I’ve been briefing analysts these last few weeks, primarily those in the ALM, DevOps or ITSM practice areas. It’s an exercise I really enjoy. Not only does it offer an opportunity to find out what is top of mind for analysts (i.e. customers) but it also helps validate our approach to businesses and organizations.
I’ve worked specifically in SAP change management for more years than I care to mention, and one thing I’ve heard repeatedly is the need for a reliable method of checking inter-object dependencies between transports.
It’s hard to believe, but the SAP COE has been around for more than 21 years. SAP COE’s started around the same time that Rev-Trac did and it’s safe to say that they began for many of the same reasons. That is – in general – to help SAP customers reduce the cost of operations, provide a required level of governance and continually improve SAP processes.
As many know, Revelation Software Concepts’ (RSC) focus is on developing world class change control automation software for SAP. Our flagship product, Rev-Trac is an ever-evolving automation platform to facilitate the simplification and transformation of managing SAP change. Regardless of an SAP IT team’s development or delivery method, Rev-Trac has evolved to ensure success.
Over the last few posts I’ve been discussing some of the things SAP IT teams will need to address on their journey to accelerated SAP change delivery. In my previous post I explained the need for process maturity and process automation. This time, we will look at the value of multi path development and release management.
We’ve been having more frequent conversations with SAP customers about “checking the box” when it comes to SAP change management. In this regard, checking the box means having a solution in place just so you can say that a solution is in place. As a customer’s SAP change management processes mature, they realize that their processes need to improve – maturing from a solution which meets the minimum requirements of audit, compliance and safety (e.g. for SAP Production systems), to a solution which supports the business with agile, continuous delivery capabilities.
In this first of four articles on the strategic impact of SAP change management, I’m going to take a quick look at process harmonization. In our experience, the key success drivers for harmonization of SAP change management processes are high degrees of automation, process stability and user adoption.
About a month ago we co-hosted a webinar with Bola Rotibi of Creative Intellect Consulting. The topic was software delivery challenges in complex SAP systems, and if you attended, you already know how thought-provoking it was. This month, we offered … Continued
Webinars can be eye-openers. Last week I participated with industry thought leader Bola Rotibi, founder and principal analyst at Creative Intellect Consulting, in a session on software delivery challenges in today’s complex SAP IT environments. If Bola’s name seems familiar, … Continued
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