SP05 Brings a Fresh New Way to Leverage the Business Process Repository

  • by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services
  • August 29, 2012
Learn how to use the new Web Dynpro interface to navigate the Business Process Repository more quickly and retrieve relevant content for your project in a more interactive way. Explore the new filtering and sorting capabilities that allow you to navigate the voluminous library of SAP content very quickly using the new interface in SP05.
Key Concept

For quite some time the Business Process Repository (BPR) has been SAP’s way of delivering best practice content to your Solution Manager system. With Solution Manager 7.1 SP05, there’s a whole new way to retrieve the BPR’s valuable content for your project blueprint scoping. One of the more notable in the implementation space is the revamped Business Process Hierarchy interface. Now you can use the power of Web Dynpro and your browser to search for and retrieve content much more easily, and you can narrow the search in a more intuitive way. 

In the past, you used the Business Process Repository (BPR) pop-up navigator in SAP GUI to copy content from the BPR into your projects during the blueprint scoping activity. While this has worked well for a long time, as the BPR content has continued to grow, the hierarchical nature of the search has become more arduous.

In SP05 for Solution Manager 7.1, SAP has released a browser-based search tool that allows you take better control of how you cruise through the ocean of content that is the BPR.

Join me in the exploration of some of the features of this new browser-based navigation and retrieval capability. I’ll show you the value of this new feature and ease your concerns about the transition.

I’ll explore this new feature in two sections. First, I’ll show you a tour of the business process search capabilities and how to select from the results of the search. Then I’ll show you how to retrieve organizational units and master data from the BPR. For the sake of brevity, I’ll cover the anatomy and structure of the search screen only in the first section.

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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