What’s New in SAP Solution Manager 7.1?

  • by Laura Casasanto, Former Managing Editor
  • May 23, 2011
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With the new SAP Solution Manager 7.1 release, the platform for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), SAP has extended support to third-party tools, integrated the solution with partner products, and improved the ease of use to reach a wider audience. SAP has enhanced SAP Solution Manager, particularly in the areas around user acceptance, protection of customers’ investment, and permanent and proactive monitoring.

SAP has announced the latest version of SAP Solution Manager with a planned Ramp-Up start date of mid-May. With SAP Solution Manager 7.1, SAP has focused on extending the benefit of SAP Solution Manager to a greater user base, responding to criticism that the solution is “for SAP only” and lacked integration with third-party tools. The new release provides one unified platform based on SAP CRM 7.0, covering all aspects of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and IT Service Management.

The improvements made to SAP Solution Manager come as part of the greater plan SAP has for its ALM roadmap. Provided by SAP Enterprise Support, SAP has simplified the use of SAP Solution Manager for the entire customer solution. SAP Solution Manager 7.1 is the prime factor in facilitating that move.

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For more information on SAP’s ALM roadmap, visit: https://service.sap.com/roadmap.

A major concern SAP customers have voiced regarding SAP Solution Manager is that it only manages SAP components. SAP addresses that concern in the new release, allowing non-SAP components to be supported alongside SAP’s own in SAP Solution Manager 7.1 under SAP Enterprise Support. See the sidebar “SAP Enterprise Support” to learn more about the maintenance offering.

Laura Casasanto

Laura Casasanto is a technical editor who served as the managing editor of SCM Expert and Project Expert.

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