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In the past years SAP established SAP Activate as the standard for deployment of SAP S/4HANA Cloud and other solutions like SAP Ariba and SAP SuccessFactors. Today we are pleased to introduce the all new SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, single tenant edition. This new version of SAP Activate is geared for customers deploying the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, single tenant edition with intent to move to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud solution in the future.

SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, single tenant edition centers the deployment guidance around the Five Golden Rules designed to ease the future transition to SAP S/4HANA Cloud. These rules serve as the core pillars for our customers journey towards total digital transformation to the cloud.

  • Foster a cloud mindset and adhere to the Fit-to-Standard approach that SAP introduced with cloud solutions. The deployment of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, single tenant edition follows the proven formula of starting with standard solution and configuring new capabilities on top.

  • Use SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA as a starting point for configuration settings in your solution. The Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA provide acceleration for your project and kick off your deployment activities in line with deployment scope of SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

  • Ensure cloud-like integrationby leveraging the standard open APIs SAP publishes on Business API Hub.

  • Ensure cloud-like extensionsof the standard solution by leveraging the capabilities available in SAP Cloud Platform that help you extend the standard solution to meet your special business needs. I have previously posted about it here.

  • Document all deviations from the above rulesfor future move to SAP S/4HANA Cloud. When you need to break the rules above, make sure to properly document the changes in detail for future use in planning your transition to SAP S/4HANA Cloud.


SAP Activate delivers a clear deployment methodology of structured and solution-specific practices, carried out in a standardized environment, for your business to choose how to adopt and extend new and differentiating capabilities across your organization.

I welcome you to explore the SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, single tenant edition in SAP Roadmap Viewer for your next project and take advantage of the structured guidance and accelerators SAP provides to you in the cloud application.

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