Reviewing Scope and Innovation Highlights

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Recall new features in the cross-topic scope of SAP S/4HANA

Scope and Innovation Highlights

Systems "continuously upgraded" and always on latest and greatest release, eliminating major upgrade projects and allowing fast and cost effective adoption of new innovations.

This scenario offers the standardized capability to calibrate test equipment provided by headquarters and in use by subsidiary on Lease/ rental basis. This scenario covers End to End  process starting with scheduled calibration notification  at the subsidiary and step-by-step execution of the calibration process at the headquarters

Value Proposition

This process caters to notifying the Headquarters on timely basis to carry out the calibration of test equipment and exchange of calibration specifications and details between two systems

Capabilities 

  • There is a replication of maintenance  notification generated in subsidiaries to headquarters. Subsidiaries can be on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition. The headquarters, on the other hand, can be on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Private Edition.
  • The calibration in integration with quality management is mainly carried out at Headquarter followed with the printing of calibration certificate and labels
  • The headquarters to have visibility into the scheduling overview and subsidiaries on master inspection characteristics, inspection lots, calibrated values

Further Information

Provide the standard capability to collect and send cash flow into hybrid treasury workstations through Web Services for Two-Tier ERP Landscape.

Value Proposition

  • Reduce implementation efforts and operational costs for customers and partners who deploy treasury management in the cloud system.
  • Headquarter on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Private Edition or on premise gets cashflow visibility of subsidiary companies on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition.

Capabilities 

  • The outbound API allows release of cashflow from subsidiary to headquarter required in Two-Tier ERP landscape where headquarter is on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Private Edition or on premise and subsidiary is on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition.
  • The cashflow data of subsidiary can be incorporated into various cash reports e.g. cash position, check cash flow items, and cashflow analyzer at headquarter.
  • Cashflow visibility of subsidiary at headquarter.

For more information APIs for Cash and Liquidity Management

This scenario supports subsidiary by leveraging the standard capability of conducting quality inspections with multiple specifications and enables subsidiary to deliver the products, ensuring compliance with specific standards of the target country.

Value Proposition

  • Enhances operational efficiency for industries that necessitate quality inspections with multiple specifications.
  • Streamlines the assignment of production batches to customer orders by seamlessly integrating with inventory and batch management, sales, and distribution.
  • Supports process industries to manufacture the product and conduct inspections based on the specific standards of the target country to ensure suitability and compliance upon delivery.

Capabilities 

  • The outbound API enables the linkage of production batches and their corresponding characteristics generated in subsidiaries to customer orders created at the headquarters, which is implemented on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Private Edition or SAP S/4HANA systems. The subsidiaries, on the other hand, running on SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition.
  • The quality certificate for inspections with multiple specifications can be integrated into various objects, including customer orders, inspection lots, and purchase orders created at the headquarters.
  • This allows two-tier systems to have visibility into the recorded values of inspection results with multiple specifications.

For more information APIs for Delivery and Transportation

Documents can now be replicated from SAP S/4HANA to SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition and vice versa using SAP BTP Event Mesh. SAP Event Mesh is a fully managed cloud service that allows applications to communicate through asynchronous events which helps to create responsive applications that work independently and participate in event-driven business processes across the business ecosystem for greater agility and scalability. 

Value Proposition​

  • ​Publish business events from SAP and non-SAP sources across hybrid landscapes from the digital core to extension applications through event-driven architecture.
  • Consume business events from SAP and non-SAP sources throughout SAP's event-driven ecosystem including SAP Extension Suite, SAP Integration Suite, and selected inbound enabled SAP backends.
  • Achieve reliable data transmission for extension and integration scenarios through decoupled communication.

Capabilities ​

  • Scalability: High-performance, scalable event handling for mission-critical scenarios without manual intervention.
  • Flexibility: Flexible event-driven apps with seamless integration across various formats, protocols, and endpoints.
  • Reliability: Resilient, secure event-driven architecture ensures reliable event delivery and high availability.
  • Improved Performance: Distributed messaging infrastructure for high-performance event-driven apps, reducing latency and improving throughput.
  • Monitoring and Management: Comprehensive monitoring and management via SAP Cloud Platform cockpit for efficient issue resolution and troubleshooting.
  • Cost Savings: : Cost reduction by eliminating separate messaging infrastructure for each cloud provider.

