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SAP S/4HANA 1709 in 20'

You have certainly not missed the launch blog goo.gl/d597Fk from Rudolf Hois, introducing the 3rd release of SAP's digital core.

We’ve produced a 20’ product video that will guide you through the key innovations per line of business and industry. Check it out here and please provide us with your feedback.

SAP S/4HANA 1709, what is in it for you? For the Line of Business Finance, we are introducing a new soft close and prediction functionality, that, together with the financial closing cockpit is giving the ability to close the books using an abbreviated closing procedure. In addition, you will find some enhancements to the Central Finance concept. For the “Production” area, focusing on digital manufacturing innovations, the 1709 release is coming with key improvements like operation release management capabilities, new SAP Fiori apps for production supervisors, and more. The embedded SAP Transportation Management application comes in 1709 with simplified order integration, replacing the complex integration mechanism used in former releases of S/4HANA. In Sales, let me mention the accelerated returns processing in SAP S/4HANA, or the ability to manage customer returns and orders without charge. Just to name a few, there is much more.

Here is a recap on industry innovations, starting with Public Sector, with a new role for the customer service representative, including Tax and Revenue Management. In Automotive: S/4HANA 1709 provides “Vehicle search” leveraging enterprise search on SAP HANA. For the Oil & Gas Industry, note some downstream innovations like the Supply Chain Visualization and its nice geo-spatial presentation. For Utilities, we are introducing a new SAP Fiori apps for the business role meter data specialist. One more important innovation that you can see here is coming in the Consumer Product Industry: Catch weight Management. One last: SAP Agriculture Contract management is released with S/4HANA 1709, as part of our overall effort to simplify the ERP landscape.

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