SOLMAN Change Control Management

SAP SolMan 7.2 Insight… Performance Improvements for ChaRM Content Activation

SAP Solution Manager 7.2 Insight… If you are a customer currently using Change Request Management (ChaRM) in SAP Solution Manager 7.1 and planning to upgrade to 7.2 SP03/04, then here is an activity required for Upgrade Guide document. This activity contributed to the successful upgrade at my client’s site!   Symptoms The performance of ChaRM Content Activation in step 2 Activate Content of Solution Documentation Content Activation is poor during migration …

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Release Management in SAP Solution Manager 7.2 — Part 3

Release management is the process of managing, planning, scheduling and controlling a software build through testing and deploying in the production environment. Release & Deployment Management is responsible to manage successful deployment of all related changes into a productive environment Release Management defines dates and schedule for Releases Release content determined by Projects and Work Packages or Requests for Changes and related Work Items or Change Documents Release Cycle  acts as …

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Integration of Requirements Management with SAP Project Management in SAP Solution Manager 7.2 — Part 2

SAP Project and Portfolio Management has been integrated with SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SP10. The project management module in SAP Solution Manager helps in the following: Managing scope, timeline and budget of projects in an integrated way Define the resource demand and search for suitable resources (for example based on qualification) Track and monitor the execution of your projects Collaborate with project team members Plan your detailed project costs Therefore PPM …

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Strategy Considerations for Enhanced Retrofit

Many customers using ChaRM and Enhanced Retrofit in an N+1 scenario often have strategy questions such as: How frequently should retrofit be performed? Who should perform the retrofit? Should a single target retrofit transport be used or does each transport that is retrofitted need a separate target transport? Do “Auto-Import” objects have to be re-imported into the production system? There are no simple answers to these type of questions and …

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Enhanced Retrofit with Parameter NO_CSOL Active

In this blog, I will explain the use of the retrofit parameter NO_CSOL – No Cross System Object Lock for Import Objects and an unexpected scenario that might not be anticipated.   To demonstrate the use of the parameter I will work with a dual development scenario (N+1 Scenario) with multi-client project landscapes in two systems. The project below shows the two development systems, RIG:501 and SBX:801. To begin the …

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SAP SolMan 7.2 Insight… Branch and Landscape not available in Change Cycle after Upgrade to 7.2

SAP Solution Manager 7.2 Insight… If you are a customer currently using Change Request Management (ChaRM) in SAP Solution Manager 7.1 and are planning to upgrade to 7.2 SP03, then here is a manual activity required for Upgrade Guide document. Symptoms After implementing SAP Note 2285968 version 17, you are not able to use an existing Change Cycle that was in scope for Content Activation or to create a new Change Cycle …

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Transport of Copies and Version Management with ChaRM

The use of Change Request Management (ChaRM) in Solution Manager introduces the concept of transport of copies to many customers. While transport of copies are part of standard CTS processing, a lot of customers have not used transport of copies prior to implementing ChaRM to manage the development process. The use of transport of copies has a number of benefits to the overall change management process. An overall reduction in …

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Customizing SAP ChaRM CRM UI Text

Hi There!  Thanks for checking out my blog.  As a Solution Manager Architect, I spend a lot of time implementing ChaRM for clients… and with lots of clients come lots of customizing requests! I will be writing a series of How To’s, based on real world situations and requests.  Hopefully they will benefit you as much as they benefited our clients! My first blog topic is How to Change the …

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