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REALTECH and Microsoft explore the value and benefits of running SAP’s ERP applications on the Microsoft platform. This includes extensive reviews on running SAP on the most recent versions of Windows Server & SQL Server as well as running SAP in the cloud on Azure. For any organization utilizing SAP to run their business, the results of our research can serve as critical reference material.
Linux and the x64 CPU architecture have arrived in SAP data centers as mainstream solutions. They are excellently suited to deliver system landscapes of both high performance requirements and high criticality. A wide range of SAP customers already have or are on their way to exploring the possibilities of when and how to introduce Linux and x64 into their data centers. SAP is very much on the same track – many new and many important solutions such as HANA, just to name the most spectacular one, are delivered on a “Linux first” or “Linux only” basis.
In today’s SAP environments, changes to SAP systems and applications involve increasing cost and risks that can bring your business to a halt. There is a need from customers to constantly optimize the SAP change and transport process but also, maintain the quality of the environments. Herein lies the problem that customers are facing today, how do we maintain the quality of the SAP landscapes without sacrificing how fast our changes are going into the systems while minimizing cost and risk?
In this paper we describe the following topics:
Too often, the measure of Basis administration is simply how fast necessary changes can be imported into the production systems of the enterprise-wide SAP® landscapes. This may be true from a business perspective, but who asks about the consequences that may arise from the poor quality of the individual SAP change processes?
In the face of the growing complexity of SAP environments, SAP Basis administrators today are mainly dealing with one question: How do I need to organize my SAP change management to ensure its quality and avoid system failures? One way to create a solid quality foundation for the entire SAP change management process is to implement a 5-system landscape that allows for the parallel development of ad-hoc changes and scheduled releases. This white paper provides a short guide on how companies can establish and successfully run such a landscape.
For application systems to thrive, they must be continuously adapted to the varying needs of surrounding conditions. In particular, SAP applications are anything but static – they are regularly being updated with new support packages due to new business demands that derive from the field.
The result is an ever-growing number of change requests, demanding a safe and efficient implementation. It is important to counter risks when importing or when activating changes in SAP systems. So for example, incomplete shipments and related additional expenses should be effectively avoided.
In this white paper, we’ll show you how the Transport Management module of theGuard! SmartChange with the function Return Code Forecast (RCFC) prevents the incomplete transport of objects into a production system in advance.
theGuard! SmartChange helps companies implement seamless and robust processes for their SAP change and transport management. The solution is fully integrated with SAP and places IT organizations on a rapid path to achieving significant security and quality gains in their SAP change and transport management. Comprised of four integrated modules that can be used individually or combined, theGuard!
SmartChange provides customizable and automated workflows and processes as well as comprehensive quality assurance checks. This ensures companies securely and efficiently implement changes in complex and dynamic SAP system environments while providing complete visibility and audit trails. The solution can be implemented in a matter of days and offers a level of flexibility that makes it easy to adapt to a company’s specific requirements.