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The TOP Simplification List Items

To enable our customers to plan their journey to SAP S/4HANA in detail, we have created the “Simplification List for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511.” This list provides detailed functional-level descriptions of the required changes to individual transactions and solution capabilities in SAP S/4HANA. It supports customers who are transitioning from SAP ERP 6.x or SAP Simple Finance, on-premise edition, to SAP S/4HANA, on-premise 1511 edition and includes guidance on the activities customers need to complete before, during, and after the conversion to SAP S/4HANA.

In addition to the Simplification List the Maintenance Planner, the conversion Pre-Checks and the Custom Code Migration Worklist are offered to give a tool-based support for the customer.

For more details regarding these tools see the following S/4HANA SCN Blog: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-68976

Based on the experience gained from current projects, we expect that a typical customer system will be affected by on average 30 to 40 of the currently around 300 Simplification Items. Technical pre-checks, which assess the usage and configuration of a customer’s existing SAP Business Suite system, identify the relevant Simplification Items. Customers can run these pre-checks on their existing SAP Business Suite systems during the planning phase prior to the actual conversion to SAP S/4HANA. SAP plans to further improve the process of identifying Simplification Items by providing additional pre-checks and even more advanced tools that will reduce the list per system to a specific subset for that particular system.

The Simplification List, therefore, serves three purposes:

  • Planning the actual system conversion from a traditional ERP solution to SAP S/4HANA
  • Reducing efforts during the actual conversion by enabling individual Simplification Items to be dealt with in advance for those customers intending to migrate in a future project (if, for example, they are currently tied up in other projects)
  • Implementing SAP S/4HANA-compliant strategic capabilities when rolling out new capabilities to avoid rework on SAP S/4HANA (relevant to, for example, customers who still need to finish major rollouts prior to converting to SAP S/4HANA)

With this S/4SCN Blog we want to start a series of blogs providing more information about dedicated simplification items. Simplification items where we assume that any customer project has to deal with. We are planning to provide for a list if dedicated simplification items per item a dedicated S/4HANA SCN blog with dedicated information. Based on the single S/4HANA SCN blogs feedback can be given and questions can be raised (which we try to answer as fast as possible). Follow the Link to access the dedicated S/4HANA SCN blogs per Simplification Item. Here you can find an attached Power Point with more information.

SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition – General Information

Master Data Area

Business Partner Approach / Customer-Vendor Integration (CVI)

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Material Field Length Extension

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Sales & Distribution

Data Model Changes in SD Pricing

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Rebate Management Replaced by Condition Contract Settlement

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Credit Management

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PLM

PLM Enterprise Search

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Easy Document Management (Easy DMS)

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BOM, Routing, Production Version

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PP

PP-MRP - Subcontracting

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Storage Location MRP

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Simplified Sourcing

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Financials

Technical Changes in Controlling

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Credit Management

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Cross Topics

Output Management

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