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The Readiness@Scale team is thrilled to announce that the 2402 updates to the release navigator for Spend Management and Business Network will be automatically deployed with the first release of the year on February 16, 2024. This update will feature the latest content and incorporate enhanced user-experience (UX) elements based on your valuable recommendations!

2024 Innovation & Content Upgrade Plan

In order to reduce any inconvenience to your experience, from 2402 onwards, the release navigator for Spend Management and Business Network will incorporate new UX innovations annually, in August, coinciding with the release of content, rather than on a quarterly basis. Explore the plans for innovation and content upgrades in 2024 here.

Release Event


2402 Content Update

February 16, 2024

2405 Content Update

May 17, 2024

2408 UX Upgrade & Content Update

August 16th, 2024

2411 Content Update

November 15, 2024

  • Disclaimer: These dates are for informational purposes only and may change. The Readiness@Scale team has the final decision over any UX modifications.

Just a reminder, there are NO TASKS you need to perform for these upgrades to the release navigator; everything is automated. For more detailed information on system upgrade dates, refer to the Release Schedule tile. (see Figure 1: My Home)

New & Updated UX Elements

The Readiness@Scale team has invested significant effort in harmonizing the overall user experience across each release navigator. The team has concentrated on establishing a more cohesive experience, beginning with a modernized approach to the My Home page. Pages & Spaces have been reintroduced, providing a dedicated space for accessing crucial release content and information:

  1. Pages & Navigation: Access any product page for easier navigation.
  2. Welcome: Important messages from the Readiness@Scale team will be found within this tile.
  3. Release Calendar: Stay informed on the latest release dates that may impact your systems.
  4. Product Release Resources: Utilize these release resources to maximize time-efficiency during the release.
  5. Additional Resources: Check out some additional resources SAP provides to use your software to its full potential.
  6. About the Release Navigator: Enable yourself on the latest updates, leave feedback, and utilize other Release Navigators for SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP Customer Experience, and SAP S/4HANA Public Edition by Enterprise Support.


Figure 1: My Home


New Access Points


The release navigator for Spend Management and Business Network is now only two-clicks away from Support.SAP.com!

  1. Go to the new Release Ready page.
  2. Click on the Spend Management and Business Network link.


SAP Activate

The purpose of the Roadmap Viewer is to provide access to the SAP Activate methodology implementation roadmaps. Implementation roadmaps offer a comprehensive view of your project teams' associated activities, deliverables, and tasks with accompanying accelerator assets in document and hyperlink format.

  1. Go to SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer and click on the Explore All Roadmaps button
  2. Select one of the following Roadmaps:
  • Cloud Specific Methodology:
    1. SAP Activate Methodology for SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass
      1. Release and Update Cycles for SAP Ariba
      2. Evaluate New Functionality
      3. Under Accelerators: SAP ISBN – Release Navigator for Spend Management and Business Network


SAP Enterprise Support Value Map

The release navigator for Spend Management and Business Network will be also accessible through the SAP Enterprise Support value map for Spend Management and Business Network.

Value maps provide self-paced learnings, expert-led live sessions, collaborative forums, and access to SAP experts; all included as part of your SAP Cloud Solution subscription.

3 Easy Steps:

  1. Complete a one-time sign-up for SAP Learning Hub, edition for SAP Enterprise Support which is required
  2. Access value maps
  3. Open the value map for Spend Management and Business Network

Got a question about the value maps, or content therein? Leverage the “ask questions” feature in the value map or contact us at sapesvaluemaps@sap.com.


Making Your Impact

At SAP, we value your opinions and suggestions very highly. You can submit release topics that you would like to be covered using our Topic Request & Feedback Survey tile found on the My Home page under the About the Release Navigator section. 

This survey is an excellent opportunity for you to tell us how the release navigator for Spend Management and Business Network has worked for you and how we can make your release experience better. We also encourage you to share your feedback, thoughts, or questions in the comment section below.


Staying Connected

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