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May 2016

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Join our CEI about simplified up-to-date installation

Use our new Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI) in order to influence the simplified process to set up SAP systems on a targeted Support Package Stack level. May 13, 2016

March 2016

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Video about how to integrate SAP Fiori into your SAP system landscape

Watch a replay of last year's SAP TechEd session about the implementation of SAP Fiori, including how SAP tools can support you in this task. March 03, 2016

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Overview of SAP Add-On Assembly Kit

On this new overview page, get a short description and links to documentation and tutorial videos about the SAP Add-On Assembly Kit, which can help you to deliver enhancements as software add-ons. March 23, 2016

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ANST: Download + Upload Traces Across Systems

Automated Note Search Tool (ANST) now offers the possibility to download and upload generated traces across systems, such as for using the trace from a production system in a test system. March 03, 2016

February 2016

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Zero Downtime Option of SUM (ZDO) "available on request"

Benefit from an expected downtime reduced to only one re-start with this new downtime-minimized procedure, available with SUM 1.0 SP16 and higher on request. February 25, 2016

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Downtime Minimization when Upgrading SAP BW Systems

In this blog, learn about the benefits of downtime minimization capabilities of SUM for updates of SAP Business Warehouse. February 22, 2016

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SL Toolset 1.0 SPS16 released

Software Logistics Toolset 1.0 SPS16 is available for download - in this blog, get an overview of the improvements offered for each of the involved software logistics tools and procedures.. February 15, 2016

December 2015

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Optimizing DMO Performance

When migrating an existing SAP system to SAP HANA using SUM with database migration option (DMO), several ways exist to optimize the performance and reduce the downtime, outlined in this blog. December 16, 2015

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Single-stack Installation + Dual-Stack Split Procedure for SAP Process Integration

As latest SAP Process Integration systems (release 7.5 SP1 and higher) are no longer dual-stack, installation differs and the dual-stack split procedure now also supports to split SAP PI systems with such releases. For more information, see this blog. December 02, 2015

November 2015

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System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA: SUM is the Tool

In this blog, get technical aspects of a System Conversion: the transition of an existing SAP Business Suite system to SAP S/4HANA on premise. November 26, 2015


October 2015

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Software Logistics Toolset 1.0 SPS15 is available for download - compared with previous versions, only SUM 1.0 was delivered with a new SP level. For more information, see this . October 21, 2015


September 2015

openSAP Upgrade course starting in November

Enroll free-of-charge to the new openSAP online course SAP NetWeaver Upgrades in a Nutshell (start date: November 2nd) to learn about the technical background and the involved tools. September 28, 2015


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Software Logistics Toolset 1.0 SPS14 is available for download - in this , get an overview of the improvements offered for each of the involved software logistics tools and procedures. September 15, 2015


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New User Concept for Oracle 12x

With Oracle 12c, SAP supports the new user concept 'Oracle Standard' featuring the separate Oracle software owner 'oracle'. For more information, see this blog, such as about how Software Provisioning Manager supports this concept and implications for SAP Landscape Virtualization Management. September 09, 2015

August 2015

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New SAP NetWeaver Guide Finder is Online!

Easily find the right guides for your use case, platform and release to install, upgrade/update, copy, rename, split your SAP system by using the new guide finder – read this blog or give it a try here! August 12, 2015

July 2015

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DMO News with SUM 1.0 SP13

Get an overview of the latest news about database migration option (DMO) with Software Update Manager (SUM) 1.0 SP13, our standard procedure to migrate SAP systems to SAP HANA. July 02, 2015


June 2015

Upgrade & Update Feedback Form

With a short questionnaire, we would like to better understand - using a few simple questions - your understanding, expectations, and experience made with our support in SCN towards SAP system upgrades, updates, enhancement package updates, and Database Migration Option of SUM. Please support us by providing your feedback!  June 26, 2015

May 2015

Best Practices for Installation, Transformation and Upgrade of SAP Systems

In this blog series, get a compilation and an overview of relevant information (such as links to SCN documents, guides, SAP Notes) for using Software Provisioning Manager (see the blog Best Practices for SAP System Installation and Transformation) and Software Update Manager (see the blog Best Practices for Upgrading SAP Systems). May 19, 2015


April 2015

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SL Toolset 1.0 SPS13 released

Software Logistics Toolset 1.0 SPS13 is available for download - in this blog, get an overview of the improvements offered for each of the involved software logistics tools and procedures. April 28, 2015


