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As planned, SAP has released the SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1702 on February 13, 2017. This latest release of SAP S/4HANA Cloud brings innovations across different lines of business that enable our customers to accelerate their digital transformation and increase the efficiency of their business processes with increased transparency, automation, and quality.

With highlights including integration to SAP SuccessFactors, Concur, and SAP Fieldglass solutions and machine learning-enabled automated invoice matching process, we have reached another important milestone in our journey to help customers run simple in the cloud. In particular, the new integration capabilities further strengthen our ability to support our customers’ two-tier ERP strategies.
In this blog you can find a compilation of information about the new release. Take a look at the enhancements being delivered in 1702 by following the links of your interest.

Do you want to get detailed information about the 1702 release? Then take a look at my blog post or watch the video about the Product Management Update. Besides the key highlights for the first shipment of this year for the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, you can find out about SAP S/4HANA Finance Cloud that enables customers to take advantage of machine learning innovations thus helping them reduce manual effort and enhance their daily business.

If you want to hear more about the highlights of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1702 release, then also check out the video below where I talk about what’s ahead in 2017: the top areas for Public Cloud, e.g. Finance Cloud and the 2-tier ERP approach.

Are you interested in more in-depth content about SAP S/4HANA Finance Cloud? Then take a look at my blog post which was published along our SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1702 blog series. In this blog you can find out why S/4HANA Finance Cloud is the foundation of all kinds of businesses and how you can take full advantage of the SAP S/4HANA Finance Cloud, which now includes e.g. machine learning capabilities.

Do you want to find out why SAP S/4HANA Cloud is the perfect starting point to move a significant business into the cloud? Then check out Matthias Haendly’s blog about the 2-tier ERP approach, and watch his video in which he explains how the SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1702 release reduces the landscape complexity by leveraging 2-tier ERP architectures.


Another topic that is of high importance to SAP and its customers is cloud security. In Yannick Peterschmitt’s blog, you can learn about the four classifications of security in the cloud: application, operation, integration and authentication.

Check out the blog on the SAP S/4HANA Professional Services Cloud 1702 update which was published by Hans Kroes. This blog reveals some of the new capabilities for the scope of SAP S/4HANA Professional Services Cloud in the 1702 release, such as faster payments with the integration to Concur solutions, or advances invoice handling with notifications.

In another blog from Yannick Peterschmitt, you can get an overview of key highlights in the area of Sourcing and Procurement of the SAP S/4HANA 1702 Cloud release. Among other enhancements and new functionalities, SAP created a dedicated SAP Fiori app in order to manage paper-based supplier invoices. Watch the video from Katharina Hellmich to learn more about the advantages of Procurement.


Do you want to learn about what’s new in embedded anayltics with the SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1702 release? In Anirban Kundu’s blog, you can find out about embedded analytics being the key capability which is driving the transformation of the core from a “system of record” to a “system of intelligence”. Watch the video from Thomas Fleckenstein to learn more; for example about the three key principles embedded analytics in SAP S/4HANA is following.



For more information on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, check out the following links:
• S/4HANA cloud release info: http://www.sap.com/s4-cloudrelease
• Product documentation and What’s new in 1702 available here
• Best practices for all the cloud editions here

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