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Sap best practices content for sap solution manager

SAP Best Practices Content for SAP Solution Manager

Concept, Scope and Guideline for Use

Sap best practices content for sap solution manager

SAP Best Practices Overview

SAP Solution Manager Overview

SAP Best Practices for Solution Manager: Concept and Scope

SAP Best Practices for Solution Manager: Guideline for Use

What are sap best practices

Demonstration of a solution that is easy to:

  • identify with

  • implement

  • adapt to specific requirements

What are SAP Best Practices?

Working CRM prototype

Traditional project

Enable fast and easy implementation

of mySAP Business Suite

With SAP

Best Practices

Adjustments within project

Adjustments within project


SAP Best Practices

Get a living and fully documented

prototype within days that you

can rapidly turn into a productivesolution

Standard/Add-on System

Time and effort savings

Identification and anticipation of reusable business processes and project activities

Sap best practices delivery structure



Business Process Overview

Pre-Configuration Settings

Business Process Scenarios

Master Data

SAP Best Practices – Installation Guide

Test Catalogs

SAP Best Practices – Configuration Guide

Installation Role

SAP Best Practices – Delivery Structure







Sap best practices provides a complete portfolio to support customers and partners in the midmarket







SAP Best Practices Provides a Complete Portfolioto Support Customers and Partners in the Midmarket

  • “I've never seen SAP so supportive as when we worked on this effort. I've been blown away by theirlevel of support, sending people to our office, assisting us in training and inviting us to meetings.

  • They are really behind this SMB push.” Allen Abell – N2

  • Vertical Solution Dev. Kit

    • Developer‘s Guide

    • How-to‘s

    • Templates

    • Documentation

  • Solution Architects

    • Development support

    • Sales/presales support

  • Content

    • Scenario description

    • End user documentation

    • Installation Guide

    • Configuration Guide

    • Data migration sheets

    • Training material

    • Configuration Settings

    • Business Configuration Sets

    • Master Data

    • Test cases

    • Print forms

    • User roles

  • Demo environment

    • Hosted SAP demonstration environment with SAP Best Practices content

    • SAP Best Practices demoenvironment for laptops

  • Knowledge Transfer

    • Workshops on demand

    • E-Learning

SAP Best Practices


  • Save time and moneyand achieve predicted results

  • Less risksavoid common beginners‘ mistakes

  • Empowermentthrough competitive business expertise

  • Fast trackto extending your business solution with new business processes

  • No trial runsstart straight off with a fully documented prototype that is fully reusable

  • Communicationamong project team members and executives becomes more effective

  • Business platform for partnersevaluation, joint development, own development

  • Consistent approachfocusing on integrated end-to-end scenarios

Sap best practices content for sap solution manager

SAP Best Practices Overview

SAP Solution Manager Overview

SAP Best Practices for Solution Manager: Concept and Scope

SAP Best Practices for Solution Manager: Guideline for Use

Sap solution manager mission statement
SAP Solution Manager: Mission Statement

  • With SAP Solution Manager, you can manage your SAP solution throughout the entire life cycle to...

    • ensure reliability

    • reduce Total Cost of Ownership

    • increase Return on Investments

  • SAP Solution Manager is delivered as part of your annual maintenance fee!!!

... And here is how you can achieve the benefits:

The sap solution manager approach

The SAP Solution Manager is a new type of application, which…

Takes a consistent business-process and phase-oriented approach

End-to-end functionality for application management and continuous improvement

Provides full life-cycle support and collaboration with SAP

Contains best practices for implementation, operation and optimization of SAP solutions

Is delivered as part of your annual maintenance fee





The SAP Solution Manager Approach









Simply everything you need to manage your SAP solution !!!

Sap solution manager offerings
SAP Solution Manager – Offerings which…

  • Open End-to-End Application/Technology Management & Maintenance

    • Document

    • Implement

    • Train

    • Test a deployment

    • Support and maintain

    • Monitor and optimize

    • Control change

    • Manage incidents





Best Practices


SAP Active Global Support

SAP Development

Service Delivery Platform

Gateway to SAP

Sap best practices content for sap solution manager

SAP Best Practices Overview which…

SAP Solution Manager Overview

SAP Best Practices for Solution Manager: Concept and Scope

SAP Best Practices for Solution Manager: Guideline for Use

Benefits which…

  • SAP Best Practices content in SAP Solution Manager provides the following benefits:

    • SAP Best Practices content available via the recommended SAP standard tool for the full life-cycle support of a SAP solution

    • SAP Best Practices content provided according to the Solution Manager methodology for accelerating the Business Blueprint and the Configuration phase

    • Central and integrated usage of SAP Best Practices documentation and automated configuration in Solution Manager for implementing scenarios in the SAP system landscape supported by Solution Manager functionality for development, testing and monitoring

    • Customer can choose between a standard implementation with maximum flexibility or a SAP Best Practices implementation with rich pre-configured content for Baseline, Industry and Cross-Industry scenarios which lead to reduced and calculable effort.Even a combination of standard scenarios and SAP Best Practices scenarios is possible within an implementation project.