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Improved Log File for Software Provisioning Manager

Get an overview of small, but hopefully efficient improvements to the log file sapinst_dev.log of Software Provisioning Manager. April 28, 2015


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Troubleshooting documents for Software Provisioning Manager

Using Software Provisioning Manager, you can perform several tasks, like system installation, system copy and migration, system rename, and dual-stack split. On this overview page, we gathered relevant troubleshooting information for all of these processes. Apr 14, 2015


March 2015

Supportability Tool for Transport Problems

To resolve transport problems, we offer a supportability tool to enable customers to better monitor their transport activities and progress, analyze the issues and solve those issues by themselves. March 04, 2015

February 2015

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Which upgrade topics would you like to see more training content for?

Please vote for one of the upgrade topics that interest you. Once we have the poll results we will consider creating valuable blog, KBA, training sessions, documentation, etc. February 26, 2014


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<strong>SAP System Upgrade & Update Troubleshooting Guides</strong>

These troubleshooting guides will guide you through the steps to resolve SAP NetWeaver upgrade problems. Information provided includes the upgrade troubleshooting guides, latest news, technical information, featured KBAs/SAP Notes, and much more. Feb 03, 2015

October 2014

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In this blog, James provides a list of the top knowledge base articles (KBAs) and of the recently added or updated SAP Notes and KBAs handling the topic of upgrade - blog is planned to get updated regularly. October 10, 2014

September 2014

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Software Logistics Sessions @ SAP TechEd && d-code 2014

Get an overview of selected sessions (with direct links to the corresponding session catalog at Las Vegas and Berlin) at SAP TechEd && d-code 2014 about software logistics topics - see you onsite! September 29, 2014


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Send statistical runtime data of SWPM processes to SAP

The latest version of software provisioning manager offers to send statistical runtime data and further feedback concerning executed procedures to SAP - learn how to use it, what data is sent and how SAP is planning to use this insight. September 10, 2014

July 2014

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SL Toolset 1.0 SPS11 released (blog no longer available)

Software Logistics Toolset 1.0 SPS11 is available for download - in this blog, get an overview of the improvements offered for each of the involved software logistics tools and procedures. July 16, 2014


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Find the Right Content in Our Space Easier with Categories

To help you in finding the right content about a topic in our Software Logistics space easier, we introduced categories that are now listed in the left column of this overview page and that you can use as filter in our Content tab. July 04, 2014

June 2014

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Overview of ABAP Technical Configuration

Get an overview of available automation content for an easier and faster technical configuration of ABAP systems, such as ABAP initial setup, post-copy automation, and SAP Fiori setup - including a link to a new FAQ page. June 27, 2014


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Current Ideas to Improve Software Logistics Processes – June 2014

In this blog, get a quick overview of the latest activities in the Software Logistics Idea Space, our collaboration platform for ideas about how to improve our procedures and tools. June 27, 2014

May 2014

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New KBAs Released in March 2014 for Software Logistics

Get an overview of the latest SAP Knowledge Base Articels (KBAs) released for Software Logistics topics in March 2014. May 05, 2014

April 2014

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Current Ideas to Improve Software Logistics Processes – March 2014

In this blog, get a short overview of the latest activities in the Software Logistics Idea Space, our collaboration platform for ideas about how to improve our procedures and tools. April 04, 2014

March 2014

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New KBAs Released in February 2014 for Software Logistics

Get an overview of the latest SAP Knowledge Base Articels (KBAs) released for Software Logistics topics in February 2014. March 28, 2014

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SL Toolset 1.0 SPS10 released (blog no longer available)

Software Logistics Toolset 1.0 SPS10 is available for download - in this blog, get an overview of the improvements offered for each of the involved software logistics tools and procedures. March 18, 2014

February 2014

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CEI for System Rename - Registration Open

Registration is open for a Customer Engagement Initiative (CEI) for system rename, enabling a faster alternative to the "classical homogeneous system copy" for certain scenarios. March 20, 2014

February 2014

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Top 10 Viewed SAP Notes in January 2014

See the list of the top 10 viewed SAP Notes in the area of software logistics from January 2014. March 07, 2014

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Latest Ideas to Improve Software Logistics Processes – February 2014

In this blog, get a short overview of the latest activities in the Software Logistics Idea Space, our collaboration platform for ideas about how to improve our procedures and tools. February 18, 2014


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Latest KBAs Released for Software Logistics in January

