We are preparing to re-deploy our financials on S/4 HANA, including stores, purchasing, and project systems. This will be followed as soon as possible by integration of our IS-U and CCS systems. For all practical purposes this is a new installation.
Is there any reason not to start with the latest and greatest - 1511/sp01? Are there any instabilities that are just now emerging?
If we start with 1503 will there be a significant effort to convert of the financial tables again when we move up to 1511?
Has anybody else had to think this one through yet?
if this is a greenfield implementation, you might consider 1511, as w 1503 you only get S/4HANA Finance, and you would have to do the material document converison and other items from the simplification list later on in another project.
Will the new "Business Partner Approach" present any problems when the current IS-U customers are merged into a 1511 financial system? It is not clear whether there will be an S/4 version of IS-U before we are ready to combine the systems.
I would not recommend customers to go for 1511 unless they have an only Financials implementations. If they are using Treasury and Cash Management in their earlier SAP system , you may need to buy additional licenses to use Cash Management on Hana.
Customers with a large logistics footprint would be well advised to wait for 1611 where most restrictions would have been lifted