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Dear Readers,
There has been lot of feedback given by our Partners on consuming the available content to implement the SAP S/4HANA Cloud public edition.  Partners have been facing some difficulty to find the relevant content during various phases of SAP S/4HANA Cloud public edition implementation journey.
This blog-post attempts to provide a handy "ready-reckoner" for Partners which is useful during the implementation journey of SAP S/4HANA Cloud public edition. The approach aims at navigating the available standard SAP content which would be personalized based on the role in the project.

This blog-post focuses on Partners who has basic understanding of SAP S/4HANA Cloud public edition 3-system landscape and its integrated topics.


1The Partner needs to have a S-User ID. S-user ID gives you access to company-specific information on the SAP for Me portal, to support tools, product documentation, training courses, and many more service and information offerings. Check the blog-post to understand how to create S User ID.
2SAP for Me is your primary entry point for support-related tasks like administering users and contacting SAP for product support, among others. Get immediate guidance to the best solutions for your business; and access important alerts, metrics, and insights about your SAP product portfolio. Check the blog-post "SAP for Me for Partners"
3Create a profile in the SAP Partner Portal using S User ID.
4Access gated information here on the SAP Support Portal, join discussions in the SAP Community, book an SAP training course, purchase products or services from the SAP Store, or download product documentation from the SAP Help Portal.
5Get an access to SAP Roadmap Explorer.SAP Road Maps support the journey to SAP's future product portfolio and the Intelligent Enterprise. Explore our road maps to learn more.
6Get an access for SAP Activate for SAP S4HANA Cloud public edition(3-system landscape)
7Get Access to Community Pages

Let's start from the perspective of SAP Activate Methodology Phases.

Discover Phase:

1SAP Signavio Process Navigator (previously called Best Practices Explorer), here you are able to view SAP S/4HANA Cloud relevant process models, process documentation, process related implementation accelerators, country and industry specific implementation scope.Link
2Access SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public edition Trial systemLink
3Access BTP Trial systemLink
4How to access to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Test, Demonstration and Development landscape.Link
5To Access, SAP Partner Portal-Test, Demonstration, and Development for SAP PartnerLink
6Understand S/4HANA Cloud Test, Demo and Development | Onboarding process(Video)Link
7Understand S/4HANA Cloud:Test, Demo and Development_Onboarding process document.Link
8Understand how to Request SAP Cloud ALMLink
9Introduction to SAP Cloud ALMLink
10In order to register to Digital Discovery Assessment, please check the linkLink
11Understand What is  SAP S/4HANA Digital Value DiscoveryLink
12You are using SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2302 in a 3-system landscape. This note informs you about any restrictions in this release. This SAP Note is subject to change, please check it for regular updates.Link
13SAP Enterprise Support Learning Assets for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition – Meet-the-Expert Sessions and E-LearningsLink

Prepare Phase: the initial planning and preparation for the project.

Self Enablement:
This is relevant for all roles. Start self-enablement and certification for all project team members now! Below have mentioned some of the links to self-enable on the SAP S/4HANA Cloud public edition.
Generic Learning Links:

Learning Links specific to SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public edition:

Learning Links specific to SAP Central Business Configuration:

SAP S4HANA Cloud Starter system Set up (Relevant to IT Contact/Configuration Expert)
Below table explains how one can set-up SAP S/4HANA Cloud Starter system, please check the links in the order mentioned below.