Implementation content options available for sap business scenarios
Implementation Content Options Available for SAP Business Scenarios



without SAP Solution Manager or SAP Best Practices

withSAP Solution Manager

  • withSAP Solution Manager(use of standard Business Process Repository content:

  • Configuration

  • Scenarios


with SAP Best Practices

(built up in Templates)

with SAP Best Practices

NO Implementation Support forSAP Scenarios

Rapid PrototypingFixed Scope Implementation

Standard Implementation

Use Cases for Implementation of SAP Solutions

Central Testing

Global Roll-Out

Document Management

Sap best practices content usage in project phases
SAP Best Practices Content – Usage in Project Phases Scenarios

Project Management with SAP Solution Manager and Templates





Go Live & Support


  • Rapid Prototyping

  • Detailed configuration and master data documents

  • BC sets (preconfigured customizing settings)

  • Business Process Procedure (step-by-step description along configured scenario)

  • Blueprint Acceleration

  • Pre-configured and reliable scenarios for many industries and cross-industries

  • Scope selection and reduction of scenarios instead of new definition

Use Cases

  • Testing

  • Central definition and preparation of testing for cross-component

  • Standard test case descriptions

  • Integration with implementation projects and issue handling

  • Global Roll-Out

  • Reusable central template definition with documents, configuration and customer development

  • Document Management

  • Central storage of all project documentation in SAP Knowledge Warehouse

  • Functionality to create, edit, store, upload and download documentation

  • Reporting to track and filter on documents


SAP Solution Manager 3.1 SP13 or higher with Content Add-On ST-ICO 150 SP01

Prerequisites for working with sap best practices in sap solution manager
Prerequisites for working with SAP Best Practices in ScenariosSAP Solution Manager

SAP Solution Manager 3.1 (or higher) System

  • Installation of SAP Best Practice content for Solution Manager: (available 11/2005)

    • SAP Service Marketplace

    • Quick link /solutionmanager

    • SAP Solution Manager  Downloads  SAP Best Practices

    • Download the transport file for the relevant SAP Best Practices version and import the file into the Solution Manager

      Target System for Implementation

  • Installation of SAP Best Practices Add-On with technical objects for configuration automation (BC set, eCATTs)

    • SAP Service Marketplace – Software Distribution Center

    • Download  Installations and Upgrades  Enter by Application Group  SAP Best Practices  Best Practices for mySAP All-in-One  <Relevant SAP Best Practices Package>  <Relevant Package version>  Installation

    • On tab Downloads select CD Config: Best Practices All-in-One.

    • Read document ADDONINS.PDF in order to identify the relevant transport file for the SAP Best Practices version.

      Installation Guide

  • Please see SAP note 891616 for prerequisites, installation and support of SAP Best Practices content for Solution Manager

System landscape for combined usage of sap best practices and solution manager

SolMan Scenarios

SAP Best Practices Templates

SAP Best Practices



ST-ICO 150

SAP Best Practices


Configuration Data

(Master Data, Customizing)

System Landscape for Combined Usage of SAP Best Practices and Solution Manager

SAP Solution Manager

mySAP Customer System

Standard Content (Solar Library)

Installation Assistent




SAP Best Practices Content(Templates)

BC sets, eCATTs




Customer Content(Implementation Project)

Customer Implementation Content


  • Import Solution Manager addon with standard content and SAP Best Practices transports into Solution Manager

  • Import SAP Best Practices addon with objects for configuration automation (BC sets, etc.) into target system(s) for implementation

  • Install Personalization Assistant from SAP Best Practices documentation CD on local PC.

  • Create customer project in Solution Manager and use SAP Best Practices content for defining the scenario scope in the Blueprint Phase

  • Personalize variable parameters before starting the configuration by using the Personalization Assistant.

  • Configure the target system with the SAP Best Practices Installation Assistant who customizes scenarios in the target system by activating BC sets and eCATTS with the outcome of the Personalization Assistant.

