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Product and Topic Expert

I would like to update you with recent activities, announcements and useful links which can support you in the usage of Focused Build in SAP Solution Manager.

We are happy to announce that Focused Build ST-OST 200  SP03 has been released (RTC) on the 21st of February and is now available for customers and partners.

Please keep in mind that this SP03 shall only be installed in a SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SP08 system. Find the release notes and guides in the usual Help Portal section.

An overview presentation about the new features in Focused Build can be found in the SAP Support Portal ALM page or directly here  .To download the software go to Software Download Center and search for "Focused Build".


I would like to make you aware that the amount of customer success stories is increasing. Find some new interesting stories from SAP driven projects here and from Partner driven projects here.

Please, also watch the video from Torsten Hübsch, Project Manager at SAP  who explains how he used Focused Build in an S/4H project and which challenges they could prevent with the solution. Find the video here.


Did you hear already about the announcement that Focused Build won´t require any licenses anymore by 2020? Read more about it here.


Have you already checked the new role based  training curriculum which SAP is providing as a template for any FB role based training to be rolled out in the project team for different roles. Use the  overview page in it with all responsibilities and activities per each role  and with  links to screenshots and demos.
Find the self learning training curriculum here. You can even request to receive the ppt slides to adapt it to your own situation.


We are pleased to inform you that the Solution Package SAP Solution Manager Best Practice – Focused Build Processes Edition 3 is now available  and ready to be downloaded to your SAP Solution Manager 7.2 system. The content allows SAP Solution Manager 7.2 customers to visualize their ALM processes, e.g. Focused Build  to efficiently implement SAP S/4HANA.  For download information, see SAP note 2363258 .

There you will find the content package for SAP Solution Manager as JSON file for direct download and import into SAP Solution Manager 7.2 (at 2. Further SAP Best Practices Solution Packages).


Stay tuned, there will be more news  in my next Focused Build Blog in a few weeks.


David Birkenbach (SAP ALM Regional GTM Lead for EMEA/MEE)