What is the Release Assessment and Scope Dependency Tool?
The Release Assessment and Scope Dependency (RASD) tool is a simple, self-learning tool for the customers of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition. This tool enables the ease of consumption and adoption of impacts, improvements, and innovations which are rolled out with each release and upgrade.
It presents to the customers, a tailor-made list of deleted, deprecated, new and changed objects like apps, APIs CDS views, Scope Items etc. for each SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition release and continuous delivery. This list is filtered based on the customer’ s used and activated scope which means that the customers only see the changes relevant to them and not the entire list.
Customers get a time window of approximately three weeks between Release to Customer(RTC) and release. RASD helps the customers to narrow down to the changes which need immediate attention and perform regression tests which are crucial during the short window of upgrades.
In addition to the impacts, RASD also shows the customers all the new and improved features (based on their scope) which will add value for their business.
The tool is available in English, German, Chinese, Japanese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. The language displayed depends on your browser language.
What does Release Assessment and Scope Dependency Tool do?
It is an add-on tool for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition Customers, which provides a personalized view of SAP's What's New Viewer
Every half-yearly release of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public edition, brings in many improvements and innovations. Since the number of features is often large, it might be challenging for the customers to consume them. Release Assessment & Scope Dependency Tool serves as a ready reckoner for customer’s release preparation by providing a personalized list of features. Hence, it aims to make a customer’s upgrade experience smooth and seamless.
You can use this tool to
Know the deletions and deprecations (for an upcoming release or upgrade) impacting the apps, APIs, CDS views, business catalogs and other objects that you have been using (for the upcoming release and upgrades)
Know about the modification aimed to improve the apps, APIs, CDS views etc. that you have been using.
The custom CDS views and apps which have been impacted due and release or upgrade (Where -use List)
and much more.
How is RASD 2.0 different from RASD 1.0?
The functionality of both versions of the tool is same. To access RASD 1.0, customers had to request access via their Customer Success Partners (CSP). This is no longer the case with RASD 2.0. Customers can login with their S-user IDs. Partners can login with their customer's S-user IDs. RASD 2.0 comes with Fiori based screens for a uniform user experience for SAP customers.
*RASD 1.0 is no longer updated with data. This system will be decommissioned soon.
How to access the Release Assessment and Scope Dependency Tool?
RASD 2.0 is also available on SAP for Me (Portfolio & Products-> SAP S/4HANA Cloud -> Additional Information -> Selected Content)
The URL is also available on the help portal of SAP S/4HANA Cloud , Public Edition. Scroll down to the section “What’s New” to see the details.
How to effectively use the Release Assessment and Scope Dependency Tool?
We recommend that you analyze every tab in the tool so that you do not miss out on important updates.
The landing page has four filters. Set the relevant filters to see the desired release data. The home page is divided into four tabs. Here are the details of each tab.
Used Objects : This page shows the data about the used apps, APIs, CDS views and business catalogs. If the logged-in customer has accessed any of these objects in last few months, it is counted as usage . The RASD tool shows only those entries from the What's New Viewer for SAP S/4HANA Cloud which are related to this usage. This page contains the following cards
Deleted/Deprecated Apps, APIs and CDS views.
Where used list for Deletion and Deprecation: Shows custom CDS views and apps impacted by deleted business catalogs and CDS views.
Deleted/Deprecated Business Catalogs and Renamed App Tiles
Changed and must Know Information
Used Scope items: This page shows data filtered by the scope usage of the logged in customer. Scope usage refers to the solution processes used by the customers (example: BD9, J60 etc.). This page contains the following cards.
Scope item Impact: Shows scope items in descending order of impact (i.e. the scope items which the greatest number of modifications will be on top)
Personalized What's New Viewer: You'll find the SAP S/4HANA Cloud What's New Viewer filtered by the usage of solution processes by the logged-in customer.
Line of Business
Used Scope Items
Activated Scope items: This page shows data filtered by the scope which has been activated by the logged-in customer. In other words, the solution processes which have been activated by the customer but not used in last few months. The cards on this page are same as the "Used Scope items" and the following additional card
Localization Updates: This card list out all the entries from the What's New Viewer(for the selected release) which is linked to the localization/region of the logged-in customer
Activated Scope Items
Complete What's New Viewer: This page shows the various views derived from the What's New Viewer . This page is not filtered by usage and presents the entire What's New Viewer information for the selected release. The page has similar cards as the "Used Scope items" and "Activated Scope items" and the following additional card
UI/UX Updates: This card shows those entries from the What's New Viewer for the selected release which are related to the Solution Capability "Fiori UX Technology"
Complete What's New Information
Release: Shows important release and upgrade related dates.
Filter for Content Version (Relevant for 3SL customers): A filter labelled "Content Upgrade Relevant" is provided on the detailed section of each card. This filter can be used to drill-down to the features which are dependent on the latest content version. this is not available by default.
To use this filter, click on any of the cards, once you are on the next page, click on "Filters."
In the window that pos up, select the option "Content Upgrade Relevant."
You can now see an additional column for "Content Upgrade Relevant".
The “Download” feature: Some of the cards on the homepage has a “Download” button. Using this feature, you can download a comprehensive list of deletions, deprecations, changes (depending on the button that you choose) into a spreadsheet. This spreadsheet can be uploaded to your SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public edition system if you wish to see the list in your home page. Read the blog for the step-by-step process.
SAP Cloud ALM compatible spreadsheet: You can now download a spreadsheet from the Release Assessment and Scope Dependency Tool, which can be uploaded to the “Tasks” app in your SAP Cloud ALM tenant. For details, please refer to the blog
***Clicking on “Download Catalogs” results in two spreadsheets, one for deleted/deprecated business catalogs and one for the renamed applications.
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