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SAP Concur – travel and expense management platform

As a large or mid-size enterprise, you require the ability to capture spend data and control travel policies, budgets and expenses. SAP® Concur provides all this by integrating travel and expense management on a single cloud and mobile-based platform that connects to existing business systems – simplifying approvals, bookings, expense reporting, reimbursements, analytics and reporting. With SAP Concur, you have full control over the financial aspect of each and every step of your business processes. You can set up our own expense and reimbursement policies, monitor your employees’ expenses and reimburse all approved expenses quickly and easily.

SAP Concur is integrated with the leading online booking tools. You can configure these tools to fit your travel policies which helps ensure compliance in regards to costs and preferred vendor rules. This enables your company to economize your travel expenditures and speedup the booking process.

SAP Concur – travel and expense management platform

SAP Concur is integrated with SAP ERP. This ensures consistency of data, minimizes the need for reconciliation and increases the ability to analyze and audit expenses. For users, entering expenses into SAP Concur is easy, thanks to features like simplified screens, auto-populated fields and the ability to submit expenses from credit cards feeds. If users cannot access the application itself, they can submit expenses using email.

SAP Concur - travel and expense management platform
SAP Concur – travel and expense management platform

Convenience

Manage travel anytime, anywhere. Find the most convenient travel options available.

SAP Concur - travel and expense management platform
SAP Concur – travel and expense management platform

Speed

Unburden travelers from low-value activities – trip planning, approvals, booking, submitting expenses, reimbursements, etc. while simultaneously driving down costs.

SAP Concur - travel and expense management platform
SAP Concur – travel and expense management platform

Compliance

Out-of-the-box region- or country-specific templates can be configured to ensure road warriors adhere to company reimbursement rates and travel policies.

SAP Concur - travel and expense management platform

Visibility

Detect policy violations and base reports and analytics on consolidated data to gain the insight needed to monitor budgets and negotiate with vendors.

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THINKING OF UPGRADING TO SAP BUSINESSOBJECTS 4.2 SP4?

SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 SP4 offers numerous new features and many of these features have been anticipated for years. Below is just a sampling of all the great new enhancements found in SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 SP4.

  1. The Web Intelligence DHTML designer can realistically now replace the Java Applet Designer. You can again create WebI reports with Google chrome and without the need to deploy an Oracle JRE.
  2. There is a new optional HTML 5 (Fiori Style) BI LaunchPad and Web Intelligence viewer.
  3. There is a new CMS Database Driver for metadata reporting against the CMS database. I always thought it was odd that you could not generate reports based on metadata generated by a BI reporting platform.
  4. You can create Run-Time Server groups and they can be assigned to folders, users and security groups. This allows you to setup dedicated “server nodes” to process workloads.
  5. New Virus Scan integrated support with the FRS Services.
  6. A User Accounts status icons now appear when listing user accounts in the CMC. Quickly identify disabled user accounts.
  7. Administrators can now limited the number on Inbox items. Just like with other folders, the system will delete the oldest documents when the limit is exceeded.
  8. The Promotion Management (LCM) Command Line now allows you to define a batchJobQuery parameter. The query in this parameter acts like a cursor for the ExportQuery parameter. For each row returned by the Batch Job Query, the ExportQuery a value can be passed to the Export Query via a place holder.
  9. Update the platform from a combined support package and patch stack. You no longer need to first apply a support pack and then apply its patch. This might be the most important enhancement of the group given the amount of time it saves.

See for yourself all of the enhancements available in 4.2 SP4:

https://www.sap.com/documents/2017/04/5e2249b3-b57c-0010-82c7-eda71af511fa.html#

https://help.sap.com/viewer/09fe9f205ee047d48d58665649fc4fae/4.2.4/en-US/43917cd3-6b75-4a1e-841e-1356e0647f6d.html

Be cautious when upgrading!

While many of these enhancements are outstanding, there are a few issues related to performing an in-place upgrade on the Microsoft Windows OS. Specifically, SAP included an upgraded Windows OS installation compiler with the 4.2 SP4 media. The “compiler upgrade” impacts both historic patches and add-ons within the platform. Add-ons such as  Lumira, Design Studio, AAOffice and Explorer are all impacted by this change. SAP Note 2485676 explains the impact in further detail.

The short version of the story is that you might want to consider deploying a fresh BOE 4.2 SP4 environment and then moving your existing content to it. Because the compiler was upgraded, you will not be able to remove prior patches, repair installations or remove add-ons. This assumes that you are performing an in-place upgrade without first removing all of the historic patches and add-ons.  I do not recommend that you attempt to remove all of the historic patch stacks or add-ons because historically that can create more problems than it solves.

