Run Application Lifecycle Management smoother all-over with the new SAP Solution Manager 7.0 EHP1 Implementation Content shipped via Software Component ST-ICO Support Package 27.
What is Implementation Content and how can this new Implementation Content benefit your company in Application Lifecycle Management?
Implementation Content is predefined content for all of the applications and solutions in the SAP Business Suite. It is stored in the Business Process Repository (BPR) in SAP Solution Manager. It includes the business scenarios, processes and steps supported by the respective application.
They are complemented by business descriptions, assignments to SAP functions in the form of transactions and settings, e.g. Business Configurations Sets, for efficient customizing of your business scenarios.
By choosing Solution/Application SAP Solution Manager in the Business Process Repository you can make use of comprehensive Application Lifecycle Management structures and contents for your project. The business process modeling approach has three levels: Scenario, Process, Process Step.
The ALM processes are mapped to scenarios, thus allowing more granular processes and process steps.
Typical BPR 3-level structure for ALM processes and assignments
There you are!
How you practical benefit from the ALM processes in the BPR providing a starting point for your project scope, is described in the following use case with focus on ALM process Solution Documentation:
Your goal is to automatically evaluate your business processes and to set up the Solution Documentation Assistant (SoDocA) in SAP Solution Manager. Choosing Solution Documentation as project scope from the new ALM implementation content you find on process step level on tab Configuration the relevant configuration objects (Configuration documentation and IMG objects) to customize SoDocA.
Illustration of use case – ALM process Solution Documentation
Besides the ALM process Solution Documentation the new Implementation Content assists you in technically enabling the ALM processes Solution Implementation, Template Management, Test Management, Change Control Management, Application Incident Management, Root Cause Analysis, Business Process Operations, Maintenance Management, Upgrade Management, Service and Engagement Delivery.
At https://implementationcontent.sap.com/bpr (SMP login required) > Solutions/Applications > SAP Solution Manager > SAP Solution Manager 7.0 EHP1 you find a preview of currently available content.
Preview currently available content – ALM processes with emphasis on ALM process Test Management
SAP’s implementation content for the SAP Solution Manager and Application Lifecycle Management is constantly growing. Brand-new SAP Solution Manager 7.0 Implementation Content is planned to be shipped via Software Component ST-ICO SP 28 in April, 2011, e.g. providing the already mentioned SAP Best Practice Process Documents for Application Lifecycle Management Processes.
And there will come even more. Stay tuned and benefit from upcoming SAP Solution Manager Implementation Content updates for Application Lifecycle Management!