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SAPTechEd 2008 – (P)Review of SAP Enhancement Package and Upgrade session

SDNIn session LCM202: “What IT Professionals Need To Know about SAP Enhancement Packages” we will focus on the architecture, technology facts and implementation procedure of SAP enhancement packages. As you might already know SAP enhancement packages represent a new software delivery strategy that allows you to get innovations on top of SAP ERP 6.0 without the need for fully upgrading your current release. With SAP enhancement packages, the methodology for implementing new functionality has significantly changed. This session outlines the basic ideas of the new concept and the implementation procedure for SAP enhancement packages for SAP ERP. Getting familiar with these procedures will help you to minimize implementation efforts and leverage the new technology.

The room in Las Vegas was packed and the feedback, as well as the discussions  fruitful and very positive. 

I’m looking forward to see you in Berlin to continue the enlightening dialogue!

To get started I can highly recommend to read my blog What you must know about implementing SAP enhancement packages for SAP ERP which gives the most important information around the concept and the implementation procedure of SAP enhancement packages for SAP ERP plus Video Blog: Introducing SAP enhancement packages and the switch framework! In case you have any questions – just ask everything you always wanted to know about the SAP enhancement packages SAP Enhancement Packages or post them as a comment on this weblog: I will answer your questions during our session.


Furthermore you should join the Upgrade session LCM203, if you are interested in the newest features and improvements regarding the upgrade technology of ABAP, Java and Dual Stack systems you plan to implement SAP Enhancement Packages you are planning to perform an upgrade project.

During this two hour lecture my colleague Kathrin Winkmann and I will provide you the newest insights in the development of the new Upgrade tool which will have a new GUI Layout and a simplified upgrade procedure. We will show you that the proven (ABAP) System Switch Upgrade Technology is also available for Java upgrades and that the upgrade steps for Dual Stack Systems are now merged into one process and are handled with one common UI.

Furthermore we will give you some hints how to implement SAP ERP Enhancement Package 3 during or after your upgrade project. Since SAP ERP 6.0 SR3 you have the possibility to bind SAP Enhancement Package 3 into your upgrade. If you are already on SAP ERP 6.0 then you can use the SAP Enhancement Package “Switch” Installer which is a new tool to install SAP Enhancement Package 3 into your system. 

In addition we will share our SAP best practises to manage technical upgrade projects successfully. Therefore we will give you an idea about the factors which can influence your expected downtime and of course we will hand out the latest statistics regarding upgrade downtime. Besides that we will show you an example how to plan an upgrade project and make you sensitive which technical prerequisites will be necessary before your technical upgrade. 

I’m looking forward to welcome you to the sessions: LCM203 – Managing Efficient Upgrades and LCM202 – “What IT Professionals Need To Know about SAP Enhancement Packages”!

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