In my experience, the 4.2 SP4 upgrade was very problematic. I had an issue with the Lumira and Design Studio plugin after the upgrade and the resolution was to run an installation repair. Unfortunately, the repair no longer worked after upgrading to 4.2 SP4. To resolve, I had to manually backup the CMS DB, FRS and configuration files and then uninstall the software using the steps outlined in SAP Note 1691555. I then reinstalled from the base 4.2 SP4 full installer and recovered the DB, FRS and configuration files. I then installed compatible plug-ins using SAP Note 2467541 as a guide. Compatible plug-ins use the same compiler as 4.2 SP4 and will not have this issue. However, the upgrade required almost 6 full days because of these unexpected issues.

SAP Note 2485676 indicates that you can install a new 4.2 SP4 system side-by-side with your existing 4.x system as a workaround. It also indicates that you can use the promotion manager GUI to migrate you content. However, as most experienced BOE administrators know, the promotion management GUI is not a scalable tool when you are trying to promote 20,000+ objects between two 4.x systems. With that said, based on enhancements in 4.2 SP4 Promotion Management Command Line Interface (CLI), it might now be a scalable option. Regardless, promotion manager is not the easiest way to promote mass content between two environments.

In addition to the recommendations from the SAP note there are a two additional upgrade options that I will outline below. These options prevent the need to use promotion manager. However, they do take time to complete. You also truly need to be experienced and have a sound backup / restore solution in place.

Other options when upgrading to 4.2 SP4

1.) Upgrade the system in-place using the 4.2 SP4 upgrade. Backup for FRS, CMS DB and any configuration files. Manual remove the BOE binaries, installation metadata and registry settings using SAP Note 1691555. Install BOE 4.2 SP4 using the full media and then restore the FRS and configuration files. In my case, I used the existing CMS and Audit DB during the full install without any impacts. The CMS DB backup is a “just-in-case” step. You can then install compatible plug-ins as needed.

2.) Upgrade the original systems in-place using the 4.2 SP4 upgrade media. Add additional hosts as if you were clustering in additional servers. On each additional host, use the full BOE 4.2 SP4 installer. Move all service operations to the new hosts. Install compatible plug-ins to each new host as needed. Remove the services and SIA from the original host using the CMC / CCM. This effectively de-clusters the old systems from the environment and those hosts can be retired.  You now have all new systems without any compiler upgrade issues.

SAP BusinessObjects 4.2

With the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform governing your data, the entire company shares a single version of the truth. Consider the full universe of BusinessObjects BI Solutions either on premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid approach:

SAP BusinessObjects 4.2

The market leading analytics solution that organizations have long relied on to provide a comprehensive, integrated platform that helps unlock the real value in their data for smarter decision making, to stretch their competitive advantage, and to drive business transformation.

Cloud for BusinessObjects

SAP BusinessObjects Cloud allows instant insight to action on data from all sources, enabling decision making such that everyone can discover, visualize, plan and predict, all in one unified, cloud-based product that eliminates point solutions.

BusinessObjects Roambi

A key component of SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, Roambi, delivers amazing visualizations instantly on any mobile device so business users can intuitively understand and explore data and share information across the enterprise.

HANA Edge Edition

A bundled solution delivering SAP HANA Predictive Analysis Libraries, SAP HANA, dynamic tiering, and robust data integration to small and midsize enterprises.

Lumira

A game-changing UI that allows anyone in your organization to visualize and better understand data. Business users can get up to speed quickly and analyze large volumes of data, whether it’s in spreadsheets or databases, to find insights that captivate audiences and inspire action in real time.

Here’s a quick glance at some (but by no means all) of the new elements introduced in this release:

  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2 includes:
    • Recycle Bin application in CMC
    • BI Commentary Service
    • Notification Alert Capabilities in BI Launch Pad
    • Push Notifications to iOS devices
    • Restful Web Services APIs for Publication, User and User Group Management, Scheduling, and BI Administrators’ Cockpit
    • Upgrade Management Tool and Phase Wise Installation
  • SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.2 includes:
    • Sharing of Elements
    • Parallel Queries
    • Enabled BI Commentary Services
    • Geo Mapping and Visual Extensions
    • Direct Access to HANA views
    • SAP HANA Online Mode
  • SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.2 includes:
    • Bar Code and QR Code Support
    • Waterfall Charts
    • Vertical Alignment of Text

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S/4HANA – Migration to SAP S/4HANA Series

WHY SHOULD CUSTOMERS MOVE FROM ECC TO SAP S/4 HANA?
A couple of years ago, a silent revolution for SAP S/4 HANA was started. Now, SAP claims that about 1000 customers have embraced S/4 HANA until now. That is not a tall number when it comes to a new technology adoption from the SAP stable. However, this means that the move from ECC to S/4 HANA is yet to start.

Why is this important for SAP and its Customers?
SAP’s future could depend upon the adoption of S/4 HANA by its customers. Going by that logic, SAP is bound to make it impossible for customers to resist moving to S/4 HANA. With such a move, SAP will ensure that a large part of its user base move towards the SAP Cloud in some form or the other by embracing one or more of the SAP Cloud Apps.

