At Rapid ERP we pride ourselves on being able to bring a wealth of knowledge on the topics of Application Lifecycle Management and SAP Solution Manager to our customers. Here are a few of our insights into this ever evolving field.


Simplify SAP Change Approvals with the new Fiori App

SAP Fiori has simplified the way in which users interact with a variety of applications, especially in SAP ECC and S/4 systems, but until recently SAP Solution Manager was largely left out of the loop. With Support Pack 07 the latest evolution of the SAP user experience is now available across several Application Lifecycle Management functions, providing users with [...]


How SAP Solution Manager supports Digital Transformation

Over the last few years, SAP Solution Manager has progressed from being SAP’s ‘Application Lifecycle Management’ (ALM) toolset to becoming the new ‘Digital Business Service Delivery Platform’. In addition to the mature ALM toolsets of the previous release, 7.2 brings a wealth of new functionality, including: Process Management Agile innovation Cloud and Hybrid SAP solutions SAP [...]


Solution Manager 7.2 SP05 – New & Enhanced Features

SP05 is out now! With the ever-evolving maturity of SAP Solution Manager 7.2, the latest support package stack, SP05, brings new and enhanced features across a broad spectrum of the Solution Manager functional scope.  SP05 was released on 9th May 2017, and is available right now to implement for your SAP Solution Manager system. This article takes a look at [...]


SAP Solution Manager 7.2: Process Management

New & Improved Business Process Management in SAP Solution Manager 7.2 - now with an integrated process modelling tool! The previous Solution Documentation and Process Management functionality of SAP Solution Manager 7.1 was, let’s be honest, far from perfect. When used correctly, it was a valuable asset; it gave customers a central repository to store and share information about [...]


A New User Experience with SAP Solution Manager 7.2

It's no secret that SAP has somewhat lagged behind other enterprise applications in terms of the general user experience.  Users are typically presented with clunky looking screens, with many buttons, screen areas and information that is irrelevant and often confusing to users.  We touched on how the general user experience can be improved in our insight on SAP Personas and Fiori [...]


Kickstart your HANA Adoption with Solution Manager 7.2

One of the most significant announcements relating to Solution Manager 7.2  is the option for SAP Enterprise Support customers to use SAP HANA as the underlying database technology to support their SAP Solution Manager installation, WITHOUT additional license costs. This offers some significant benefits to those customers who are not only considering a transition to SAP HANA, but for those who are [...]


A new methodology, realised in SAP Solution Manager 7.2: Introducing SAP Activate

SAP Activate - A new approach to implementing SAP Solutions ASAP has been the tried and tested SAP implementation methodology of SAP systems for well over a decade. During that time technology has moved on leaps and bounds; we now have On-premise, Cloud and Hybrid based SAP solutions, in addition to fast in-memory computing. We also have new ways of [...]


What’s New Solution Manager 7.2 – Introduction

SAP Solution Manager 7.2 is out! As our customers and regular visitors know, we at Rapid ERP are great advocates of SAP Solution Manager 7.1. Over the last 5 years this release of has been instrumental in increasing the adoption of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) best practices across SAP’s customer base. It has changed the perception of ALM from ‘something [...]


SAP Fiori Apps and SAP Screen Personas…”Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”

Modernise your SAP User Experience with SAP Fiori Apps and SAP Screen Personas. SAP Fiori User Experience (UX) and SAP Screen Personas are now free, but what do they do and how can you benefit? In this insight we aim to explore the use cases for each of these two products, to show how you can bring a modern [...]


ChaRM SPS10 – Why cCTS could be the most important enhancement since Solution Manager 7.1 was released

There are some fairly significant enhancements to ChaRM (SAP Change Request Management) that have been made available in SPS10 (released in the last quarter of 2013), including: Enhanced Approval functionality Assigning a nominated approver now works as you would expect i.e. only the person assigned (or a delegate thereof) can sign off their approval step. No longer is [...]


SAP Solution Manager goes mobile

Since SAP Solution Manager 7.1 was released over 2 years ago, SAP have been working on the delivery of mobile applications to cover the core functions of the tool. With the most recent release of the SAP Job Progress Monitor there is now a comprehensive set of useful mobile applications that will further aid in the user acceptance [...]


SAP Solution Manager; a tool for the techies..Right? Wrong!

SAP Solution Manager is, without a doubt, an extremely powerful tool for SAP Basis Administrators; but it also offers much more value than first meets the eye. In this blog we will briefly discuss why SAP Solution Manager is important for every business using SAP. Starting with an overview of the core functionality, we'll provide an insight into the real business [...]


Ten Secrets to Success with SAP Solution Manager

Interested in our top 10 secrets to success?Click the above image to find out more... Can an implementation of SAP Solution Manager be successful and bring business benefit?  Absolutely...and we've got the knowledge and experience to help you do the same! When we first sit down with our customers, we are often met with scepticism over the value of [...]