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RASD 2.0 Released to Customers

Release Assessment and Scope Dependency Tool (RASD) has been given an upgrade!!

What is RASD?

The Release Assessment and Scope Dependency (RASD) tool is a  simple, self-learning tool for customers, which enables the ease of consumption and adoption of impacts, improvements and innovations in SAP S/4HANA  Cloud.

RASD presents to the customers, a tailor-made lists of deleted, deprecated, new and changed objects like apps, APIs and CDS views for each S/4HANA Cloud release and continuous delivery. This list is filtered based on a customers’ used and activated scope which means that the customers only see the changes relevant to them and not the entire list (which could run into thousands of entries).

Customers get a time window of approximately 3 weeks between Release to Customer(RTC) and upgrade. RASD helps the customers to narrow down to the changes which need immediate attention and perform regression tests which are crucial during the short window of upgrades. 

In addition to the impacts, RASD also shows the customers all the new and improved features(based on their scope) which  can add value for their business or Industry

 

What does RASD do?

It is an add-on tool for SAP S/4HANA Cloud Customers, which provides a personalized view of SAP’s What’s New Viewer

SAP S/4HANA Cloud follows a Half Yearly release cycle. The number of changed/new features introduced every release could run into thousands. Additionally, there are numerous changes introduced with each Continuous Delivery(CD). Scanning through this large change list to find out the  changes relevant for their implementation is very time consuming for SAP’s customers. RASD condenses this list to show only those changes which are relevant for a customer’s scope.

Hence RASD aims to make a customers upgrade experience smooth and seamless.

 

How is RASD 2.0 different from RASD 1.0?

The main functionality of both versions of the tool remain the same. To access RASD 1.0, customers had to request access via their Customer Success Partners(CSP). This is no longer the case with RASD 2.0 . Customers can login with their S-user IDs. Partners can login with their customer’s S-user IDs.

RASD 2.0 also provides Fiori based screens for a uniform user experience for SAP customers.

*RASD 1.0 will be available to customers till the 2302

Release Highlights for RASD 2.0

How to access RASD 2.0?

RASD 2.0  can be access by a customer’s S-user ID(Bookmark the link for easy access). If the user is already logged in with their S-user, then the access will be seamless . Partners can login using their customer’s S-user IDs

Home screen has four filters: Tenants, Region, Release and Scope. By default, used scope is displayed. Customers have option to see the overall scope (Release details) or their activated scope

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RASD 2.0 Landing Page

Usage Based Impact

This card is visible on selecting either used or activated scope. It shows the “day one” impact of a release i.e. the deleted and deprecated objects for the customer’s used scope for the selected release. The objects include APIs, Apps and CDS views. The card contains a “Download Impact” button, which lets the user download the same information into a spreadsheet. On clicking this card, it shows a tabular view of this information.

Usage Based Improvements

This card is visible on selecting either used or activated scope. This card shows the changed, new
objects and “must-know” What’s New items  for the customer’s used scope/activated scope for the selected release. The card contains a “Download Improvements” button, which lets the user download the same information into a spreadsheet. On clicking this card, it shows a tabular view of this information

 

Other information available in the RASD 2.0 tool

  • Upcoming Events: This card shows dates of Release to Customer (RTC) of an upcoming major release(for 2SL Landscape), the dates when the upgrades will be available in  Q- systems and P-Systems. This card is visible with all the three available scopes.
  • Scope item details: This card the number of activated or used scope items (based on the values in the filter “Scope”).
  • Impacted what’s new Items: This card shows the list of What’s New Title, relevant for the selected scope
  • Localization Features: This cards shows the objects applicable for the selected regions(in the Region filter). It also provides links to the localization toolkit and Roadmap explorer.
  • New Features**: This card shows all the new features available with a certain release. The information here is categorized based on the object types and not scope items. Object types include APIs, APPs, Authorizations and many more..
  • Summary**: This card gives the summary of all the changes, this can be filtered
    based on lines of business or categories
(**These are not available in the default view. They need to be activated using the “Manage Cards” button)

 

What are some of the use-cases for the RASD 2.0?

 

How  to know the impact of an upcoming release (deletions/deprecations)

  • Login to RASD via a customer S-User ID
  • Select the desired scope (default is “Used”), release, region(s), tenant(s)
  • The card “Usage Based Impact” will show the summary of the objects impacted
  • Click on the card to know details about each of these object
  • Click on the “Download Impact” button to download this list to a spreadsheet

How  to know the improvements shipped in an upcoming release (changed/new) 

  • Login to RASD via a customer S-User ID
  • Select the desired scope(default is “Used”), release, region(s), tenant(s)
  • The card “Usage Based Improvements” will show the summary of the objects impacted.
  • Click on the card to know details about each of these object
  • Click on the “Download Improvements” button to download this list to a spreadsheet

 

RASD 2.0 Roadmap

Here are some to the upcoming features on RASD 2.0

  • Usage based lists for Business Catalogs
  • Integration with SAP for Me
  • Support for 3 System Landscape customers
  • To be available in additional languages

 

Watch the video to see a short demo on RASD 2.0

 

 

To know more login to this Learning Hub offering( ID:SUP_EBW_0160_2204) or contact us @support_rasd@sap.com

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      Author's profile photo Wallace Henry
      Wallace Henry

      I like the potential for this (We're not a Cloud S4 customer).
      I hope/wish similar capability goes to other SAP "Cloud" deliveries.

      Thanks again for this post; thanks also to Jan Musil for promoting it on LinkedIn.

      Author's profile photo Asha Pillai
      Asha Pillai
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Henry,

      Thanks for the feedback

      Regards,

      Asha

      Author's profile photo Raviraj N Tilwani
      Raviraj N Tilwani

      Very Useful, will expedite Impact assessment exercise.

      Suggestion to enhance Adoption / Curious Q:
      -We share this very RASD URL in notification emails that goes to customer with announcement of planned upgrade etc (+RKTs)

      -Instead of depending on customer to pull this specific information with impact, is it not possible to send results to customer ? (Pull Vs Push)

      Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Asha Pillai
      Asha Pillai
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Raviraj,

      Thanks for the feedback. We are working on both the suggestions and hopefully they can be incorporated soon in the RASD tool

      Regards,

      Asha