Focused Solutions for SAP Solution Manager

Focused Solutions are turnkey solutions based on SAP Solution Manager – made for immediate consumption

They are ready-to-run, highly integrated, preconfigured, and automated. Focused Solutions deliver all you need and include additional features and dashboards, and all related training. They are available to all customers.

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Watch the promotion video and read the overview presentation to learn more about the new Focused Solutions offerings.

The following Focused Solutions are available at the SAP Store:

What are your immediate benefits?

  • It’s ready to run
  • All the benefits of a personal consulting solution without the costs involved
  • You get complete maintenance and support
  • You only pay what you use, no hidden costs, no shelfware

  • Everybody can get it easily and instantly through the SAP Store
  • Risk-free test drive, anywhere, anytime
  • Starting at only €250 per user. Premium engagement customers obtain their licenses through a dedicated service.

Focused Build for SAP Solution Manager

Out-of-the-box, and integrated, tool-supported methodology to manage requirements and software development in large, agile innovation projects such as SAP S/4HANA implementations

Buy it for €250 per user at the SAP Store. Premium engagement customers obtain their licenses through a dedicated service.

What are your immediate benefits?

  • Automated visibility of solution readiness against due dates, with integrated risk management
  • Management of distributed development teams
  • Agile release and software engineering with JIRA integration

  • Automated test planning, change and release management to support continuous delivery and integration, and DevOps
  • Full integration of demand, project, process, change, release, and test management

  1. Access the Focused Build and Focused Insights 2.0 (Installations and Upgrades) info page in the SAP Software Download Center and navigate to Downloads tab > Installation and Upgrade.
  2. Select the ZIP file “FOCUSED BUILD AND INSIGHTS 2.0 Add-On Inst. ST-OST 200” and right-click the linked number to download and save the file locally. Alternatively, you can add the file to your Download Basket and download the file through your locally installed SAP Download Manager (SAP Download Manager Help).
  3. Install the add-on from your download folder to your SAP Solution Manager system using transaction /SAINT.
  4. Follow the steps in the configuration and security guide, available on the SAP Help Portal.
  5. For further help, refer to the configuration best practice under training curriculum > 09. Setup and Configuration.
  6. When you search for SPs and Patches, you can find them under Focused Build and Focused Insights 2.0 (Support Packages and Patches).

Focused Insights for SAP Solution Manager

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

Buy it for €250 per user at the SAP Store. Premium engagement customers obtain their licenses through a dedicated service.

What are your immediate benefits?

  • Build custom-specific, easy-to-use dashboards in minutes (read the blog)
  • Pre-packaged content with simplified configuration models, no programming needed
  • Monitor 800+ best-practice KPIs, pre-selected for standard use cases
  • Mix real-time or historic metrics from across all SAP Solution Manager use cases
  • Ideal to build your Innovation Control Center and Operations Control Center
  • Enable top-level, strategic, KPI-driven management for the business solution for IT and Business

Customer Testimonials:

  1. Prerequisites for Focused Build and Focused Insights is SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 03
  2. Access the Focused Build and Focused Insights 2.0 (Installations and Upgrades) info page in the SAP Software Download Center and navigate to > Downloads tab > Installation and Upgrade
  3. Select the ZIP file “FOCUSED BUILD AND INSIGHTS 2.0 Add-On Inst. ST-OST 200” and make a right mouse click on the linked number to download and save the file locally. Alternatively you can also add the file to your Download Basket and download the file via your locally installed SAP Download Manager (SAP Download Manager Help).
  4. Install the add-on from your download folder to your SAP Solution Manager system using transaction /SAINT.
  5. Follow the steps in the configuration and security guide, available on the SAP Help Portal.
  6. When you search for SPs and Patches, you can find them uunder Focused Build and Focused Insights 2.0 (Support Packages and Patches).

Focused Run for SAP Solution Manager

What are your immediate benefits?

  • Optimized for high volume system and application monitoring use cases using the full power of SAP HANA
  • Extremely simplified architecture with small technical footprint and reduced total cost of ownership
  • Proven built-in security concept with HTTP(S) as communication protocols and push as communication direction
  • Clear separation of different customers with multi-tenancy enablement
  • Maximum of automation during assignment and maintenance of managed systems  

