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Klaus OttoKlaus Otto BTO – Application Development as a Lifecycle Process

06/20/2008 by Klaus Otto

An enterprise applying a BTO Strategy principally strives for three goals: to increase the benefit of the strategic business applications, to better align functional IT projects with these strategic business applications, and to generally manage all enterprise applications with the aid of an efficient end-to-end (E2E) process which is digitized and largely automated, while process information is available to all persons involved in the process.

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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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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein beteo SAP Change Control Miniguide

06/11/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

The new SAP Change Control Miniguide below has just been posted on our beteo website. Additions and feedback are welcome!

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein Business and IT – Change Impact Must Be Managed

04/17/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

Continuously growing system complexity
Nowadays, existing IT systems cover more or less the complete business processes. In most cases, strategic decisions to buy commercial software  – instead of making software – are in place. New developments of complete business systems are the exception to the rule. Against the background of this situation, a new concept of developing applications is required: It is no longer build-centric, but rather change-centric, also see item #4 in the Blog written by Niel Roberston, CTO at ALM-vendor Newmerix.

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Fritz MosonyiFritz Mosonyi Put your mind at ease even when SAP support packs roll out

04/01/2008 by Fritz Mosonyi

Typical Situation
Installing SAP support packs is always quite a challenge. Which parts of the SAP-supported business processes are really affected? What exactly should be tested? Are there any own developments affected? What is the amount of resources required for testing and interventions? These are just some of the possible questions. Unfortunately, they normally can not even be answered so that in practice, the only secure option is “to test everything”. The effort involved in that, however, would be simply impracticable.

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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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Daniel SchubigerDaniel Schubiger End of an Exception: Quality Management Integrates SAP

03/04/2008 by Daniel Schubiger

For testing SAP solutions, we used to depend on experts with specialized ABAP or JAVA know-how. Consistent testing of processes beyond SAP systems was quite a challenge.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein Application Management Reduces SAP Costs

03/04/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

In the context of large commercial software installations, the opportunity to reduce costs in the long run – all through the life cycle of the systems – is tremendous. Four fields of Application Management, pragmatically introduced and applied, are able to substantially contribute to this potential benefit.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP xRPM and HP PPM – Complementary Solutions?

02/07/2008 by Dieter Steiger

Whether in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for PPM or in evaluations for project portfolio management tools, HP PPM (HP Project and Portfolio Mangement Center) and SAP xRPM (xAPP Resource and Portfolio Management) are always positioned as competitors. But do the specific features of these very specialized solutions justify this positioning?

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