we have recently implemented S4HC for a manufacturing customer. In doing this, it has been very confusing for users with the mix of terminology 'Product' and 'material'. Some apps refers to 'product's and others as 'material'. In addition, whilst the 'material master' does not seem to have provision to remove fields from the screen ( no adaptive UI or SSCUI config option ), 'product' does - but the 'Product' app does not contain all the fields available in 'material' particularly around costing/QM/PP fields.
Question is : what is SAP's strategy - will 'product' become the generic name and usage eventually ? If so, when would 'product' replace 'material' completely ? could all apps be aligned in terminology ?