How SAP S/4HANA is transforming Environment Management?

SAP S/4HANA is one of the most deployed post-modern ERPs. Whilst the ERP of the 20th century concentrated on the digitization of business processes, the post-modern ERP focuses on the digital transformation of the business process. In this blog, I will talk about how SAP S/4HANA transforms Environment Management.

What functionality does SAP S/4HANA provide for Environment Management?

  • Reduce environmental impact with comprehensive environment management
  • Comply with regulations, internal policies, and environmental operating permits, and reduce waste and emissions, with environment management software from SAP that allows you to:
    • Define requirements and ensure timely completion of related tasks
    • Collect, calculate, and process environmental emission data
    • Record deviations and take corrective action
    • Give plant managers a comprehensive view of environmental performance

What are the benefits of using S/4HANA to manage Environment Management?

  • Reduce environment, health, and safety (EH&S) penalties and finesby meeting regulatory agency, industry, and corporate needs for emissions and other EH&S regulations
  • Reduce write-offs for uncollectible accounts receivable by understanding and planning for regulatory and emissions risk management

What are the functional changes in the Environment Management functionality in SAP S/4HANA compared to SAP ECC?

  • Accelerated performance of daily environmental data processing
  • Graphical user interface to manage emission data
  • File-based emission data import
  • Support for hourly calculations
  • Support of list substance synonyms and conditions
  • Delivered example methodologies for greenhouse gas emission calculations

What are the innovations which S/4HANA has brought in for Environment Management functionality?

  • 17 equations related to 40 CFR Part 75 Emissions Monitoring Policy Manual regarding continuous emission monitoring
  • 8 predefined calculation methodologies for 40 CFR Part 98, referred to as the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: calculation methodologies covering 56 single expressions from tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 of 40 CFR Part 98 Subpart C and the conversion of CO2, N2O and CH4emissions into CO2equivalents
  • SAP Fiori–based user experience across all process steps
  • Scalable role assignment that leverages the location hierarchy
  • More scalable setup process with the new copy compliance scenario feature
  • Improved substance handling: new list and improved search features
  • Roles with new, dedicated SAP Fiori apps:
    • Environmental Engineer
    • Environmental Technician

Recently, Kaar Tech helped a high tech manufacturer to migrate from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA. If you would like to understand why they moved from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA, then I suggest reading this whitepaper. It explains the business benefits and technical benefits accrued as a result of the SAP S/4HANA migration.


Alphonse Raj David

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