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April 19, 2017
Top 3 Features of SAP S/4HANA 1610
Ataway SAP Experts

SAP S/4HANA offers organizations an industry-leading, advanced SAP in memory platform to power their daily operations and business transactions. With SAP S/4HANA, organizations have the ability to utilize on premise, Cloud or hybrid deployment while automating processes, increasing efficiency and streamlining data collection and analysis. With the recent SAP S/4HANA 1610 release, organizations, leaders, line of business users and power users alike are equipped with the tools they need to take their business to the next level with this enterprise solution.

There are a number of great benefits offered that are unique to the 1610 release. Here is an overview of the top 3 features.

Onboarding and task completion made easy
With SAP S/4HANA 1610, organizations can simplify their onboarding processes and make it easy to add new people to your team. SAP Fiori 2.0 provides users with a tailored experience and configuration to meet individual needs. The launchpad in SAP Fiori is a landing page that is easy to use and navigate for users, allowing them to see assigned tasks for the day, notifications that require the individual’s attention, etc. From the landing page, users can access the applications that they need to complete tasks from tiles, or by searching/through links. In the 1610 release, all of the applications now have a cohesive look and feel, making it easy for users to move from one application to the other in a seamless fashion.

New cutting-edge functionality
In the SAP S/4HANA 1610 release, organizations will receive further feature enhancements and functionality, such as the complete SAP S/4HANA Finance suite and enhanced supply chain management. Other new additions in the release include Project Management and Optimized Portfolio, among others. This new functionality will result not only in expedited digital transformation, but also in enhanced organizational performance and levels of workforce productivity as well.

· Finance in the SAP S/4HANA 1610 release
                                o   With the SAP S/4HANA 1610 release, financial data can be consolidated in real-time, allowing for faster analysis and informed decision making.
                                o   Release 1610 offers planning tools to prepare for an organization’s financial future.
                                o   The parallel valuation feature makes it easy to carry out a parallel valuation and keep things consistent.
                               o  Users now have the ability to complete a production cost analysis, notifying the user of any possible areas of concern and discover where there is variance between planned and actual production costs.
                                o   Release 1610 offers a new integration between SAP RealSpend and the SAP Financial Statement Insights application to see real-time financial forecasts.
                                o   Organizations can also now complete lease accounting using the SAP Real Estate Management application.

· Manufacturing in the SAP S/4HANA 1610 release
                               o   Tools available for manufacturing are also greatly enhanced in release 1610 as well. One of the new features in this release for manufacturing is the ability to plan for production “through optimal-order-for-shipment functionality” to increase efficiency and cut costs.
                               o   Release 1610 comes with Advanced ATP to increase levels of customer satisfaction and new SAP Fiori applications to assist in efficient order fulfillment.
                               o   Release 1610 also allows organizations to monitor and maintain high levels of quality control throughout the production cycle.

· Supply Chain in the SAP S/4HANA 1610 release
                              o   The SAP Extended Warehouse Management application allows users within your warehouse to view real-time data coming in about warehouse operations.
                              o   With this application, data will have greater accuracy and impact on the organization.

· Asset Management in the SAP S/4HANA 1610 release
                           o   With enhancements in SAP’s Asset Management in release 1610, maintenance tracking is easy, providing maintenance personnel with “in-context documentation” and a maintenance history.

For more information on the new features and functionality available in release 1610, click here.


Meet the needs of your industry

The SAP S/4HANA 1610 release allows organizations to meet the unique needs and requirements of their industries, such as “upstream and downstream” functionality for oil and gas companies. Retail Merchandise Management has also been expanded to meet the needs of various industries with retail activities.


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. 

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