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2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5

SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Analytics Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Master Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Functions for the Key User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Country-Specific Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Asset Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Research & Development, Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Higher Education and Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511


FPS02 - What's New

With SAP S/4HANA (SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA, SAP is providing a new product and a next generation of
business applications simple enterprise software for big data and designed to help you run simple in the digital
economy. The SAP S/4HANA family is fully built on the in-memory platform SAP HANA. Using the advanced
potential of SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA is designed for your digital business and provides an instant insight by
using a single source of truth, real-time processes, dynamic planning and analysis. With SAP Fiori user experience
and less complex data model it is designed to run simple, and in parallel reduces the data footprint of your
company. SAP S/4HANA is also already connected to business and social networks and prepared for the Internet
of Things. With all these aspects, SAP is protecting your investments by facilitating next generation business
applications.
SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition is composed of:

SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management


SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management is designed for enterprises across industries that need a deep and
broad level of functionality combined with a high degree of flexibility in customization.

SAP S/4HANA LoB Products


SAP S/4HANA LoB Products enhance core functions of SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management to provide
additional business benefit for your line of business (LoB). Please note that you might need a separate
license.

SAP S/4HANA LoB Products for specific industries


SAP S/4HANA LoB Products for specific industries enhance core functions of SAP S/4HANA Enterprise
Management to provide industry specific business benefit for your line of business (LoB). Please note that
you might need a separate license.

SAP S/4HANA Compatibility Packs


Please note that the specific usage rights for SAP S/4HANA Compatibility Packs are set forth in the Software
Use Rights Document.

About this document


This what's new document shows you which new and changed features are available with SAP S/4HANA, onpremise edition 1511 FPS02.

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SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management

2.1

Finance

Invoice Management
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Feature

Description

Status

Manage Automatic Payments

With this app (fka Schedule Payment

changed

Proposals) you can schedule payment


proposals or schedule payments
directly and get an overview of the
proposal or payment status. The app
identifies the overdue invoices and
checks whether all the required
payment information is complete.

Accounts Payable
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Feature

Description

Status

Split and Reorder Checkbooks

Three new features are provided for

changed

users to edit, cash and reprint outgoing


checks.
Two new buttons are added allowing the changed
user to split and reorder checkbooks
Factoring

Functions for non-notified factoring are

new

provided. In factoring, a company sells


the receivables that it receives from its
customers to the factoring company
(factor) to obtain cash quickly. In nonnotified factoring, open receivables are
sold to the factor without
correspondence taking place with the
paying business partner related to
accounts receivable factoring.
Additionally, the selling company still
carries out all collection measures (for
example dunning notices, submission to
a collection agency).

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Feature

Description

Status

Operational Load from SAP Hybris

When using provider contracts, revenue

new

Billing into SAP Revenue Accounting

accounting items for legacy data can be

and Reporting

created in the course of a migration


from Convergent Invoicing to Revenue
Accounting and Reporting.

2.2

Analytics Technology

SAP Smart Business Modeler


For SAP Smart Business Modeler apps, we are providing new features for the creation of your own tiles.
Table 4

Feature

Description

Status

Caching (Create Tile app)

You can now specify the duration for

new

which the tile data is cached. You do this


while you create a tile.
Enabling caching for a tile ensures that
the cached value is displayed on the tile
until the cache duration expires, post
which, the updated value, if any, is
displayed on the tile. Multiple backend
systems are supported for caching.
Scaling Factor (Create Evaluation app)

In addition to auto and percent scaling

new

factors, you now have the following


additional formatters to aid comparison
of different values on the same scale:

Blank Tile (Create Tile app)

Kilo (k)

Million (M)

Billion (B)

None

Blank tile in now available during the tile

new

creation process. Blank tile has the


same configuration options as a
numeric tile.
Donut Chart (Configure Drill-Down app)

Donut chart is a new visualization type

new

now available during drilldown


configuration.

