When it comes to SAP ERP system changes, too much choice isn’t always a good thing. And, chances are, you have an overwhelming array of choices waiting for you just around the corner.
Every 12 to 18 months, SAP releases a new ERP version, or ‘enhancement package’, to deliver functional innovation to its customers. When this occurs, you’re left with the unenviable task of figuring out which new functionality you should implement in the new enhancement pack.
SAP delivers on endless requests and demands for new functionality – which account for some 300 to 500 new features with each enhancement package. What’s more, each of these “business functions” is turned off by default when you install the latest enhancement package.
You probably don’t want to turn all of them on, so how do you know which SAP business functions to select? Which ones are vital for your business? Which will add the most value? Where do you start? Fortunately, there’s one quick and easy way to narrow down your options – try learning from the wisdom of those around you. Other SAP shops in your industry are facing exactly the same challenges as you, so why don’t you start by checking out which business functions they switched on?
Ok, so which business functions ARE other SAP shops switching on?
We have the answers! We’ve analyzed more than 300 customer SAP ERP systems on the Panaya Cloud to uncover which business functions SAP customers activated in Enhancement Package 6 and before.
We learned, for example, that in the financial ERP application area, one in five SAP shops has implemented the SAP New General Ledger functionality via the FIN_GL_GC_1 business function, and more than one in ten shops has implemented the new Enterprise Search business function. These examples show the business functions that you’ll probably also want to check out and determine whether you can leverage their abilities to serve your own organization’s needs.
We have the combined wisdom of hundreds of SAP customers and we want to share it with you!
And, there’s more! if you’re interested in understanding what impact a specific SAP business function might have on your own SAP implementation (for example, which custom code might fail or which areas of your SAP require testing, based on risk of failure), contact us and we’ll be happy to provide you with a complimentary business function impact analysis.
The table shows the top five business functions activated in the SAP Financial Accounting (FI) module.