SAP S/4HANA 1610 – A first look at key features and innovations

SAP S/4HANA 1610 – A first look at key features and innovations

How to get there

S/4HANA 1610 is the latest offering in ERP by SAP with simplification and innovation across the entire solution landscape of SAP.


SAP started its offering on S/4HANA with the 1503 release which was mainly focused on innovation in the finance space. In release 1511 and the current release 1610, SAP has come up with innovation across the board.

S4HANA Releases

A customer still has the three options for moving to S/4 HANA:-
1) New Implementation or greenfield implementation- This replaces any legacy or old SAP system by performing a fresh implementation on S/4HANA.
2) Migration to a new instance of S/4HANA from their existing SAP ERP. This is to upgrade the current SAP ERP system to S/4HANA by performing database and functional upgrade.
3) Consolidation or transformation to S/4HANA by using SLT and Central Finance solution.

For clients who are currently looking to start their journey to S/4HANA, the 1610 release is the key version to evaluate.

The key reason for this is:-
1) The SAP S/4HANA 1610 release offers a lot of new features and capabilities. It also extends support to industries like Oil & Gas and Retail.
2) The 1610 release is the major release by SAP until the SAP S/4HANA 1709 release which will be towards the end of this year.

Additional tools for migration

For upgrades to S/4HANA , SAP offers a maintenance planner. There are also enhancements for the custom code migration worklist.

SAP Readiness Check

The change allows you to check the customer code and allows the customer to check their code before they begin the migration.

The code migration worklist is linked to the ABAP code check tool.

ABAP Code Check

Key features and use case

SAP S/4HANA 1610 is the most advanced solution on offer by SAP with a lot of key innovations. We will have a look at the key changes and their implications for business.

S4HANA BenefitsTable

S4HANA Key Innovation mapped to product map x

SAP S4HANA Supply Chain Fiori Apps x

For those interested in the complete list of SAP S/4HANA 1610 simplifications, please check the link: Simplification List SAP S/4HANA 1610.

So our first look at SAP S/4HANA 1610 gives us lots to be excited about, with many new possibilities. We will be exploring SAP S/4HANA 1610 further and in more depth, so please bookmark Eursap’s Blog page and check back for more soon!

Author: Rishab Bucha – SAP S/4HANA & FICO Consultant

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