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Governance, Risk and Compliance


Table 5

Feature

Description

Status

Intrastat Declarations

This feature serves for the collection of

changed

information of the movement of goods


between members of states of the
European Union (EU). You can create
data for intrastat declarations by:

Selecting dispatches and returns


on the basis of SD billing
documents.

Selecting receipts and returns on


the basis of MM purchase orders.

Selecting receipts and returns for


the selling company code on the
basis of SD billing documents for
intercompany.

Intrastat Declarations can now also be

new

sent to:

2.3

Estonia

Latvia

Lithuania

Master Data

Central Master Data


Table 6

Feature

Description

Status

Release of Product Master Fiori App

You can use Product Master app to

new

search, display, edit, create, and copy


master data for products. It ensures
that the master data displayed is always
consistent. In addition, you can also use
this app to mark a product for deletion.
Material Type SERV Simplification

For material type SERV, the fields like X- changed


plant matl status, Lab/Office, Prod.
Hierarchy, Valid from, Packaging
material data, Qual.f.FreeGoodsDis, and
ML act indicator are irrelevant in SAP S/
4HANA and therefore are hidden from
the screen.

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Feature

Description

Classification is Enabled in Business

Navigation to Classification is enabled in changed

Partner Transaction

BP for customer and supplier roles.

2.4

Status

General Functions for the Key User

Extensibility
Table 7

Feature

Description

Status

Generate UI from Custom Business

With this feature, you can trigger the

new

Object

generation of a UI based on a custom


business object. In this way you can
generate a custom application.

2.5

Country-Specific Features

Table 8

Feature

Description

Status

Verify Nota Fiscal

With this app you can easily verify all

new

important data of a nota fiscal, such as


tax calculation, transport and product
information. Besides that, you can
check the documents that originated
the nota fiscal and if the nota fiscal has
any subsequent documents.
Manage NF-e/CT-e Contingency

new

With this app you can activate the


contingency for your region or business
place. Besides that, you can configure
the reasons for which you activate the
contingency.

Manage Outgoing Checks for China

China-specific variation of the core app

new

with corresponding tile on the


Launchpad.
Manage Checkbooks for China

China-specific variation of the core app

new

with corresponding tile on the


Launchpad.

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Asset Management

Environment, Health and Safety


Table 9

Feature

Description

Status

Risk Monitoring

To follow up on risks, you have to

changed

manually assign the risks to risk


assessments. After starting the followup process, the system creates a new
revision of the risks. You can follow up
on the risks in the risk assessments to
which you have assigned the risks. This
new follow-up process also affects the
control inspection and the chemical
approval processes.

3.2

Research & Development, Engineering

Product Lifecycle Management


Table 10

Feature

Description

Status

Enhancements for Change Number

With this feature, the active change

changed

Handling

number, also known as the session


change number, is assigned
automatically to the variants,
relationships, and geometric instances
that you create, change, or delete with
history on the PLM Web UI.

Enhancements for Dependency

With this feature, you can view and

Maintenance Table

maintain the object dependencies of a

changed

whole product structure in a data grid


view in the dependency maintenance
table. This data grid view allows you to
do the following:

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Feature

Description

Status

Select characteristic values for


display in the table

Benefit from various usability


improvements

Enhancements for Header Data

With this feature, you can control how

Creation

the system automatically creates the

changed

header data for product structures, and


you can specify the plant and usage that
the system uses for creating the header
data in Customizing.
Enhanced Maintenance of Objects with

This feature allows you to do the

History Requirement

following:

changed

Maintain the data of the objects


(product variant, product item
variant, assembly header, and
assembly item) historically. In
Customizing, if the indicator for
history requirement is selected,
you can create new objects when
an active change number is
assigned and you can only edit an
object that has a change number.

Maintain links (relationships


involving product families, product
views, and product items) between
nodes historically. In Customizing,
if you choose History Maintenance
Required for a relationship, you
can only maintain nodes with an
active change number assigned.

