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Solution Profile Copy

Most partners have dedicated industry knowledge and offer this knowledge to their customers. To do so, they often create an industry-specific Business ByDesign tenants and us this as an implementation template. As of today, to apply this template, all scoping and fine-tuning settings needed to be done manually for every customer.
With the 21.11 release a new copy feature is available for SAP Business ByDesign that enables partners to copy their solution profile to a selected customer tenant within minutes.
This feature is only available in Beta in 21.11

The following capabilities are covered
The scoping features will reduce the implementation time and effort and as well as risk of implementation errors for partners.

  1. In the Service Control Center the partner can select their tenant and copy the solution profile incl. all scoping and fine tuning settings to the selected customer system.
  2. The solution profile will overwrite the customer’s current solution profile
  3. Copy functionality can be switch on in business configuration.

From a customer’s perspective
Customers will benefit from a reduced implementation time and by that implementation costs. In addition, the implementation quality will increase and the time until they can use the system productively will be reduced.
To ensure that the customer is aware of and agrees to the solution profile copying, the customer needs to permit the solution profile import. By this, it is ensured that the partner does not accidentally copies the solution profile to the customer system.

To ensure that the solution profile copy works as designed, there are some prerequisites that must be fulfilled.

  • The copy solution profile functionality is only available in the partner test system (At the moment, the functionality is switched one in backend by SAP on partner’s request as the feature is in beta status).
  • The project in the partner as well as the customer system must have the status “First Implementation” and cannot be in status “Live” or “Change Project”.
  • The partners as well as the customer system must be on the same release and hotfix stand.
  • The customer system must be a test system and the customer needs to permit the solution profile import.
  • It is recommended that the partner as well as the customer system should not contain any add-ons.
    If so, the add-on in the partner as well as in the customer tenant must have the same version.

Some activities in the Activity List cannot be copied automatically to this system as they create other data than fine-tuning data. This is often the case for activities which are shown as to be repeated in the Repetition Required column.

Click the video below to watch a short demo of the solution profile copy function.

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