SAP Support Package Stacks Have Never Looked so Sexy – An Illustrated View of SPS 18
SAP Support Package Stacks are “mega bundles” of software updates that SAP periodically makes available. These updates include important bug fixes, performance improvements, and legal changes such as labor and tax law changes. The challenge is that most stacks include well over 10,000 changes or “Notes.” And these changes can impact installations in ways that are hard to predict, with possible adverse effect on business processes.
The options until today were to either sift through tons of notes on Service MarketPlace to review the impact followed by extensive testing, or to use a SaaS such as Panaya’s to quickly determine the impact and focus the testing only on areas that were negatively affected.
Now, we are happy to introduce another “Infographics” tool to your arsenal. It is simple, and it is free.
One of the advantages of running a SaaS solution here at Panaya is that we can run aggregate analysis across hundreds of projects. Think “Google Trends” for SAP Support Package Stacks. We ran our simulation over hundreds of different instances to determine the typical impact areas and other stats. The goal is to help you plan towards your implementations.
We sent an early version to several thousands of reviewers and got great feedback.
As a next step, we partnered with designer Randy Krum, who, believe it or not, is not only a talented artist, but also a former SAP BPX-er. So he can actually pronounce ABAP and can tell BI from FI.
We plan to release this on an ongoing basis.
So without further ado, here’s SAP Support Pack 18 like you have never seen it before:
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