For more information:

SAP Event Mesh

Events in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition

Events in SAP S/4HANA

Addition of four new SAP-delivered local versions: Israel, Peru, Serbia, Ukraine. 200 scope items released for the new local versions and localized features.

Highlights of Localized Features

Israel

  • Banking functionalities such as bank account number validity check, bank reconciliation, and bank statement
  • Handling of Cost-of-Living index
  • Integration with the interface of tax authority to enable upload, download, and updating of supplier withholding tax data and supplier certificates
  • Payment formats: Country-specific payment medium format (Masav) 
  • Withholding tax reports

Peru

  • Withholding tax reports for retention, detractions, and perceptions
  • Sales ledger accounting books
  • Purchase ledger accounting books
  • Journal ledger accounting books
  • e-Invoicing

Serbia

  • Bank statement processing, conversion from HALCOM format to multi-cash
  • ​​Payment methods and formats: HALCOM domestic and foreign
  • Financial statements
  • e-Invoicing

Ukraine

  • Payment methods: Domestic and foreign payment methods
  • Taxation: Outgoing Tax Invoices (TI) and Corrective Tax Invoices (CTI), checklists for tax-relevant documents and so on
  • Output forms and reports for customer invoice, cash document, cash journal, cash voucher register, payment order, intercompany balance reconciliation, accounting statement, service acceptance act, stock overview report

Highlights of Localized Features

  • Cross-Country Features/Localization as a Self-Service - Official Document Numbering (ODN) framework enabled with integration of ODN between customer invoice with its accounting document and capturing of ODN in supplier invoice.
  • Australia - Cross-Border exchange of electronic documents in convergent invoicing.
  • Bulgaria - Country-specific layout for cash flow statement.
  • China - Electronic bill of exchange feature to create electronic bills of exchange payable, create electronic bills of exchange for collection, discount and endorsement, and query transaction status for electronic bills of exchange.
  • Croatia - G/L account line-item report for audit files.
  • Greece - Customer ledger & trial balance, E-book revenue and expense adjustment submissions, General ledger reports, Bank statement : Incoming payment files of MT940 format, Printing program for SD invoices.
  • Singapore - Enablement of e-orders with Peppol.
  • New Zealand - Cross-border exchange of electronic documents in convergent invoicing.

South Korea - Enablement of convergent invoicing with e-tax invoicing, Enablement of statutory reports with contract accounting data, Payment format and bank statement processing in contract accounting.

My Home in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition orchestrates information, tasks, and applications so that you can thrive in today's challenging work environment by accessing exactly what you need to do your job with speed and agility. 

Building on functionality of SAP Fiori launchpad and leveraging spaces and pages, My Home in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition enables business users to:

  • Access their work through spaces and pages
  • Get information they need to drive their business (important to-dos and insights)
  • Do their jobs quickly on any device (easy access to apps and insight cards)
  • Optimize their work environment (end-user layout and content personalization)

New Enhancements

  • Color-coding of shell header
  • Indicate system type (dev, test, …)
  • Simple maintenance in app "Manage Launchpad Settings"
  • Personalization of the navigation bar
  • Pin and unpin spaces
  • Change sequence of spaces
  • To Dos section
  • Indicator of last refresh and ability to manually trigger refresh
  • Pages section
  • Custom News: display relevant What's New information customized and enabled by the Administrator 
  • Page tiles can be re-arranged through drag & drop
  • Apps and Activities section
  • Grouping of apps with drag & drop support incl. adjustment of group name and color coding
  • Insights section 
  • Ability to add insight cards based on Analytical List Reports

Caution: Spaces and pages incl. My Home is the default for new customers. For existing customers, we strongly recommend to transition to spaces and pages and My Home.

