SAP Enriches S/4HANA Cloud with Series of Updates

SAP is releasing the S/4HANA Cloud 1908 update, integrating intelligent enterprise resource planning (ERP) into line-of-business capabilities to streamline end-to-end processes.

With the 1908 release, SAP is incorporating intelligent RPA into many new capabilities across SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

These include bank statement reprocessing in finance, predictive manufacturing resource planning (MRP) in manufacturing, and purchase order confirmation in procurement.

A new capability called “my situations” takes intelligent RPA a step further by providing a notification framework that informs users where action must be taken once the system has identified an issue.

Integration of SAP Analytics Cloud into SAP S/4HANA Cloud continues to be a major focus in this latest release. Embedded analytics advances from responsive to proactive support.

With integration of SAP Analytics Cloud into the finance data model enabling easy transfer of information between the two applications, the finance team can now derive and plan sales prices, simulate and plan sales quantities, and much more.

With the 1908 release, SAP provides integration between SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP SuccessFactors solutions to deliver dashboards for combined human resources (HR) and finance insights into areas such as workforce diversity and workforce performance.

SAP continues to invest heavily in capabilities that give companies the flexibility to choose which intelligent ERP solution is best for each organization within their enterprise. Building on a very strong set of corporate-to-subsidiary integrations, the 1908 release delivers additional capabilities to help corporate manage subsidiaries.

These include the ability to manage pricing centrally, manage services purchased from a subsidiary, and a centralized financial close.

The 1908 release also brings additional capabilities to the professional services industry, including usage-based billing, more flexibility to manage engagement pricing, improved management of cost rates, and better ways to manage staff resources.

Discrete manufacturing and supply chain benefits from predictive MRP, improved capabilities for available to promise, tighter alignment with repetitive manufacturing processes, more effective management of goods in transit, and better capacity planning.

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