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August 11, 2017
Create A Business Case For Finance Transformation With S/4HANA
Ataway SAP Experts

SAP S/4HANA is the next generation of ERP system from SAP. It has a new user interface, new real-time analytic capabilities, and new functionality in all modules to help your businesses to become more competitive, SAP S/4HANA Finance support your digital transformation! To help you to build your business case we wrote this artice.

SAP S/4HANA provides a collaborative platform that enables you to use your core ERP in combination with cloud-based applications in order to interact and integrate with external parties such as customers (Hybris) and Suppliers (Ariba). It also supports a range of user interfaces (including SAP Fiori).

SAP S/4HANA is the underlining in-memory database and the possibilities that this technology offers for a different method of storing, processing and using data in transactions and reports.


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SAP delivered a new tool call The Business Scenario Recommendations tool. It is a great place to start to identify relevant functionality in S/4HANA. The Business Scenario Recommendations tool produces a report that shows you the most relevant functionalities for your organization based on your current SAP usage.

To create a report you need to visit the Business Scenario Recommendations website.  There is a simple form to fill in with some of your basic details, where you upload a simple extract from ST03N in your SAP system that lists the transaction codes your users have run recently.  You will get back a report within five days.

You can have a look at an example report first to get an idea of what to expect.  The report ranks recommendations in order of relevance to your business, with the business value and benefits you can expect to see if you implement the new functionality.

You can also watch this video from Steffen Thiem Director; Global Upgrade Office at SAP AG that introduce you to the tool.


Top tips when using Business Scenario Recommendations

Tip #1: We will recommend sending at least three months of ST03N data, including a period or quarter end, to get the most relevant recommendations. The more data you can include, the more relevance the report will be.

Tip #2: Best is to have a functional consultant review the report and pull out relevant functionality for your organization. To get the most of the report you need to do some analysis and a functional consultant will definitely help.

Tip #3: Run a workshop with your business departments to go through the new functionalities to see how you could embrace them to simplify your processes. The results of the workshop will help you to start your business case.

If you need any assistance with requesting, reviewing or interpreting your Business Scenarios Recommendations then please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.


Interested in learning more about how you can take advantage of S/4HANA Cloud, Building your Business case or looking for some help on defining your Cloud strategy to support your digital transformation? The Ataway SAP experts team is here to help you and make your digital transformation a success. Consider talking to one of our local Ataway offices. Ataway has worked on several SAP S/4HANA implementations and can help you. Consult with Ataway’s team of experts today to learn more or send us an email:





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