SAP Best Practices Explorer – service will end June 30th 2023
Delivering detailed implementation information for SAP Best Practices always was the mantra of SAP Best Practices Explorer. The service, initially launched in 2015 and well enhanced over the next years has shown tremendous interest from prospects, customers and partners around the globe.
- > 7 million accesses to the tool last year
- > 140 package versions have been made available over time
- > 1.5 million assets have been published since 2015
- > 4 million offline downloads (downloads of the offline documentation library)
Simply speaking, information provided on SAP Best Practices Explorer is relevant.
Obviously, business has massively changed during the 7 years of service of SAP Best Practices Explorer. The needs of the cloud transformation, requirements of the intelligent enterprise suite, the simplification of integrations and the growing demand for providing broader country specific scope are only 4 out of many important trends.
Additionally, the acquisition of SAP Signavio and the evolution of Business Process-as-a-Service provide new business opportunities.
SAP Best Practices Explorer can’t support these trends and needs sufficiently anymore. Yesterday we’ve started to inform all users about the planned deprecation on June 30th, 2023.
While there won’t be a successor of SAP Best Practices Explorer, we’re currently working on a redesign to reflect current business trends but still deliver similar convenience for prospects, customers and partners when it comes to successful, accelerated and efficient implementation projects.
With this blog we’d also like to provide answers to questions we’re receiving since yesterday:
Q: Will there be a successor product for SAP Best Practices Explorer
A: No, there won’t be any successor. SAP will release an entirely different application that will also cover SAP Best Practices solutions. However, features and functions will differ based on the new design of the new service. The first release is planned before the deprecation of SAP Best Practices Explorer. Detailed timelines will be communicated at a later point in time.
Q: How do I get information about SAP Best Practices after June 30, 2023?
A: We’ll announce the availability of the new service close to its release date to avoid any business disruption for prospects, customers and partners.
Q: Will the scope of the new service replace the SAP Best Practices Explorer?
A: No. The planned new service will cover some parts of the existing SAP Best Practices Explorer scope. But many features of the current service are considered to be not relevant anymore. Due to its new data model the planned new service can’t be considered and is not developed as a successor of SAP Best Practices Explorer.
Q: Will we in future have the same access options?
A: No. In future anonymous access will no longer be supported. Details regarding access levels will follow soon.