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Solution Manager – What is New Today, Planned for the Future – ASUG Webcast Part 1

SAP’s John Krakowski gave this webcast to ASUG this past Thursday.  He gave credit to ASUG, and credited ASUG for collaboration.  This is part 1 of 4 blogs.


Figure 1: Source: SAP

First he highlighted efforts by adopting SolMan SP10 – these are the mobile applications.  Job progress mobile application, Dashboards mobile application, business process monitoring includes analytics in Solution Manager.

These can be downloaded immediately from the iTunes App store, and have demo mode so you can see them immediately after downloading.


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Since August of 2011 SAP has 10K productive installs with 300 installs every month.  On the right side IT Service Management are Pink Verified. What does that mean?  If you are aligned with ITIL standards, you have a fully supported verified solution.


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Investments, no matter where you start, are integrated, said John.  You have built-in integration according to Figure 3.


Figure 4: Source: SAP

White paper released (SMP logon req’d) this talks about how customers can accelerate and improve major releases and projects through business suite.  This is a framework to manage testing, releases, downtime management, custom code in an optimized way to realize two releases a year.

This was a challenge to read this white paper to level set you against your organization against best practices.

John said if you are thinking of implementing HANA, Solution Manager can help manage the HANA application and project.


Figure 5: Source: SAP

If you are on Solution Manager 7.0, he encourages you go to 7.1 SP10

Mainstream maintenance ended for 7.0 on 12/31/13. Support does not end, but it moves into customer-specific maintenance – no new notes, no new SP’s.

Key links provided for Solution Manager 7.1 SP10:

This information was provided by John during the webcast:

Release note:

You can find links to the following new documentation on the Help Portal at

RKT content is available at – > SAP Solution Manager 7.1 -> Solution Roles, SP10.

SP10 Feature Pack 2 – more than bug fixes as it is delivering new enhancements to Solution Manager platform.

SP5 was Feature pack 1

To be continued…

Meet John this month in person at SAP Admin 2014   in Orlando and ASUG Annual Conference in June

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