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The Release Assessment and Scope Dependency (RASD) team has been tirelessly working on incorporating new features and improvements into the application to cater to our valued customers’ needs.

We are excited to announce that starting from the 2308 release, all customers will have access to a new feature: create ‘SAP Cloud ALM’ upgrade-related tasks through the ‘Release Assessment and Scope Dependency’ application.

Kindly Note: This feature is exclusively available for tasks related to upgrades on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition.

Release Assessment and Scope Dependency:  SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition follows half yearly release cycle with Continuous Feature Delivery(CFD) between releases. During these releases, there can be new features, enhancements in the existing features, or deprecations. These changes often have a day-one impact on customers, requiring a systematic approach to handle them effectively. To address these challenges, one can use Release Assessment and Scope Dependency (RASD). The application provides personalized information for each customer, to ensure they see only the information relevant to their scopes.

SAP Cloud ALM: During the upgrade, there can be new functionality, roles or catalogs, etc need to be adapted. The SAP Cloud ALM tool allows for managing the upgrade cycle efficiently by providing an option to initiate an upgrade project, generate sub-tasks within the project, and allocate tasks to team members for individual handling.

While SAP Cloud ALM provides common upgrade tasks applicable to all customers, Release Assessment and Scope Dependency (RASD) provides customer-specific details, thereby enhancing the capabilities of SAP Cloud ALM. Within SAP Cloud ALM, the manual creation of upgrade tasks can lead to missing out on certain tasks that are specific to customer usage. RASD streamlines this process by automating the generation of upgrade tasks, empowering users to craft multiple tasks simultaneously, and focusing on the exact areas that matter most – the day-one impacts. In the current release, the application extends support for creating SAP Cloud ALM upgrade tasks exclusively for cards labeled “Usage-based Impact” and “Usage-based Catalogs”.

For more information about Release Assessment and Scope Dependency and Cloud ALM, refer to the below resources:

Release Assessment and Scope Dependency :


Cloud ALM


Note: Release Assessment and Scope Dependency is available for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public edition only.

To help you get started, we have outlined the step-by-step process below:

Pre-requisites:

    • Ensure you have a valid Customer-linked S-User ID to access the ‘Release Assessment and Scope Dependency’ app.
    • Ensure you have access to the SAP Cloud ALM tenant and authorization.


Step 1: Log in to the Release Assessment and Scope Dependency using a customer-linked S-User ID.

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Release Assessment and Scope Dependency Landing Page


Step 2: Navigate to the header of either the 'Deleted / Deprecated Apps. APIs and CDS Views' or 'Deleted / Deprecated Business Catalogs & Renamed App Titles' under Used Objects Tab

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Usage-based Impact and Usage-based Catalogs Cards


Step 3: Apply any necessary filters to refine the data and click on the “Go” button

Step 4: Look for a button named “SAP Cloud ALM tasks” located in the right corner of the table, and click on it to initiate the download.

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SAP Cloud ALM Tasks Button


Step 5: An Excel file containing all the filtered results will be downloaded to your device.

Step 6: Open the Excel file to review its contents.

Downloaded content preview


Step 7: Log in to SAP Cloud ALM, locate, and click on the “Tasks” tile under the “SAP Cloud ALM for Implementation” tab.

SAP Cloud ALM for Implementation tab


Step 8: Within the Tasks section, select the required filters concerning your project and find the option to “Upload” and click on it.

SAP Cloud ALM tasks upload button


Step 9: Browse the file downloaded from Release Assessment and Scope Dependency in step 5, select and click on upload

Browse file


Select the Excel file downloaded from Step 5


Click on the upload button on the browse popup


Step 10: Confirm the creation of tasks by clicking the “Create” button.

Task confirmation


Step 11: To verify or view the task creation, choose the filter Source with “Release Assessment and Scope Dependency Tool” from the dropdown.

Task list created from Release Assessment and Scope Dependency Tool


Step 12: View the details by selecting any of the tasks created

Task details


By following these steps, you can seamlessly create SAP Cloud ALM tasks using the ‘Release Assessment and Scope Dependency’ application. We hope this new feature enhances your experience and productivity within our platform. Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our support team at support_rasd@sap.com.

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