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Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

UPDATED November 15, 2019
Replay links available for English | 中文版 | 한국어 | Русская версия | Español | Português
UPDATED September 24, 2019
Registration now open for webinars in October and November, offered in multiple languages


With regular product updates and a constant stream of new applications and add-ons coming with each SAP S/4HANA release, IT managers who are wading through a multitude of information might be struggling to find the right business opportunity for their live SAP S/4HANA system.

It’s the hard facts and reliable benchmarking that’s needed to drive the right discussions between IT and the lines of business. You need to know what you have, what you can do with it, how far you can go, and what is slowing you down from keeping up with the pace of continuous innovation.

Well, what if you had this all in one tool?

The great news is that the latest version of the SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder is now available for SAP S/4HANA (all versions). If you have an on-premise installation of SAP S/4HANA, you may be very interested in reading further to discover how to optimize your SAP S/4HANA solution, what are the most relevant innovations and SAP Fiori apps for your business users, and what services are available to you. You are not going to want to miss out on our upcoming meet-the-expert (MTE) webinar (see the registration link below).

Not yet convinced? The pathfinder report shows you how to get the most from your current SAP S/4HANA solution by taking an in-depth look at your current system usage and process performance, and comparing that to what is now available in the latest SAP S/4HANA on-premise releases. While reading through the report, you will also be able to benchmark your system against trending usage indicators. This allows you to compare how further improvements in your business performance and optimization in your IT operations may bring your system and processes up to par with industry peers.

By discovering which functionalities from your current release are most relevant for your business, you can also consider what you could get on top if you choose to move to the latest release. Yes, your current release may already offer you great business potential, however, the report may also unravel even more relevant innovations in areas you would also like to realize on your SAP systems.

SAP Enterprise Support Academy is offering a new MTE webinar on the SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder for SAP S/4HANA, to introduce you to the insights attainable via the pathfinder report, how to understand the areas outlined for optimization and innovation, as well as next steps in how to initiate the creation of this report for your own organization.
Attention, before you can access the registration link, a one-time registration in SAP Learning Hub, edition for SAP Enterprise Support, is required. A detailed step-by step guide to registration can be found here.


Watch the replays: Running SAP S/4HANA? How to maximize business and IT benefits with the SAP Innovation and Optimizati...

October 1, 2019 

  • Russian 

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

October 10, 2019

  • Chinese

November 14, 2019

  • Korean (replay will be available soon)

(recordings are available in English and other languages, as presented during the session)

The pathfinder is a free, personalized and interactive report and is available to every customer and partner under any SAP maintenance contract, and will support you in optimizing your IT and making more informative decisions in choosing and ultimately preparing for your next innovation with SAP S/4HANA.

The SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder for SAP S/4HANA will:

• support you in prioritizing decisions and building an optimization and innovation strategy specific to your company
• provide actionable and digestible recommendations on how to implement software and cloud innovations using SAP Enterprise Support or SAP Services offerings
• navigate you to relevant information, services, and tools

Watch the replay and unleash your organization’s innovation potential with the SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder for SAP S/4HANA report.