The brand new Feature can be created in the Features application with a relation to the project and the scope. Features can be used to document your software or configuration changes and deploy the changes through your landscape. In the following figure the main properties of a Feature are illustrated.
To deploy Features through your landscape the integration into the various deployment mechanisms of SAP is crucial. The integrations mentioned below are already available:
|Deployment Tools||Integrated Solutions|
|Change & Transport System (CTS)||SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition|
|CTS||SAP S/4HANA on-premise|
|CTS||SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP on-premise|
Before you can start enabling the transport management for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition or SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP on-premise, you need to fulfill the following prerequisites:
Install SAP_BASIS 7.40 SP20 or higher (accordingly 7.50 SP04).
Install ST-PI 7.40 SP16 or higher.
Check that DigiCert Global Root CA is imported in STRUST under SSL Client (Anonymous) and SSL Client (Standard).
You can find the configuration guide to enable the integration in the Setup & Administration Guide:
Essence of the Feature is the transport section which provides the following option:
It is always ensured that transports are deployed to the test system before all transports assigned to a Feature can be deployed to the production system. Prior to the deployment of a Feature to production the approval for deployment needs to be given by the change & release manager.
A Feature follows an easy workflow with the following statuses:
The feature serves the purpose to establish the cloud mindset by making the move to the continuous feature delivery. Continuous feature delivery shifts the focus on delivering new functionality incrementally.