SAP Activate Methodology

Modular and agile framework for implementation or migration of SAP solutions that provides content and guidance for project teams

SAP Activate Methodology provides pre-built implementation content, accelerators, tools, and best practices that help project teams deliver consistent and successful results across industries and customer environments. 

SAP Activate Methodology Roadmaps

SAP Activate Methodology is available in the SAP Roadmap Viewer cloud application in the form of methodology roadmaps.

SAP delivers two types of methodology roadmaps:

  • Product specific methodology roadmaps for SAP S/4HANA that support all transition scenarios to SAP S/4HANA
  • General methodology roadmaps, that are applicable across wide range of SAP products and solutions

The methodology roadmaps are structured into project phases and work streams that contain deliverables and supporting tasks. Solution specific accelerators improve efficiencies by providing the project team with the tools necessary to get the job done.

SAP Activate for SAP S/4HANA Cloud

SAP Activate Methodology for SAP S/4HANA Cloud solutions provides customers with detailed guidance for deployment of subscription based SAP S/4HANA solutions.

SAP Activate Methodology for cloud (general)

SAP Activate Methodology for Cloud provides an implementation framework to support subscription based software (such as SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer and SAP Fieldglass).

SAP Activate for Transition to SAP S/4HANA

The SAP Activate Methodology for transition to SAP S/4HANA is designed to support project teams in the new implementation, system conversion or landscape transformation project deploying on-premise or in a private managed cloud environment.

SAP Activate Methodology for on-premise solutions (general)

The SAP Activate Methodology for on-premise is designed to support project teams in the new implementation of SAP solutions on-premise or in a private managed cloud environment.

Benefits & Target Audience


  • Enables consistent project delivery, reduces complexity and increases quality by providing common framework and language for all SAP projects.
  • Broad SAP product coverage including support for all transition scenarios to SAP S/4HANA.
  • Scalable - supports all sizes of projects, from small fast cloud deployments to comprehensive global deployments in on-premise or hybrid environment.
  • Prescriptive and comprehensive – provides guided work procedures for project team members, deliverables for project managers and accelerators like how-to documents or templates for all users
  • Accelerates project delivery through use of SAP Best Practices, fit/gap analysis, agile project management, application visualization and use of cloud technology.
  • Methodology foundation fully aligned with proven project management practices of Project Management Institute, like formal Quality, Risk and Issues Management.

Target Audience

SAP Activate Methodology roadmaps are relevant for the following roles:

  • Project manager, project sponsor, key stakeholders
  • Project team members
  • Key users
  • Solution / Application consultants
  • Technology consultants
  • SAP implementation partners