Mass Replacement of Change Number

This feature enables you to replace the

changed

same change number associated with


multiple objects with a new change
number. The feature is available for the
following objects:

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Product Item Variant

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3.3

Sales

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Feature

Description

Status

Sales Order Fulfilment

You can display and resolve issues with

changed

incomplete data, credit blocks, delivery


blocks, or billing blocks. You can display
the number of issues with incomplete
data and credit blocks, and the top 3
reasons for delivery blocks and billing
blocks.
Create and Manage Outgoing Excise

With these apps, you can create and

Invoices

manage outgoing excise invoices for

new

country-version India

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industries

4.1

Utilities

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Feature

Description

Status

Virtual Data Model for Analytics in

The Virtual Data Model (VDM) is a

New

Utilities

structured representation of CDS views.


It provides direct access to SAP
business data for operational reporting
purposes. The new Core Data Service
views in the areas of Utilities Device
Management, Billing and Invoicing
provide instant analysis results using
various attributes, such as technical or
commercial parameters.

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SAP S/4HANA Compatibility Packs

5.1

Human Resources

Table 13

Feature

Description

Status

Integration with SAP SuccessFsctors

SAP S/4HANA supports the integration

new

Employee Central

scenario with the SAP SuccessFactors


Employee Central using the SAP HANA
Cloud Interface (HCI) to enable
replication of employee, organizational,
and cost center data.

5.2

Higher Education and Research

Table 14

Feature

Description

Status

Enhancements for Curriculum

Students can now do the following from

new

Management

a mobile device:

Register for courses, add courses


to their wish list, and view the
status of their current
registrations.

Monitor grades, attendance and


other significant appraisals online
to ensure on-time and successful
completion of degree or
educational program.

Enhancements for Grading and Advising The following is now possible from a

new

mobile device:

Students can display a detailed


view of their course results
according to appraisal type or
academic session.

Faculty members can display and


print details of students' current
registrations, examination
transcriptions, their educational
history and details of their current
administrative and financial status.

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Feature

Description

Status

Professors can access, enter and


update academic grading
information for all students
registered to your courses. Also
keep a track of the course
attendance and monitor student
course progress directly from your
mobile device.

Academic advisors can get quick


and easy access on the go to
students' grades, as well as
academic and other relevant
contextual information.
new

Enhancements for Progression and

Academic advisors can now do the

Graduation

following from a mobile device: Monitor


students' grades, attendance, and other
significant appraisals online to ensure
on-time and successful completion of
the educational program.

Enhancements for Student

Students can now do the following from

Administration

a mobile device:

new

Display their schedule by day,


week or month and navigate to
related course details.

Edit their own personal data such


as contact details, relations, health
insurance, visa and passport
details.

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Typographic Conventions

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Description

<Example>

Angle brackets indicate that you replace these words or characters with appropriate entries
to make entries in the system, for example, Enter your <User Name>.

Example

Example

Arrows separating the parts of a navigation path, for example, menu options

Example

Emphasized words or expressions

Example

Words or characters that you enter in the system exactly as they appear in the
documentation

www.sap.com

Textual cross-references to an internet address

/example

Quicklinks added to the internet address of a homepage to enable quick access to specific
content on the Web

123456
Example

Hyperlink to an SAP Note, for example, SAP Note 123456

Words or characters quoted from the screen. These include field labels, screen titles,
pushbutton labels, menu names, and menu options.

Example

Cross-references to other documentation or published works

Output on the screen following a user action, for example, messages

Source code or syntax quoted directly from a program

File and directory names and their paths, names of variables and parameters, and
names of installation, upgrade, and database tools

EXAMPLE

Technical names of system objects. These include report names, program names,
transaction codes, database table names, and key concepts of a programming language
when they are surrounded by body text, for example, SELECT and INCLUDE

EXAMPLE

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