In this blog, I’d like to recap the SAP Community Call for ALM from August 17, 2022. You will find a summary of the topics as well as a collection of useful links. I will also provide a summary of the Q&A topics.
The focus topic of this call was SAP Solution Manager.
The structure of this blog post follows the order of the webcast agenda. Let’s get started!
News from the SAP Community: SAP Community Events
This month, tonja.kehrer talked about events, a new feature in the SAP Community. In this area, you can find a nice calendar view of upcoming SAP Community events and can directly join them or register. See more here: https://groups.community.sap.com/t5/events/ct-p/events
News from SAP Product Support: SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 15 & LM-SERVICE
Next, romysachse shared some news from SAP Product Support. With SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 15 SAP will change the relation between the ST (ABAP) and LM-SERVICE / SOLMANDIAG (Java) software components.
For SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 15 you will have ST 720 SP15 on ABAP, while on Java side the LM-SERVICE will be 720 SP14.
If you are planning to update to or do a new installation of SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 15, refer to SAP Note 3150425 - "Solution Manager 7.2 SP Stack 15: recommended corrections" for all necessary information.
More useful links:
KBA 2771041- "Solution Manager 7.2: Support Package stack levels"
KBA 3012641 - "Guide Finder for SAP Solution Manager 7.2 Installation, Migration and Update" helps to find relevant guides
SAP Solution Manager
evan.stoddard presented an overview of the functional enrichments in the implementation part of SPS15. As this included many details, I only can share some highlights here (many of them coming from customer connection requests!):
Enhanced where-used list
generate version documents or process diagrams
Multi-selection of elements when documenting a process
Open executables with SAP GUI for HTML
Test Plan Management: Assign to new test package
Test Sequence: Parallel execution
Analytics: Test Plan Preparation Completeness report
Change Control Management
Consistent cleanup of imported transport requests in STMS import queue
Housekeeping for import logs collected via the import feedback mechanism
Release Planning – Display only Open Release Cycles
Afterwards, Evan shared the great news of the availability of content for SAP Ariba in SAP Cloud ALM. For implementations, can now find 7 solution scenarios with 37 solution processes as well as SAP Ariba Activate Roadmap tasks in SAP Cloud ALM. For operations, there is integration and exception monitoring available for SAP Ariba Sourcing, Procurement, Network, Cloud Integration Gateway (CIG) messages.