End-to-end process insights with BPA Process Progress KPIs

2020-05-15T14:36:18+00:00

In a previous insight we introduced you to Business Process Analytics and Improvement (BPAI) in SAP Solution Manager 7.2, and focused on how the standard out-of-the-box KPIs and associated visualisation and dashboarding tools could aid your business in improving the execution of its OTC and P2P processes. A new type of KPI has now been launched with the recent [...]

Make your S/4 transformation programme a success – Part 1, Explore Phase

2020-03-19T14:13:18+00:00

Make your S/4 transformation programme a success - Part 1, Explore Phase SAP sell software. They generate revenue from license fees. So when SAP start giving away a major set of tools to their customers,  it’s worth taking a closer look at what these tools offer. That set of tools is SAP’s Focused Build, a free add-on for Solution [...]

Order out of chaos: Capturing Requirements.

2019-09-17T09:45:32+00:00

Various approaches have been tried to coordinate the business and IT functions with the aim of improving the capture and management of change requirements. For example, single points of contact 'Demand Managers' from within the IT function or so-called 'Hybrid Managers' with a mix of business knowledge and IT skills. With the release of Solution Manager 7.2, SAP [...]

Why document in Solution Manager? The reasons may surprise you

2019-08-29T13:19:02+00:00

The traditional approach to documentation "Good Documentation is great. But when it's not, at least you're getting some." Every Service Manager, since forever. The above reaction illustrates the rather low bar that has sustained many a system support contract. In many people’s experience, handover documentation from project teams tends to be patchy. This is an expensive oversight, as the [...]

Do you really know how efficiently you are executing your core end-end business processes in SAP?

2019-06-06T14:41:44+00:00

Business processes need to work efficiently in order to be effective. Disruptions in an end-to-end cycle such as OTC or P2P can happen anywhere, and so trying to keep tabs on them as and when they happen in SAP is a difficult and daunting task, particularly if you are heavily reliant on manual data extraction from reports, queries or [...]

What does GDPR mean for SAP Solution Manager?

2019-05-02T12:32:03+00:00

It’s unlikely you’ve not heard of the phrase ‘GDPR’ given the amount of news time and ‘junk’ mail that the subject has attracted, but just in case, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is officially Europe’s strongest data protection rule that came into force as of the 25th of May 2018. It has totally overhauled the personal information laws that [...]

SAP Solution Manager – Focused Build 3 now available!

2019-03-26T13:56:29+00:00

With Focused Build, SAP have delivered a seamless tool-based Requirements-to-Deploy process within SAP Solution Manager. This includes the capture of business demands, requirements management, integrated risk management, and clear-cut collaboration features that allow you to orchestrate business and IT units as well as global development teams remotely. For more details on what Focused Build is and how it can [...]

How SAP Solution Manager supports Digital Transformation

2018-10-08T15:46:50+00:00

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

2018-10-08T15:48:53+00:00

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

2017-02-01T13:28:10+00:00

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 [...]