SAP S/4HANA 1809 Overview – Key Innovations

SAP S/4HANA has been on a continuous innovation run since its launch in 2015. SAP S/4HANA 1809 is the result of the latest innovation run. As it stands, SAP S/4HANA is more than just “ready” for organizations looking to start their path to digital transformation. SAP S/4HANA is the definitive enabler for organizations looking to digitize their enterprise and achieve digital transformation.

SAP S/4HANA 1809 Key Innovations Overview

Embedded Transportation Management

  • Mixed pallet building and load optimization
  • Carrier invoicing through SAP Logistics Business Network

Supply Chain

  • AATP (advanced Available To Promise): alternative-based confirmations
  • Product allocation: calculate non-reserving availability

Industry to Core – Utilities

  • Exception resolution in billing and invoicing
  • Analysis of meter reading
  • More Analytical insights

Industry to Core – Retail and Fashion

  • Merchandise Management: empties in warehouse management integration
  • Enhanced season management

Customer Management

  • Embedded Service Management (Service Core)
  • Eliminated middleware
  • Harmonized data models

Digital Manufacturing

  • Demand-driven visibility and interactive planning
  • Capacity evaluation and adjustment for MRP controllers

Finance

  • Central Finance which provides a finance data hub for real-time consolidation
  • Intercompany reconciliation report

Sourcing and Procurement

  • Purchase requisitions are centralized through hub and central contract management hub
  • Integration of SAP Ariba Buying with SAP S/4HANA

Asset Management

  • Overview Page for Planner
  • Technical Object Damage Analysis
  • Task list and operations

Sales and Distribution

  • Simplified Sales Order creation
  • Perform split analyses in Sales billing and invoicing
  • Approval workflow for credit memo requests

Inventory Management

  • Predictive analytics/machine learning for decision support
  • Posting goods receipt for production order

Quality Management

  • Quality inspection: recording results
  • Complaint management recording/monitoring
  • Analyze KPI’s for quality management data

Extended Warehouse Management

  • Item Unique Identification
  • New reports which classify products based on warehouse tasks history (ABC calculation)

R&D / Engineering

  • Variant Configuration: multi-level, CPQ, classification
  • Product marketability and chemical compliance

Migration Cockpit

  • Transfer Data using staging tables
  • Ability to adjust migration objects used with Object Modeler

These are just some of the highlights of SAP S/4HANA 1809.

If you are looking to learn more about the 1809 release or if you are looking for an SAP Partner to scope your organization’s requirements and take you on the right path to SAP S/4HANA, please get in touch with us through our contact form.

 

Akilesh

Aspiring digital marketer with a specialization in Content Marketing, SEO, and Social Media Marketing, working towards the proud title of CMO while also strategizing and working with SAP architects to guide enterprises on the optimal path towards SAP S/4HANA and digital transformation with tailor-made enterprise-specific tools and accelerators to reduce capital expenditures and maximize business value in a risk-free manner. Ping me on LinkedIn or mail me at sakilesh@kaartech.com if you would like talk regarding the ideal paths to SAP S/4HANA.

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  1. Verma
    November 21, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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    great and an informative article!

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