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Few years ago, we have been doing the “Blog it forward” post in the SAP Community and it has been a lot of fun. Today, in the same spirit, I’m going to highlight 5 of my favorite (and highly viewed) blog posts from past month on SAP Activate community page. The topics vary from new release of IBP content; through overview of the setup of the Starter system for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition; to primer in developer extensibility. I encourage you to read the blog posts below and engage with the authors, ask questions, comment, and share these blog posts into your social media networks. Let’s learn from each other.

In no particular order:

From A to Z: Setup a Starter System of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition

We will start with george.yu post about setup of the Starter environment in deployment of SAP S/4HANA Cloud. George takes you on the journey through the landscape, setup of initial users, identity and access service, setup of SAP Central Business Configuration tenant, process scoping, primary financial settings, setup of the org. structure, setup of chart of accounts and activation. This blog post is highly relevant to anybody starting their SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition deployment project as it provides you with step-by-step process to setup your Starter System.


SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, ABAP Environment Case 5: Purchase Requisition Mass Upload

In this post Vincent Zhu details out technical implementation of custom Fiori application using developer extensibility for mass upload of purchase requisitions. In the blog Vincent walks you through the backend service development, creation of CDS Data Model, Behavior Definition, Service Creation and Binding, all the way to Front-end app development. This blog post builds on previous blog in which Vincent shared the four previous use case. You can find it here.


New SAP Activate Implementation Roadmap for SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain

Next up is the biggest news of past few weeks in the SAP Activate space – the launch of SAP Activate content for SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain. You can find more details about this new release in this post from rbyrne and the detailed release notes post Bob posted since the initial launch. Let us know how you use this new content and where you want us focus in future improvements.


SAP Activate Methodology beyond SAP S/4HANA

In this short and sweet blog post daniel.ciecko highlights SAP Activate content for solutions outside of the SAP S/4HANA space, including implementation guidance for Ariba, Fieldglass, SuccessFactors, etc. and the newly published and significantly re-worked SAP Activate Methodology for New Cloud Implementation. It’s worth bookmarking this post for your future projects.


5 arguments why you need SAP business key users for your SAP (test) project

In this post ppaap shares insight into the importance of including business key users in the testing planning and execution. The post builds on his previous post where he also dives into the challenges of involving the business users. In short, it is important to involve business users in the program from the beginning and continue to engage business users beyond the definition of business requirements. This includes show & tell as part of your sprints and testing.


And as a bonus I’ll include two blog posts from astrid.tschense-oesterle where she announces publication of refreshed SAP Activate content for:

I hope this was useful post that helps you explore the highlighted blog posts and their author. I encourage you to engage with the authors in the comments and show your appreciation by liking the posts.

Stay tuned for more updates and blogs.

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