SAP Change Process Management

Straightforward Implementation of SAP Change and Release Processes that are Consistent across the Enterprise

 

Real-world SAP systems require continuous development work to adapt them to new and changing requirements. These can be triggered by changes in legislation, requests from the business departments, or the introduction of new technologies such as mobile solutions, in-memory platforms like SAP HANA, or cloud computing.

In order to protect the integrity of their production systems when making changes to these increasingly complex and dynamic SAP environments, companies need a seamless and robust process for their SAP change and release management – from centrally capturing, assessing and approving change requests to developing, testing and documenting them, and controlling and synchronizing the import of any relevant transports into the target systems. 

Our Solution

The Change Process Management module in theGuard! SmartChange lets companies implement a seamless, transparent, and robust process for their SAP change and release management. 

Feature Summary

Management of SAP Change and Release Processes from a Single Point of Control

The Change Process Management module centralizes the management, synchronization, and coordination of all change and release processes. Its built-in release calendar provides an instant overview of the status of all activities.

Graphical Editor for Convenient Process Modelling

Using standard process templates, change and release managers can use a graphical editor to intuitively model their processes based on existing requirements and taking into account best practices – for example those described in the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) – and implement them at the click of a button.

Automated Workflows and Processes

This gives companies an entirely IT-based system to define and enforce all of their change and release processes – whether it is structuring the capture of change request with mandatory attributes, defining mandatory, role-based release and approval workflows with automatic notifications, or automating the review and distribution of transports to the relevant target systems.

Integration with the Transport Management Module

Companies looking to establish an automated quality assurance system on a change and/or release level will benefit from its seamless integration with the Transport Management module.

Your Advantages at a Glance

Better Process Quality

The Change Process Management module in theGuard! SmartChange allows companies to achieve significant improvements in the quality of their SAP change and release management processes. It gives them seamless processes and a seamless user experience, provides relevant information at the click of a button, and helps them make better use of their available resources.

More Security in SAP Change and Release Management

The integration with the Transport Management module in particular provides a reliable means of reducing the risks involved in SAP change and release management, for example by allowing change managers to check for overtakers and completeness on a release, change, request, and transport level.

Increased Transparency and Sustainability

The Change Process Management module in theGuard! SmartChange lets change managers stay on top of their change and release processes at all times. It automatically documents all activities and changes and reliably establishes relationships between requirements and SAP transports. It also creates an audit trail by automatically generating relevant reports. 


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