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LisaKouch
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SAP Activate provides a clear guided methodology to deploy, adopt and extend new capabilities across your organization. The SAP Activate implementation Roadmap Viewer is a tool used by the implementation project team members to navigate the phases, deliverables, tasks and accelerators related to the SAP Activate.



The implementation roadmap is updated frequently to contain the latest scope, processes and accelerators. The content updates occur throughout the quarter with final changes coinciding with the cloud solution quarterly release.

This blog summarizes the changes for the roadmap SAP Activate Methodology for S/4HANA Cloud 3-system landscape.

SAP Activate provides a clear guided methodology to deploy, adopt and extend new capabilities across your organization. The SAP Activate implementation Roadmap Viewer is a tool used by the implementation project team members to navigate the phases, deliverables, tasks and accelerators related to the SAP Activate.

The implementation roadmap is updated frequently to contain the latest scope, processes and accelerators. The content updates occur throughout the quarter with final changes coinciding with the cloud solution release cycle.

This blog summarizes the changes for the roadmap SAP Activate Methodology for S/4HANA Cloud.

December 18 Release Notes

December 4 Release Notes

  • Changes to the spacing in the Roadmap Viewer user interface to improve reading efficiency.

  • Updated the description and procedure step 1 of task Determine the Required Master Data for S/4HANA Cloud. Added accelerators Master Data Overviewand Create Your Own Master Data.

  • Updated task Evaluate and Request Test Data Refresh Service with the following changes:

    • Updated the description to simplify the purpose and process of TDR process.

    • Added procedure step 2 to discuss about checklist

    • Added procedure step 3 to guide users about TDR calendar

    • Assigned Accelerator SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Test Data Refresh Schedule




November 20 Release Notes

  • Added a new step 2 in task Execute Data Migration Using Staging Tables in SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Replaced accelerator Help – Training Material – SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit with accelerator SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Migration Cockpit – Cookbook. Updated the first procedure note with the new accelerator.

  • General procedure usability updates related to converting accelerators to active links. This eliminates scrolling to the accelerator section and cross-referencing titles. The link updates will be phased in over the next several months.


November 6 Release Notes

October 23 Release Notes

October 9th Release Notes

  • Remove tasks, Complete SAP S/4HANA Cloud Onboarding Learning CoursesAccess the SAP Enterprise Support Value Map for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and Join the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Implementation Learning Room. Added task Access the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition Support Value Map and Implementation Learning Room.

  • Completed accelerator simplification for the Testing Workstream. Several accelerators were removed, and procedures updated to include existing accelerators.

  • Removed the following Organizational Change Management Tasks:

    • Organizational Change Management Plan

    • Organizational Change Management Impact Analysis

    • OCM Alignment Activities

    • OCM Execution Activities

    • OCM Continuous Change Management Activities



  • Added the following Organizational Change Management Deliverables and Tasks:

    • Prepare phase

      • Change Concept (deliverable)

        • Define organizational change management roles

        • Staff organizational change management resources

        • Define organizational change management set-up



      • Change Plan (deliverable)

        • Determine action areas for organizational change management

        • Develop first version of the change plan

        • Establish updating procedure for the change plan



      • Stakeholder Analysis (deliverable)

        • Identify stakeholders

        • Assess stakeholders

        • Derive stakeholder engagement activities



      • Communication Analysis and Plan (deliverable)

        • Analyze communication channels

        • Analyze communication needs

        • Create communication plan





    • Explore phase


    • Realize phase

      • Detailed Change Impact Analysis (deliverable)

        • Prepare change impact workshops

        • Conduct change impact assessment

        • Manage change impacts

        • Added a new tag, Organizational Change Management.







  • Update to the content in the Quality Gate – S/4HANA Cloud accelerator in task Conduct Project Quality Gate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

  • Renamed task Create Test Plan for SAP S/4HANA Cloud to Create Test Plan. Updated the description to highlight the use of SAP Cloud ALM. Added a new accelerator Help – SAP Cloud ALM Test Plans.


