Author's Note: This post was originally published in January 2018 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness to cover S/4 HANA 1809 release.
With the release of S/4HANA 1709 SAP customers have been able to run SAP Transportation Management functionality on the same instance as their ERP solution. S/4HANA 1809 release has made the embedded TM option even more appealing, by closing most of the functional gaps that S4/HANA 1709 release had with the AnyDB stack TM release 9.5+. The embedded TM option certainly looks very appealing, as it reduces the complexity of several interfaces and data duplication. However, the embedded SAP TM alternative has its limitations that are important to understand and take into consideration.
We have compiled a number of frequently asked questions and answers in regard to embedded TM offering in SAP S/4HANA and published them for your reference below. Please note that the information provided below is accurate as of the writing of this post (August 2019) and relates to S/4HANA version 1809.