How to Transport Projects in SAP Solution Manager

  • by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services
  • October 4, 2012
Migrating content from one SAP Solution Manager system to another is a ubiquitous need. Learn how to encapsulate and transfer all the content of a Solution Manager project from one Solution Manager system to another.
Key Concept

SAP Solution Manager uses the transport of copies functionality to package all the Business Process Hierarchy structure and Knowledge Warehouse content of a project into a single transportable package.

SAP solution owners often need to deliver content from their Solution Manager development system to other Solution Manager systems due to a variety of circumstances. These circumstances may include:

  • A divestiture of a business unit to become its own legal entity
  • Acquisition of a company running SAP systems and using Solution Manager
  • The desire to have development or training Solution Manager environments with content that accurately represents the production environment. This provides trainees with a better training experience and more confidence in test results when developing new reports.
  • The desire to have multiple Solution Manager versions running to test the waters before performing an upgrade

When these circumstances arise, the ability to migrate whole projects between Solution Manager systems is a real advantage. I’ll show you how to do this, first taking you through the preparation for it before moving to the actual procedure. 

D. Russell Sloan

D. Russell Sloan is a specialist in project and program governance for IBM. He focuses on the use of SAP Solution Manager for global rollout projects for IBM’s largest customers, having worked with SAP software since 1996. Russell has degrees in accounting and information systems and has been a team and project leader for SAP projects for more than 14 years. He has been developing and deploying software systems for over 30 years.

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