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S/4 HANA Finance 1503 upwards

Nov 03, 2017 at 05:39 AM


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Are there any major differences between 1503 and 1605 with respect to simplification in the context of custom code changes? I understand there is no Simplification DB like it is available in 1610.

Note: 1976487 is quite detailed - but it doesn't specifically call out 1605, rather 1503.

@joerg.wolf any pointers would be helpful



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Michael Buchmann
Nov 10, 2017 at 09:35 AM

Hi John,

you are right, there is no simplification DB. Have you checked the Release information Note:
  • 2233539 and
  • 2235268?

In general there is a difference from the technical point of view:

  • 1503 is on EhP7 , NW7.4.
  • 1605 is on EhP8 and NW 7.5.

With 1605 there comes e.g. Transfer Pricing, multi currency, new enhanced FIORI applications, new functionalities for Central Finance, CashMmgt and Hedge Accounting according to IFRS9.

May I ask what the trigger for this question is? In general we always recommend to go to the Latest S/4HANA OP Version (which is 1709 at the moment) to stay on track with the latest innovations.

Best regards

Michael Buchmann

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RajKumar Sharma Jan 18 at 07:42 AM

Hi Michael,

Thanks for such a informative post, My client is on SFIN 1503, and i am not able to find the real conversion path for the same

there is no clear cut demarcation available from 1503 to 1709 to prepare the business case of Conversion

Requesting your help on this


Rajkumar sharma


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