Focused Run use cases

  • Advanced System Management (ASM)
    Theses applications allows to monitor systems, databases and operating systems for the whole solution landscape. System Analytics and Automated Health Checks are complementing functionalities to deep-dive analysis of critical situations. Furthermore management applications as down time / work mode management, IT calendar, service availability management and license / maintenance management are provided. Data will be delivered for SAP Early Watch Alert and SAP Maintenance Planner running in SAP Support Cloud.  
  • Advanced User Monitoring (AUM)
    This use case consists of 3 applications. Synthetic User Monitoring (SUM) allows to monitor user scenarios based on synthetic probes sent from robots which can be deployed in different customer locations. Real User Monitoring (RUM) provides measurement of different user request types as HTTP(S), SAPUI5, RFC and SAPGUI. The Trace Analysis tool complements RUM and SUM to analyze user requests on the deepest technical level. 
  • Advanced Integration Monitoring (AIM)
    This application provides monitoring of data exchange processes in-between different systems, within a solution landscape or between systems and public cloud services. Peer-to-peer integration via RFC, HTTP(S), IDOC, Web Services as well as orchestrated integration via SAP Process Integration or SAP Cloud Integration is supported. Monitoring on single interface call or message level is supported to allow correlation of integration fragments with End-To-End flows. 
  • Advanced Event & Alert Management (AEM) 
    This application is the central access point to handle alerts from different use cases like System Monitoring, User Monitoring and Integration Monitoring. It allows efficient handling of high volumes of alerts based on a dashboard driven approach. It is possible to integrate alerts coming from external monitoring systems into AEM (inbound integration), and alerts can be forwarded to external event & alert management or ticket systems (outbound integration). For System Monitoring automated alert reactions especially for production down situations are provided out-of-the-box.
  • Configuration & Security Analytics (CSA)
    This application provides an overview of the changes that have been applied to systems, databases and operating systems. It allows to validate existing technical configuration against a pre-defined policy. Support for security compliance audits can be provided by the tool. Interactive browsing and searching for certain configuration item values over a high number of components is possible. 
  • Predictive Analytics & Dashboards (PAD)
    Advanced analytics functionality is directly built-in the different Focused Run use cases to enable one stop user experience. For System Analytics a dedicated application is provided which includes forecasting and predicting of metric values.

Resources

Watch the overview video and read the overview presentation to learn more about the Focused Run solution.

If you want to learn more about Focused Run, please see the FAQs or contact us at focused.solutions@sap.com.

For further details regarding the positioning of SAP Focused Run please refer to the SAP Focused Run white paper at the following link.

For further infrastructure technical details refer to the following link.

Interested in more?

As a first step we provide the Focused Run introduction session to give an overview regarding scope, features and architecture. As a second step we can offer to conduct a Focused Run positioning workshop. In this workshop we are going deeper into the specific architecture and present all use cases in detail to the participants. As a follow up we are able to provide a Focused Run hardware sizing, license cost calculation and service day proposal. To schedule a workshop, please contact us at focused.solutions@sap.com.

Which use cases are provided?

Use Case Description
Advanced System Management Manage large customer or service provider landscapes with thousands of systems
Advanced User Monitoring Monitor synthetic as well as real user requests including advanced end user tracing
Advanced Event & Alert Management Handle events and alerts including 3rd party inbound and outbound integration
Configuration & Security Analytics Enforce company or service provider specific configuration and security policies

Find Focused Solutions Circle Members

SAP offers service companies the opportunity to be listed as a delivery partner in the Focused Solutions Circle, an open program for service companies who excel in focused solutions. You, as a customer, can look for a suitable delivery partner, experienced in managing focused solution projects.

These partners can help you setup your focused solution on your SAP Solution Manager, or by giving you the right skills and support to manage your focused solutions.
 

Your Focused Solutions Members

Circle Partner Websites

Company & Contact Website Qualified for Service Delivery in Region / Country
SAP ALM Consulting Link Focused Build,
Focused Insights
All regions
BIT.Group GmbH Link Focused Run Upon request
Britehouse         Link Focused Run EMEA, MENA, APAC, North America
Concorn LLC Link Focused Build,
Focused Insights,
USA, Canada, Latin America
CoreALM Link Focused Build,
Focused Insights
North America
DeceSoft GmbH Link Focused Build All regions
itelligence Link Focused Run Upon request
SALT Solutions Link Focused Build,
Focused Insights
Germay, Austria, Switzerland
SNP Link Focused Build
Europe, USA
Techedge Group Link Focused Run EMEA, LATAM, North America
Worksoft Inc. Link Focused Build,
Focused Insights
All regions
Vostura GmbH Link Focused Build,
Focused Insights
Focus on Germany, Austria, Switzerland,
other regions upon request

Become a Focused Solutions Circle Member

The Focused Solutions Circle was introduced in a move to build up a multiplier network for the new focused solutions offerings. With the Circle, SAP has established an open program for service companies who excel in the focused solutions area. We started the program with a pilot phase, which ended on March 31, 2017.

Typical Circle member activities may include positioning and scoping services, overview presentations, Focused Build coaching, trainings, and initial configuration services.

Learn more about becoming a Focused Solutions Circle Member