Mastering parallel development of SAP changes is crucial when migrating to S/4HANA. Discover how to manage parallel development and avoid an unscheduled system shutdown.
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Read this blog to discover what you need to know to kick-start your transition to SAP S/4HANA and learn how SAP change automation technology can simplify the process.
Whether greenfield, brownfield or bluefield, transitioning to S/4 HANA can be difficult. This is widely known. There are hundreds of blogs, articles, whitepapers and even books identifying the process and expected challenges.
The clock is ticking for SAP customers to transition to S/4 HANA. Yet, we haven’t seen a stampede toward S/4 HANA. Indeed some organizations are still undecided or don’t have comprehensive migration plans. So, what is the current situation? Recently, several reports on SAP customer transition plans to S/4 HANA have been published. Among these…
I recently read a Gartner article, “Create a Strategic Roadmap for Infrastructure and Operations Automation”. It included an excellent roadmap for organizations who are trying to justify internal IT automation projects. The roadmap accurately shows how to move from today’s mainly manual “As Is” state of operations to a highly automated “To Be” future. While…
We have just announced new subscription pricing for Rev-Trac Platinum to offer greater flexibility to our customers. For significantly reduced upfront costs, SAP IT teams can have access to our premium automated SAP change management platform – Rev-Trac 8.1 platinum.
The benefits of SAP DevOps initiatives are well documented. Top of the list is massive improvements in speed and volume of SAP change with substantially reduced risk.Yet, pursuing an SAP DevOps strategy can be difficult for companies and SAP IT teams. Traditional SAP application development processes relied heavily on slow, old-fashioned manual tasks – many still in use today – and suffered from costly production outages.This is why we developed Rev-Trac – to eliminate error-prone manual tasks and replace them with automated and consistent processes to accelerate SAP application development without breaking production.
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Our research indicates that more than 80 per cent of all SAP enterprise application change is managed using five or fewer unique processes. The number of processes your team develops, and how many steps in each determines the cost of managing change.
The million dollar question for organizations when it comes to SAP change management is: “How much does it cost to manage our SAP technical changes?” For many SAP customers, it typically costs approximately a million dollars per year to manage SAP changes. Hard data from our customers and prospects indicates the cost to manage SAP change is usually $150-$300 per change. What does it cost you?
Maintaining and enhancing SAP enterprise applications is costly. Some costs are known such as time and resources to do the work. There are also a variety of hidden or uncalculated costs that can quickly spiral out of control. Managing transport lists and migration activities, change controls control board meeting time, process approval efforts, governance and policing, documentation, reapplication tasks and production system issues. All, if overlooked, can derail the development, enhancement and maintenance of SAP applications.
By automating your SAP change management processes and adopting tightly controlled automation and uniform governance to your N and N+1 environment you can deliver more change, more frequently with less risk. Meaning you can respond quickly to changes in the market, eliminate conflicts between transport and maintain production stability. The results; your SAP IT team is now free to spend more time on innovation and less on fixing problems resulting from incorrect transports being migrated to production.
To massively improve your SAP change management outcomes, automation is critical. Rev-Trac automates the entire SAP change management process, enabling an end-to-end SAP DevOps toolchain.
Customers have been using Rev-Trac – a Revelation Software Concepts solution – for more than 20 years – to safely and efficiently deliver SAP changes for better business outcomes.
It is essential that SAP IT teams maintain systems stability to minimise losses – in both time and money – and to satisfy constantly changing business demands. Rev-Trac Insights can help SAP IT teams to maximise systems uptime and reduce the risk of project and release delivery incidents. In this blog, I will discuss how you can better manage your SAP systems using the Landscape Management applications Matrix, WIP Window and Cold Case.