Making Software Maintenance Safer and Easier
In your system landscape, you regularly face the requirement to apply fixes and software optimizations to keep everything running smoothly.
The Software Update Manager (SUM) is THE tool for system maintenance of all SAP NetWeaver based systems.
It applies to
- Maintenance: applying Support Packages
- SAP Enhancement Package Installation (System Update)
- Upgrade (Release Upgrade)
For ABAP systems, the Software Update Manager (SUM) can be used for applying SPs with a reduced system downtime, see this blog Software Update Manager (SUM): introducing the tool for software maintenance for an introduction to the SUM. The SUM is part of the Software Logistics Toolset 1.0, see The Delivery Channel for Software Logistics Tools: “Software Logistics Toolset 1.0” for an introduction on SL Toolset.
The SUM also offers functionalities to reduce the business downtime, which is part of the topic Business Continuity (see SCN Space Business Continuity).
For your ABAP systems, you can rely on the proven ABAP Support Package Manager (SPAM) and the Note Assistant. Note Assistant is a tool for handling and implementing particular SAP Notes. It is meant to make the process of correcting small bugs in your system easier.
Getting Started with Software Maintenance
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