September 25th Release Notes

September 11th Release Notes

August 28th Release Notes

August 14 Release Notes

2308 Release Notes

July 3 Release Notes

  • Refresh of task Initial System Access for SAP S/4HANA Cloud Starter System to references to other tasks and addition of new accelerator SAP Note 3298955 - Demo Data for Starter System.

  • New procedure step and accelerator Landscape Modelling Recommendations for Selected Business Technology Platform (BTP) Apps added to task Setup SAP BTP Global Account .

  • Removed the following tasks related to the Analytics workstream: Review Scope Items and Requirements for Strategic Analytics, Configure Strategic Analytics in the Quality System, and Configure Strategic Analytics in the Production System.

  • Added task, Configure Initial Analytics Settings, to deliverable, Analytics Planning and Design.

  • Several tasks in workstream, Technical Architecture and Infrastructure, were consolidated to provide a simplified experience relating to accessing the SAP S/4HANA cloud tenants. Ten tasks were removed. Key information from the tasks were added to the official SAP Help Guide: Initial System Access to SAP S/4HANA Cloud in Your 3-System Landscape

  • Removed the following tags for simplification: Professional Services (no differences from standard roadmap), SAP Central Business Configuration (only 3 entity differences from the standard roadmap).

  • Removed references to the SAP ONE Support Launchpad in several tasks and replaced them with SAP for Me. Updated related accelerator titles and descriptions. SAP for Me is your digital companion to easily interact with SAP and get immediate guidance to the best solution for you.


June 19 Release Notes

  1. Refresh of task, Prepare for Fit-to-Standard Workshops, to be applicable to several solutions but still allow for solution specific accelerators.

  2. Renamed Discover task, Perform a business scenario and solution mapping, to Perform a digital Value Discovery Workshop. Renovated the task to replace the Discovery Card Game with the SAP Persona Value Discovery function.


June 5 Release Notes

May 22 Release Notes

May 8 Release Notes

April 24th Release Notes

April 10th Release Notes

March 27th Release Notes

March 13th Release Notes




February 27 Release Notes



February 14th Release Notes

January 25th Release Notes

January 2nd Release Notes

December 19th Release Notes

November 21st Release Notes

November 7th Release Notes

October 24th Release Notes 


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September 26th Release Notes

September 12th Release Notes 

August 29th Release Notes 

  • Added a link to the E-book – Migrating to SAP S/4HANA Cloud in task Develop the Data Migration Approach and Strategy.

  • Refresh of accelerator SAP Cloud ALM Test Preparation in task Create Manual Test Cases.

  • Task Request the IFRS 15 “Bundling Functionality” (Optional) moved from Prepare phase to Realize phase under Solution Configuration.

  • New consistency check procedure note added to task Set Up Customizing Tenant in SAP CBC.

  • New recommendation of release CBC transport in time added to procedure note of  task Set Up Starter Customizing Tenant in SAP Central Business Configuration.

  • Rephrased foreign key check to consistency check in task Transport Configuration to Test System task

  • Added new procedure step 6 to highlight the deployment step and moved the procedure note of foreign key check (rephrased to consistency check) to the procedure step in task Activate New Scope or Country/Region.

  • Rephrased foreign key check to consistency check with procedure step 4 in Review and Process Hotfix Collection for business content updates.

  • Differentiated the auto release of transport request vs. scheduling of the import, forward in Test and Production in task Review and Process Hotfix Collection

  • Updated task Evaluate New Functionality with new procedure step to reference the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Release Restriction accelerator (existing accelerator used in task Review Overview Documentation ).  Also added procedure step to initiate project planning when introducing new feature and function to users.


August 15th Release Notes 

2208 Release Notes 

July 1st Release Notes 

May 9th Release Notes 

March 14 Release Notes

February 28 Release Notes

2022 Release Notes


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