"Share as Tab" in Microsoft Teams improves collaboration among SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition users. 

Value Proposition 

  • Share content from SAP Fiori elements apps with other Microsoft Teams users in channels of Teams to accelerate decision making
  • Expose live data from your SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition system to provide access to up-to-date filtered information in channels of Microsoft Teams
  • No additional license costs

Capabilities 

  • Share information from SAP Fiori elements apps in Microsoft Teams
  • Access SAP S/4HANA Cloud apps directly in channels of Microsoft Teams
  • Activate pre-integrated capability in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition based on SAP_COM_0860
  • SAP S/4HANA for Microsoft Teams app is required

Additional Information

  • New features around ERP Collaboration in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition are permanently released via a phased roll-out
  • Register via the influence page of the Early Adopter Care program to use the "Share as Card" feature in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition as well and provide feedback early on

For more information, see: Integrating Microsoft Teams

SAP Start is SAP's new, out-of-the-box, central entry point for all SAP cloud business solutions. It provides intuitive and easy access to all the most relevant business information from all the integrated SAP cloud solutions in one central place.

Value Proposition

  • Available out-of-the-box, ready to use, at no extra cost
  • All most relevant business information in one central entry page
  • All information based on end users' roles and other relevant information
  • Easy to adopt for all cloud customers, and easy to extend with SAP Build Work Zone Standard
  • Available for all SAP customers with a RISE or GROW contract, or an SAP Build Work Zone Standard subscription; by end of Q3, availability will be extended to all customers with a subscription for a major SAP Cloud business solution.

Capabilities

  • Search for and launch apps from SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition, SAP SuccessFactors and Fieldglass; search business objects in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition, and SAP SuccessFactors
  • To Dos from all major SAP cloud business solutions (SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Fieldglass, Ariba, Concur …)
  • Insights cards from SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition and SAP SuccessFactors

Seamlessly integrated collaboration experience directly inside the SAP Fiori launchpad. It increases overall user efficiency through in-place collaboration features such as creating chats with and sending documents supporting various image types and video links to your peers. Your co-workers receive the notification instantly and can begin to work on your request without any delay and system switchover. Additionally, the SAP Collaboration Manager helps you keep up with your daily tasks by letting you store notes in your own private thread that is only visible to you-all you need to do is create a chat with yourself.

Value Proposition

  • Increase user productivity
  • No media breaks while work & collaborate in one place
  • Full access to the origin of the conversation by link to the SAP Fiori screen
  • Intuitive user experience with the seamless integration

New Capabilities

  • Link your chat to any screen in your apps for reference
  • Take screenshots to add directly to your chat without having to close SAP Collaboration Manager
  • Annotate, highlight, and conceal areas of your screenshot
  • Find out which screen your screenshot was created on.
  • Receive notifications on the SAP Fiori launchpad regarding chat notifications through the notification area.

For more information, see here.

The extended framework for Situation Handling allows you to create own situations using key user extensibility. Now, you also have the option to create situation objects using developer extensibility.

Value Proposition

  • Enablement of partners to create own situation objects
  • Enablement of partners to transport situation objects to customer systems
  • Customers benefit from further predelivered objects in addition to SAP

Capabilities

  • Model a situation object comprising
  • Reference to CDS views, including value helps
  • Events that can trigger situations
  • Actions that solve situations
  • Navigation options to related business apps

For more information, see here.

Intelligent Scenario Lifecycle Management (ISLM) now supports Data Push Management for SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) based service Data Attribute Recommendation for existing intelligent scenarios. With Data Push Management, ISLM fetches data from the data sources in SAP S/4HANA and pushes it to the remote ML provider.

Value Proposition

  • Easy to do training with integrated data management handled via ISLM.
  • View the data packets uploaded to remote ML provider.

Capabilities

  • Use the ISLM App Intelligent Scenarios to define the data source for training and apply.
  • Use the ISLM App Intelligent Scenarios Management to train the model, get snapshot of data uploaded for training, view model metrics and activate for productive usage.

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