Best Practices for Configuring the Solution Documentation Assistant

  • by Prakhar Saxena, SAP Solution Manager SME, Capgemini India Pvt. Ltd.
  • May 5, 2009
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Learn how to configure the Solution Documentation Assistant in SAP Solution Manager to analyze your entire system landscape and provide a detailed report. This functionality is useful if an upgrade needs to be executed in a short span of time, because you can create an SAP Solution Manager project from that report.
Key Concept

The Solution Documentation Assistant, a new feature in SAP Solution Manager Enterprise Edition (Service Pack 18), is SAP’s approach to help you analyze your solution landscapes and business processes using the SAP Solution Manager infrastructure. The Solution Documentation Assistant provides a full-scale system usage report and generates core business process models in SAP Solution Manager. This functionality decreases the time to prepare for an upgrade project and acts as a jump-start for business improvements.

The most challenging part of planning a system analysis is the identification of core business processes. The Solution Documentation Assistant draws on the existing SAP Solution Manager infrastructure (i.e., systems) used by the EarlyWatch Alert and built by the system administrator using the System Landscape Directory. Therefore, the Solution Documentation Assistant can help you easily overcome the challenge of planning a system analysis by offering the following features:

  • System landscape documentation

  • Automatic mapping of recognized processes, including transactions and customizing objects

  • Automatic identification of core business processes

  • Usage analysis of custom developments

  • Identification of potentially obsolete objects

  • Business Blueprint creation

You can access Solution Documentation Assistant via the Work Centers in SAP Solution Manager (transaction SOLMAN_WORKCENTER). The Work Centers provide easy navigation through central role-based points of access, user environments, inboxes, work lists, and status reporting to simplify work.

Prakhar Saxena

Prakhar Saxena is an SAP Solution Manager-certified consultant with more than six years of experience. He currently works with Capgemini India Pvt Ltd as an SAP Solution Manager SME and is involved with SAP Solution Manager Implementations and upgrades across the world for various clients. He has worked extensively with Project Management, Test Management, Solution Documentation Assistant, Service Desk, and Change Request Management. He has also built proof of concepts (POCs) and demos for various companies around the world.

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