SAP S/4HANA 1809 Key Innovations

October 9, 2018

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. The latest release,  promises to continue on with SAP's commitment to both converting existing ECC functionality into S/4, as well as, introducing newer functions and features. 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.

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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