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Christian Oehler

Now available for SAP S/4HANA customers: SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder – Get your free report today!

Are you already on SAP S/4HANA and wonder how you can further optimize your current system or which innovations are available and most relevant for you on the latest SAP S/4HANA release?

Then we have good news for you:
The SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder report is now also available for SAP S/4HANA customers.

The Pathfinder for SAP S/4HANA helps you deliver the full value of SAP S/4HANA to your users. The service provides insights into your business process performance and benchmarks with industry peers, based on data from your current SAP S/4HANA implementation. With this you can identify business and IT improvement opportunities,

The report also features customer-individual innovation recommendations, e.g. showing you which innovations are most relevant for your end users on the latest SAP S/4HANA 1809 release.

For a good overview I recommend watching this 5-minute video:

The Pathfinder is free of charge for all customers on SAP maintenance.

Report structure

Innovation recommendations include the most valuable SAP Fiori Apps and relevant new functionality of the latest SAP S/4HANA release. All insights are followed by actionable next steps from the portfolio of SAP Enterprise Support and SAP services:

How to Order

In order to request a Pathfinder report your SAP basis team needs to provide us the following information:

  1. List of used SAP transactions from your productive SAP ERP system collected by workload monitor (at least 1 representative month in the transaction monitor “/ST03N”)
  2. Enhanced SAP EarlyWatch Alert including Business Key Figure information

Technical Details about Enhanced SAP EarlyWatch Alert

Most technical experts are familiar with the workload monitor (ST03N) and the standard SAP EarlyWatch Alert. However not all are aware that the SAP EarlyWatch Alert offers additional chapters, which can be optionally activated in SAP Solution Manager (that’s why we call it “enhanced” SAP EarlyWatch Alert). For the Pathfinder we need the enhanced SAP EarlyWatch Alert content for Business Key Figures (BKF) active in your SAP Solution Manager. This additional chapter is by default not active.

Note: Prerequisite for the enhanced SAP EarlyWatch Alert, including business key figure information is SAP Solution Manager 7.1 – SP 12 or higher, or SAP Solution Manager 7.2

Here’s an example of how this additional chapter would look like in a SAP EarlyWatch Alert, often it is chapter 6:

If you can’t find this chapter in the SAP EarlyWatch Alert you must activate the additional chapter in your SAP Solution Manager first. We have created a practical step-by-step description for you, explaining all the necessary configuration steps.

For more information, and to order your own report, please visit

Pathfinder report versions

As you know, the Pathfinder is already available since 2017 for customers on SAP ERP. In addition we provide a LOB focused version with the “SAP Innovation and Optimization Pathfinder for Line of Business” for customer with SAP ERP systems.

Here’s an overview about the Pathfinder version currently available:

Let me know if you have questions or feedback and stay tuned for more!