Basic solutions for release upgrades
Only a stable basis and infrastructure can guarantee an SAP system’s success. In recent years, SolMan has become the most important guarantor of innovative SAP operations. SolMan was as essential basic for SAP Basis employees, rather like a Swiss army knife, and laid the foundation for further success.
ALM is the logical metamorphosis of SolMan for a hybrid system landscape for private and public cloud. The private cloud is the answer for SAP customers with current on-prem concepts, while the public cloud will be the starting point for greenfield projects from innovative new customers. However, every type of SAP system landscape needs one or more management tools. SAP’s answer is ALM. Partners complement this offering with tools for monitoring, automation, license measurement, data management, and transport management.
SAP Basis, like many others, is suffering from a staffing shortage. If the team receives some measure of relief and assistance through monitoring, test automation, automatic system copy, and other automation tools, then the critical staffing situation is likely to ease.
One of the tasks of SAP Basis is to plan release upgrades, and this cannot be done with Hana and S/4 without re-evaluating licenses. Of course, SAP offers several options, but customers will need to conduct a detailed analysis of their own situation before discovering which is the best route for them. Without expert help, however, there is hardly any way forward; consulting an expert in this matter is thus highly recommended.