For Customers, the move from ECC to S/4 HANA is a logical option. A complete redesign of the notoriously famous SAP GUI in the form of Fiori and UI5 is the most welcome part of the S/4 HANA suite. This coupled with a completely restructured flat data model has reduced the data footprint needed to run an SAP ERP application. In practical terms, this means that customers will have faster access to data reports. Moreover, there will be faster development lead times using the restructured data models. Imagine this whole restructured data model sitting completely on an In-Memory database like HANA. This is S/4 HANA.

SAP has practically wiped out the difference between OLAP and OLTP layer by reducing the data footprint and combining the power of Embedded Analytics with the In-Memory data platform. This is delivered using a device-agnostic Ui5 layer to consume its applications.

What about the Existing Installed Base?
SAP has delivered some state of the art tools to help migrate its existing ECC systems to S/4 HANA. Unlike regular ECC EHP updates, expert help and guidance are necessary for a smooth conversion from ECC to S/4 HANA.

 

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SAP APPLICATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES PARTNER

What do you look for in your SAP Application Management Services (AMS) Partner?

Outsourcing the SAP Application Management Services is very important for all the SAP customers who wants highly efficient, quality, robust, sustainable, stable and cost-effective operations of their SAP solutions and SAP environments. Such support services are provided as per the customer needs by the trusted SAP-certified partners. Certified SAP partners have wide range of services such as Hosting services, AMS, SAP HANA support, cloud & infrastructure support.

SAP AMS Support offers 24X7 Production support, Maintenance of daily operations, maintenance of application and database services, functional and technical consulting of various modules of SAP. To ensure ongoing high standards for the management and maintenance of SAP solutions, certified Application Management Services partners would undergo a rigorous assessment of their delivery and support capabilities every two years by SAP’s outsourcing partner certification group. Based on the assessment results, partners are certified either locally or globally. The partners that work on a global scale offer their services in all regions – the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA – through an integrated global service delivery organization.

You can choose your SAP Application Management Services partner by evaluating them on the below criteria:

  • The SAP partner should be certified in Application Management Services by SAP for SAP Business suite and SAP S/4 HANA.
  • Should have capabilities for Quality and Knowledge Management, Data centers, Network and Connectivity, Managed backup and disaster recovery, IT service Management processes (ITSM) and Project Management
  • A number of AMS customers, Number of SAP project Managers, Project management methodology, Number of solution architects, SAP product experience and Industry experience possessed by the partner. Though there is no specific number figure that can clearly help you decide but you should be able to understand the extent of their experience.
  • Application Maintenance offering methodology and delivery set up, SLA Management, Consultants experience, Documentation Management, Incident and Problem Management, change management, Improvement process and optimization techniques and adherence to SAP best practices.
  • SAP Partner should be capable of providing support for any SAP Business suite till date, cloud operations, infrastructure operations, BPO services like ITIL, SAP Administration and project skills, SAP consulting, providing expert solutions.
  • SAP partner should have undergone SAP innovation program – partner innovation lifecycle services which would confirm that the partner is SAP certified and is up to date on SAP technology and innovations.
  • SAP Partner should have flexible approaches like shared and dedicated pool of resources, bucket of resources, on-demand expertise solutions, 24X7 incident support, robust project management methodologies
  • Testimonials and feedback from existing customers.

Top 10 Reasons to Choose SAP S/4HANA for Your Automotive Company

Top 10 Reasons to Choose SAP S/4HANA for Your Automotive Company

  • 95% Faster Material Requirement Planning.

SAP S/4HANA helps ensure timely delivery of products with live MRP that improves the effectiveness of planning with multiple daily runs that are 10 times faster. Take advantage of MRP cockpit that supports execution-based working model with simulation features and decision support.

  • Reduce Global Settlement Time by 10%.

SAP S/4HANA enhances the performance of your accounting and sales management tasks to allow for new business models. Central contract administration through a single point of entry for contract data and contract-related conditions as well as support for flexible condition contracts can reduce global settlement time by 10%.

  • Increase New Product Revenue by 10-20%.

Full visibility of downstream costs, new product lifecycle costing tool that enables weeding out of unprofitable product configuration, searchable development history that allows to increase reuse and decrease time and futile development efforts all contribute allows delivering product innovations resulting from actual vehicle use and based on vehicle data.

  • Reduce Procurement Costs by 15%.

Supply chain productivity can be increased by 15% with SAP S/4HANA by leveraging discount options on early payment, reducing worker acquisition time by one-third, and maximizing your inventory ordering and raw material tracking in real time.

