I’ve previously written a four part guide on how to install your own ECC 6.0 IDES server. This has by far been my most popular series and I think it speaks to the importance for consultants to have a readily available reference system. Many consultants have access to test and demo systems through their employer, but many consultants do not have this luxury or would simply prefer access to a private system for their own use. S/4 HANA introduces a new challenge to do-it-yourself-ers because of its hefty hardware requirements (and price tag). If you are interested in running your own SAP S/4 HANA system, I’m going to run down a few options that may be within reach.
I’m currently in the midst of two SAP S/4 Hana projects — one conversion from ECC 6, and one implementation. Both projects have given me ample exposure to SAP’s S/4 Hana system and the new Fiori front end. Is the newly polished SAP Fiori 2.0 interface ready for prime time? Read on for my first impressions.