In September 2018, the Enterprise Resource Planning software giant, SAP has launched its latest edition – SAP S/4HANA 1809. It is the 4th On-Premise release of SAP S/4HANA, after 1511,1610 and 1709. This new release too continued with the latest innovation and wanted to helps the companies, who were looking for digital transformation. With the release of SAP S/4HANA 1809, there were around 2389 innovations related to S/4HANA, 1048 user experience, and 552 innovations in digital transformation. The SAP’s next-generation digital core (SAP S/4HANA) laid the foundation for intelligent enterprise and comes with the latest invention, robust and scalable core ERP.
The SAP S/4HANA 1809 is built on 3 key ingredients, which made the digital core intelligent.
They are Digital age UX, Automation, and Next-generation processes.
*A Digital age UX: The Digital assistance provides a hands-free experience and also delivers value-adding experience by instant insight with latest SAP Fiori technology.
*Automation: This ingredient provides predictive analysis to increase efficiency and automation and the ERP is augmented by machine learning from SAP Leonardo.
*Next-generation processes: Redefine and reinvent the processes with the proven best practices built on the latest inventions.
Know more about SAP S/4HANA.
In this blog, we will try to focus on two questions
1)How things are different in SAP S/4HANA?
2)What are the key Transaction scenarios for SAP S/4HANA 1809?
First Thing First!!
SAP S/4HANA is a new product line and not a new/successor release of SAP Business Suite ERP system. Despite few incompatible changes between SAP Business Suite ERP System and SAP S/4HANA system, the support for the SAP Business Suite & SAP ERP will still be available.
An SAP S/4HANA System is
1)Based on SAP’s innovative in-memory SAP HANA database.
2)It is built with new, simplified application architecture and data model.
3)Along with the application functionality, most of the SAP S/4HANA applications have been re-designed.
4)You can now use a new SAP Fiori based User Experience.
5)you can also choose among the two deployment models
Now, let get into the primary question of our today discussion.
SAP S/4HANA 1809 offers 3 main transaction scenarios
There are 3 main purposes
System Conversion approach is a reusing by in-place conversion type. Technically, System Conversion is a Software Update Manager tool based, in-place conversion of an existing SAP Business Suite ERP system to SAP S/4HANA.
It is a new installation of an SAP S/4HANA system either on On-Premise or Cloud model. It is also known as “greenfield” approach.
If your primary focus is re-engineering and process simplification based on latest innovations.
This approach best suited for customers planning to migration.
This scenario is a value-driven and selective data migration to the new SAP S/4HANA system. The main focus is on choosing and picking of entities which the customer wants to carve out and move on to the new S/4HANA platform, instead of migrating the entire system.
Few sub-scenarios are:
*Consolidation of several systems or selective clients of multiple systems into one global SAP S/4HANA.
*Selective data migration based on legal entities. Such as company codes.
*SAP Central Finance Scenario Implementation.
If you want to consolidate your landscape or selective transform data into an SAP S/4HAN system.
*Value-based migration: Selective data transformation allows a phased approach focusing the first sap s/4hana migration phase on parts of the business with highest ROI and lowest TCI.
*Agility: Move gradually to SAP S/4HANA innovations while staying on your present business processes and move to SAP S/4HANA at your own pace.
*TCO reduction: System and landscape consolidation with simplified processes and unified master data lead to lower cost of operations.