ABOUT this guide

This guide explains administrative tasks which enable the implementation team to adapt SAP Best Practices solutions for SAP S/4HANA to the company's needs. It contains information about how to provide the system, the implementation tools, and the solution content.

Strategies for implementing SAP solutions

For a new implementation of SAP S/4HANA, you can initially decide whether to use SAP Best Practices implementation content (pre-configured solution packages). The possible strategies and their specifics are described below.

Implementation strategy

Specifics

Implementation procedure

Use of SAP Best Practices content

  • You set up a best-practice client without configuration content from client 000.

    A best-practice client facilitates automatic content activation. It only contains essential configuration settings for the selected scope. It is required if you want to use the integrated model company from SAP with running integrated processes provided by the SAP Best Practices content.

  • Customizing activities are carried out in the transaction SPRO.

The SAP Best Practices content is already included in your system. You can check via SAP Note 2446206 Information published on SAP site whether a more recent content version is available for download, import the local solution and installation data files to the SAP Best Practices Solution Builder and then activate the content.

No use of SAP Best Practices content

  • You set up a client with configuration content from client 000 (including all tables of delivery class C and G):

    This standard client is a conventional on-premise system. This makes sense if there is only little overlap between the implementation project scope and the SAP Best Practices content.

  • Customizing activities are carried out in the transaction SPRO.

  • Your solutions will not be compatible with future SAP Best Practices content.

Customizing projects based on implementation guide (transaction SPRO)

Further details about this implementation procedure are not covered in this guide.