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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Managing multiple complex SAP projects without interrupting your daily business operations can be a nightmare, particularly for organizations which rely on manual change processes. Learn how CHEP adopted Rev-Trac – an automated SAP change management platform – to mitigate risks and improve efficiencies in a volatile environment.
Integrating completely independent brands onto an SAP business information solution is a significant challenge for global conglomerates. Discover how Textron cost-effectively streamlined operations and met stringent compliance requirements with highly automated SAP change management processes.
As SAP environments grew to meet ever more demands from the business and customers, Revelation Software Concepts (RSC) introduced Rev-Trac Insights for deep visibility into systems of all sizes. The Rev-Trac Insights suite of applications provides change intelligence and insights in SAP custom code and system information.
To realize its objectives and drive further growth, Dana recognized it needed to improve the stability of its SAP infrastructure landscape. The company acknowledged that automation of its existing SAP change processes was crucial to keeping its systems up and running. Importantly a Release Management strategy would enable it to meet increasing business demands within the ever-growing automotive parts and supply market.
In response to increasing challenges, Florida Power & Light realized that its existing change control tools – spreadsheets, manual forms and email – were no longer sufficient. Greater automation of its SAP change control processes were crucial to adapting to the growing demands.
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Verizons goal is continuous audience growth. To help achieve the scale it desired, the communications company wanted to streamline its SAP environment, simplifying change control processes and improving production stability whilst adopting agile and DevOps principals for SAP change management.
To continue to grow and scale, NGA HR needed to resolve a number of key issues with their SAP HCM systems. Too many changes were being initiated but not reaching production, change control processes lacked a level of control and enforcement, and were largely manual. This increased the risk of system failures, and scalability was impossible with so much manual intervention.
It’s a bit late for New Year’s resolutions already in the first half of February, but with 10 ½ months of 2018 left, here are three quick questions with corresponding resolutions to help simplify and improve your SAP change management processes
In speaking with SAP IT teams who are successfully pivoting to agile SAP development, one theme continues to stand out. Control of the SAP change and release process needs to move from a single, centralized point of control to multiple, decentralized points of control.
A question our customers repeatedly ask is: “How can we effectively manage risk that change introduces to production? “. An excellent question to include in your current portfolio of areas to address with your change management process plan. To effectively manage risk, one must be able to identify and categorise risk. That is, could the change cause a problem, and what happens if it does (likelihood and impact)? For simplicity, I’ll cover two obvious categories, high risk and low risk.
I recently caught up with an SAP support team manager at a customer who has been using Rev-Trac change control automation software for about 4 years. At the time of implementing Rev-Trac, the customer was a “Green Field” SAP installation. This meant Rev-Trac was installed with the initial SAP systems and every transport from the very first development transport created has been tracked and change controlled using Rev-Trac. I asked what some of the most valuable benefits were Rev-Trac had brought to the support team.