Get an overview of the latest SAP Knowledge Base Articels (KBAs) released for Software Logistics topics in January 2014. February 18, 2014

January 2014

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Top 10 Viewed SAP Notes in December 2013

See the list of the top 10 viewed SAP Notes in the area of software logistics from December 2013. January 27, 2014

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Latest KBAs Released for Software Logistics in December

Get an overview of the latest SAP Knowledge Base Articels (KBAs) released for Software Logistics topics in December 2013. January 15, 2014

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Migration to SAP HANA: Decision Matrix

To support you in finding the best migration option to SAP HANA, SAP now provides a decision matrix for SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP, considering important aspects and key considerations. January 08, 2014

December 2013

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Demo Video of Change Management in SAP HANA

Learn how you can benefit from the new Change Management feature with SAP HANA SPS07. In this video, you can grasp the key features and a see how it works in a system demo. December 20, 2013

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Migration to SAP HANA: Hollistic Overview Page

Profit from a starting point for the planning of your migration procedure of SAP systems to SAP HANA in an on-premise landscape - including a detailed overview of available migration path options, our general recommendation, and further aspects for migrations to SAP HANA. December 12, 2013


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Top 10 Viewed SAP Notes in November 2013

See the list of the top 10 viewed SAP Notes in the area of software logistics from November 2013. December 16, 2013


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Latest KBAs Released for Software Logistics in November

Get an overview of the latest SAP Knowledge Base Articels (KBAs) released for Software Logistics topics in November 2013. December 05, 2013

November 2013

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Why Splitting Off the ASCS from PAS?

Newly installed ABAP systems based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0x and higher have a separate central services instance (ASCS) out-of-the-box. In his blog, Henrique Girardi explains how you can split off the ASCS instance from the primary appication server instance (PAS) also for already existing systems. December 04, 2013

Dual-Stack Split – How to Ensure Correct Technical System Data in SLD and LMDB

Get further information how to adapt the landscape data in the system landscape directory (SLD) and the landscape management database (LMDB) after the split of a dual-stack system. November 29, 2013

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Overview Video of SAP HANA Content Transport Management

Planning to develop and transport your own SAP HANA content in a SAP HANA-based system landscape? Get an overview of the available transport scenarios in this video. November 26, 2013

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Top 10 Viewed SAP Notes in October 2013

See the list of the top 10 viewed SAP Notes in the area of software logistics from October 2013. November 19, 2013

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Latest KBAs Released for Software Logistics in October

Get an overview of the latest SAP Knowledge Base Articels (KBAs) released for Software Logistics topics in October 2013. November 05, 2013

October 2013

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System Rename and Dual-Stack Split no longer offered as standalone tools

With Software Logistics Toolset 1.0 SPS09, both the dual-stack split and the system rename procedure got integrated into software provisioning manager 1.0. As a consequence, no updates will any longer be provided as standalone tools for both procedures. October 31, 2013

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Classical Migration to SAP HANA: New Link to Best Practice Guide

Due to a technial issue, the best practice guide for the classical migration (using software provisioning manager 1.0) of SAP ABAP system to SAP HANA had to be re-uploaded and is now available under a new URL. In this blog, get further details. October 15, 2013

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Software Logistics Sessions @ SAP TechEd 2013 Amsterdam

Planning to join SAP TechEd in Amsterdam? Here's a short guide to highlight some of our sessions, now for Amsterdam, where we will share the latest and greatest developments with you. October 25, 2013

Blog Series for the Classical Migration to SAP HANA

Stefan Seemann provided a series of blogs especially for the classical migration to SAP HANA using software provisioning manager linked from the corresponding section of the System Copy and Migration page linked above - ranging from an overview of latest corrections and improvements of software provisioning manager for the migration to SAP HANA, detail information about how to prepare your source and target systems and involved tools, background information about R3* tools involved in the migration, and how to analyze issues within software provisioning manager. October 04, 2013

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Software Logistics Sessions @ SAP TechEd 2013 Las Vegas

Planning to join SAP TechEd in Las Vegas? Here's a short guide to highlight some of our sessions where we will share the latest and greatest developments with you. October 09, 2013

September 2013

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Overview Video of SAP HANA Migration Options

In this video, get a quick overview of available options for the migration of on-premise ABAP-based SAP systems to SAP HANA - includig the classical migration and the database migration option of Software Update Manager. September 24, 2013

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SAP HANA Lifecycle Management