  • Cut Total Manufacturing Costs by 10%

The efficiency of your manufacturing operations can be dramatically increased with real-time inventory management and material valuation, live MRP, ERP and planning functions in one system and one database. Combined with anywhere, any-device, role-based user experience that simplifies and enhances employee engagement and productivity, you can transform the way work gets done.

  • Reduce Capital Requirements by 35%.

 A live business with a single source of the truth allows you to transform your finance department by eliminating forecasting errors, reducing unnecessary capital requirements by 35%, and creating a 40% improvement in invoice processing productivity.

  •  Increase Customer Satisfaction by 20%.

Sales order fulfillment monitor, order to cash performance monitor, advanced ATP and flexible settlement management increase on-time delivery, the productivity of the rebate campaigns, efficiency and quality of customer interactions, leading to overall customer satisfaction.

  • Streamline Your Supply Chain by 12%.

SAP S/4HANA lets you integrate your entire supply chain and realize a 12% reduction in the number of days in inventory by 12%. This means a reduction in stock-outs, and a simplified landscape yielding a logistics cost savings of up to 10%.

  •  Explore New Business Models.

Get better insights into customer requirements, early warnings of emerging and changing market trends and enable the company to run live.

  • Attain Operational Excellence.

Adopt industries best practices specifically across core financial and management practices and save money.

 

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Create value for your business with SAP or S/4HANA

The launch of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA) has meant that SAP’s customers must take a leap of faith. SAP, which emphasized the benefits of the new suite, has given customers insights into how the next generation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) system will meet their business demands. Using SAP S/4HANA, SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Next-Generation ERP organizations can reduce the complications of their SAP landscapes with the streamlined, centralized suite running on the in-memory SAP HANA platform. Yes, this may look good at face value, but how will organizations benefit from adopting this new ERP system?

The IT fraternity realizes the potential of S/4HANA as a driving force for a reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) relying on the savings from leaner databases and the simplifications, consolidation, and speed opportunities. But from a business point of view, the question is:

How can organizations get real value by implementing S/4HANA?

SAP Support team frequently discusses with its clients this ‘so what’ query. It is not only what SAP S/4HANA is about, but what the real value is from an organization’s viewpoint. Why should SAP Support team clients take the leap of faith?

SAP Support team has picked out key enablers to generate value from S/4HANA and SAP Suite on HANA. After an in-depth analysis of the technology and considering the feedback from clients,

Have we created a value-based program to offer an outcome-based journey to S/4HANA?

We help organizations move to S/4HANA and Suite on HANA to begin realizing the initial benefits made available by the simplification and the speed inherent in the new technology. The move will help the enablers to be unlocked in order to let organizations realize the high-value drivers using an agile and non-disruptive approach. SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Next-Generation ERP This approach permits organizations to take on these drivers in smaller projects with faster delivery. Organizations can then fund each project leveraging the value realized from past projects. This helps in restricting the impact on internal resources and reducing the initial investment.

SAP Support team has classified the enablers into key areas, which include the following:

  • Agility/Speed for quicker data access with agile tools. The agility of SAP S/4HANA lets organizations achieve more with data. For instance, a team dealing with finance could run real-time jobs in batches without it having to wait for the jobs to complete.SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Next-Generation ERP  The capability to run jobs in real time allows users to run them several times in case there is a need to refine the results.

 

  • Productivity is improved using the Fiori SAP UX powered by SAP HANA as the new UI. While Fiori isn’t new, the processing power and speed that HANA provides help unlock Fiori’s potential. This advantage is available across SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4 HANA and offers KPIs in real time that provides users access to several transactions using a single app. SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Next-Generation ERP Transactions are processed with fewer clicks and screens to be filled out; they can also be customized and role-based in order to enhance further the user experience.
  • Operational monitoring of SAP Lumira and SAP HANA. This enables organizations to directly report from the native ERP database and avoid delays in data export that can raise questions about an organization’s data integrity. SAP Lumira and SAP HANA Live help organizations report in real time with enhanced visibility in order to make quicker decisions. Moreover, standard HANA predictive analytics tools allow for quicker and better decision-making support. Users can be permitted to create queries to extract data as necessary, which is generally limited in non-HANA databases.
  • Simplification is an advantage that can be more closely associated with SAP S/4HANA. This is particularly significant since it reduces issues with reconciliation and in its place, promotes one source of truth. FI- and CO-related transactions are saved as a single line item; this improves the dependability of the data across functions.
  • Cross-functional transparency, an advantage of SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA, enables a consistent and dependable workflow. The capability to access information in various system areas and work cross-functionally enables further the real-time insights and analytics into the data across the organization.
  • Digitalization is the last enabler identified by the SAP Support team. The Fiori UX and SAP HANA offer the flexibility and power to build a solid foundation for creating and implementing a digital strategy. SAP Support team makes available end-to-end digital solutions that help drive value and innovation, improve productivity, and improve considerably an organization’s client and user experience.

