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




  • 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.


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