What Are SAP S/4 HANA EWM And Its Primary Benefits?

One of the top warehouse software for large and small businesses globally is SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM).

As a replacement for SAP Logistics Execution Warehouse Management (LE-WM), SAP EWM initially appeared with improved capabilities, including labour management and the material flow system (MFS). Before 2016, when SAP integrated the EWM capability into the SAP S/4HANA suite, the first versions of SAP EWM were only accessible as distinct, "standalone" apps. 

Clients might benefit from the SAP HANA in-memory database and carry out high-speed transactions for their warehouse operations by integrating EWM on SAP S/4HANA. Embedded EWM has gained more features with each new release of SAP S/4HANA, including an expanding library of cutting-edge SAP Fiori apps and a condensed version known as stock room management. There are a lot of queries regarding what one can accomplish for their warehouse landscapes using the most recent version of SAP S/4HANA, 1909. For integrated and decentralized EWM for version 1909, our book Warehouse Management with SAP S/4HANA covers business and technical procedures.

In SAP S/4HANA 1610, embedded EWM was made available so that users may benefit from SAP HANA's increased processing capability and enjoy a lower total cost of ownership than they would have experienced with standalone or decentralized EWM. Anyone with an SAP S/4HANA subscription may use the essential integrated EWM capability, while more sophisticated functions require a separate license.

Many factors may influence a client's decision to use embedded EWM. The fundamental functionality could be sufficient for small- to medium-sized consumers. When selecting a license for individuals with more sophisticated demands, the functionality's applicability to their unique business processes should be considered. But whatever method is chosen, those using embedded EWM gain from its simplicity in implementation and lower total cost of ownership. Compared to the standalone EWM, which requires the maintenance and usage of numerous physical systems, they need to maintain and utilize a single physical system.

With the latest versions of SAP S/4HANA, SAP has provided several warehousing solutions needed to suit the needs of businesses of different sizes and types.

Its main benefits are as follows: -

  • Embedded EWM minimized data replication because it does not need to duplicate Business Partner data, Material Master Data, or Batch Master Data. S/4 HANA ERP offers direct access to it.
  • The usage of Core Interface (CIF) is no longer necessary.
  • Quicker implementation
  • Transactional data that may be read directly includes data from purchase orders and production orders.
  • Less duplication of data
  • The discontinuation of the usage of supplementary documentation, such as outbound deliveries.
  • SAP EWM and SAP S/4 Hana ERP may run in the same environment.
  • Modular Licenses
  • In comparison to the decentralized alternative, the system structure is more superficial.
  • Current insights

Because the basic EWM functionality licensing is already included in the SAP S/4HANA ERP license, embedded S/4 HANA EWM lowers overall costs.

  • A simplified system landscape results in lower ownership costs.

These various features of SAP S/4 HANA EWM are impeccable and thus of great use. To meet the demands of companies of all sizes, it has offered different storage solutions. With the advent of technology, many improvements have been made to make it the best, from plinth to paramount.

Waiting for many more advancements too!!

Back to blog