Defense & Security Workshop: Organizational Flexibility

Skills Gained This course will prepare you to: -Consult on an implementation Project of the Defence Solution in S/4HANA (compatibility scope or the new D&S solution) that includes: Force Element,...

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$4,335 USD
Course Code DFPS66-v007
Duration 5 days
Available Formats Classroom
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Skills Gained

  • This course will prepare you to:
       -Consult on an implementation Project of the Defence Solution in S/4HANA (compatibility scope or the new D&S solution) that includes: Force Element, Capability-Based Planning, Authorized and Actual Personnel, Operational Structures and Cost Accounting.
       -Explain on high-level the differences between DFPS in ECC, or DFPS in S/4HANA Compatibility Scope and the new D&S (Defense and Security) solution, native in SAP S/4HANA.
       -Explain supported business processes, such as Force Generation.
       -Explain the data model and guide customers when making basic decisions concerning the modeling of their personnel, financial and logistics organizations.
       -Explain the impacts of EA-DFPS functionalities on the enterprise structure
       -Use the customizing of the "Structures Workbench".
       -Explain the differences between a DFPS and a cross-industry standard implementation.
       -Help preparing your DFPS-supported organization to a transition into S/4HANA D&S solution.

Who Can Benefit

  • Application Consultant
  • Business Process Architect
  • Business Process Owner/Team Lead/ Power User
  • Solution Architect
  • Support Consultant


  • Essential:
       -Basic ERP understanding
       -TERP10 or TS410
  • Recommended:
       -Basic knowledge about SAP HCM on-premise (objects and processes)

Course Details

Course Content

  • Introduction to SAP for Defense and Security (D&S)
       -Explain the specific challenges of the Defense Industry and how an Industry Solution can help addressing those challenges
       -Describe the Motivation and Content of the Industry Solution DFPS, as developed and released in 2000’s
       -Explain the main differences between SAP ECC and SAP S4HANA as the new digital core
       -Explain what the Compatibility Scope is and how it is relevant for DFPS customers transitioning to SAP S/4HANA
       -Familiarize yourself with the new D&S solution on top of SAP S/4HANA
       -Explain the purpose and influence of the Defence Interest Group
       -Gain understanding of how the current DFPS customers use the solution and where it benefits them
       -Find useful sources of additional Information about SAP S/4HANA and the Defense Solution
  • Force Elements and Force Structures
       -Outline the Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE)
       -Define a force element
       -Describe force element data model design
       -Describe different approaches to modeling a force element
       -Describe force element structures
  • Force Management Applications
       -Explain what SAP Fiori Launchpad is
       -Describe the concept of Business Roles
       -List several defense-specific applications
       -Differentiate between applications and application variants
       -Learn how to Search for Force Elements, in List and Hierarchy Views
       -Navigate through Force Elements Hierarchy
       -Familiarize Yourself with the Look and Feel of Manage Force Elements App
       -Explain how to create a Root Object
       -Explain how to edit the main characteristics of Force Elements
       -Explain how to create Force Elements and substructures by copying
       -Explain how to repurpose a Force Element by changing its characteristics accordingly
       -Describe the SAP S/4HANA Business Partner Approach
  • Capabilities
       -Explain what capability based planning is
       -Explain the key terms
       -Explain how they could be being used in force generation and force employment
       -Explain what Capability Code is
       -Create Capability Codes and Capability Hierarchies
       -Create Capability Statements
       -Assign Capability Statements to variants
       -Create mission essential tasks and a task hierarchy
       -Describe what Lines of Developments are
       -Define the capability code detailed data
       -Assign Capability Code and METLs to a Force Element
  • Data Model and Personnel
       -Create a position
       -Describe the role of qualifications and jobs in the force structure
       -Describe how evaluation paths are used in DFPS
  • Operations and Exercises
       -Explain how SAP D&S solution can be used to support operations and exercises planning
       -Create operations and exercises in the system
       -Create an operational organization structure
       -Assign a complete unit to an operation or exercise
  • Integration with Cost Accounting
       -Describe DFPS accounting components
       -Describe DFPS organizational levels and accounting
       -Describe the technical settings in accounting
       -Describe the DFPS force elements and accounting objects
       -Describe force element status changes
       -Describe force element delimitation impacts
       -Explain organizational measure changes
       -Explain workflow management
       -Explain accounting links in the structures workbench
       -Describe the mass generation functionalities in DFPS
       -Describe the generation of the CO standard hierarchies in DFPS
       -Describe the different accounting objects relevant to DPFS
  • Measures
       -Describe the difference between Organizational and Individual Measure
       -Describe Individual Measures
       -Describe Organizational Measures
  • Appendix: DFPS Structures Workbench
       -Outline the structures workbench
       -Navigate the structure area
       -Use the copy function for force elements
       -Navigate the selection area
       -Use the detail area of the structure workbench
       -Use the document management system
  • Appendix: Operations and Exercises
       -Explain organizational structures used in operations and exercises
       -Create operations and exercises
       -Staff operations with personnel
  • Appendix: DFPS Case Study
       -Customize a new organizational structure for a humanitarian air operation
  • Customizing of the DFPS Structures Workbench
       -Create a new transaction
       -Create usage types with limited tab pages
       -Customize a DFPS transaction
       -Customize evaluation paths


  • This course is a training of the functionality and techniques of the defense solution. It will not provide customer specific implementation know how. It will show some best practice approaches of EA-DFPS within the used examples.
  • This course (DFPS66) is an essential prerequisite for the course DFPS67. Especially the logistics portion of the DFPS67 class requires the knowledge provided in this course and shouldn’t be booked without completion of this class.
  • This course is built on SAP S/4 HANA basis, while using DFPS (industry solution Defense) in Compatibility Scope. However, the DFPS specific knowledge acquired is also relevant and compatible with ECC 6.0 EHP 5-8 platforms with active Defense Solution.
  • Please be aware that the course materials are delivered in English only.

Course based on software release

  • Material is based on:
       -SAP S/HANA 2020 FPS00
       - EA-DFPS 805 FPS01
  • Exercises are based on:
       -SAP S/4HANA 1709 FPS01
       -EA-DFPS 802 SP01
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