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Is Upgrade to SAP HANA 2.0 recommended if we are on SoH?

Hello All,

I have got the below questions. Please help with your answers.

The Questions:

1. If I am on SoH 1.0, is it recommended to go for SAP HANA 2.0 or S/4 HANA? It would be of great help if you can provide with an example recommending each scenario?

2. If I have got BO 4.1 on top of SoH 2.0, will I be able to utilize Design studio, Lumira etc.or do I need to go for BO 4.2 to utilize the same?

3. Which version of BW On HANA is compatible with HANA 2.0? Are there any integration issues?

For the third question, I have got the below answer but it would be great if anyone can provide information in case I had overlooked anything important.

Answers I have got for the question 3:

The movement to SAP HANA 2.0 is straight forward for the customers with Support Pack Stack (SPS) 10 and higher. The customers on lower versions of SAP HANA need to perform an intermediary step through SAP HANA SPS 12.

The release of SAP HANA Database 2.0 does not cover all SAP product versions that are supported with SAP Kernel 7.49 64-Bit Unicode (e.g. SAP NetWeaver 7.40, SAP Suite on HANA).

HANA 2.0 is not supported for NW7.4 at the moment. However, they are allowed to run on SAP HANA 2.0 temporarily at the time of upgrade to 7.5 or higher versions with an involvement of SAP consulting.

HANA 2.0 supports the below products.

  • SAP NetWeaver 7.5
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.5 Enhancement Package 1
  • SAP BW/4 HANA 1.0
  • SAP S/4 HANA 1610 Feature Pack Stack 01


Vinoth V

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    Aug 31, 2017 at 07:17 AM

    Hi Vinoth,

    Regarding your question 1

    • What do you mean by SoH 1.0? Are you referring to ECC 6.07 (powered by SAPHANA)?
    • Updating HANA DB to HANA 2.0 and converting your ECC (even running on HANA) to S/4HANA are completely different projects with completely different outcomes and cannot be compared.
    • The first one is "technical" and will not change the way the business users are working in the company, the second one is more about transformation in many aspects (UI wise, process wise...). As an easy example, converting to S/4HANA will bring insight to action capabilities, that is, having in the same screen, or "transaction" the decision options and buttons, together with the relevant data to take the best decision. Business processes are redesigned in S/4HANA which is allowed by the datamodel simplication.
    • Best approach to assess the S/4HANA value for your company would be:

    to run the Business Scenario Recommendation (BSR tool) and to read high level documentation about S/4HANA

    to test S/4HANA using the trial offering

    Regarding your question 3:

    best regards


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