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What is the road map for SAP EWM in combination with SAP S/4HANA?

We plan to deliver SAP EWM in combination with the on-premise edition of SAP S/4HANA in two sequential approaches to two separate customer options for product integration on the SAP HANA platform.

In the short term, SAP EWM is planned to be connected to SAP S/4HANA using a sidecar approach based on the same technology employed for communication with SAP ERP. The sidecar approach as an option for integration with SAP S/4HANA supports business scenarios and processes of complex and automated warehouse and distribution centers. The two deployment options are SAP EWM as part of SCM Server or deployed on SAP NetWeaver.

In the long term, SAP EWM is planned to be an embedded application component within SAP S/4HANA. The longer-term goal is to have basic warehousing and extended warehouse management running on a common code base embedded in SAP S/4HANA. The embedded approach as a deployment option within SAP S/4HANA supports less complex or non-high throughput warehouses with a simplified integration to S/4HANA business processes.

We will soon make available to you more details once we have finished with a thorough evaluation.

Will different functions be provided in the two options?

Our goal is to provide the same functions when using either option. This question remains to be answered until after we have finished with our aforementioned evaluation.

Is the SAP EWM sidecar option a temporary solution?

Our plan is to make available to you the option of SAP EWM sidecar to SAP S/4HANA as a long-term solution for sound business reasons, among which:

  • A decentralized deployment solution provides proven customer value, such as high volume data processing, risk mitigation, and scalability for large distribution centers.
  • This solution safeguards SAP EWM data when existing SAP ERP+EWM customers decide to migrate their ERP system to SAP S/4HANA.
  • This deployment also allows for connection to multiple ERP or S/4 systems.

A Frequently_Asked_Question document was complied to provide more details on the SAP S/4HANA and SAP Extended Warehouse Management. Please visit us on FAQ SAP EWM and SAP S/4HANA