This is part 4 of a blog on Solution Manager 7.1 SP5, this time covering Change Control based on an ASUG webcast given by John Krakowski, SAP.  The usual disclaimer applies that things are subject to change.


Figure 1, Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows improved flexibility, reporting, downgrade protection features that were requested by customers


Figure 2, Source: SAP

If you want to reassign changes from one project to another, this is planned in SP5

Also the option to decouple transports from change documents – you can add existing transports to change documents


Figure 3, Source: SAP

Existing customers know that Change Request reporting occurs today via transaction /TMWFLOW/REPORTINGN. 

Reporting changes include predefined KPI’s based on BW and dashboards for change request management.


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows downgrade protection to receive warnings; this will help in ensuring you have the right sequence of transports before you import into your systems.


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows  that you can simulate transport before production import via a guided procedure.  This will help identify errors, transport sequences, etc.


Figure 6, Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows that you will be able to process change requests from your mobile device for iOS only in initial roll-out.

It will be limited to the approval of the change document.

I am most excited about the transport simulation; something I had wanted for many years.  What are you looking forward to with the Solution Manager Change Request 7.1 SP5 features?

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  1. Tom Cenens

    Hi Tammy

    Thanks for continuing these blog series. Always interesting information.

    It looks like Central CTS has been scratched off the board and has been integrated or is being integrated into the Change Request Management. It does make sense and it’s good to say SAP continues to improve CTS as it’s solid technology for sure.

    The Transport Execution Analysis for projects is coming from customer requests. SAP had released a self service that provides a report after transports have taken place and the feedback from many customers was: we want to get a report up ahead of doing transports instead to see what can potentially go wrong instead of seeing what went wrong. Nice to see it is upcoming.

    IT infrastructure is pretty interesting so that will be something I will try to check out. To what extent that will be possible is another thing of course.

    Kind regards



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