The SAP Solution Manager 7.2 is designed to support the S/4HANA on premise implementation and the complete solution lifecycle. The SAP Solution Manager 7.2 is an environment with tools for project management, process modeling, change management, test management and much more to implement, to run and optimize your SAP software.
You can import the SAP Activate Best Practices into the SAP Solution Manager 7.2:
First SAP provides project best practices: You can load a project plan as a template for the SAP S/4HANA implementation. Project plan templates describe the tasks according to SAP Activate. The templates are provided for different implementation scenarios. You can adjust the template to your need during the planning workshops. In those project management templates you can identify who needs to be involved in the project, when and what kind of skills are required (Resource Management). Following that, you can use it for working with changes which result from Fit/Gap analysis.
Second SAP provides process best practices: This includes process models and configuration for SAP S/4HANA editions. You can use this for build design. The delta scoping and new requirements can be documented in the standard BPMN 2.0 in the modeling environment on the process or process step level. SAP Solution Manager 7.2 fulfils the requirements for process modeling, solution implementation and documentation – continues validation of your processes based on system usage.
Finally, SAP provides capabilities to document and apply changes in a consistent and combine way across the multi-system landscape. Based on the process models you can setup, later on, the business process monitoring for elements of the process, process step or interfaces.
Using SAP Solution Manager 7.2 in combination with SAP Best Practices for S/4HANA and configuration work in SAP S/4HANA system, you will be required to document only the changes to the standard solution (Model Company) and not to start from scratch.
With the SAP Activate content import into SAP Solution Manager 7.2, you will get:
- The business process structure in the new business process model design: The SAP Activate business process model content should be imported in a non-production solution brunch to filter the processes in scope of the implementation.
- Libraries of objects: The SAP Best Practice content creates also Libraries of objects (e.g. executables / configuration objects) which you can use to create own processes on top of SAP delivered process.
- Accelerators and Building Blocks: With the process structure and object libraries, the best practice documentation e.g. configuration documentation or business process documentation will be imported as well.
- Process diagrams: Editable process models are part of the imported content. You can adjust the process diagrams or create new ones in a system-based or role-based representation to facilitate the interaction with your LoBs.
Additionally, depending on the implementation scenario, further documentation e.g. test scripts or the integration best practices are provided with the imported content for SAP S/4HANA.
The PPM project template plan can be also imported into the IT PPM in SAP Solution Manager. The project describes the tasks and work which need to be done. This template can be edited and adjusted. First, you have to download it directly from the Roadmap Viewer and then upload in PPM. The Roadmap Viewer is part of the SAP Content Cloud and is where key roadmap content can be accessed to accelerate your SAP S/4HANA project: https://roadmapviewer-supportportal.dispatcher.hana.ondemand.com/.
Below you find a few screenshots, for your “look and feel”, of the SAP Activate content which will be available in SAP Solution Manager 7.2.
SAP Activate in SAP Solution Manager 7.2 – SAP Best Practice Content Upload:
SAP Activate in SAP Solution Manager 7.2 – Business Process Content
SAP Activate in SAP Solution Manager 7.2 – Accelerators and Building Blocks
SAP Activate SAP Solution Manager 7.2 – IT Project Workbreak Structure
SAP Activate in SAP Solution Manager 7.2 – IT Project Structure Tasks
SAP Activate in SAP Solution Manager 7.2 – IT Project Resource Planning