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With the experience from lots of customer projects, workshops and interviews, we would now like to offer you a quick analysis of your printing landscape. This analysis is showing you details regarding your printers in SAP in an interactive dashboard. As we are piloting this self-service, it is free of charge but mainly focusing on customers in Germany at the moment. If you would like to participate, just use this link to send us a short mail.

Description

You think administrating your SAP printing landscape is a hassle and time consuming? You think some of your printers are working on limits while others are gathering dust but you cannot prove it?

SAP Quick Output Assessment turns your troubles and gut feelings into hard facts. This new service analyzes your printing landscape based on real data. The report which can be requested below enables you to start exploring your options to reduce administration efforts or increase IT efficiency.

You can request this brand-new offering free of charge here.

By ordering a quick output assessment, you agree to the applicable terms and conditions. You further agree that your account executive may contact you with custom tailored offers and that SAP may use the data provided by you to improve its product and service offerings.

Scope

With SAP Quick Output Assessment you can analyze your existing printing landscape. Based on a system-wide analysis of print related data an interactive results report will show you the

  • systems overall performance / complexity level
  • It will furthermore give you detailed statistics of e.g.
    • Installed devices, device types and
    • Utilization per printer in time
    • Device duplicates
    • Access methods

Prerequisites

Release: SAP System with SAP NetWeaver ABAP 7.00 or higher.

Sufficient system and authorizations to

  • import ABAPworkbench transports
  • run or schedule reports.

Screenshots

Result overview

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Distribution of print jobs (per week and per day)

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Step by step instructions

Please follow the step-by-step description. The effort on your side is limited and will take you little time. We will send you the results via email within one week after receiving your request. In case of questions please feel free to contact us at outputfactory@sap.com.

We will send you an ABAP Report that you have to import into the system you would like to check (usually a productive system). This report creates XML-Files that you simply send back to the Output Factory team.

After that, you will receive a dashboard like the one for the screenshots and a short report on the results.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that the quick output assessment is a high-level analytics service that provides you a general overview of your SAP printing landscape based on existing print related data such as device types, print jobs and other data in your systems. The service is not based on any system specific assumptions and does not provide you with explicit recommendations. If you need further individual assistance, explanations or recommendations on your results please feel free to contact us at outputfactory@sap.com or your local SAP consulting organization.

Before your perform any tasks related to the assessment procedure we recommend you to consult the relevant documentations such as the Installation Master Guide that will be sent with the tool itself.

The quick output assessment and its content are provided by SAP AG and its affiliated companies (“SAP Group”) for informational purposes only, without representation or warranty of any kind, and SAP Group shall not be liable for errors or omissions with respect to the materials. SAP does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these materials and shall have no liability for damages of any kind including without limitation direct, special, indirect, or consequential damages that may result from the use of the tool. Customers remain responsible for maintaining their printing landscape.

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