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Update 02/2024: The successor of Process Discovery and Pathfinder on Spotlight is now generally available: SAP Signavio Process Insights, discovery edition - to get more information read this blogIt is NOT possible to request Process Discovery, Pathfinder and Spotlight anymore.

Since its initial launch of the in May 2017, SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder has helped thousands of ERP customers and partners to identify relevant innovations, optimize IT and improve business processes. In 2018 we launched the Pathfinder line of business (LOB) editions providing customers further insight into business performance and areas of optimization for specific lines of business. Since 2019 the Pathfinder is also available for customers with SAP S/4HANA systems.

Now it's time for the next chapter: The new Pathfinder 2.0 combines Pathfinder IT and all 6 Pathfinder LOB versions (Finance, Sales, Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Asset Management) in one innovative report that will benefit both IT and Business.


Highlights of the new Pathfinder 2.0:

    • One joint report for IT and Business, organized by Line of Business
    • Improved business process section with 80+ KPI’s
    • Recommendations for intelligent technologies
    • Insights of COVID-19 impact on the industry
    • Simplified request process, same SAP Notes as the SAP Business Scenario Recommendations report (enhanced Early Watch Alert report not needed anymore)

How does the Pathfinder 2.0 benefit customers and partners?

    • Customer-specific insights & innovation recommendations based on your core SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA system usage, business and IT performance - e.g. outlining the benefits of upgrading from older SAP S/4HANA releases to the latest version
    • E2E business process improvement recommendations with industry benchmarks for 7 processes: Record to report, procure to pay, order to cash, complaints & returns management, inventory management, plan to produce and request to settle
    • Tailored recommendations and actionable next steps to engage effectively with key stakeholders in Finance, Sales, Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Asset Management and IT
    • Free-of-charge for customers on SAP maintenance

Key prerequisites

    • Implement SAP Notes 2745851 and 2758146 in your productive SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA system
    • Standard SAP EarlyWatch Alert (SAP Solution Manager)
      Note: Activating Business Key Figures in SAP EarlyWatch Alert (as for Pathfinder 1.0) is NOT needed anymore
    • Optional: Extract SAP Fiori usage data (odata) from SAP system

Details can be found in the new how-to-guide.

How to join the pilot phase?

All SAP customers or partners can participate in the pilot phase by requesting their own, tailored SAP Pathfinder 2.0 report at:

Let me know if you have questions or feedback and stay tuned for more!

Update 10/2020: SAP Pathfinder 2.0 is now generally available