Enterprise Resource Planning Blogs by SAP
Get insights and updates about cloud ERP and RISE with SAP, SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and more enterprise management capabilities with SAP blog posts.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Active Participant

due to technical issues within SCN the former TOP Item Blog (link address:  http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-70833) is not accessible. So the easisest way was to cerate the page newly.

Kind Regards,


To enable our customers to plan their journey to SAP S/4HANA in detail, we have created the Simplification List for SAP S/4HANA.  This Simplification list provides detailed functional-level descriptions of the required changes to individual transactions and solution capabilities in SAP S/4HANA. It supports customers who are converting from SAP ERP 6.x or SAP Simple Finance, on-premise edition, to SAP S/4HANA. The Simplification List provides information on the activities customers need to complete before, during, and after the conversion to SAP S/4HANA. For more details see: Simplification List for SAP S/4HANA 1610

In addition to the Simplification List the Maintenance Planner, the conversion Pre-Checks and the Custom Code Migration Worklist are offered to give a tool-based support for the customer.

For more details regarding this tools see the following S/4HANA SCN Blog: SAP S/4HANA System Conversion – At a glance. Here yo can find the link to the SAP S/4HANA 1610 Conversion Guide which is hereby recomemnded to read.

Based on the experience gained from current projects, we expect that a typical customer system will be affected by on average 30 to 50 of the currently around 400 Simplification Items. Technical pre-checks, which assess the usage and configuration of a customer’s existing SAP Business Suite system, identify the relevant Simplification Items. Customers can run these pre-checks on their existing SAP Business Suite systems during the planning phase prior to the actual conversion to SAP S/4HANA. SAP plans to further improve the process of identifying Simplification Items by providing additional pre-checks and even more advanced tools that will reduce the list per system to a specific subset for that particular system.

The Simplification List, therefore, serves three purposes:

  • Planning the actual system conversion from a traditional ERP solution to SAP S/4HANA

  • Reducing efforts during the actual conversion by enabling individual Simplification Items to be dealt with in advance for those customers intending to migrate in a future project (if, for example, they are currently tied up in other projects)

  • Implementing SAP S/4HANA-compliant strategic capabilities when rolling out new capabilities to avoid rework on SAP S/4HANA (relevant to, for example, customers who still need to finish major rollouts prior to converting to SAP S/4HANA)

With this S/4SCN Blog we want to start a series of blogs providing more information about dedicated simplification items. Simplification items where we assume that any customer project has to deal with. We are planning to provide for a list if dedicated simplification items per item a dedicated S/4HANA SCN blog with dedicated information. Based on the single S/4HANA SCN blogs feedback can be given and questions can be raised (which we try to answer as fast as possible). Follow the Link to access the dedicated S/4HANA SCN blogs per Simplification Item. Here you can find an attached Power Point with more information.

TOP Simplification List Items   
Master Data Area
 Business Partner Approach / Customer-Vendor Integration (CVI) Link
 Material Field Length Extension Link
 Sales & Distribution 
 Data Model Changes in SD Pricing Link
Rebate Management Replaced by Condition Contract Settlement Link
Credit Management Link
PLM Enterprise Search Link
Easy Document Management (Easy DMS) Link
BOM, Routing, Production Version Link
PP-MRP - Subcontracting Link
Storage Location MRP Link
Simplified Sourcing Link
Technical Changes in Controlling Link
Credit Management Link
Cross Topics
Output Management Link
Industry Specific
DIMP LAMA specifc long material number and SAP S/4HANA Link.