SAP Solution builder

The S4HANA SAP solution builder can be used to generate SAP best practice content in your S4HANA system as a quickstarter.

Questions that will be answered in this blog are:

  • How to activate SAP solution builder?
  • How to activate a specific solution building block?

Updating solution builder

By default the solution builder is already present. The content is regularly updated. So before starting with the solution builder, read and follow the instructions:

2914416 – SAP S/4HANA 2020 collective note for content activation

3053781 – SAP S/4HANA 2021 collective note for content activation

3199321 – SAP S/4HANA 2022 collective note for content activation

They will refer to content to be uploaded, OSS notes to apply.

Activation of content

Start the solution builder with transaction /SMB/BBI:

First load the data: menu option Solution/ import / global meta data / From reference content.

Now we want to import reference content for specific country. From menu options choose Solution / import / Solution (XML) / From reference content:

In this case we choose US. Now wait until the building blocks are loaded.

From this template we will make a copy to run with limited blocks. First select the copy button and enter the details:

Important now: set this copy to your favorite with the button!

Double click on the solution. Use the tick boxes to set the desired scope:

You can check if you want by clicking the Building Block Builder button that indeed only this content is present now:

On the empty icon on the right you can see the data is not yet loaded:

Select from the menu option Solution / Import / Installation data / From reference content. Wait again and refresh screen. Data should now be loaded.

With the data loaded we can now click on the button Implementation Assistant to start the activation process.

Select the activate button:

Press enter in this screen:

Activation will run.

Check the results:

In SE10 you can find your transport with the customizing activities performed.

Background reference

OSS note 3126942 – Jump Start Your SAP S/4HANA 2021 Implementation by Activating SAP Best Practices contains an excellent description of all the steps and at the end a detailed list of knowledge OSS notes for specific topics of the solution builder.

For SAP help reference click here.

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