Transformation and innovation are traditionally associated with painful, long, and, not to forget, costly programs.SAP Support team Agile Benefits Creation approach offers benefits in agile bursts, associated with a client’s funding and internal resources with minimum disruption.SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Next-Generation ERP  SAP Support team examines an organization’s high-volume and critical processes and enables the building of a business case which promotes value using these enablers.

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SAP S/4HANA

The digital core imperative

Today’s digital imperative is driving unprecedented change in enterprise technology. What began as isolated, one-off departmental projects has exploded into an enterprise-wide, mainstream endeavor. sap s/4 integration company in India Piecemeal edge innovations of past years no longer pass muster. Core business processes that drive operations must be completely re-imagined — from the consumer to the core — if your business is to remain relevant and viable in today’s digital economy.

First announced in February 2015 (followed in May 2015 with the announcement of SAP S/4HANA, Cloud Edition) S/4HANA is a complete ERP system, covering the core, mission-critical business processes across lines of business, such as finance, sales, service, marketing, commerce, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing, supply chain, asset management, research and development, and human resources.

SAP customers have spent years assembling complex systems in a computer- constrained world. sap solution providers in India S/4HANA end this, and the promise of a digital core holds unbridled and unprecedented opportunity.

For net-new SAP customers, S/4 HANA is a no-brainer. For existing SAP customers, S/4 HANA is your future. Even though mainstream maintenance for SAP Business Suite extends to 2025, SAP S/4HANA, the first digital core for digital business in the industry, is sure to impact ERP landscapes in a big way in the years ahead, so laggards increase their peril as the years of “wait-and-see” tick off.

S/4HANA business benefits

S/4HANA improvements over prior SAP ERP systems or competing, non-SAP systems include lower TCO, improved user interface, easier maintenance, better integration with other applications (especially cloud apps), faster reporting, real-time analytics, new business processes and business models, deeper customer interaction and improved customer service, and most importantly, simplification, simplification, simplification…

As determined by SAP Value Engineering, benefits of shifting from SAP Business Suite to SAP S/4HANA include:

  • A savings of 400 working hours for each quarterly closing
  • 86% faster reporting
  • 26% faster year-end closings with a 61% cost reduction
  • 24% revenue growth through new customer acquisition
  • 30% increased market share
  • 22% reduction in human effort
  • 50% production acceleration
  • 90% increase in speed of processes

SAP/4HANA is backed by SAP Partner power

For established, global businesses, strategic migration to S/4HANA will be an extensive journey that necessitates the support of a leading IT service provider — a trusted partner such as SAP support team  with comprehensive planning capabilities, deep technical and business-process expertise, proven industry experience, a structured migration methodology, and an ample repertoire of proprietary tools and accelerators that mitigate risk, reduce project cost and duration, and speed time-to-value throughout all phases of your S/4HANA migration.

SAP partners in India currently manage more than 80% of all projects focused on SAP S/4HANA instigation companies, according to SAP, and play a major role in selling the software and helping customers plan, run and optimize implementation and digital transformation projects.

SAP S/4HANA goes a long way toward ameliorating the confusion and concerns of business and IT leaders grappling with the challenge of eliminating ERP complexity and digitizing core operations.

Nonetheless, the onus remains on SAP partners to identify for SAP customers where S/4HANA can provide the most value and develop best practices for achieving this value again and again.

we continue to see widespread interest in S/4HANA migration as customers seek gain speed and agility while reducing complexity and hardware costs, improving their user experience and increasing growth opportunities through re-imagined business models, business decisions, and business processes.

5 reasons to choose SAP S/4HANA

If the lore of a digital core, clear-cut business benefits, and massive partner power aren’t enough to convince you of S/4HANA’s value, here are five additional reasons to choose S/4HANA is in your business future.

  1. It’s proven 
    S/4HANA continues to be adopted by the most forward thinking global companies. In Q3 2017, approximately 600 additional customers signed up for S/4HANA (of which more than 40% were net new), bringing the total number of S/4HANA customers to more than 6,900, making S/4HANA the fastest-selling product in SAP’s history. In September of this year, SAP announced Daimler AG as the 1,000th customer to go live with SAP S/4HANA, an important milestone for the real-time intelligent SAP ERP suite.

 

  1. It’s flexible
    Many core enterprise systems today — think of the ERP boom in the ’90 — are flirting with overdue replacement cycles and/or upgrades, extensive and expensive customizations, rising maintenance costs and, most critically, a lack of flexibility needed to meet today’s changing business demands. It also goes without saying that companies of all sizes and across all industry are rapidly migrating core processes to the cloud. Available on-premise, in the cloud or as a hybrid deployment, S/4 HANA enables SAP on-premise customers to begin shifting more IT into the cloud, leverage advances in big-data analytics and ubiquitous mobility, and step up the pace of innovation throughout their organization. Also, adopting S/4HANA can be done incrementally, providing the freedom to move at the right pace for your business.

