Introducing Release Highlights


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Learn about the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition 2402 release highlights


It's the year 2024, SAP is delivering the 31st major SaaS ERP release. Public cloud ERP customers have gained an impressive amount of upgrade experience in just a few years. With SaaS, all aspects of a Clean Core approach and full life-cycle compliance are built into the solution's foundation to give customers a head start on adopting the latest innovations.

Bert Schulze, Vice President Cloud ERP Product Success at SAP, shares his selected topics launched with the SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition 2402 release. Watch this video to discover key innovations and updates, such as:

  • Joule for SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition
  • Parallel Project Lines
  • SAP User Experience
  • Greenhouse Gas Emission Planning Based on Integrated Financial Planning with SAP Analytics Cloud in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition
  • Integrated Risk Management in SAP Financial Compliance Management
  • Integration with SAP IBP for Demand Planning with Enhanced OData API for PIRs
  • New SAP Fiori App for Displaying Serial Number History

Joule for SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition

One of SAP's top priorities is to offer you the best possible user experience. Our natural-language, generative AI copilot Joule will come to life through an Early Adopter Care program in SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition 2402 after already having been launched in SAP SuccessFactors .

Joule is directly built into SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition and will boost business process efficiency and user experience. You can express your business need in a natural language and Joule will grant you a quick and seamless access to the user enablement content by providing insights on business objects or guiding you to applications. This feature transforms how you interact with the system.

Joule is a comprehensive solution designed to understand the complexity of your business processes and will revolutionize how you interact with the system. It provides transparent, role-based access to relevant processes, making interactions intuitive and seamless. By enabling natural conversations between users and systems, Joule enhances productivity and delivers valuable insights. The three supported conversational patterns are:

  • Navigational: Joule helps users find required functionality within SAP systems.
  • Transactional: Joule assists users in completing tasks.
  • Informational: Joule provides insights based on the SAP Help documentation data.

See the video for a quick demo.

There are multiple benefits of Joule to your work, for example:

  • Faster Work: Streamline tasks with an AI assistant that understands your unique role and serves as your copilot across SAP applications.
  • Smarter Insights: Gain quick answers and intelligent insights on-demand, facilitating faster decision-making.
  • Better Outcomes: Access excellent content for job descriptions, coding assistance, and more with just a simple query.
  • Full Control: Retain full control over decision-making and data privacy while leveraging generative AI in a secure environment.

Early Adopter Care (EAC) Program

Register via the Influence Page to become an Early Adopter and test the feature before anyone else.

Data Migration Directly from SAP ECC

New Data Migration Approach

In addition to the migration approach Migrate Data Using Staging Tables, the SAP S/4HANA Cloud migration cockpit now facilitates the direct transfer of business data from an SAP ECC source system to SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition. Using a communication arrangement to connect to the source system, it selects data automatically, that is, it uses the selection criteria company code and migration objects to identify and transfer relevant data. A migration object describes how to migrate data for a specific business object to SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition. To adjust the selection of data, the SAP S/4HANA Cloud migration object modeler can be used.  

For more information, visit the SAP Help portal

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