1Set-up the SAP Cloud ALMLink
2Set-up the Central Business ConfigurationLink
3Set up the SAP Cloud Identity Services – Identity Authentication serviceLink
4Complete Scope and Organizational Structure phase in CBCLink
5SAP S/4HANA Cloud Starter System: Customizing Tenant and Development TenantLink
6Check the blog-post: From A to Z: Setup a Starter System of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public editionLink
Manage Your SAP S/4HANA Cloud (Relevant to IT Contact/Configuration, Extensibility and Integration Experts)
1an overview about the 3-system landscape in SAP S/4HANA Cloud and how to transport customizing, key user, and developer extensions between systems.Link
2This video library gives you quick access to videos showcasing selected apps and functions that are relevant across Manage Your SAP S/4HANA Cloud.Link
3Understand the APIs for Managing Your SAP S/4HANA CloudLink
Documents for Fit To Standard Preparation: (Relevant to Business Process Expert, Configuration, Extensibility and Integration Experts)
1Business Driven Configuration QuestionnaireLink
2Prepare for Fit-to-Standard WorkshopsLink
3Verify Data and Settings for Fit-to-Standard WorkshopsLink
4Activate New Scope or Country/RegionLink
Extend and Integrate Your SAP S/4HANA Cloud: (Relevant to Extensibility and Integration Experts)
1Extensibility: It covers many topics that enable customers and partners to adapt standard business software to their business requirements. This includes changes to software behavior that go beyond the capabilities of business configuration, data model extensions, data exposure, layout changes to user interfaces (UIs) or forms and reports, and creation of new UIs or own applications.Link
2Integration: It is a key enabler for the digital transformation of organizations. The SAP integration approach supports you in using SAP S/4HANA Cloud in a heterogeneous system landscape and integrating with multiple systems, such as other SAP solutions, Business Partner Solutions or third-party cloud or on-premise solutions and custom-developed applications. SAP offers different approaches with varying degrees of flexibility. You can choose the scenario which best suits your business needs.Link
3Find information all the APIs for Extend and Integrate your SAP S/4HANA CloudLink
4Video Library for Extend and Integrate Your SAP S/4HANA Cloud: This video library gives you quick access to videos showcasing selected apps and functions that are relevant across Integrate and Extend Your SAP S/4HANA Cloud.Link
5Find the documents related to Extensibility required during Prepare phaseLink
6Find the documents related to Integration required during Prepare phaseLink
Data Migration: (Relevant to Data migration Expert)

Documents related to Data Migration

Analytics: (Relevant to Analytics Expert)

Documents relevant for Analytics

Explore Phase:

A fit-to-standard analysis is performed to validate the solution functionality included in the project scope and to confirm that the business requirements can be satisfied. Identified delta configuration values are added to the backlog for use in the next phase.

All Roles

Access to business apps is controlled by a role-based authorization management. That means you assign roles to users and these roles provide access to certain business tasks.
Understand the Identity and Access Management .
Learn and Understand SAP S/4HANA Cloud by using SAP S4HANA Cloud Tutorials.
Get an overview of the initial system access in the customizing and development tenant of your SAP S/4HANA Cloud development system. Click here.
SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud provides sample master data that can be used to test the preconfigured business processes.
You can also create your own master data by following the master data scripts given here.
Get an overview of the initial system access to your SAP S/4HANA Cloud test system.
 The Interactive Graphic allows you to explore useful videos for your work with SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
SAP Fiori launchpad User guide provides you, the end user, with information on how to optimally use the SAP Fiori launchpad.
Customer Influence Portal: gives customers the opportunity to influence SAP software development decisions and adopt new innovations early on.


Integration Expert
Extensibility Expert
Data Migration Expert
Testing Expert
Analytics Expert
Understand the Architecture Overview for Data Integration, here.Explore SAP S/4HANA Cloud Extensibility options by leveraging the sample scenarios from SAP, click here.SAP enables data migration to SAP S/4HANA Cloud for customers coming from any legacy system. check the help document here.SAP S/4HANA Cloud - Test Automation Tool Tutorial can be found here.SAP S/4HANA Cloud supports embedded analytics to simplify users' business processes (see S/4HANA Embedded Analytics).  Check Analytics Help Portal
Find Output Management Set-up instructions here.Check the SAP S/4HANA Extensibility Tutorial, here.Check the Data migration video tutorial  
Get the expert knowledge, how to guide, best practices and more to learn about the implementation of SAP Cloud Solutions using SAP Cloud ALM, click here.Check the SAP S/4HANA Extensibility Cockpit set-up document here.Data Migration to SAP S/4HANA from Staging (2Q2) Scope item can be found here.  
Find the SAP Fiori Apps Reference Library! here.Introduction-to-s4hana-cloud-key-user-extensibility, here.   
Check SAP S/4HANA Cloud Integration Checklist, here.Key User Extensibility on SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP S/4HANA On-Premise – UI Adaptions for Key User and End User – Part 2 here.   
Find Best Practices Interface List, here.key-user-extensibility-on-sap-s4hana-cloud-adding-custom-fields, click here.   
Access the SAP Fiori Community, here.Key-user-extensibility-on-sap-s4hana-cloud-adding-custom-business-logic, here.   

