Calculating the Cost of Managing SAP Change

Most organizations have little insight into the costs associated with managing their SAP change control process. The costs are significant – ranging from approximately $100 to $250 per SAP change. In this webinar, learn how to quickly calculate your organization’s cost of SAP change management.

Key learning points:

  • Why discovering your organization’s cost of managing SAP change is important
  • An overview of the primary SAP change management costs
  • A demonstration of an SAP cost of change workbook that enables SAP customers to determine their cost of managing SAP change (provided to attendees via email after webinar)
  • A brief interactive survey to determine the attendees’ “back of the envelope” cost of managing SAP change

Speeding up the Enterprise: SAP DevOps and Automated Change Control Orchestration

In this webinar, the trending frustration of running with a two-speed SAP IT infrastructure will be discussed along with why SAP DevOps and automated change control orchestration are necessary if a single-speed IT vision is to be achieved.

Key learning points:

  • Why two-speed IT is no longer acceptable
  • Why SAP DevOps and SAP Agile development methods are trending
  • What automated SAP change control orchestration means
  • How Rev-Trac change control automation can orchestrate an SAP DevOps tool chain

Best Practices for Unified SAP Change and Release Management with ServiceNow ITSM

Most organizations rely on key third-party solutions for ITSM functions such as service desk, incident and problem management, requirements, release management and change control. In this webinar, you will learn about integration best practices for unified SAP change and release management with ServiceNow ITSM and Rev-Trac.

Key learning points:

  • Key benefits of a unified approach
  • Best practices for aligning and harmonizing a unified SAP change and release management process
  • Brief demonstration of an integrated ServiceNow and Rev-Trac change and release management automation process

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP, SAP HANA and SAP Change Control Automation

In order to successfully implement transformative IT projects such as digital transformation with SAP HANA, effective change control is an absolute requirement. In this webinar, Mike Nelson (SUSE) and Dan McGrann (Revelation Software Concepts) discuss SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP, SAP HANA and SAP Change Control Automation.

Key learning points:

  • Introduction to the SUSE Connect Program and partnership with Revelation Software Concepts
  • Preview the plans for the upcoming SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications Service Pack 2
  • Learn about the value of SAP change control automation through software like Rev-Trac, and SAP change intelligence software like Salt

Accelerating SAP Change Delivery Through Automated Release Management

In this webinar, we will share the significant benefit of automating SAP change control and in particular, accelerated SAP change delivery through automated release management.

Key learning points:

  • Why accelerated SAP change delivery is becoming an important objective
  • How a release management strategy can help accelerate change delivery
  • When is the right time to implement a release strategy
  • What tools like Rev-Trac can bring to the table by way of automation

Automated SAP Change Control Integration as a Method to Ensure Code Quality and Security for Your SAP Environment

In this webinar featuring Stephen Lamy (Virtual Forge) and Rick Porter (Revelation Software Concepts), we will show you why ABAP code quality and security testing process should be an important component of your overall SAP change control strategy. You will see examples of how an SAP system can be attacked through ABAP vulnerabilities that, based upon statistics, are probably in your SAP Environment too. We will then explore the benefits of automated ABAP code analysis and testing as an integrated component of SAP change control processes workflow.

Key learning points:

  • Critical defects for security and compliance for your SAP code
  • How to reduce the time and cost of ABAP code reviews
  • Benefits of CodeProfiler and Rev-Trac change control automation integration
  • See a demonstration on how this integration works

SAP Change Control: What’s New in Rev-Trac 7

During this webinar, you will learn about what’s new in Rev-Trac 7 and why we believe the new features are important for managing SAP changes effectively into the future. Presented by Rick Porter, Vice President of Business Development and Chris Drake, Functional Product Manager, hear how the new Rev-Trac features will enable a far more flexible approach to managing releases, extend the power of Rev-Trac to non-SAP users and further accelerate change delivery velocity through mobile approvals. All very important components in simplifying SAP change control.

