In the previous blog we have seen that customizing synchronization is a technology which is needed to synchronize the objects across various systems or clients in our landscape and Solution Manager provides us the tool to achieve the same.
Please check first blog if you have not visited the same.
As we are aware that always or most of the time we have different SAP components in our system landscape, e.g. SAP R/3 and SAP MDM. The SAP MDM system is based on data which is already in SAP R/3, and the systems cooperate in many business scenarios.
Now Customizing settings which define business processes across systems must be synchronized, to ensure smooth and correct exchange of data.
Example areas in which the customizing must be synchronized include customer and product groups, sales areas, payment conditions, delivery conditions, commission groups, currencies, countries, regions and measurement units.
Two of the major challenges can be
1. Comparing Business Configuration in 2 clients
2.Comparing Business Configuration in 2 systems
To achieve this Cross system viewer can be used which is used to compare:-
1 Configuration setting across two clients
2. Use to compare BC sets or settings stored in Transport Request
3 Use to compare a comparison and then analyse the result.
The following figure shows Cross System Viewer:Transaction is SCU0
We can compare Project IMG and SAP Reference IMG,
Can choose Application Components or
Can go for Manual Selection
First make the selection and click the Create Button the following Screen will appear
Now provide the R/3 connection name and press the Total Comparison button.
We can also check objects selected here by pressing Object overview tab.
Apart from above features we have new features available with Customizing Scout which is a part of SAP Solution Manager.
Prequisites are listed here
Transaction for Customizing Scout is SCOUT.The following snapshot shows the primary screen,
We can check for individual project which we have created in Project Administration as well as we can check for Entire landscape including the type of System role.
We will explore more in the upcoming blogs.