SAP Solution Manager

Offers end-to-end application lifecycle management to streamline business processes and proactively address improvement options, increasing efficiency and decreasing risk within your existing maintenance agreement.

SAP Solution Manager 7.2


SAP Solution Manager 7.2 covers the complete application lifecycle of your IT solution running on premise, hybrid or in the cloud. The modern and intelligent IT management platform empowers your IT organization for the future of business.

Explore the innovative functionalities of the new release 7.2 that drives the transition of your company into the digital economy and transform your business even faster — with help from SAP Digital Business Services.

With this highly integrated solution you can implement, maintain, run, and adopt all enterprise solutions – even non-SAP software – while supporting business innovation, business continuity, and efficient operations.


SAP Solution Manager offers the following for agile application lifecycle management: 

For an agile application lifecycle management, SAP Solution Manager offers processes (functional areas)

Application Operations provides System and Application Management capabilities for central monitoring, alerting, analytics, and administration of SAP centric solutions. It helps customers to reduce TCO by predefined content and centralized management tools for all aspects of operations in SAP Solution Manager.

Application Operations contains functionality for System Monitoring, Integration Monitoring and User Monitoring. Furthermore it provides support for Analytics and Dashboarding, Technical Administration and Guided Procedures, Root Cause Analysis and Exception Management.  

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In this component, you find tools and functions that help you support the productive operation of your core business processes across your systems and components. You can make sure that core business processes run according to the priorities of your company and that the costs for operating a solution remain at a reasonable level in the following areas: Business Process and Interface Monitoring, Business Process Improvement, Data Consistency Management, and Job Scheduling Management. 

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Data Volume Management (DVM) monitors the volume of data in your system landscape. Using the DVM work center, you can reduce the size of databases and the amount of data in your landscape, significantly lowering total operating costs. The DVM work center displays details of data volume movements in single or multiple system landscapes. The work center is based on an SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) system and provides an integrated, landscape-based view of your data.  

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This process controls changes in system landscapes in a comprehensive workflow. You create requests for change, edit them if necessary, and implement changes. You can perform the change control management activities across technology stacks and application components. You can access the Change Control Management features via the SAP Solution Manager Launchpad.  

Change Control Management component consists of the following capabilities: Change and Transport System and Enhanced Change and Transport System, Transport Analytics, Change Diagnostics, Dual Landscape Synchronization (Retrofit), Quality Gate Management, Change Request Management and Release Management. 

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Custom Code Management is the central point of access for all functions that you use to monitor and manage the complete lifecycle of custom developments from requirement to retirement. Transparency on your custom code is the basis for optimization and an efficient custom code management. You can continually optimize your custom developments, monitor the implementation and track usage and quality.

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This process provides central message management and processing. With its integration of SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM), IT Service Management allows you to contact all parties involved in a message. These include all users of the system landscape or your company's solutions, such as employees, customers, consultants, or support staff. With IT Service Management, you can connect to an external help desk, set up service connections, and access SAP Service & Support, If your IT system landscape also contains SAP solutions.

Change Control Management component consists of the following capabilities: IT Service Management, Change Request Management, Interface for the help desk of a third party provider, Global Service & Support Backbone.

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Landscape Management describes processes in the IT landscape that run across several tools:
It provides information on IT landscapes as a basis for landscape operation and change planning of SAP centric solutions and helps customers to best manage and use the existing landscape and evolve it through new installations, update of Support Packages and enhancement packages, system upgrades or conversion to SAP S/4HANA and SAP BW/4HANA.

SAP Solution Manager's cloud-based Maintenance Planner enables easy and efficient planning of all these changes in your SAP system landscape.
All calculations of changes are based on information provided by the SAP Solution Manager Landscape Management Database. The results of the Maintenance Planner are consumed by the Software Logistics Toolset.

Several functions have been integrated with the Maintenance Planner as utilities:

The following functions consume landscape data or Maintenance Planner output:

Process Information

Learnings

This process enables you to manage your business processes in a holistic way: you can describe both business and IT perspective on processes, applications and system landscapes in one place. So business documentation and system reality are always synchronized. For this new, holistic way of describing processes, SAP Solution Manager provides two new key applications: “Solution Administration” and “Solution Documentation”.  

“Solution Administration” provides an overview over the existing solutions. You can display and maintain solutions. Furthermore, you can create and define new solutions. This application can be used by administrators to setup the environment for Solution Documentation.  

“Solution Documentation” is the common directory for business processes and associated documentation (unification of template, implementation, upgrade, maintenance projects and solutions). This application can be used by specialists like business analysts, process modelers and functional consultants.

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SAP Solution Manager is integrated with the project management functions of SAP Portfolio and Project Management (SAP PPM), so you can manage, for example, project time, resources, and status. Project management is integrated for the following area: Solution Documentation, Change Request Management, and Requirements Management. 

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You can determine the scope of testing required for cross-system business processes, manage the tests centrally and execute the tests. The test management has the following phases: determining the testing scope, test planning, testing, and transferring the changes to production operation.

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Focused Solutions are turnkey solutions based on SAP Solution Manager – made for immediate consumption and available for all customers. They are ready-to-run, highly integrated, preconfigured, and automated. Focused Solutions deliver all you need and include additional features, dashboards, and all related training.

Focused Build

Out-of-the-box, tool-supported methodology to manage requirements and software development for large, agile innovation projects.

Focused Insights
Build and distribute powerful customer-specific dashboards in minutes using state-of-the-art user experience. 

Focused Run
Powerful solution for Service Providers who want to host all their customers in a central, scalable, safe, and automated environment.

Focused Solutions Circle Partner
Become or find a delivery partner in the Focused Solutions Circle, an open program for service companies who excel in focused solutions.

Transition to SAP Solution Manager 7.2

Mainstream Maintenance for 7.1 release has ended on Dec 31, 2017. Customers are switched to Customer-Specific Maintenance automatically.

  • To familiarize yourself with the upgrade topic, watch the upgrade video from the virtual SAP Solution Manager roadshow, explaining the most important aspects of preparing, planning and executing the upgrade to 7.2.
  • In this blog, you learn more about the most streamlined transition path with the upgrade navigator for SAP Solution Manager.
  • When you plan to upgrade to 7.2 but do not know where to start, what to do in which timely order, and where to get help, read this blog about valueable EGI sessions offered in the support edition of SAP Learning Hub to get the guidance you need.
  • To initiate your upgrade, you can get support through the upgrade service offered by the SAP Consulting team and premium engagement customers can also benefit from the PE upgrade services.

Resources

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