Key features demonstrated:

  • Flexible ‘drag and drop’ release management
  • New web GUI (including future direction)
  • Simplified and improved mobile approvals

SAP Change Control Management: The Extraordinary Value of Simple Automation

SAP IT teams are being asked to deliver higher volumes of change across increasing complex landscapes using a wider variety of methods. During this webinar, you will learn how change control automation can simplify the whole process, regardless of methodology used, to deliver higher volumes of change in shorter periods without increasing effort.

Key learning points:

  • Why simple automation is an important requirement in managing high volumes of change in an SAP IT support environment
  • How automation can simplify the entire SAP change control and change management process
  • When automation should be a consideration and what to look for to estimate the potential value it could unlock

SAP Change Control Automation: Is the Economic Benefit (ROI) Based on Hard Dollars or on Soft Dollars?

In this webinar, we will share with you techniques to calculate both the hard dollar ROI and the soft dollar ROI, so you can communicate a robust and believable total economic benefit to your CIO/CFO.

Key learning points:

  • How an automated change control technology like Rev-Trac can deliver a significant ROI for the CIO
  • The key ROI to look for in both hard and soft dollar savings areas
  • How to calculate a total economic benefit that your CIO can believe and your CFO can understand

Determining ROI and Total Economic Benefit of SAP Change Control Automation

In complex SAP environments, the cost of managing change goes largely uncalculated and when considered, is almost always unjustifiably high. Particularly when of out-of-the-box automation SAP certified solutions, such as Rev-Trac are readily available and easily installed.

This webinar will discuss the total economic benefit of SAP change control automation and introduce methods to determine actual ROI within various SAP landscape environments and architectures.

Key learning points:

  • The uncalculated cost of staying with the status quo and not automating
  • The various ways of measuring and determining ROI of an automation software investment
  • How the use of third-party SAP change control solutions, such as Rev-Trac, can deliver a cost effective automation solution for your SAP CoE

Automating SAP change control tasks and processes can make an enormous difference to production stability, development efficiency, ability to respond to business requests and overall SAP CoE running costs. Not only does it take well considered and well documented change control procedures, but also specialized solutions to ensure full control over all changes and lowest cost SAP CoE management.

Continuous Delivery and Workflow Orchestration Strategies for SAP IT Operations Teams Ft. Bola Rotibi, CIC

This webinar featuring Bola Rotibi (Creative Intellect Consulting) and Rick Porter (Revelation Software Concepts) is focused on flexible automated change release management strategies specific to SAP IT Operations Teams. Bola leverages recent research results on what factors contribute – positively and negatively – to supporting an environment for Continuous Delivery, and the importance of automation and enforcement in reducing risk to production stability.

Key learning points:

  • Trends in change delivery models including release management and agility development models
  • The role of process enforcement as a delivery element
  • Unlocking the value of process and workflow orchestration
  • The recognition of automation as a critical delivery support technology

This webinar provides a detailed view of how important flexibility and agile practices are to SAP release management and in running SAP like a factory.

It would be particularly valuable to senior SAP IT Managers and Operations Teams because we delve into development processes, process governance, agile organization and workflow orchestration.

Controlling Dependent Changes Across SAP Landscapes

Changes in development strategy means managing change across dynamic and ever complex SAP environments is becoming increasingly challenging for SAP Operations Teams. In this webinar you will hear how these changes in development strategy may impact SAP Operations Teams, in particular in the area of managing dependent changes across SAP Landscapes and how change control automation can help.

Key learning points:

  • What key development trends are resulting in increased challenges for SAP Operations Teams;
  • What constitutes dependent change and why managing such change effectively is so important; and
  • How an automated change control technology can effectively support managing dependent changes.

In dynamic and complex SAP environments, not only does it take well considered and well documented change control processes to ensure effective control over dependent changes, but also specialized automation technology to do so at reasonable cost and lowest risk.

