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ARIS and SAP Solution Manager 7.2 integration – Part 2

In this blog I am going to explain how existing ARIS models can be synchronized to SAP Solution Manager. This is part 2 of ARIS integration blog series and part 1 is available in the below link

ARIS and SAP Solution Manager 7.2 integration – Part 1

Synchronizing existing ARIS models

Existing ARIS business process models can be synchronized with SAP Solution Manager by maintaining the synchronization attributes manually.

The below diagram provides the list of attributes to be maintained for the corresponding ARIS functions.

Step 1) Perform the initial import from SAP Solution Manager

Refer Synchronize Business Process section part 1 for more information

Step 2) Open the VCD for Business process

Step 3) Copy and paste the models which you want to synchronize under the Business Process VACD

Step 4) Navigate to the last level of the model and open the FAD of a Process step in EPC

I am going to use the below structure for integration

Tip: It is easy to map the attributes from bottom-up than performing mapping from top to bottom.

Step 5) Open the properties of the transaction which you want to synchronize with SAP Solution Manager

Go to attributes and add the below attributes (if not exists) using more attributes button.

Transaction Type, SAP Component

Provide the logical component group name under SAP Component and select the corresponding transaction type.

Click on OK after making the above changes.

Add the attribute for all the screen components available under the FAD.

Note: The SAP component field value should be same as the corresponding logical component group name in SAP Solution Manager. Else the element will not be synched to SAP Solution Manager.

Step 6) Open the properties of the model by performing double click outside the objects.

Add “SAP Model Type” attribute and select the value as process step

Step 7) Close the FAD and go to one level on top (Create Model – EPC)

Open the properties of the EPC function which needs to be synchronized to SolMan

Add SAP function type and SAP Component attributes

Provide the below values and click on OK

SAP Function type: Process Step

SAP component: <<SolMan Logical component group name>>

Make the above changes for all the EPC functions which needs to be synchronized.

Step 8) Open the properties of the model by performing double click outside the EPC functions.

Add “SAP Model Type” attribute and select the value as Process

Close the EPC model.

Step 9) Go to the parent of the EPC model (Manage Device/Meter installation VACD) and open the properties of the function which needs to be synchronized

Add SAP function type attribute and select the value as “Process”

Click on OK

Make the above changes for all the functions which needs to be synchronized.

Step 10) Open the properties of the model by performing double click outside the functions.

Add “SAP Model Type” attribute and select the value as Scenario

Close the VACD model.

Step 11) Go to the parent of the model (Manage Device/Meter VACD) and open the properties of the function which needs to be synchronized

Add SAP function type attribute and select the value as “Scenario”

Click on OK

Make the above changes for all the functions which needs to be synchronized.

Step 12) Open the properties of the model by performing double click outside the functions.

Add “SAP Model Type” attribute and select the value as Folder

Close the VACD model.

Step 13) Go to the parent of the model (Customer Relationship and Billing VACD) and open the properties of the function which needs to be synchronized

Add SAP function type attribute and select the value as “Folder”

Click on OK

Make the above changes for all the functions which needs to be synchronized.

We don’t need to make any more changes in the parent model (Business Process) since it is created during the SolMan sync.

Step 14) Now close the model and go to the parent (VACD which has Business Process). Select the business process function and trigger the sync under SAP Solutions –> Synchronization

Select data transfer to SAP Solution Manager option and trigger the sync process.

Make sure the checkbox “Include subordinate elements is selected before triggering the sync.

Result:

Now you should have the business processes synchronized with SAP Solution Manager.

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    • Hi Elizabeth

      I trust you know by now, but it’s very easy to create folders. In transaction SOLDOC (assuming you’re in the Solution and Branch you wish to maintain), you simply right-click (below any of the existing folders), select NEW > Folder. On the right side of the screen you maintain the name and attributes and save. Note: The last three levels are Scenario, Process and Process Step (as it used to be on 7.1), so folders are only allowed on the higher nodes of the Business Processes (follow the breadcrumb backwards and ensure you’re not in the ‘Libraries’ leg, but rather in the Business Processes leg).

      Regards, Rob

       

       

       

  • Hello,

    we got the synchronization between ARIS <-> SAP Solution Manager 7.2 running.

    The SAP Solution Manager now displays errors that are listed in SM58.

    We have to remove these errors with the report RSTRFCQD and then rebuild the search indices of the SOLDOC again with SH_COCKPIT.

    Does anyone have similar experiences and can help me here?

    Best regards!

    Robert

  • Hi there, in fact we are using the Interface now, and everything seems to run properly, only one issue.
    All document URL’s of document type AD (Additional Documentation) are coming into Solution Manager with name “Aris Model” instead of the real name of the model.

    We would expect something like P.00.11.2 name of the model, but all names are Aris model. This is not very usefull.

    Can we, maybe, handle this mapping parameters??

  • Hi ARIS Gurus, we are having major problems with our ARIS <-> Solution Manager interface.

    The keyword is Occurence Copies in ARIS.

    An occurence copy in ARIS is not unique and uses the same ID as the original.

    When synchronizing this to Solution Manager, the Solution Manager sees the two entries as the same and gives an eror. In Solution Manager every entry has to have a unique ID.

    This way, making use of re-usage of process objects can not be done and every item coming from ARIS has to be unique.

    Anyone having this same problem??