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We are pleased to announce the availability of the updates to SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud and pre-configuration content in SAP Best Practices Explorer (BPX). This release delivers many updates to the ready-to-run business processes, methodology guidance and the SAP Cloud ALM capabilities that our customers can leverage in their SAP S/4HANA Cloud projects. Here are key highlights for this release, you can learn more in the detailed sections below:


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Content updates for SAP Best Practices Explorer

SAP Best Practices Explorer is the one-stop shop for ready-to-run digitized business processes. View the What’s new by checking out the recently released packages and updates to our portfolio of SAP Best Practices solutions. In addition, you can now find SAP S/4HANA Cloud related content in the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Customer Community.

For more information, please use the links below. 

SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111 Delivery

Updated Content
BPX Links

SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud

SAP S/4HANA Public Sector Cloud

SAP Best Practices for SAP Marketing Cloud

SAP Best Practices for SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain

Rapid Data Migration to SAP S/4HANA
SAP Best Practices for Payroll Control Center


Updates of SAP Activate Methodology SAP S/4HANA Cloud in 2111

The SAP Activate content for SAP S/4HANA Cloud has been enhanced for 2111 with improvements to help guide the customer through the implementation journey. The content is available via the SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer and SAP Cloud ALM.

The key highlights are:

  • Added the task, Evaluate and Activate Continuous Feature Delivered, to provide guidance related to the new Continuous Feature Delivery feature. This task includes guidance for both identification of the changes and how to implement features requiring activation.

  • Added the task Self-Enable on the Fit-to-Standard Process to the Customer Team Self-Enablement deliverable. This task will guide the customer through learning on the Fit-to-standard process and includes a link to a simulation of the process featuring SAP implementation experts.

  • Added the Professional Services tag to deliverables, tasks and accelerators to provide focus on implementation projects with professional services as the scope.

  • Updated the SAP Central Business Configuration related phase references from the SAP Activate phase names to phase names more appropriate to the execution of scoping and configuration.

  • Updated the translations for Chinese and Japanese. The display language can be changed in the Language Setting menu.

  • Added a Microsoft Mural template focused execution of the Fit-to-standard process to task Prepare for Fit-to-Standard Workshops. This templatecan be used in both remote and in-person Fit-to-standard workshops to document results.

For a complete list of improvements, please see the release notes on the SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud Release blog. You can access the SAP Activate methodology for SAP S/4HANA Cloud here.


Updates of SAP Activate Methodology for RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition

The SAP Activate Methodology content for RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition has been enhanced for 2111 with improvements to help guide the customer through the implementation journey.

The key highlights are:

The updated content can be found here. See the release notes for a list of all improvements.


New Functionality Available in SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer

New functionality is available in the SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer including the following features:

  • A new tab is added in the Explore all Roadmap icon as ‘Upgrade Methodology.’ This tab will show all the methodology roadmaps related to upgrade projects.

  • In the “Content” tab of a roadmap, a new filter named as ‘Product’ is added in the left panel. This will help the users to filter a methodology roadmap by any product and allow them to view all the items pertaining to that specific product.

  • A new section named as ‘Attributes’ is added in before the “Accelerator(s)‘ section in Task contents which will show all the Products and System this task belongs to. This section will show the list of Products where this methodology task is used.


SAP S/4HANA Test Automation Tool 2111 Release

Simplifying maintenance efforts and providing customers more insights into the PUT process have been the main drivers for this release. Below are some of the highlights

  • Analyze Automated Test Results(AATR) app now along with the “Failure Reason” field will show recommendations on how to resolve the errors. Initially this will be available for a few select areas, with the scope being gradually increased.

  • Test Data Container (TDC) integration with the Test Automation tool has been further strengthened with:

    • Hyperlinks to Test Process and Test Plans in the Where-used list

    • TDC Binding sources information can now be accessed

    • Option to Unbind TDC which are not in use

    • Download/Upload option for TDC

  • An option to re-trigger Post Upgrade Test (PUT) execution has been added. Progress indicators now provide a better visualization on the status of PUT execution

  • API Framework now supports testing of the attachment feature within the S/4HANA Cloud application

Additionally, we now have a dedicated tag for Test Automation. Please feel to ask any questions regarding test automation here.


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Your voice matters! 

If you want to learn more and actively engage with SAP subject matter experts on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, join our SAP S/4HANA Cloud Customer Community. This platform which is available to SAP S/4HANA Cloud customers and partners has a clear mission: deliver an interactive community to engage with one another about best practices and product solutions.

For more information on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, check out the following links:

  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud Release Blogs here

  • SAP S/4HANA PSCC Digital Enablement Wheel here

  • Inside SAP S/4HANA Podcast here

  • Product videos on our SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA YouTube playlist

  • Best practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud here

  • SAP Activate Community here 

  • Help Portal Product Page here

Follow us via our SAP Community tag and page #sapactivate and also the #SAP-S-4HANA-Value-Series, or myself directly via jan.musil.