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SAP Solution Manager ? Does It Manage SAP Solutions?

By Laxmi Kanth ·
It is somewhat disillusioning that SAP still hasn?t directed the SAP lifecycle management toward solution management for its thousands of different customer implementations. Despite the potential benefits for all SAP customers, the lifecycle management solution bearing the wonderful name of Solution Manager is still mainly a software logistics-specific bridgehead for SAP standard software.

One should consider that every customer implementation is unique and ultimately requires modern standardized procedures and standard solution management tools. Perhaps there is some benefit to the fact that compliance requirements are increasingly compelling customers to utilize more fully developed SAP solution management processes and solutions that implement for example customization version control. Admittedly, it would be desirable if SAP could take care of this in the standard Solution Manager. In any event, it would certainly be possible.

N.B.: beteo has implemented comprehensive SAP solution management for actual customer implementations based on standard processes and standard software, for example HP PPM. Instead of implementing SAP solution management for every customer individually, in addition to Solution Manager, it might make sense to have beteo scope out a potential Solution Manager project with SAP Solution Manager?s product management. We always consider our customers? requirements.

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