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Marcel MorfMarcel Morf Fresh from SAP TechEd Las Vegas: Panaya 3.2

09/19/2008 by Marcel Morf

At SAP’s TechEd conference, the new releases of Panaya Support Automation 3.2 and Panaya Upgrade Automation 3.2 have been announced.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger How not to Disclose a Secret – HP´s ERP4IT

08/11/2008 by Dieter Steiger

Whereas ERP is a synonym for software-supported Enterprise Planning and Controlling, ERP4IT stands for software-supported IT Planning and Controlling (ITPC).

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein E2E SAP Testing – Halfway Under Control?

08/05/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

In many blogs, we have discussed the deficiencies in SAP testing. Changes to an existing system are the order of the day. Again and again, errors are corrected, customizing and programs must be adapted, new functions are rolled out. Also, technical changes as hot fixes and service packs must be installed, as well as upgrades. In view of the large number of changes, problems with testing is not want you really want. But most SAP customers have come to terms with it, solving retroactively the problems involved with rolling out badly or incompletely tested changes – amidst the applause of the business. This is quite an effort, but still considered a more sensible approach than testing the whole software system.

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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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Fritz MosonyiFritz Mosonyi Software Archeology – how to Successfully Change SAP Releases

06/30/2008 by Fritz Mosonyi

16th century. The eyes of an archeologist are scanning a field. He is asking himself where he should start digging. In his life, he still has a few years left. Which area would, from his experience, hold a chance for him to make a discovery? Then he notices a tree. For growing, it would need nutrients, so underneath there might be something. This is what he knows from experience.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi SAP Change Impact Management – PHW Business School and beteo study

06/30/2008 by Marco Gerussi

In collaboration with the PHW Business School, Zurich, Switzerland we are conducting  a study in the IT Change Impact Management area.

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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 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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