SAP SE has introduced the SAP® Activate consumption experience, which will allow customers to deploy SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA® (SAP S/4HANA), the next-generation business suite, to drive quick time-to-value. SAP Activate also enables partners to extend the ready-to-run business processes shipped by SAP. At the same time, partners can efficiently design and continually update their own custom best practices and co-innovate.
To help businesses Run Simple, SAP Activate offers ready-to-run digitized business processes optimized for SAP S/4HANA. This new experience allows customers to flexibly choose the right approach for their business needs, be it a new implementation, integration or migration scenario. SAP Activate starts with SAP Best Practices packages for any implementation and uses one methodology for any deployment mode — cloud, on premise or hybrid.
“SAP S/4HANA is the key to digitize your business and drive innovation,” said Michael Kleinemeier, member of the Global Managing Board of SAP SE. “SAP Activate makes it fast and simple to get there.”
This implementation methodology is a unique combination of SAP best practices, methodology, and guided configuration to help customers and partners to deploy SAP S/4HANA. SAP Activate also enables partners to start fast, build smart and Run Simple while continuously innovating across deployment modes.
SAP Best Practices SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA provide ready-to-run digitized financial and operational business processes integrated with other cloud solutions, such as SuccessFactors® Employee Central or Ariba Network. These SAP Best Practices guide customers through the migration process to SAP S/4HANA, whether customers migrate from a non-SAP database to SAP S/4HANA or from legacy systems to SAP S/4HANA.
Guided Configuration Guided configuration provides assisted implementation of SAP S/4HANA. It supports customers and partners from initial setup all through continuous innovation after go-live. The guided approach allows business and IT to collaborate for a successful outcome. The entire process of collaboration will be recorded, thus supplying a configuration history that can be tapped into for future use.
One Methodology SAP Activate methodology is the overall starting point for initiating any implementation of SAP S/4HANA. It is the successor of the ASAP® methodology and SAP Launch methodologies, and caters to the usage of SAP’s premium engagements, SAP MaxAttention and SAP Active Embedded.
SAP Activate is embedded in SAP S/4HANA. No additional licenses are required.
To learn more on SAP Activate watch a video, “SAPPHIRE NOW 2015 Experience,” and read two blog posts, “Introducing SAP Activate: Best Practices, Guided Configuration, & Methodology Optimized for SAP S/4HANA” and “Run Simple with SAP Activate: Best Practices, Methodology, & Guided Configuration.”
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