Realize Phase:

During Realize, you incrementally build and test an integrated business and system environment that is based on the process requirements identified in the previous phase and captured in the backlog.

All Roles

Integration Expert

 Extensibility Expert

Testing Expert

Maintain Business Roles: app to create and edit business roles, add business catalogs to the roles, and maintain access restrictions. Click Here.Know how to install and update SAP Cloud Integration Tools, here.Know how to install and update the front-end components of ABAP Development Tools (ADT) for S/4HANA Cloud ABAP Environment and SAP BTP ABAP Environment. Click here.Check the Blog - SAP S/4HANA Cloud Test Automation Tool - FAQ Blog Series (Public), click here.
To understand an Overview of Software and Content Upgrade, click here.Understand the Cloud Print Manager for Pull Integration – Installation and Configuration, here.Get hands-on experience with the latest SAP technology, including SAP Business Technology Platform, SAP HANA Cloud, SAP Conversational AI and more.SAP Tutorials for DevelopersCheck the Blogs relevant to SAP S/4HANA Cloud Test Automation Tool, click here.
Understand the Authorization Concept for S/4HANA Cloud, here.SAP Mobile Tools is a kit to develop mobile apps. Click here to check the tools.ABAP Development User Guide: describes the functionality and usage of the ABAP Development Tools (ADT) within the ABAP core development scenario. Check User GuideUnderstand the  Testing in SAP S/4HANA Cloud (Public), check the help document here.
Get an overview of the initial system access to your SAP S/4HANA Cloud production system. Click here.Cloud Integration Automation service provides you a guided workflow to integrate SAP cloud solutions to on-premise and other SAP cloud solutions. Click here to understand.SAP App center gives the information on existing app, can be found here.Understand the SAP Cloud ALM Test Preparation (Public), here.
  Getting Started with Cloud tools,click here to find the cloud tools.Understand the SAP Cloud ALM for Implementation Expert Portal - Defect Management (Public), here.
  Understand the SAP Build Process Automation, here.Understand the SAP Cloud ALM for Implementation Expert Portal - Test Execution (Public), here.
   Understand the SAP Cloud ALM for Implementation Expert Portal - Test Management Reporting (Public), here.
   Access SAP Community of SAP S/4HANA Cloud Automation Testing (Public), here.
   Check SAP Note 2129147 - Test Automation Tool for S/4HANA Cloud - Additional Info (SAP Customer), here.

Run Phase:

Relevant to all Roles.


Release or upgrade Reference.

1Learn the latest enhancements and updates in Maintenance Planner. SAP Maintenance Planner Tool (Public)
2SAP S/4HANA Cloud Release Assessment and Scope Dependency (Public) tool provides you with a personalized view on What’s New information based on the activated and used scope within your system. We recommend you use RASD to prepare for upgrades and updates of your system and to focus on the new and changed features that are relevant for you
3Check SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition, 3-System Landscape – Upgrade & Maintenance Schedule here.



What's New Viewer gives information on new, changed or deprecated features, as well as legal changes, in this release.

1What's New Viewer - SAP S/4HANA Cloud
2What's New Viewer- Central Business Configuration
3What's New Viewer- Business Technology Platform
4What's New in SAP Integration Suite


Now, with the above handy "Ready-Reckoner" Partners should be able to successfully implement the SAP S/4HANA Cloud public edition with less challenges.