Generate Document Shells from a Standard Template

  • by D. Russell Sloan, Implementation and Governance Specialist — SAP Solution Manager, IBM Global Business Services
  • August 22, 2013
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When projects have a large scope of documentation to prepare, it can be helpful to create and load empty shell documents from a standard project template. Learn how to replicate a document template as many times as you want with an easy Windows command.

It is sometimes a project requirement to load a collection of document shells into SAP Solution Manager. This occurs, for example, when a known collection of documents must be written and the organization would like to pre-load the documents into Solution Manager all at once to save time. For example, each transaction in your SAP solution needs some work instructions for the end users to follow to perform their work tasks. Because the number of transactions is known reasonably early in the project, it is easy to identify how many of these types f documents are needed. 

Using the Fill Business Blueprint project documentation feature in Solution Manager, you can load the empty documents in advance. This assures that there is consistency in the naming, document template layout, and assignment of key attributes.

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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