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In case you missed the news at Sapphire, SAP announced SAP Activate, which is a combination of SAP Best Practices, guided configuration, and methodology optimized for S/4HANA. Following up on that first look, let's take a closer look at what SAP Activate is all about.

First up: SAP Best Practices

These are the ready-to-run business processes optimized for S/4HANA and also cover the fundamentals of integration and migration. Included in these best practices is a reference solution in the cloud as well as details on extensibility for how best to enhance SAP processes for your own needs.

Next up: Guided Configuration

You can think of guided configuration as the set of tools for an assisted implementation for everything from initial implementation of a project to "go-live" and then some. Meaning, guided configuration let's you apply updates and changes to your configuration and stay continuously on the innovation track and adapt agilely without disruption. Being guided by business processes is what empowers business and IT to work together.

Last but not least: Methodology

Any implementation starts with best practices. The methodology uses a consistent approach used for any deployment mode chosen: cloud, hybrid, on premise, mobile. Also, you can choose to do it yourself or with an SAP partner or SAP directly. The methodology is designed for partner extensions. So, if you are a partner of SAP, you will definitely want to get to know SAP Activate!

Conclusion: SAP Activate

In short, this combination of SAP Best Practices, guided configuration, and methodology allows you to build smart and run simple. SAP Activate gives you the freedom to run fast (with a reference solution), beautifully (with a state-of-the-art Fiori UX), lean (with a lower TCO and continuous innovation), far (built-in extensibility to fit your needs), and flexibly (do it yourself or with a preferred partner or with SAP).