From the beginning of the SAP transformation, changes are tracked, documented, and verified using a WRICEF or similar methodology.
Dan McGrann is the Sales Director at Rev-Trac
He first joined the company in 2015 to grow Rev-Trac’s partner ecosystem and build relationships with like-minded organizations to creates strategic DevOps initiatives for SAP-using enterprises. Dan has an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing today’s SAP IT teams, particularly in SAP change management, cross-platform integration trends and DevOps best practices.
Dan brings to the role more than 20 years’ experience in sales management in enterprise software and IT infrastructure. He works with Rev-Trac’s strategic customers to ensure they maximize the value of their investment in RSC solutions and software partnerships and gain a competitive advantage.
Dan is an avid Philadelphia team sports fan and holds a BA in Management Science from Schippensburg University and an MBA from Drexel University.
Wisdom crafted by Dan McGrann
The ITSM integration enables both DevOps automation automation through instant ticket creation directly from an SAP or Rev-Trac screen, and shifting left by providing valuable information very early in the development process.
Time to production is a critical element of success in today fast-moving business world. An effective SAP release management process puts you on the fast track to your objectives.
Automating SAP management enforces consistent processes that guarantees compliance and minimizes interruptions to your daily business as your systems aren’t prone to human error.
We have noticed a clear shift within SAP-using organizations over the past few years. Their mindset is changing from a philosophy of “protect production at all costs” to “deliver changes to the business faster at all costs”. SAP DevOps or agile methodologies are widely seen as means of achieving their objectives.
SAP transport security is, of course, mentioned in the book, but mainly from a high-level perspective. Excellent recommendations for SAP transport security policies are covered.
It is common among SAP IT teams to want to break the shackles of standard SAP release cycles and deliver ‘smaller chunks’ of functionality more frequently. And continuous delivery makes it possible.
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Continuous delivery is a core principle of DevOps. It’s also an approach that is very achievable for SAP customers – with some internal cultural and automation adjustments.
What are our customer’s plans for S/4HANA? Every year we conduct a TechValidate survey with our customers for insights on their business and how Rev-Trac used, and what they think of the automated solution.
Firstly, a lengthy ECC to S/4HANA transition means managing a lot of change at once, often, while the legacy system is running, and the SAP S/4HANA landscape is built and tested.
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/4HANA. Yet, we haven’t seen a stampede toward SAP’s newest ERP system. 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 have been published. Among these are papers…
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…