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May 17, 2017
SAP S/4 HANA Cloud 1705 Release part 2 of 3

May 9, as we saw in the previous article “2 Highlights of the SAP S/4 HANA Cloud 1705 Release”, marks the general availability of SAP #S4HANA Cloud 1705 Release. This release provides multiple innovations and enhancements, from Finance, to Manufacturing and Procurement.

You can watch the video done by Holger Herrmann, Vice President of SAP S/4HANA LoB Produce, on the new release of SAP S/4HANA 1705.

 

 

SAP S/4HANA 1705 focusing on discrete manufacturing companies like component manufacturers utilizing production processes like:
          Maker-to-Order,
          Make-to-stock,
          Repetitive Manufacturing

In those industries organization are  product centric and face new market trends and challenges in the area of:
          Lot size 1 –> End customers are demanding an make to order business environment
          Drastically reduced order fulfillment cycle (customer expecting a significant reduced delivery time)
          From B2B to B2C (e.g. end consumer is ordering soccer shoes through the web, instead buying it at a retail store)
          Demand and service oriented business
          Leveraging of modules and common parts
          Minimized time to customer via local production in distributed networks
          Even though traditional Solutions had supported those organization in a very cost effective and innovative way.

To respond to this new business trend SAP #S4HANA Cloud 1705 Release is delivering innovative business processes and new functionalities such as:

  • Complete preconfigured integrated business processes to run core processes like sales, manufacturing, purchasing and finance
  • Supporting IOT Business scenarios like

·         3D printing integrated as production technology
·         Real time integration to Manufacturing Execution systems (MES systems)
·         Robotics
·         Intercompany stock transfers
·         Batch management and serial number management
·         Integration from an SAP S/4 HANA cloud solution to a decentralized warehouse management solution

  • Precise and high speed Available to promise check and innovative backorder processing solutions
  • Within the next SAP S/4 HANA Cloud release we will offer the integration to an decentralized Warehouse management solution (like the integration with an MES system)

But this is not it, SAP S/4 HANA Cloud 1705 contains an inventory management solution for high volume inventory postings to make sure that the physical inventory always equals the system inventory. That is a prerequisite for the new MRP Run based on HANA with significant run time improvements.

With those important innovations the supply chain will be more actual and the reaction on customer demand is significant faster and more accurate.

All those advanced business processes will be supported with leading edge Fiori applications like the MRP cockpit.

In the next article, we will discuss in details other features of that release. Stay tune.

 

Interested in learning more about how you can take advantage of a SAP S/4HANA solution or are you 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: experts@ataway.com.

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