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We are constantly innovating to make it easier and faster for our customers to move from SAP ERP 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA. Recently we have released a new feature that allows you to directly export the results from the SAP Readiness Check tool into SAP Cloud ALM thus providing customers pre-defined user stories and sub-tasks.

In this blog post I will explain:

  • What is the SAP Readiness Check

  • Benefits of SAP Cloud ALM

  • Steps to download the content from the SAP Readiness Check tool and import it in SAP Cloud ALM

  • How content types in Readiness Check are mapped to  SAP Cloud ALM entities

SAP Readiness Check:

SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA is your first step in the transformation journey. It is a self-service toolset that evaluates your current ERP System and helps you determine what exactly is needed for the successful conversion. On the dashboard, you can see a comprehensive overview of the check results of the analyzed source system. The overview shows a summary of findings that are grouped by check. For more information, you can visit the SAP Help Portal.



Benefits of SAP Cloud ALM:

SAP Readiness Check identifies activities that customers need to finish by checking their current system and SAP Cloud ALM guides them through the whole conversion project. The whole project contains six phases, Discover, Prepare, Explore, Realize, Deploy, and Run. SAP recommends SAP Cloud ALM to cloud customers to manage their cloud application implementation project.

The ‘Project and Task Management’ module in SAP Cloud ALM contains comprehensive functions to handle implementation-related activities.

The content types in SAP Readiness Check can now be directly mapped to SAP Cloud ALM entities. The Generate Extract for SAP Cloud ALM function allows users to generate an excel template for SAP Cloud ALM from the SAP Readiness Check dashboard. You can upload it into the Project and Task Management module in SAP Cloud ALM. It helps the customer to follow up these activities in SAP Cloud ALM in an easy manner. Let us first understand what information is available in SAP Readiness Check and how it is mapped in SAP Cloud ALM with the help of the following illustration:

  • Simplification Item and Activities:  Converting a system to SAP S/4HANA is complex work. SAP provides information about the relevant changes that might have an impact, grouped by simplification items. Based on these simplification items, used transactions and DB table contents of the system to be converted, SAP Readiness Check provides the user with a list of relevant simplification items and recommends activities for each item. There are two major entities guiding customers to implement simplification item’s finding namely Simplification Item and Activity. Every simplification item will be created as a user story and activities will be created as sub-tasks

  • Add-on compatibilityEach status will be created as a new user story while its components will be created as subtasks. The next steps are covered in the task details


  • Custom Code: Each custom code is created as new user story and each custom code topic is created as it’s sub task

  • Business process discovery: One user story is created for business improvement. Subtasks are created for tabs that contain errors or warnings

  • Customer Vendor Integration Analysis: One user story is created for integration issue and subtasks are created for its components

Step 1: Download extract from SAP Readiness check in SAP Cloud ALM format:

We have added a new option to download the extract in SAP Cloud ALM format. Please see the option as shown below in the figure.

Once you click on this option a new pop-up will appear where you can select the checks and then click generate to download the result excel file.

  It is also possible to filter the check items that you want to download and get a detailed selection of the selected check items.

Step 2: Upload extract into SAP Cloud ALM:

Once the extract has been generated, you can upload it in the Project and Task Management module in SAP Cloud ALM where the new user stories and subtasks will be created.

  1. Open the task module in SAP Cloud ALM Tenant and click the upload icon

  2. Select the downloaded excel for SAP Cloud ALM entities and click upload


3. A pop up appears in the system after you click upload, providing details like the number of tasks that will be created


4. All the tasks i.e., user stories and subtasks are created once you click the create button.

You are now ready to implement your conversion project!

Next steps:

Hope you found this information useful.

Please visit the Expert Portal for more information on SAP Cloud ALM for implementation.

Read more blog posts for project and task management here!

Please feel free to reach out to us if you are looking for more information. We would love to hear from you!