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enterprise software solutions

S/4HANA is Tomorrow's SAP
MANY OPERATIONS THAT run SAP ECC
(ERP Central Component) are transitioning to SAP
S/4HANA. The way of the future, this cloud-based
system uses an app-oriented launch pad that makes
maneuvering in the system easier than ever for maintenance technicians and those working in the field.
The launch pad is completely customizable to
meet your individual work role or various group job
functions, and is security managed. The launch-pad
screen is laid out to handle the work-management
process. Click on the button for the function you
want to perform and you will be directed to the
screen for that function, such as creating notifications, viewing documents, and managing work
orders. While the transactions behind the apps are
standard SAP, the functionality of S/4HANA is much
more robust.
Fiori apps can also be developed and work with
S/4HANA. These apps, at a high level, will merge
several transactions so that you can view a complete
work process without entering separate transaction
codes. For example, you can create a notification,
convert to a work order, and add components with
less effort, all in the same screen, with minimal clicks.
An out-of-the-box implementation takes about
four months, without customization, and can make
your company much more productive performing
daily tasks.
Document management is also part of the S/4HANA launch pad. Click the app, and you can manage
and create several document types and files.
Because of the many possibilities S/4HANA offers,
most user companies are moving to this new version
of SAP. If you have specific questions, please write
to me at editors@efficientplantmag.com for more
detailed examples and explanations.
In the July issue, we will answer a reader question
about PM compliance and how to use SAP to help
stay within regulatory guidelines. EP

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Kristina Gordon
Illumiti

From your S/4HANA launch pad:
 create notifications
 view open notifications
 manage on assigned work orders
 attach documents
 add additional apps.

The S/4HANA launch pad is completely customizable and laid out to simplify the work-management process.

From the S/4HANA launch pad:
 manage documents
 search for and create documents:
+ drawings
+ pdf files
+ Word documents
 attach documents to SAP objects.

The S/4HANA launch pad also documents creation and management.

Kristina Gordon is SAP Principal Consultant at Illumiti, Thornhill, Ontario
(illumiti.com). If you have SAP questions, send them to
editors@efficientplantmag.com and we'll forward them to Kristina.

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