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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP Solution Manager – More Than Just SAP Marketing?

07/28/2008 by Dieter Steiger

As its name suggests, the SAP Solution Manager is designed to provide support for the management of SAP customer implementations. Does it perform this task? Or is it just one of SAP´s marketing instruments?

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger OC Oerlikon – How SAP Roll-in Projects can Fail

07/25/2008 by Dieter Steiger

On Friday, October 26, 2007, inside-it.ch reported that OC Oerlikon will stop its super SAP project. The new approach is said to provide a „more intelligent, more flexible and cheaper solution that integrates all ERP systems of the business units using a central SAP consolidation tool“.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger Configuration Management for SAP Customizing?

06/27/2008 by Dieter Steiger

A comprehensive configuration management is the most important basis of SAP Change and Transport Management. For ABAP code, this is accepted as general practice and supported by suitable tools. But how about configuration management for SAP customizing?

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger Proactive Impact Management – the basis for BTO

06/25/2008 by Dieter Steiger

Business Technology Optimization as a Challenge
Business Technology Optimization (BTO) targets at a closer collaboration of IT and business – nothing really new, just a daily challenge to the CIO. To support SAP IT organizations in reaching this target, beteo has designed the beteo Impact Hourglass.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger Lifecycle Management – no Pain, no Gain!

06/24/2008 by Dieter Steiger

Successful IT Planning & Control must include not only IT Service Management and Project & Portfolio Management, but also Application Lifecycle Management in order to be of lasting benefit. The following illustration by Gartner clearly demonstrates this.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger Lifecycle Management – what it needs

06/20/2008 by Dieter Steiger

In order to be able to successfully manage the Application Lifecycle, the Cycle above the individual development and problem solving cycles, the stage must be set in three areas:

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP Change and Transport Management – Efficient and Safe

06/12/2008 by Dieter Steiger

In order to handle the various problems resulting from changes to a SAP landscape, it is common use to spend of lot of money on experts rushing to fix them. But there is a better alternative: Focussing on a tool-supported, automated SAP change and transport management environment, including measures to ensure consistency, can eliminate the cause of the failures once and for all. There is a couple of measures to be taken: organizational measures, technical transport validation, and consistency-ensuring measures with horizontal and vertical effects.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP Change Control Reduces Risk and Costs

06/11/2008 by Dieter Steiger

Nothing is more constant than change – this is also true for SAP systems. At least once a week, numerous changes of support or project organizations are moved into system landscapes and more or less automatically transported to production servers. And the more complex the solution landscape is, the higher the risk that something goes wrong.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP Templates Consolidation – It’s Well Worth the Project

03/13/2008 by Dieter Steiger

Template Protection across System Landscapes

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger Happy Birthday beteo

03/04/2008 by Dieter Steiger

beteo is celebrating its first birthday! You would not believe it, but on February 21 beteo was one year old. A good reason for all friends of beteo to be happy.

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