What is the Future of SAP EWM?

Today I want to talk a bit about the future of SAP EWM. What are the exciting trends in this industry? What is the state of SAP EWM right now, and what are the expectations for SAP EWM?

But first, let's briefly introduce SAP EWM for those who are not familiar with SAP EWM.

What is SAP EWM?

SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) is a warehouse management system offering automated and integrated ERP, WMS and SCM operational processes. It is a total supply chain solution that integrates with the SAP ERP core.

The software basically manages every task involved in getting goods to the customer, from order taking to calculating inventory, shipping and more. EWM offers a modern system landscape that utilizes data from Production Planning and Replenishment (PPS), Warehouse Management (WM) and Warehouse Execution (WEX), as well as other SAP systems. Users can get a complete overview of a company's warehousing, fulfillment, transportation and logistics processes all in one screen – optimizing performance, cost-efficiency and customer service.

The Difference Between SAP WM and SAP EWM

Now, we discuss the difference between SAP WM and SAP EWM. We point out that SAP EWM is the most flexible and often preferred solution from most customers. This is because of its advantages over the SAP WM product in this market. In addition, for medium to large companies where software is integrated into business processes or for large departments with complex supply chains, SAP EWM is a better choice than SAP WM for central purchase orders with master data.

The Future of SAP EWM

According to SAP's future roadmap, the development activities for the WM module have ended and there will be no more updates. On 2025, support for WM will end. For this reason, lots of companies are migrating from SAP WM to SAP EWM.

SAP EWM was launched in 2005 as an add-on for SAP ERP and it is based on the warehouse management system from the mySAP Business Suite. Over time, with SAP's innovation strategy, this solution has been enriched with new functions, such as extended material flow control and yard management in EWM 9.3.

SAP EWM plays a key role in industry 4.0 and it is used by almost all SAP customers who need advanced warehousing management solutions.

If you implement a new system or migrate to a more recent version of EWM, the first step is to choose the right template provided by SAP. It is possible to start from scratch but this option may lead to longer implementation times and higher costs because you need to perform a lot of customizations.

Depending on your business requirements, you can choose between three different types of templates: standard, lean or lean with extended warehouse management (EWM) functionality.

The future of SAP EWM is in IoT. The Internet of Things will change the way we manage our warehouse inventory. I'm not talking about any old labels or RFID here yet. What I'm talking about is the complete integration of your SAP ERP, Warehouse Management and Retail software systems into one seamless system powered by IoT. There are many things you can do to prepare for this transition today.

SAP EWM Consultancy

For businesses, implementing SAP EWM is a huge opportunity to improve their efficiency and profitability. The unique SAP EWM solutions can help them achieve their business goals.

SAP EWM Consultancy is a service offered by MDP Group, the premiere SAP EWM consultant in the industry. We have years of experience in successfully implementing complex SAP ERP implementations for large companies. Our consultants have extensive knowledge of the entire SAP EWM solution and are well-equipped to assist you with all your SAP ERP needs.

Our consultants are certified in all aspects of SAP ERP consulting, including SAP ERP 6.0 to SAP R/3, CA ERP and HR. Our team includes specialists that possess skills in finance and accounting, human resources, marketing and sales, procurement & inventory management and warehouse management as well as software development and maintenance activities. Our consultants are trained in the latest market trends and technologies that will help you more efficiently implement your SAP EWM solutions into your business.

MDP Group's services include consulting on new implementations, migration from legacy systems and general project management efforts throughout all phases of the implementation lifecycle. We also offer complete support services for your Implementation Team during implementation. This includes training programs for end-users, configuration support throughout implementation.


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