SAP Solution Manager provides comprehensive support for managing your system landscape with tools and processes.
SAP Solution Manager’s cloud-based Maintenance Planner enables easy and efficient planning of all changes in your SAP system landscape.
Landscape Management comprises installing new systems and changing existing systems using the Maintenance Planner as the central tool for planning landscape changes. Its core task is planning of landscape changes including the planning of different deployment options of software and providing what’s need to implementing them.
Most important options of landscape changes offered are:
- System installation including SAP S/4HANA and SAP Fiori
- System update (support packages and enhancement packages)
- System upgrade
- System conversion to SAP S/4HANA
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 (SL Tools).
Related Tools, Functions, and Processes
As a provider of information on the IT landscape, Landscape Management is related to most functional areas in SAP Solution Manager, which are related to the Maintenance Planner.
Functions Directly Integrated with the Maintenance Planner
Related processes have been integrated with the Maintenance Planner as utilities:
Scope & Effort Analyzer
Scope & Effort Analyzer is a functionality running in the SAP Solution Manager that allows you to analyze the impact of SAP software changes triggered by Support Packages or SAP Enhancement Package deployments even before the physical installation. This calculation uses the maintenance transactions provided by the Maintenance Planner. A structured result report guides you through all findings to plan, optimize, and set up your project efficiently.
System Recommendations provides a detailed list of ABAP and non-ABAP notes, which should be implemented, based on the actual status of the system and already implemented notes.
Upgrade Dependency Analyzer
Typically, SAP systems like SAP ERP, SAP CRM, SAP SCM or SAP SRM are part of an SAP system landscape that contains various interconnected systems. Business processes can run across the various systems. When planning an upgrade of the systems in your landscape, you want to know whether this has an impact on other systems in your landscape, that is, whether the upgrade requires changes to other systems in the landscape as well.
The upgrade dependency analyzer provides this information.
The maintenance certificate was introduced to enable SAP's software logistics tools to identify your system and the exact scope of your corresponding SAP maintenance agreement.