Introducing Exciting Innovations for System Administrators in Our New Software Release
At SAP, we deeply value the indispensable role that system administrators play in our customers’ organizations. They are the driving force behind successful HR operations, ensuring that our solutions deliver maximum value and efficiency. We appreciate the immense responsibility and dedication required for this critical role.
With each release, we are committed to empowering system administrators and enhancing their experience. In our latest release for the second half of 2023, we have put in a lot of effort to bring you new and innovative features that will make your work easier and more enjoyable. I am delighted to share some of the highlights with you.
Configuration Transport Center: Enhancements for Seamless Configuration Management
We’re excited to announce a significant update to our software with the introduction of the Configuration Transport Center. Formerly known as the Configuration Center, this name change better captures the essence of its capabilities. The Configuration Transport Center is designed to help you effortlessly manage the movement of configuration changes from development and test tenants to the productive tenant.
Change projects often involve complex processes that require automation and meticulous auditing of changes made to the production system. With the Configuration Transport Center, you can ensure an end-to-end trail from requirement to delivery, providing you with peace of mind and streamlined workflows.
In our latest 2H 2023 release, we have made substantial enhancements to the Configuration Transport Center, transforming it into a comprehensive tool for system administrators. Now, you can easily view and download configurations for troubleshooting purposes, as well as trigger automated transportation from the development tenant to QA and production tenants.
Our latest enhancements include robust configuration support for standard and customer objects, corporate or country-specific data models, business configuration UI (BCUI), legacy foundation objects, and business rules, among others. We’ve also introduced new features that help you avoid conflicting changes and ensure enhanced audit compliance.
To further aid in audit purposes, we’ve introduced an enhanced import history functionality. This feature provides you with a complete overview of configuration changes, allowing you to track and analyze every modification made.
Additionally, administrators can now take advantage of the ‘add-to-transport-bundle’ feature, which streamlines the configuration change management process. This new capability simplifies the task of bundling related configuration changes together, making it easier to manage and deploy updates.
With the Configuration Transport Center, we’re committed to empowering system administrators with a comprehensive and user-friendly tool that simplifies configuration change management. Say goodbye to manual processes and hello to streamlined workflows and enhanced audit compliance.
Email Notifications: Streamlined Monitoring and Enhanced Security
Monitoring email notifications is another critical task for system administrators. To simplify this process, we have introduced the email monitoring report in our latest release. This report enables you to monitor the delivery status of notification emails and diagnose any failed deliveries efficiently. Furthermore, we have implemented measures to enhance email security by validating that only customer-owned email domains are used as a single sender.
Monitoring email notifications is another important responsibility for system administrators. With our latest software release, we are excited to introduce the email monitoring report, designed to streamline this process. This report empowers you to track the delivery status of notification emails with ease and swiftly troubleshoot any failed deliveries.
In addition, we have taken steps to bolster email security. Our software now includes a validation mechanism that ensures only customer-owned email domains are utilized as a single sender. This enhancement guarantees a higher level of protection for your email communications. It is worth noting that this innovation was ranked as one of the top five requests from our customers as part of the SAP Continuous Influence program for SAP SuccessFactors solutions.
Did I pique your interest for more information? If so, I highly recommend checking out the What’s New Viewer in the SAP Help Portal. It’s the best place to stay updated with our latest release innovations.
Additionally, I encourage you to explore other exciting highlights. To get started, I suggest watching Amy Wilson’s informative overview video and browsing through the release highlights document. You can find both resources on our Product Release & Road Map Information page.