ChaRM 4-Eyes Principle Control Partner Function – Solution Manager 7.2
The Purpose of this Blog post is to enhance Partner Consistency check using 4 eyes principal function in ChaRM to improve Change Management Process to meet the SOX compliance.
In order to strengthen and streamline charm process and Customer requirement, implemented 4-Eyes Principle Control Partner Function consistency checks.
Below table shows current process and After changes, post implementing 4-Eyes Principle Control Partner Function consistency checks
Partner Function SAME_USER for 4 Eyes principal
Specifies the business partner to which the system compares the business partner of the current user (defined in SY-UNAME). If the two business partners are the same, the condition is not fulfilled.
This function is only available in change request management. A business partner must be assigned to the user. The condition SAME_USER must be assigned to the transaction type (ZMHF in our case)
Tester and developer should not be the same business partners, Developer field must be disabled once business partner inserted and saved.
- Determine Partner functions ( Developer and tester ) on which consistency check needs to enable
- Create and assign custom consistency check (ZSAME_PARTNER) for Partner
- Specify partner assignment and checks for determined partners
- Disable Developer field in for the transaction type ZMHF
- Add Error text message in message class
Check the partner functions of Developer and tester
Go to IMG activity SAP Soluiton manager -> Change control management -> Partner Determination procedure -> Define status -> Dependent partner function assignment – > Select Transaction Type
refer user status field for partner function – In our case I have to determine E005 Sucessfully tested and E002 in Development partner status
2.Create and assign custom consistency check (ZSAME_PARTNER) for partners
Assign Application area ZRTS_CHARM ( this content error message which user will get in case partner condition not met.
In next step ‘Define execution time of consistency checks’ here I assigned check in E005 – sucessfully tested status of change document-. e.g. consistency will be checked when Change document will save in sucessfully status.
3. Specify partner assignment and checks for determined partners
Go to Specify partner assignment and checks for determined partners tab in same screen,
Assign User status, functions in current and 4 eyes table cloumn as shown in below screen.
in the table on the right:
The first column in the table is the status
The second column in the table is the partner function that the current business partner will be assigned to when save is clicked and the status becomes the first column.
The third column in the table is used for determining if partner functionsu2019 business partners are the same when the document is saved and the status becomes the first column. For example, the Tester (SDCD0002) equals the Developer (SDCD0001) when the status is Confirmed (E0005).
4.Disable Developer field in for the transaction type ZMHF
Disable developer field so that Developer cannot change parnter later on while changing Change document status to sucessfully tested.
Go to IMG activity SAP Soluiton manager > Change control management > Transactions-> partner determination procedure -> Define partner determination procedure
Uncheck developer in changeble column — add minimum and maximum developer can be assosiate to one change document.
5. Add Error text message in message class.
Update the error text which user will get in case developer try to move Change document status to sucessfully test,
GO to SE91- -> select message class( in my case I have custom message class ZRTS_CHARM
Activate ZSAME_PARTNER in consistency checksGo to IMG activity SAP Soluiton manager > Change control management > Change request management Framework – > Actions Change request management -> consistency checks–> Implement Consistency checks in change request management
Create consistency check here I created Z_Check_Condition, Assing ZSAME_PARTNER
Once activated check in change document, I can see error while moving change document stats from business test to sucessfully tested, becuase developer and tester as same ID/ partner.
Hope this blog post will help to implement 4 eyes principal..
Hi Digendra Singh
Thanks for taking time to do this Article.
I have a question.. you say “Create custom check ZSAME_PARTNER( copy from standard SAME_PARTNER)”. But I can't find the standard SAME_PARTNER, only SAME_USER. Might this be because of my version Solman 7.2 SP09?
Regards and Thanks
Hi Digendra Singh,
i think he meant SAME_USER. But i still don't understand what is the added value of this blog. as far as i understand, the same check already is possible in the standard. Just assign consistency check SAME_USER for respective status and add the partner function to table "Specify Partner Assignment and Check" to third column (in his case it would be the Developer for status E0005 = Succesfully tested). this way the System prevents a status shift to E0005 = Succesfully tested when the current processor is assigned as developer and wants to take over the role of the tester for this process step.
maybe i am missing something here?