The SAP Solution Manager supports you throughout the entire lifecycle of your solutions, from the Business Blueprint thru configuration to production operation. It provides central access to tools methods and preconfigured content, that you can use during the evaluation, implementation, and productive operation of your systems.
You can use the SAP Solution Manager to evaluate and implement your solution.
You create a solution with the SAP Solution Manager, which serves as a template for your implementation project. The solution contains a package of reusable preconfigured content (documentation, preconfiguration, and test cases). The following section only describes the typical process flow of an implementation project.
1. The Roadmaps contain information and procedures for all phases of your project.
In the SAP Solution Manager, you use the functionality of the Knowledge Warehouse that is delivered with the SAP Web Application Server. The SAP Solution Manager will also work if you have already installed a version of the Knowledge Warehouse. However, this is not a prerequisite for use of the SAP Solution Manager.
2. Your work with the SAP Solution Manager really begins after the evaluation phase. The first step is to define your project in the Solution Manager:
a. You enter administrative data in the Project Administration transaction, for example, details of project dates and resources.
b. Specify the Project Scope.
c. Define the System Landscape for the implementation of your solution.
3. You define a Business Blueprint by documenting the organizational units, master data, business scenarios and business processes you require for the implementation of your solution. During the Business Blueprint definition, you read the documentation supplied by SAP and partners, create your own project documentation, and assign individual process steps to transactions.
4. From the Solution Manager, Configure your business scenarios in the development systems.
5. You check the test cases delivered with your solution and assign further Test cases to processes and process steps.
6. You perform consistency checks for the customizing of your business processes mit dem Customizing Scout, i.e. you check whether the Customizing is the same in the various application components. You synchronize customizing with the Customizing Distribution.
7. You can organize tests. You can reuse the test cases selected during configuration.
8. You create training material and learning maps (computer-supported self-learning courses) to train the end users.