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15 August 2019 

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1908 Release Update

S/4HANA CLOUD 1908 release update became available at the beginning of August. SAP S/4HANA CLOUD ERP Cloud has a quarterly update and innovation cycle . The third version for 2019 was made operational on August 8th. More than 10,900 customers have now started their journey with SAP S/4HANA .

The power of SAP S/4HANA Cloud is coming from the following angles:

  • Intelligent Enterprise
  • Digital Core
  • In-Memory Database SAP HANA
  • SAP Cloud Platform for integrations and extensions
  • Deployment options: Private and Public Cloud options

This Intelligent Enterprise Management functionality ensures an ever-increasing degree of automation, so that more and more tasks are taken over by the system based on  Artificial Intelligence and Robotics . In addition to additional functionalities within S/4HANA Cloud, there are now more options available for applying these techniques in Apps. There are more than 100 out-of-the-box AI and automated process automation options in the latest version of SAP S/4HANA Cloud ERP. SAP aims to ensure that 50% of the current ERP tasks can be fully automated within the next 3 years.

Read below the details regarding the functionalities, watch the videos and the details with the possible integrations.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Best Practices

SAP S /4HANA Cloud ensures faster time-to-value implementation by using Best Practices business processes with the knowledge to be legally compliant in different countries. Many of the SAP Best Practices for SAPS/4HANA Cloud also support an inter-company scenario (on the same system) or even in two-tier landscapes with the existing on-premise ERP system. The SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud offer pre-configured content for the most important business processes in finance, sourcing and purchasing, production, sales and supply chain. These processes are supported by SAP Fiori for a role-specific, intuitive and simple user experience. The built-in digital assistant SAP CoPilot offers context-sensitive assistance with daily tasks. In addition to business processes, embedded analysis and SAP Fiori overview pages provide real-time insight into data.

With the Best Practices present, SAP S/4HANA Cloud offers seamless integration with other cloud solutions, such as SAP Success Factors Employee Central, Concur, Fieldglass and Ariba. There is also out-of-the-box integration with many of the latest SAP Cloud Platform applications. Further in this blog about the S/4HANA CLOUD 1908 Release Update, you will find a overview of present applications that can be integrated.

Migration to S/4HANA Cloud
SAP Best Practices for data migration offers customers a simplified transition to SAP S/4HANA Cloud. The guided configuration enables easy configuration, automated testing and content lifecycle management to support agile adoption of continuous innovation. This also applies after the Go-Live situation.

S/4HANA CLOUD 1908 Release Update facts:

  • 450 scope items
  • 130 scope items further improved
  • 19 scope items added
  • 42 countries are supported: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Germany, Philippines, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand ,  Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and Switzerland.
  • 24 languages ​​are supported: Arabic, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Czechc, Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish , Thai , Turkish and Swedish.

S/4HANA CLOUD 1908 Release Update Functionele Scope details

The following functionalities are present in the 1908 release:

Operational ERP

  • Manufacturing
  • R&D / Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Asset Management
  • Service
  • Sales
  • Sourcing and Procurement (direct)

Industry-specific capabilities

  • Professional Services
  • Oil & Gas

Administrative ERP

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Sourcing and Procurement (indirect)

Real-time foundation

  1. Database and Data Management
  2. Application Platform and Infrastructure

Below a high-level overview of the functionalities of the Industry specific part:

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Industries


SAP S/4HANA Cloud Industries

Below a high-level overview of the functionalities of the Operational ERP part:

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Operational ERP

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Operational ERP

The following high-level overview of the administrative ERP and the Real-Time foundation:

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Administrative ERP

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Administrative ERP

 

Below is an overview of the main functions within the various components within SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1908:

Industrie Specific:

Professional Services

  • Controlling and Accounting
  • Project and Engagements
  • Resource Management
  • Service-Centric Billing

Oil & Gas

  • Upstream Operations Management

Finance

  • Accounting and Financial Close
  • Advanced Accounting and Financial Close
  • Financial Operations
  • Advanced Financial Operations
  • Cost Management and Profitability Analysis
  • Enterprise Risk and Compliance
  • Subscription Billing and Revenue Management
  • Treasury Management

HR

  • Core HR and Time Recording

Sourcing and Procurement

  • Supplier Management
  • Sourcing and Contract Management
  • Central Procurement
  • Operational Procurement
  • Invoice Management
  • Procurement Analytics

Manufacturing

  • Extended Production Planning and Scheduling
  • Production Engineering
  • Production Operations
  • Production Planning
  • Quality Management

Sales

  • Order and Contract Management

R&D/Engineering

  • Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management
  • Product Compliance
  • Product Engineering
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Project Control

Supply Chain

  • Order Promising
  • Advanced Order Promising
  • Inventory
  • Warehousing
  • Delivery and Transportation

Asset Management

  • Environment, Health, and Safety
  • Maintenance Management

Service

  • Service Master Data & Agreement Management
  • Service Operations & Processes

Application Platform and Infrastructure

  • Foundation

Database and Data Management

  • Enterprise Information Management

 

More information and especially more details about the above function can be obtained in the document “SAP Best Practices for SAP S / 4HANA Cloud 1908 below.

Alternative text – include a link to the PDF! 

S/4HANA Cloud 1908 Release Update video’s

Watch the following videos to quickly get an impression of the new functionalities of SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1908.

S/4HANA Cloud 1908 Product Update

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1908 Intelligent Enterprise

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1908 Manufacturing

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1908 Finance

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Professional Services

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1908 Sourcing & Procurement

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1908 Enterprise & Portfolio Management

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1908 Two-Tier – Hybride Deployment

Onderstaand de video’s die meer ingaan op de UX en AI

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1908 – SAP Fiori 3

SAP Leonardo AI Business Services


SAP S/4HANA Integrations

SAP S/4HANA Cloud has ready-made integrations with the following products:

SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Ariba Integration
SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP BW/4HANA
SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver
SAP Cash Application
SAP Cloud for Customer
SAP Cloud for Real Estate
SAP Cloud Identity Access Governance
SAP Concur Travel Management 
SAP Digital Payments Add-On
SAP ERP
SAP Extended Warehouse Management
SAP Field Service Management
SAP Fieldglass Contingent Workforce
SAP Financial Statement Insights for profit and loss
SAP Group Reporting Data Collection
SAP Localization Hub, Tax Service
SAP Manufacturing Execution
SAP Marketing Cloud
SAP Multi-Bank Connectivity
SAP Process Control 12.0
SAP Project Companion
SAP RealSpend
SAP Risk Management 12.0
SAP S/4HANA
SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Central Payment Management
SAP S/4HANA Cloud for credit integration
SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Customer Payments
SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Data Enrichment
SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Intelligent Product Design
SAP S/4HANA Cloud Sourcing and Procurement integration
SAP Subscription Billing
SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
Trading Platform Integration

 

About the author
During most of his career, Gerard has been involved in a variety of SAP implementation projects, both in the role as business consultant and project manager. During over 25 experience in the SAP world, he has worked on large and smaller engagements in a broad spectrum of industries: process, food and beverage, steel, but also central and local government. During the last years, Gerard has a leading role at SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform projects at an international oil&gas company. By building trust – promise what you deliver, deliver what you promise – Gerard has been capable building long term relationships with his customer base.