Support Pack 9 and 10 for Solution Manager 7.1 (Feature Pack Two) has just been released. This release builds on the dual theme of Run/Build SAP like a factory and provides improvements in efficiency, quality and usability. Below is a summary of the key features.

Run SAP like a Factory (RSLaF)

Build SAP Like a Factory (BSLaF)

Application Operations:

Manage by Exception:

Job Monitoring integrated into Monitoring and Alert Infrastructure (MAI), Guided Procedures and Tasks, IT Calendar

IT Portfolio and Project Management Integration with SAP Solution Manager:

Integration of cProjects with SAP Solution Manager Projects for Task and Resource Management

Business Process Operations

Improved Business Process Management:

Business Process Improvement enabled via extended Process Analytics and Partial Integration with MAI (full integration in SP14)

Test Management

Reduction of Testing Effort:

Faster Test Case Creation and Execution with Component-Based Test Automation (CBTA), Test Scope Optimization

Service Availability Management

Improved Transparency of Outages:

Defined Change Windows, Manage Outage Activities and Communication, Granular SLA

Change Control Management

Improved Flexibility, Validation and Compliance:

New central CTS infrastructure (cCTS) fully integrated with Quality Gate Management

Solution Manager Configuration

Simplification of Set-up:

Automated Managed System Configuration and Support for Mass Changes

Custom Code Management

Better Custom Code Management:

Integration of Usage and Procedure Logging (UPL) with ABAP Test Cockpit

IT Service Management

Improved Service Management (better ITIL alignment):

Service Catalog integrated with Service Request Guided Procedures and Tasks

Dashboards

Better Measurement of IT Performance

New Management Dashboards for Run/Build SAP Life a Factory with ability to customize,

Executive Scorecard, Mobile Dashboards


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See What’s new in SP10  for detailed information (requires SAP Service Marketplace logon)

EGI’s North America Schedule for December 2013:

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Tool & Process Setup on SAP Solution Manager 7.1

  • Solution Manager Basic Configuration 7.1 – 9th to 13th Dec
  • Technical Upgrade of SAP Solution Manager to 7.1 – 2nd to 6th Dec
  • Change Control Management III: Change Request Mgmt – 2nd to 6th Dec
  • Job Scheduling Management – 2nd to 6th Dec
  • Roles and Authorization Concept – 2nd to 6th Dec
  • SAP HANA Profitability Analysis – 16th to 20th Dec
  • SAP Mobile Enterprise Mobility Management – 2nd to 5th Dec

Guided Self Service Execution (Also run as an EGI on below dates):

  • Business Process Analytics and Improvement (BPAI) – 2nd to 6th Dec
  • Data Volume Management (DVM) – 9th to 13th Dec
  • SQL Statement Tuning (SQL) – 16th to 20th Dec

Meet the Experts (1 hour presentations with Q&A)

  • The SAP Support Portal Demo – 10th Dec
  • Custom Code Management Campaign – Software Quality – 5th Dec
  • Custom Code Management Campaign – Retirement of Custom Code – 11th Dec

SAP Solution Manager 7.1 configuration SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 – 2nd to 6th Dec

Schedule for January 2014:

Tool & Process Setup on SAP Solution Manager 7.1

  • Custom Code Quality and Clones – 27th to 30th Jan
  • Incident, Problem and Request Management (ITSM) – 27th to 31st Jan
  • Technical Upgrade of SAP Solution Manager to 7.1 – 27th to 31st Jan

Guided Self Service Execution (Also run as an EGI on below dates):

  • Business Process Analytics and Improvement (BPAI) – 6th to 10th Jan
  • Data Volume Management (DVM) – 20th to 24th Jan
  • Performance Optimization (PERF) – 21st to 31st Jan

BI and Mobile

  • Solution Manager 7.1 configuration SAP BusinessObjects BI 4
  • SAP Mobile (4 of 5): App Development – 13th to 17th Jan
  • SAP Mobile (5 of 5): System Operations – 20th to 24th Jan
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  1. Wolfgang Mayer

    Hello James,

    today I’ve learnedPPM it is necessary that PPM is installed on the same System as Solman.

    Can you confirm this? If this would be true, this solution would be applicable to a lot of our customers since PPM (5.0 or 6.0) and Solman are always installed on different SAP instances.

    Thanks & regards

    Wolfgang

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      1. Wolfgang Mayer

        Hello James, any chance that this will change in future and will work if the PPM addon has been installed on another server than Solman? As mentioned, our customers have separate PPM- and Solman system since PPM is mainly not used for IT but business Projects. Thanks & regards Wolfgang

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        1. James Pearce Post author

          Hi Wolfgang, not sure how this will evolve in the future but my guess is as Solman becomes more integrated into the ALM processes for managing the SAP environment PPM integration will remain as it is. I suggest you log a OSS note with SAP to see if this is the case or there is a workaround. Long term you could look at using Solman server for PPM.

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