 

  1. It’s intelligent 
    Officially launched in July of this year, SAP Leonardo combines Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning (ML), the blockchain, Big Data in a comprehensive digital innovation system that enables customers to innovate at scale and redefine their business. In September SAP announced SAP S/4HANA 1709, a new release of SAP’s next-generation best ERP suite that incorporates SAP Leonardo Machine Learning capabilities and predictive analytics into core business processes to help organizations stay competitive in a rapidly changing business environment. The new applications powered by SAP Leonardo and included in SAP S/4HANA 1709 provide real-time insights and business context while simultaneously freeing resources from repetitive tasks. Examples include SAP Cash Application software that automatically pair invoices with incoming payments, and the SAP Fiori apps for contract consumption that predict contract expiration or goods consumption ahead of time. With a new release coming every quarter, we can expect S/4HANA’s intelligence to grow by orders of magnitude in the years ahead.
  2. It’s user-friendly
    According to SAP, in 2010 the company had a veritable spaghetti of user interfaces, with over 300,000 different input screens built during the past 15 – 20 years using more than 20 different UI technologies. User experience is critical to the adoption of enterprise software, and consumerization is rapidly redefining the enterprise software experience. Across its entire roadmap, SAP is redefining the user experience, replacing complexity with simplicity, consistency, intuitiveness, and mobility. First announced in May of 2013 and designed in SAP’s branded version of HTML5 (SAPUI5), Fiori is a collection of role-based apps that support the most frequently used software functions and make them available in a homogeneous experience across a variety of device types – desktop, tablet, and smartphone. Using modern UX design principles, SAP Fiori delivers a consumer-grade user experience across all lines of business, tasks, and devices.
  3. It’s powered by HANA 
    With business-process speed improvements up to100,000x, SAP on HANA is fast, empowering businesses to run live — to transact, analyze and predict instantly on a single platform at the moment of opportunity. In addition, HANA simplifies IT landscapes by eliminating redundancy-driven server sprawl and, ultimately, the need for multiple, separate business intelligence systems, but that’s just the beginning. sap s/4 integration company in India and HANA also makes it far easier for non-techie business users to perform ad hoc analytics by significantly simplifying the modeling process, which allows organizations to draw down their army of data specialists.

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Create value for your business with SAP or S/4HANA

The launch of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA) has meant that SAP’s customers must take a leap of faith. SAP, which emphasized the benefits of the new suite, has given customers insights into how the next generation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) system will meet their business demands. Using SAP S/4HANA, SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Next-Generation ERP organizations can reduce the complications of their SAP landscapes with the streamlined, centralized suite running on the in-memory SAP HANA platform. Yes, this may look good at face value, but how will organizations benefit from adopting this new ERP system?

The IT fraternity realizes the potential of S/4HANA as a driving force for a reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) relying on the savings from leaner databases and the simplifications, consolidation, and speed opportunities. But from a business point of view, the question is:

How can organizations get real value by implementing S/4HANA?

Dynamo info Technologies frequently discusses with its clients this ‘so what’ query. It is not only what SAP S/4HANA is about, but what the real value is from an organization’s viewpoint. Why should Dynamo clients take the leap of faith?

Dynamo has picked out key enablers to generate value from S/4HANA and SAP Suite on HANA. After an in-depth analysis of the technology and considering the feedback from clients,

Have we created a value-based program to offer an outcome-based journey to S/4HANA?

We help organizations move to S/4HANA and Suite on HANA to begin realizing the initial benefits made available by the simplification and the speed inherent in the new technology. The move will help the enablers to be unlocked in order to let organizations realize the high-value drivers using an agile and non-disruptive approach. SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Next-Generation ERP This approach permits organizations to take on these drivers in smaller projects with faster delivery. Organizations can then fund each project leveraging the value realized from past projects. This helps in restricting the impact on internal resources and reducing the initial investment.

Dynamo has classified the enablers into key areas, which include the following:

