAP IBP roadmap, please visit the SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer.


Relaunch of SAP Activate for New Cloud Implementations

We are pleased to inform you about the relaunch of the SAP Activate for New Cloud Implementations. This implementation roadmap is designed for SAP cloud solutions that do not have dedicated implementation roadmaps. Its purpose is to provide comprehensive guidance to the implementation team throughout the cloud deployment process.

In addition to English, this roadmap descriptions are available in Chinese and Japanese (note that accelerators are not translated).

To access the general cloud roadmap, please visit the SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer.

For further reference, please refer to this blog.


SAP S/4HANA Test Automation Tool 2308 Release

All customers have now received the latest version of the Post Upgrade Test (PUT) 2.0 experience. This release has prioritized enabling our customers and partners to utilize the PUT process effectively, allowing them to establish a regression strategy for their software lifecycle changes.

Notable improvements have been implemented in the follow areas:

  • Manage Upgrade Tests (MUT) application – redesigned application with the ability to create multiple execution variants
  • Usage of Test Data Container (TDC) for PUT – a new consent has been added to auto populate TDC’s
  • Checks and validation for authorized users in PUT – once click check to validate users
  • Deletion of Test Plans created during a particular date range

For additional information, please refer to the release blog for the 2308 update.


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      Author's profile photo Amin Omidy
      Amin Omidy

      Hi Jan Musil

      Great news and appreciate for sharing all the links and your team hard work !

      Author's profile photo Jollyn Paul
      Jollyn Paul

      Thank you Jan and team for putting all of this information together. This is very helpful. Would you be able to shed light on when the Course Materials (E-Learning) on SAP Activate will be updated in Learning Hub?