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The official roadmap is at (SMP logon is required)

The usual disclaimer applies that things in the future are subject to change.

Matthias Melich, SAP, provided this webcast

Current release is 7.1 with maintenance commitment to 2017

Solution Manager 7.2 will into ramp-up middle of next year; by Q4 2015 SAP expects to be  GA

Then if you are on Solution Manager 7.1 you have 2 years to transition

Figure 1: Source: SAP

In the past there have only done a few investments in implementation.  The next release will see a big investment – “pragmatic business process management” – most of this presentation is on this topic

Most customers have large on-premise

SAP is actively driving cloud

Lifecycle shown in Figure 1 means most of customers will be in a hybrid situation to support on-premise and cloud solutions and integrated

SAP wants customers to use SolMan for hybrid environment

There is a difference: Solution Manager for HANA and on HANA

Solman 7.2 will be available on SAP HANA

SolMan 7.1 is IT and less for business

SolMan 7.2 is a more business balanced SolMan

Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 on the left in Development system – planned, Solution Manager 7.2 will provide “state of the art” process modeling

Picture shows what is typical in modeling environments

PowerDesigner , which SAP acquired during Sybase acquisition, is being used

Today – 7.1 need a landscape to enter business process steps; business process experts can’t use

SAP wants to decouple this

Use 7.2 early in project and hand over to business process experts, wants to make it easier to use for documentation for business processes

SAP wants to extend diagnostic and analytics framework in Solman for managing business case

SAP wants to extend framework to innovations area of SolMan  - relate business case to KPI’s

SAP is investing in pre-configured solutions – have RDS’s (rapid deployment solutions)

Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows processes will have more than 3 levels

Figure 3 shows a screen shot,  non-graphical view of Solman

SAP wants openness to other modeling tools

SAP will have a marketplace on SCN; will allow vendors to certify interface similar to Service Desk, with a bi-directional interface

This will be for business process – not full-blown UML ; for full-blown look at PowerDesigner

SAP hopes to have interface added by then; but will not be part of the ramp-up scope

Figure 4: Source: SAP

SAP will do away with some of the restrictions today

Figure 4 shows a technical object library – transactions, reports, all objects in system only once – e.g. VA01 only once

SAP will structure this library according to application component hierarchy

Library is based on usage – object only goes to Technical Objects Library (TOL) if used

It will generate this library automatically

Process Step Library or PSL is based on usage – using application component hierarchy as a reference.  The PSL is the home for documents, test cases – can have multiple occurrences of technical objects – PSL is available per system. It is generated automatically; built on top of TOL

E2E documents business processes across systems – business process library – can’t build automatically – this is optional – pull steps from individual systems

Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows several paths

If customer has no solution documentation today, then the libraries are generated and build up to end to end

If have solution documentation today, all documentation is in read-only after upgrade, customers migrate projects to new environment – not automated fashion

Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows the link to business case; once technical implementation is done, look at how implementation is by usage of systems – business view in pink

IT view – requirements, test, change, application usage verification

Part 2 of my notes is coming; focusing on the Cloud, HANA, future direction and question & answer


Hopefully we'll learn more details at SAP Insider's Basis  SAP Administration 2015

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