  • Agility/Speed for quicker data access with agile tools. The agility of SAP S/4HANA lets organizations achieve more with data. For instance, a team dealing with finance could run real-time jobs in batches without it having to wait for the jobs to complete.SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Next-Generation ERP  The capability to run jobs in real time allows users to run them several times in case there is a need to refine the results.
  • Productivity is improved using the Fiori SAP UX powered by SAP HANA as the new UI. While Fiori isn’t new, the processing power and speed that HANA provides help unlock Fiori’s potential. This advantage is available across SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4 HANA and offers KPIs in real time that provides users access to several transactions using a single app. SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Next-Generation ERP Transactions are processed with fewer clicks and screens to be filled out; they can also be customized and role-based in order to enhance further the user experience.
  • Operational monitoring of SAP Lumira and SAP HANA. This enables organizations to directly report from the native ERP database and avoid delays in data export that can raise questions about an organization’s data integrity. SAP Lumira and SAP HANA Live help organizations report in real time with enhanced visibility in order to make quicker decisions. Moreover, standard HANA predictive analytics tools allow for quicker and better decision-making support. Users can be permitted to create queries to extract data as necessary, which is generally limited in non-HANA databases.
  • Simplification is an advantage that can be more closely associated with SAP S/4HANA. This is particularly significant since it reduces issues with reconciliation and in its place, promotes one source of truth. FI- and CO-related transactions are saved as a single line item; this improves the dependability of the data across functions.
  • Cross-functional transparency, an advantage of SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA, enables a consistent and dependable workflow. The capability to access information in various system areas and work cross-functionally enables further the real-time insights and analytics into the data across the organization.
  • Digitalization is the last enabler identified by the dynamo. The Fiori UX and SAP HANA offer the flexibility and power to build a solid foundation for creating and implementing a digital strategy. Dynamo makes available end-to-end digital solutions that help drive value and innovation, improve productivity, and improve considerably an organization’s client and user experience.

Transformation and innovation are traditionally associated with painful, long, and, not to forget, costly programs. Dynamo Agile Benefits Creation approach offers benefits in agile bursts, associated with a client’s funding and internal resources with minimum disruption.SAP S/4HANA Cloud: Next-Generation ERP  Dynamo examines an organization’s high-volume and critical processes and enables the building of a business case which promotes value using these enablers.

 

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SAP Activate – Simplifying the Transition to SAP S/4HANA solutions

The Emergence of SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4HANA has been dubbed the successor to SAP R/3 and SAP ERP 6.0 by taking full advantage of the advanced capabilities SAP HANA offers and truly positioning itself as the next generation ERP business suite. SAP S/4HANA makes running live business possible with its in-memory architecture capable of acting as the digital core for an entire enterprise. With real-time insights, businesses are empowered with the information to take actions immediately, thus improving the operational efficiencies and resource utilization that lead to an improved bottom line. Apart from being faster (i.e. real-time with its in-memory processing capabilities), and has the ability to provide predictive suggestions and can be integrated across various departments and Lines of Businesses.

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While all this goes on in the back-end, the front-end experiences a significant upgrade by capitalizing on the SAP Fiori UX, which presents all the data the user needs in an intuitive, elegant, and easy to use fashion. By combining SAP Fiori, the future of SAP’s UX strategy, with the next generation business suite, SAP S/4HANA, customers can expect a drastic improvement in both the look & feel and the operational effectiveness of their ERP system.

Necessity

It’s no wonder why most companies are now looking on to SAP S/4 HANA; it has the capabilities to extract unprecedented business and IT value. When companies think of leveraging such powerful Business suites, implementing it should also be an easy, cost-effective and less time-consuming.

This is where SAP Activate comes out as a solution to implement SAP S/4 HANA. SAP Activate has been designed to help business to get SAP S/4 HANA up and running, quick.

SAP Activate?

SAP Activate is a framework that applies to almost all the S/4 HANA implementations, irrespective of the Line of Business the customer is interested in. SAP Activate does this by combining

  • SAP Best Practices packages,
  • Guided Configurations, and
  • Optimized Methodologies.

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 I. SAP Best Practices for Implementing S/4HANA

The SAP Best Practices package is the starting point in SAP Activate for any kind of implementation and follows the same methodology for all deployment modes – whether it be the cloud, hybrid, on-premise, or mobile. This not only ensures simplification of the respective SAP S/4 HANA implementation, but also streamlines the enterprise operations within SAP S/4 HANA.

In addition to covering the fundamentals of integration and migration for SAP S/4HANA, the SAP Best Practices package also includes a reference solution in the cloud. Customers can get information on extensibility that details how to enhance SAP software for their own needs and integrate functionality with other cloud solutions. SAP Best Practices enables you to take advantage of all the power and potential available with SAP S/4HANA, and yet, tailor it to fit within your circumstances and business needs. SAP Best Practices comprises a wide range of industries, lines of business, and functionality, to choose from for your implementation.

– It is again noteworthy to point out that there are different set of Best Practices for both On-Premise and Cloud edition of S/4 HANA

      Best Practices for S/4 HANA On-Premise               Best Practices for S/4 HANA Cloud Edition

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II. Guided Configuration

Guided configuration is a tool provided for content lifecycle management. This tool aids you as a customer to configure, test, and receive support in the data migration processes that are needed for your selected best practices. You also have the option to add or update your preferred best practices later. Automated updates and intuitive configuration changes support the initial implementation and help you adopt ongoing innovation more quickly with minimal disruption while tracking your configuration history. As a result, your business users can customize preconfigured business processes – from charts of accounts to approval thresholds – without IT involvement.

