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Ask Approyo - What's new in SAP S/4HANA 1610

SAP S/4 HANA 1610 was released on October 31, 2016. Since the release, Approyo has worked with numerous customers starting to implement the new releases. One question that always starts the conversation is.... What's really new with SAP S/4HANA 1610?

The new SAP S/4HANA 1610 release offers immediate insight, intelligence for better decisions, and integration within your organization and beyond. It provides the digital core you need to succeed in today’s digital world. Built on SAP HANA, the industry-leading in-memory computing platform, SAP S/4HANA can help you transform your organization, delivering a customized product or service to an audience of one, at global scale.

Key innovations include:

  • Greater integration with SAP SuccessFactors solutions and with business networks such as the Ariba Network

  • Integration of production planning and detailed scheduling, and of extended warehouse management,in the digital core to reduce overall landscape complexity

  • Unified SAP Fiori 2.0 UX across the entire suite

  • Enhancements to the SAP Portfolio and Project Management and SAP Product Lifecycle Management applications

Unlock productivity and accelerate onboarding Focused on a business user’s needs, the award-winning SAP Fiori 2.0 extends the personalized paradigm of the SAP Fiori user experience, enabling easier onboarding and greater productivity. The SAP Fiori launchpad is evolving into a “viewport,” a personalized landing page with ready access to individual notifications and profile information. From a single point of entry, each user can see his or her task list, key performance indicators, and access apps through tiles, links, or search. The SAP S/4HANA 1610 release has a single visual design across all applications making it easier for your workforce to transition between daily activities. Accelerate digital transformation The SAP S/4HANA 1610 release includes new functional, usability, and integration enhancements which expand on existing innovations and allow customers to accelerate their digital transformation journeys with IT landscapes that are more simple and flexible. Supply chains can perform better with increased agility—resulting in lower lead times, better customer service and higher profitability. Key innovations include SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) and Production Planning and Detailed Schedule (PPDS) in the core, eliminating potentially complex integrations. The 1610 release also includes the full scope of SAP S/4HANA Finance. Companies can now take complete advantage of new capabilities such as transfer pricing, parallel valuation, soft close, and prediction. Additional innovations across lines of business include Integrated Quality Management, Embedded Software in Product Development, and Optimized Portfolio and Project Management among many others. Leverage key industry functionality in the core The new SAP S/4HANA 1610 release allows organizations to meet specific industry needs in the digital economy. For example, not only has Retail Merchandise Management been completely re-architected to take advantage of SAP HANA, it is now also available for customers in other industries who have retail operations. Oil and Gas customers can take advantage of upstream and downstream functions that have been optimized for the SAP HANA platform as well as a real-time insight and the flexibility to better meet customer needs.

Are you ready to experience the next version of SAP HANA? Don’t let the new digital world pass you by. Approyo can hel