Controlling Change Across N and N+1 SAP Landscapes

Increases in the extent and frequency of business requested enhancements has resulted in increased use of an N and N+1 SAP landscape strategy. In this webinar you will hear not only the benefits of running with an N and N+1 landscape strategy, but also the significant additional change control challenges such a strategy presents and how an automated change control technology can help.

Key learning points:

  • The benefits of running with an N and N+1 landscape strategy;
  • What significant change control challenges SAP Operations Teams face when implementing such a strategy; and
  • How an automated change control like Rev-Trac can support managing these challenges.

In dynamic and complex SAP environments, not only does it take well considered and well documented change control processes to ensure effective control within an N and N+1 landscape strategy, but also specialized automation technology to do so at reasonable cost and lowest risk.

Controlling Change in an Agile SAP Development Environment

As agile methodologies make their way into SAP development, change control processes to manage different methods of developing and controlling change will be required. In this webinar you will hear about trends in agile SAP development, the change control challenges presented and how change control automation can meet these challenges.

Key learning points:

  • What agile development in an SAP operational context looks like and an overview of current and predicted trends;
  • How these trends impact managing and controlling agile changes; and
  • How a change control technology like Rev-Trac can be utilized to support agile development effectively.

In complex SAP environments, not only does it take well considered and specific change control processes to support agile developed change, but also specialized technology to maintain effective controls over the change process.

SAP Change Control: Why Automation is the Only Way to Go Ft. Derek Prior, Gartner, Inc.

Managing change across dynamic and ever complex SAP environments is becoming increasingly challenging for SAP Operations Teams. If you are a member of an SAP IT Operations or SAP Change Team or have a vested interest in best practice SAP change control, then join Revelation Software Concepts and featured research firm Gartner in this not to be missed webinar. In this webinar, the key issues surrounding the control of operational changes across complex SAP environments will be discussed and the benefits of understanding and implementing best practice change control methods and processes explained.

Key learning points:

  • Why SAP change control is becoming increasingly challenging and what the surrounding key issues to consider are;
  • How the understanding and implementation of best practice change control is indeed a money saver and risk reducer and very possibly a ‘bacon’ saver; and
  • What the use of third-party SAP change control solutions to automate change control can bring to the table and why automation is really the only way to go in today’s complex SAP environments.

Speakers:

  • Derek Prior, Research Director, Gartner, Inc.
  • Rick Porter, VP Business Development, Revelation Software Concepts

A Simple Approach to Effective SAP Technical Change Control Process Design

This webinar will explore the rationale for having good SAP technical change control processes in place, introduce a simple yet effective approach to change control process design, and look at how change control technology can enforce and automate these processes.

Key learning points:

  • The reasons why developing good change control processes is so important and how their effective use can minimize risk and limit production system events;
  • How to use a repeatable step-by-step approach to change control process design, and the key criteria to consider at each design step; and
  • How the use of third-party SAP change control solutions, such as Rev-Trac, can reduce risk and lower the costs associated with managing SAP change control processes.

In complex SAP environments, not only does it take well considered and well documented change control processes, but also specialized technology to ensure full control over all changes. The result? Complete confidence in the stability of your production systems and fewer production events.

Key Issues in Managing Change in Five System SAP Landscapes

This webinar will explore some of the key issues in managing changes across five system SAP landscapes, discuss existing manual methods for managing these changes, and look at the value of change control technology in these situations.

Key learning points:

  • The kinds of risks inherent in managing configuration and workbench developments across parallel SAP landscape environments, such as in a standard five system SAP production support and project landscape scenario;
  • How the use of change control procedures can minimise risk and limit production system events; and
  • How the use of third-party SAP change control solutions, such as Rev-Trac, can reduce risk and lower the costs associated with SAP change control.

In complex SAP environments, not only does it take well considered and well documented change control procedures, but also specialized technology to ensure full control over all changes. The result? Complete confidence in the stability of your production systems and fewer production events.