The guided configuration tools provide an overview of available best practices. This helps you perform the ongoing content management while adding innovations to SAP S/4HANA, from initial setup through launch. You can use self-service configuration to adapt business processes as well.

As your configuration keeps evolving, you may use your configuration history to help ensure that delta implementation activities don’t conflict with previous configurations. Configuration records also help ensure compatibility with any future innovations in SAP S/4HANA.

III. Methodology for SAP S/4HANA Implementations

The SAP Activate methodology is an agile and modular framework for implementation or migration to SAP S/4HANA. It builds on its predecessors: ASAP methodology for implementations and SAP Launch methodology for cloud deployments. Companies may either use this methodology on their own, with SAP directly, or with an SAP partner. Since the methodology supports the use of add-ons and extensions developed by SAP partners, what you get is a coherent, integrated experience even if you are customizing SAP S/4HANA for specific business processes. This methodology allows you to take a disciplined project management approach to your implementation, migration, and change projects. SAP Activates methodology aligns with best practices recommended by the Project Management Institute (PMI), helping you in minimizing risk, streamline and accelerate your implementation project, and reduce the total cost standardized work breakdown structure helps project managers of implementation.

The methodology’s standardized work breakdown structure helps project managers define and manage project work and focus on deliverables and outcomes.

Phases in SAP Activate

Following its Agile and Modular framework, SAP Activates process is divided into four major phases that are iterative in nature:

  1. Prepare – In this phase, the project is initiated, planning takes place. Plans are also made for Quality and Risks. The system environment is set-up, this also includes best practices for ready to run processes.
  2. Explore – The customer team explores SAP solution capabilities while the system integrator researches the customer’s business. Together, they use fit/gap workshops to identify the configuration and extensions that best meet customer requirements.
  3. Realize – The team configures and extends the system, based on prioritized the requirements captured in the Explore phase. Configuration and build are done in short cycles, ensuring regular validation and feedback from the business. Structured testing and data migration activities ensure quality.

Deploy – Final preparations before cutover to production ensure that that the system, users, and data are ready for a transition to productive use. The transition to operations includes setting up and launching support, then handing off operations to the organization managing the environment.sap hana implemented companies in india

 

 

 

 

 

SAP Activate for different flavors of SAP S/4HANA

There are different ways in which a company may adopt SAP S/4HANA based on their requirements.

  • SAP S/4HANA On-Premise
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud Edition.

SAP Activate supports both implementations with customized Best Practices, Guided Configurations and Optimization methods that can be customized and tailored to fit each individual company’s process needs.

Based on the kind of setup, either on-premise or cloud edition, you can make any combination of the following to best suit your enterprise needs and run your business more effectively and efficiently.

  • SAP S4 HANA Migration
  • SAP S4 Hana Integration
  • Extension

 

TRANSITIONING TO SAP S/4HANA

Three Scenarios with SAP Activate

SAP Activate is here to reduce the hassles of transitioning your business process to S/4HANA. There are a variety of situations where the SAP Activate Methodology comes in handy, such as a

1.) Systems Conversion,

2.) Landscape Transformation, and

3.) a New Implementation.

  1. System Conversion

Your company may have been relying on the legacy SAP ERP systems and Business Suite for years.  In this case, a systems conversion to S/4HANA may be your chosen path. SAP Activate has set of Best Practice packages, Guided Configurations and Optimized methods that helps your enterprise transition to SAP S/4 HANAin a smooth, hassle-free, quick and efficient manner.

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  1. Landscape Transformation

Whether your organization’s data is located in one place or spans multiple locations, the added complexity of managing multiple infrastructures increases costs and is time to consume to get the right data at the right time, while having your distributed organization and business work in sync.

With SAP Activate, the consolidation of all your existing SAP Business Suites into a single SAP S/4HANA system can become a reality in a matter of no time. And performed with a higher rate of efficiency and ease, the transition keeps your Total Cost of Owner to a bare minimum.

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  1. New Implementation

In this scenario, a new or existing SAP customer might want to leverage SAP S/4 HANA system with an initial data load. This would allow the company to have data from an ERP system as well as any Non-SAP System loaded onto S/4HANA

The new implementation option is best if you want to start fresh with an entirely new on-premise or cloud implementation of SAP S/4HANA, and then migrate your legacy transactional data.

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The Bottom Line

As the adoption of SAP S/4HANA grows we must all be aware of the best way to make the change. SAP Activate has been developed with the same “running simple” mantra as other modern SAP software, and its combination of SAP Best Practices, guided configuration, and methodology will ensure a smooth transition into the next generation business suite. SAP Activate is a successor of the ASAP and SAP Launch methodology, and as such, is the one methodology for any deployment mode you choose to take with SAP S/4HANA.

Benefits of SAP Activate Methodology

  1. Accelerated Time to Value
  2. Lower Total Cost of Ownership
  3. Continuous Innovation and Improvement

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