SAP HANA software includes a lifecycle manager that incorporates procedures for customizing and updating your SAP HANA platform and for managing SAP HANA content products and transports. September 09, 2013

August 2013

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Best Practice Guide for Classical Migration to SAP HANA

Profit from the best practice information provided in this document for your classical migration (using software provisioning manager 1.0) of your SAP ABAP system to SAP HANA. August 28, 2013

July 2013

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System Rename Procedure available for SAP NetWeaver 7.3x and 7.4

The system rename procedure now also supports systems based on SAP NetWeaver 7.3x and 7.4. July 16, 2013

June 2013

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SAP Versioning, Part 2 (Why EHP6 contains SAP APPL 6.16)

Get more information about SAP versioning of the ABAP part of SAP ERP with SAP NetWeaver 7.4 and SAP enhancement package 6 for SAP ERP 6.0, version for SAP HANA. June 24, 2013

CMS or CM Services?

Learn about differences between CMS and CM Services, that is, the differences and similarities and what SAP recommends. June 24, 2013

May 2013

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Automated Initial Setup of SAP NetWeaver ABAP 7.4

Automated initial setup of SAP NetWeaver ABAP 7.4 in ~5 minutes - instead of configuring newly installed systems manually in 90 minutes. May 13, 2013

April 2013

Near-Zero Downtime Management for SAP NetWeaver Business Suite

nZDM for Software Update Manager (SUM) is now generally available. April 16, 2013

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Dual-Stack Split Procedure Available for SAP NetWeaver 7.3x

The dual-stack split procedure now also supports the split of systems based on SAP NetWeaver 7.3x. April 10, 2013

January 2013

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Why SAP ERP 6.0 EHP6 contains SAP BASIS 7.31

Get more information about why the system/status information of SAP ERP 6.0 - ECC with Enhancement Package 6 shows components with version 7.31. January 07, 2013

December 2012

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Software provisioning manager 1.0 available for SAP NetWeaver 7.0x

Software provisioning manager 1.0 now also supports products based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0x. December 18, 2012

Heterogeneous ABAP System Copy - Technical Overview

Involved in a migration process? Get a technical overview including involved tools and created files.December 17, 2012

Demo Video of Dual-Stack Split Procedure

Interested in the dual-stack split procedure? On the dual-stack split page, see a recorded demo of the end-to-end dual-stack split process. December 14, 2012

System Rename

Learn more about how to change the hostname, instance number, or system ID of an existing SAP system with the system rename procedure. December 06, 2012

November 2012

Near-Zero Downtime Management for SAP NetWeaver PI

Near-zero downtime is one of the main goals of Application Lifecycle Management. An article of Martin Herrmann explains what it is, how it works and where you can find it. Finally, you will get some further links for additional information. November 28, 2012

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SAP NetWeaver Discontinues Dual-Stack Deployments

As of release 7.4, SAP NetWeaver discontinues the deploment of optional dual-stacks. Get more information about the technical background and options how to split your dual-stack systems in this roadmap document from Karl Kessler. November 27, 2012

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Software Update Manager (SUM): Introducing the Tool for Software Maintenance

In this blog, @Boris Rubarth provides a general understanding on what the Software Update Manager is and when to use it. November 20, 2012

September 2012

SAP TechEd 2012: Get an update on dual-stack split

Don’t miss the opportunity to get an update of SAP’s dual-stack strategy and the latest news on the dual-stack split tool - including demo of the end-to-end dual-stack split procedure. September 12, 2012

August 2012

Software Provisioning Manager 1.0

As of August 2012, easily profit from the latest fixes in SAPinst and supported processes by downloading the software provisioning manager 1.0 for the installation and system copy of all products based on SAP NetWeaver 7.3x on all platforms supported by the 720/720_EXT Kernel. August 08, 2012

March 2012

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The Delivery Channel for Software Logistics Tools: "Software Logistics Toolset 1.0"

In this blog, @Boris Rubarth provides an overview how you can get the latest improvements and updates for software logistics tools (such as Software Update Manager, SAP Setup or the dual-stack split tool) by using the Software Logistics Toolset 1.0. March 26, 2012



Overview of the Dual-Stack Split Tool

Get an overview provided by @Boris Zarske how you can use the dual-stack split tool to separate existing optional dual-stack systems into two separate systems - for example, to prepare the upgrade of a dual-stack system to a release that no longer supports dual-stack systems.
March 26, 2012

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