Release Management

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Test, practice and perfect result

In order to validate success, it is imperative to subject anything to testing. Drawing from this principle, SAP Release Management employs auditing as a means to gauge the efficacy of software.

SAP Release Management is housed within SAP Solution Manager and aims to effectively govern software by utilizing a range of tools. It conducts thorough testing of the product during both the production and design phases. This approach enables the realization of efficient management, planning, scheduling, and control processes.

Implement, test and validate releases

The role of SAP Release Management encompasses implementing, testing, and validating releases. It takes the lead in successfully integrating changes into the application and establishing a productive environment. Additionally, it assumes responsibility for coordinating and arranging new releases.

Furthermore, SAP Release Management orchestrates the implementation of new enhancements and configurations as part of the release process. It carefully rolls out new features following a series of meticulous implementations.

An efficient system in six stages

1

Scope analysis

In this initial step, the business requirements are thoroughly reviewed. Any missing information is gathered, processed, and documented in an efficient manner. The expert team acts as a liaison between the business and the consulting firm. Once the necessary analysis is completed, the process is then passed on to the solution architect.

2

Structural development

The final decision is made regarding the content to be released and the changes that will be implemented. This stage focuses on building the necessary structure to support the desired outcomes.

3

Testing phase

This crucial stage involves a comprehensive examination of the entire package, both from a functional and technical perspective. It includes various tests such as acceptance, regression, and integration tests. If any issues are identified, they are promptly addressed and rectified.

4

Implementation

This stage signifies that the specific version is ready for the production phase. It is carried out by experts in SAP Solution Manager who ensure a smooth transition for the business.

5

Hyper-maintenance

Following the go-live phase, certain common errors may arise. These errors could be attributed to missing information or incorrect documentation. To successfully complete this process, consistent and continuous follow-up is required.

6

Operation

The release is officially handed over from the consultant to the IT team of the respective business. They will now take charge of operating and managing the release within their organization.

What are the benefits?

Risk is minimized through
comprehensive testing.

Provides a lower risk ratio for unplanned
adverse conditions.

Provides a stable test environment.

Increases productivity.

Facilitates monitoring and tracking of
implementation activities.

Controlled handover and
maintenance process.