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Author's profile photo Prakhar Saxena

BPCA – Business Process Change Analyzer

How many of us heard about it?

Well I have implemented this tool for several customers and it really works in an amazing way. Sharing some useful insights!!

What it does?

BPCA help us to find out the list of all impacted business processes or scenario for our Solution Manager project.

How it does?

The underlying technology for BPCA is the TBOM or Technicall Bill of Material which means we have a record of all the inventories related to a transaction. Particularly a TBOM is created by recording the transaction code.

How it works?

Business is always worried while upgrading or applying patches or whenever a transport request with some enhancements are moving in your production (ECC or BI) environment whethere it will impact existing Business Processes which are live or not?

The answer is BPCA or Business Process Change Analyzer tool which we can run to execute and prepare a report based upon SP EHP or even single TR is going to impact and where or how much.

Where is it ? which Workcenter ?

It is available in Test Management workcenter

What are the Pre-requisites for BPCA ?

Kindly check this note

Once you have configured it and it’s up and running all you need to do is goto Solman_workcenter Transaction in Solution Manager

click the Test Management workcenter tab and on the left choose the BP Change Analyzer


thus as we can see here we have options of Support Package or Enhancement Packages or Transport Requests etc.

If for e.g. I choose a Transport Request and provided the details and run BPCA analyzer tool then below output will be produced as highlted as Analysis on Solman ZBPCA Project which I have executed on Development system. /wp-content/uploads/2013/02/bpca2_181525.jpg

On choosing BPCA analysis which we have created it show all the impacted Business Process or Process Steps here as shown in the below portion of the screen.

I will gather some more time and share more information on it.

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      Author's profile photo Ranjith Jacob
      Ranjith Jacob

      Hello Prakhar,

      Thank you for this good blog. It will be helpful if you can share some notes or documents on how to configure this tool. I looked at prerequisite note but was not able to find configuration guide as such.


      Author's profile photo Jo Layani
      Jo Layani

      Hi Prakhar,

      Thank you for this blog.

      Once we run the report that shows the objects affected by the change, what are the next steps to spot the type of impacts ?

      For a support pack project, for instance, the report contains more than 25000 impacts and is very difficult to exploit.



      Author's profile photo sandeep karnati
      sandeep karnati

      Hello Prakhar,

      Do  we need to create TBOM befor running BPCA?

      i am trying to run BPCA in the section3 i could not see any support packages?

      am i missing sonething?


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Before running BPCA you have to apply TBOM

      Author's profile photo Varathanarayanan Sundararajan
      Varathanarayanan Sundararajan

      Hi All,

      Please let me know the table name for Unused Objects of BPCA test results.