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Got A Minute? SAP TechEd Las Vegas 2017

Whilst talking to our customers at SAP TechEd Las Vegas, there were lots of conversations around speed and agility, delivering high quality SAP change in a continuous delivery cycle.

So if you’ve got a minute, take a quick look at this 1 minute video to see how Rev-Trac supports digital transformation and DevOps Strategy.

Preventing Unplanned SAP Production Outages

It goes without saying that unplanned SAP production outages are costly. That’s why many SAP customers spend large amounts on ensuring high availability and redundancy. Eliminating single points of failure ensure continuous up time. But those infrastructures, no matter where they exist are still subject to accidental production downtime. Whether on premise or in the cloud, SAP systems are still at risk from poorly managed SAP change activities.

Health Check Your SAP Change Control Processes

Before heading to Las Vegas this week for SAP TechEd, I have had to take my bride to the hospital. It was for one of those common check up type procedures that we have to get from time to time. As I sit here, patiently waiting, I started to think of the importance of health checks more broadly. Believe it or not, SAP change management processes came to mind.

Got A Minute? DevOps! It’s Everywhere

SAP IT Teams are facing an ever increasing need to deliver more to their business users. But without a firm strategy in place, meeting the need for speed and volume can be quite a challenge.

Enter DevOps.

So if you’ve got a minute, take a quick look at this 1 minute video to see how a SAP DevOps automation platform can underpin your strategy and help meet the need for speed.

SAP Change Control Practices and Digital Transformation

According to Gartner’s 2017 CEO survey, the number 2 strategic priority for CEO’s is technology related business change. Not surprising when 47% the same group of CEO’s indicated they are experiencing pressure from their Boards to make progress in digital. Digital transformation is the order of the day. Digital transformation and its impact on the customer experience is the top CIO priority

Your SAP DevOps Toolchain at SAUG Summit Sydney

As always, SAUG Summit is a great opportunity to catch up with customers and other Australian companies running SAP. In particular, to talk about their experiences and future plans and their progress towards automating their SAP DevOps Toolchain. When I was walking around the exhibition hall talking to the other exhibitors several common themes emerged. Namely, SAP DevOps, Agile Development and Digital Transformation. All reflecting the growing trend among SAP IT support teams to increase the volume of change and increase the speed at which it is delivered.

SAP Change Control: Effectively Manage Risk

A question our customers repeatedly ask is: “How can we effectively manage risk that change introduces to production? “. An excellent question to include in your current portfolio of areas to address with your change management process plan. To effectively manage risk, one must be able to identify and categorise risk. That is, could the change cause a problem, and what happens if it does (likelihood and impact)? For simplicity, I’ll cover two obvious categories, high risk and low risk.

Creating Agile Development Change Control Processes? Keep them simple!

After many years analyzing customers’ change control processes we’ve learned that no two processes are ever the same. However, I’ve noticed that when a company sets out to improve their change control processes, they tend to make them more complex than necessary. Particularly when attempting agile processes for the first time.

From Spreadsheets to ITIL to DevOps and “AI”

The recent article Ringing Down The Curtain On Change Management Theater by Forrester analyst Charles Betz made me think about the future of SAP change management. What is it going to look like in 3, 5 or 7 years? One thing that is certain is that it won’t look the same as it does today. Over the years, I’ve seen SAP customers go from managing SAP change with spreadsheets, emails and ITSM tickets (and many still do it that way); to ITIL-based, semi-automated processes; and now towards business-driven automated Agile/DevOps practices.

Technical SAP Change Mapping to Reduce Support Costs and Improve System Stability

I recently caught up with an SAP support team manager at a customer who has been using Rev-Trac change control automation software for about 4 years. At the time of implementing Rev-Trac, the customer was a “Green Field” SAP installation. This meant Rev-Trac was installed with the initial SAP systems and every transport from the very first development transport created has been tracked and change controlled using Rev-Trac. I asked what some of the most valuable benefits were Rev-Trac had brought to the support team.