Today I would like to share with you, the key development highlights in the 2021 Release for SAP S/4HANA extended Service Parts Planning, available as a Private Cloud or On-Premise.
eSPP part of S/4HANA as of 2020 Release
The initial first version of extended Service Parts Planning in S/4HANA was introduced in the 2020 release. In this year’s second release, we introduce a new Fiori App for migration tools, innovations in the Inventory Planning space, additional Forecasting capabilities, enhancements in Distribution Requirements Planning, an initial version of the Digital Supply Chain Edition, in addition to Analytics & Monitoring enhancements, among others. All planned innovations are published on roadmaps.sap.com
In order to facilitate the migration of existing APO-SPP customers into S/4HANA, we are introducing a Fiori App that facilitates data migration. This provides a general framework that enables a guided migration approach for seven eSPP master data objects. It can be extended further for a full migration of the remaining objects (e.g. including the Live-Cache) via a consulting project.
Digital Supply Chain Edition initial version (Side-by-Side Planning)
eSPP is now available as part of the SAP Digital Supply Chain Management (DSC), edition for SAP S/4HANA.
This means, an ERP system can be connected to another SAP S/4HANA system, which is exclusively used for eSPP. As a result, customers can use eSPP in a side-by-side planning system without having to upgrade the ERP system, a connection to different S/4HANA releases is now supported.
Both systems are connected via Core Interface (CIF): Master data is integrated from the ERP system to the eSPP system and transactional data is exchanged bidirectionally. The integration is controlled via integration models that are created and activated in the ERP system.
The full scope allowing to connect eSPP with ECC systems will be available as of the 2022 release. Additionally, we provide more flexibility to either deploy eSPP as One S/4HANA instance including Planning & execution together or a separation of a S/4HANA instance for Planning (eSPP) connected to multiple execution ERP systems.
For more information on setup and configuration, see the Implementation Guide for Using Extended Service Parts Planning Side-by-Side with an ERP System