How to Quickly Create Business Blueprints in SAP Solution Manager 7.1 Using Content Upload Interface

  • by Prakhar Saxena, SAP Solution Manager SME, Capgemini India Pvt. Ltd.
  • December 16, 2011
Learn how to create a Business Blueprint structure in SAP Solution Manager 7.1 based on any word processing program. A new feature in 7.1, Content Upload Interface, allows you to upload the Business Blueprint structure along with its relevant data (e.g., transactions, configuration, developments) to SAP Solution Manager. Discover the step-by-step process for creating a Business Blueprint in SAP Solution Manager using the Content Upload Interface.
Key Concept
SAP Solution Manager 7.1 comes with many new interesting features and one of them is the new feature for a solution implementation known as Content Upload Interface. It helps you quickly create the Business Blueprint structure for an SAP Solution Manager project using a file processing program of your choice.

SAP Solution Manager is often the central tool to document the Business Blueprint for an SAP implementation, storing relevant documentation such as project documents, transactions, configuration documents, and developments. Before SAP Solution Manager 7.1, it was cumbersome to create a Business Blueprint hierarchy or structure in transaction SOLAR01 from scratch. It took a long time due to the involvement of multiple people from different areas (e.g., finance management, human resource management), and the time involved to get access for each of these users and train them to do the blueprinting via the Business Process Repository (BPR).

Content Upload Interface is an anticipated feature in many companies. I have spent weeks creating a Business Blueprint in SAP Solution Manager for multiple companies because gathering the data and adding these business scenarios in transaction SOLAR01 is so time consuming. Content Upload Interface provides the facility or luxury of uploading the entire project structure into the SAP Solution Manager system with an Excel (or other type of) file and thus saves a tremendous amount of time and effort.

With this feature, you can simply ask for input from the leads of various areas regarding the business scenarios or processes. You then combine this information in the format you require. You upload the data in another format and a structure is automatically created in SAP Solution Manager 7.1. It works for different types of projects, including implementation, maintenance, upgrade, and template projects. The biggest advantage here is you can format content for a project using a file processing program offline on a local system and later upload it to SAP Solution Manager.

Prakhar Saxena

Prakhar Saxena is an SAP Solution Manager-certified consultant with more than six years of experience. He currently works with Capgemini India Pvt Ltd as an SAP Solution Manager SME and is involved with SAP Solution Manager Implementations and upgrades across the world for various clients. He has worked extensively with Project Management, Test Management, Solution Documentation Assistant, Service Desk, and Change Request Management. He has also built proof of concepts (POCs) and demos for various companies around the world.

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