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Solution Manager Update – What’s in Feature Pack Two?

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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