Guide Your Implementation Project with SAP Solution Manager

  • by Gaetano Altavilla, Senior SAP Practice Manager
  • May 5, 2009
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Learn how you can best use SAP Solution Manager 7.0 (formerly called SAP Solution Manager 4.0) functionality for an SAP implementation project. Specifically, read about the details of the Implementation Roadmap and the activities that should be performed in each implementation stage using tools found in SAP Solution Manager.
Key Concept

SAP Solution Manager provides Implementation Roadmaps to guide your project implementation. These methodologies cover, among other things, the necessary project management, business process configuration, testing requirements, and training aspects of a project, as well as the technical implementation activities.

SAP Solution Manager is the central component used to manage end-to-end solutions in both SAP and non-SAP systems. It helps your organization effectively implement and operate solutions, and it is formed by sets of tools that are used to centralize administration.

I’ll show you some of the benefits that SAP Solution Manager can provide for tracking your SAP implementation project, such as an implementation of SAP Business Suite, composite applications, SAP NetWeaver, or SAP applications for mobile business. I’ll walk you through an actual implementation project scenario, providing you with some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. I will cover each of the main project phases: Project Preparation, Business Blueprint, Realization, Final Preparation, and Go-Live and Support. I will advise you on what actions you should take during each of these stages. Although my example is based on an implementation project, you can use it as a basic guide for other types of projects as well.

Gaetano Altavilla

Dr. Gaetano Altavilla is a senior SAP practice manager. His focus is on pre-sales, delivery of SAP application solutions for large international corporations, and SAP knowledge management in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

In his 18 years of SAP application experience working for many multinational companies, such as Procter & Gamble and Hewlett-Packard, he has covered a wide range of ERP logistic areas, focusing on the MM, WM, SD, LES, PP, PP-PI, PLM (QM, PM, PS) modules, as welll as CRM (TFM), SRM (EBP), SCM (SAP APO), and MES (ME) components.

Dr. Altavilla holds a degree with first-class honors in mathematics from the University of Naples and is certified in many SAP modules: SAP Logistics Bootcamp, SAP MM, SD, LE (SHP/WM/LE), PP, PLM (PM, QM, PS), SRM, CRM, SCM (APO), SCM (TM), FI, CO, and Solution Manager. He also has experience in ABAP/4 and application link enabling (ALE) and IDocs. He has participated in numerous industry conferences, such as the SAP Skills Conference in Walldorf at SAP SE.

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