Embedded SAP EWM
Warehouse management centrally integrated
Our customers come to us with a wide variety of questions: How can migration proceed from SAP WM to embedded SAP EWM smoothly? How can we map the market requirements in SAP EWM while reducing the number of add-ons? Where can we become more efficient in warehouse logistics and save costs? Our logistics are not very extensive, and our logistics budget is limited – is there an inexpensive way to implement SAP EWM? What is the difference between decentralized SAP EWM and embedded SAP EWM and between SAP EWM Basic and Advanced – which one is the right one for us?
Imagine future tasks
Due to the announcement from SAP that SAP WM and SAP ECC maintenance will run out at the end of 2025, many companies are faced with the decision of what they should implement for the future. A good initial step of integrating your warehouse management into the SAP S/4HANA world of SAP is by using Embedded SAP EWM. Unlike previous SAP EWM, where warehouse management was decentralized, the current solution enables a centralized solution providing richer user-friendliness and a simplified architecture. Embedded SAP EWM was first delivered with the SAP S/4HANA Release 1610. Since then, additional SAP EWM functionality has been added to each new S/4HANA release.
abat helps you to find the right approach
SAP EWM and SAP S/4HANA can be operated separately. However, SAP S/4HANA now also offers an embedded SAP EWM. The result is many new applications compared to SAP WM – which up to this point, has been the single central warehouse management system in SAP. Even in the Basic version, embedded SAP EWM offers richer functionality than SAP WM including resource management, graphical storage location management, exception handling and much more. For companies that have been using SAP WM successfully and do not need the full scope of an SAP EWM system, SAP S/4HANA with Embedded EWM in the Basic version is an optimal solution. Additionally, SAP also offers embedded SAP EWM in the Advanced Version in SAP S/4HANA. Candidates for this solution have a functional scope which corresponds to that of the classic SAP EWM. There are optimization and integration functionalities, such as components for the Material Flow System (SAP MFS) and the Dock Appointment Scheduling, as well as the seamless connection to SAP TM. The Advanced version therefore covers the entire material flow, starting with the conveyor technology in the warehouse, through yard management and the entire supply chain.