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Software Provisioning Manager 1.0 vs. Software Provisioning Manager 2.0

SAP released a new version of Software Provisioning Manager

With release of SL Toolset SPS 23 there are 2 versions of Software Provisioning Manager available in parallel:

  • Software Provisioning Manager 1.0 and
  • Software Provisioning Manager 2.0

Depending on which SAP Software you want to provision, you have to choose the right version of the Software Provisioning Manager!

If you plan your installation in the Maintenance Planner, it calculates the right version automatically.

What’s new with Software Provisioning Manager 2.0:

  • Optimized for SAP ABAP systems based on SAP HANA database
  • Based on a HANA database backup in contrast to R3load based import
  • Database load time will reduce significantly (Product version dependent)
  • HANA specific artifacts are already available and don’t have to be created during installation (e.g. CDS views)
  • A reduced number of ABAP reports need to run after import; the provisioning is more robust
  • The ABAP database schema is named SAPHANADB. This name cannot be changed.

What remains the same:

  • Same provisioning capabilities as with Provisioning Manager 1.0 (Installation, System copy using HANA DB methods, System Transformation)
  • Same SAPinst and Web based user interface as with Software Provisioning Manager 1.0

For what Systems will Software Provisioning Manager 2.0 be necessary:

  • All ABAP systems with new product versions or new support releases on HANA 2.0 only; e,g, SAP BW/4HANA 1.0 SR1 (see release below note for more details)
  • All other products will be installed with Software Provisioning Manager 1.0 (see release note below for more details)

Release Notes:

  • SAP Note 1680045 (Release Note for Software Provisioning Manager 1.0)
  • SAP Note 2568783 (Release Note for Software Provisioning Manager 2.0)


Best Regards

Stefan Jakobi

Product Management CLM
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  • Hi Stefan,


    Where could I find further details on - Based on a HANA database backup in contrast to R3load based import, which is offered in SWPM 2.0. what is the change in the HANA database backup.


    Thanks and Regards

    Ramya K Reddy


  • Hello Ramya K Reddy,

    there is no difference for the HANA database backup at all.

    The only difference for installations, which are done with Software Provisioning Manager 2.0, is that the import from SAP will be done via restore of a backup instead of loading the database with an R3load file.

    The advantages of this new way to initially fill the database are mentioned above.

    Best Regards
    Stefan Jakobi
    Product Management CLM