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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