Personalization Assistent



SAP Best PracticesPersonalization Assistent



Sap best practices content in sap solution manager st ico 150
SAP Best Practices Content in SAP Solution Manager ScenariosST-ICO 150

  • Industry Versions (Basis ECC 5.0):

    • Chemicals Germany V1.50Template: BP_CHDE150

    • High Tech Germany V1.50Template: BP_HTDE150

    • Industrial Machinery & Components Germany V1.50 Template: BP_IMDE150

    • Fabricated Metals United States V1.50Template: BP_FMUS150

    • Pharmaceuticals Germany V1.50 Template: BP_PHDE150

    • Wholesale Distribution United States V1.50Template: BP_WSUS150

  • Cross Industry Versions:

    • CRM V3.40 (Basis CRM 4.0) Template: BP_CRM340

    • SCM V2.41 (Basis SCM 4.1) Template: BP_SCM241

  • Baseline Versions (Basis ECC 5.0):

    • Baseline Package Germany V2.50 Template: BP_BLDE250

    • Baseline Package United States V2.50 Template: BP-BLUS250

    • Baseline Package United Kingdom V1.50Template: BP_BLUK150

    • Baseline Package France V1.50 Template: BP_BLFR150

    • Baseline Package Denmark V1.50Template: BP_BLDK150

    • Baseline Package Finland V1.50Template: BP_BLFI150

    • Baseline Package Norway V1.50 Template: BP_BLNO150

    • Baseline Package Sweden V1.50Template: BP_BLSE150

For each of the SAP Best Practices versionsone template exists in the SAP Solution Manager System

All SAP Best Practices versions are only provided in English (Exception France)

Sap best practices content for sap solution manager

SAP Best Practices Overview Scenarios

SAP Solution Manager Overview

SAP Best Practices in Solution Manager: Concept and Scope

SAP Best Practices in Solution Manager: Guideline for Use

Sap best practices templates for implementation projects
SAP Best Practices Templates for Implementation Projects Scenarios

  • The following steps are required for using SAP Best Practices templates in an implementation projects:

  • Project Administration (SOLAR_PROJECT_ADMIN):

    • Create anew implementation project

    • Select the SAP Best Practices template for setting the relevant SAP Best Practices scenarios in scope

    • Maintainsystems with logical components and development systems

  • Business Blueprint (SOLAR01) :

    • Analyze Business Information as basis for refining Business Blueprint

    • Refine scenario scope from template selection

  • Configuration (SOLAR02) :

    • Get guideline for SAP Best Practices usage and detailed configuration content

    • Personalize customizing and master data before configuration

    • Consider configuration documentation on scenario and Building Block level

    • Use Installation Assistant for easy and highly automated configuration

    • Walk through configured scenarios by using the Business Process Procedure

Project administration creating project
Project Administration - Creating Project Scenarios

Project Administration

Create anew Implementation Project


The Implementation Project is the basis for the scenario selection in the Business Blueprint phase and the scenario configuration in the Realization phase.

Project administration selecting templates

Project Administration Scenarios


Project Administration - Selecting Templates

Select the SAP Best Practices template for setting the relevant SAP Best Practices scenarios in scope

By using the template selection within the scoping functionality the SAP Best Practices templates can be displayed.

SAP Best Practices templates have the prefix BP_.

Relevant scenarios from one or more templates can be selected.

The scenario scope can be refined later in the Business Blueprint transaction.

After saving the implementation project the scenario and configuration structure is automatically generated for the scenarios in scope.

Project administration system landscape definition

Project Administration Scenarios


Project Administration - System Landscape Definition

MaintainSystems with Logical Components and Development Systems

On the System Landscape tab you define all the components, products and systems that are part of your implementation project.

All these components which can be categorized into different system roles will be managed centralized from the Solution Manager.

Business blueprint business information

Business ScenariosBlueprint


Business Blueprint – Business Information

Analyze Business Information as Basis for Refining Business Blueprint

Link to SAP Best Practices content in SAP Help Portal

Detailed description of allPreconfigured Scenariosprovided by the SAP Best Practices version.

Solution ScopeandFunction Listfor overview of processes and functions provided by the SAP Best Practices version.

Solution Mapof underlying mySAP Solutionreduced to the scope of the SAP Best Practices version.

Business blueprint scenario scope refinement

Business ScenariosBlueprint


Business Blueprint - Scenario Scope Refinement

Refine Scenario Scope from Template Selection

Detailed scenario documentation provided for blueprint refinement on scenario level:- Scenario Description- Scenario Overview

- Business Process Procedure

Scenario scope can be refined, e.g. deselect scenario based on provided detailed scenario description

Scenario Descriptionfor an overview about the process flow of the scenario.

The Scenario Overview contains a positioning and a graphical representation of the scenario.

The Business Process Procedureprovides a detailed step by step description for walking through a configured scenario.

Configuration sap best practices configuration structure

Realization Scenarios


Configuration - SAP Best Practices Configuration Structure

Get Guideline for SAP Best Practices Usage and Detailed Configuration Content

  • The sub structure General Informationprovides the following information:

  • Business Information: Detailed information on the pre-configured

  • scenarios delivered by SAP Best Practices

  • Technical Information: Technical concepts and tools used within the SAP Best Practices approach, e.g. Building Blocks

  • Installation: Different deployment options for SAP Best Practices

  • Feedback & Support: Feedback process and support information

The sub structure Scenario Configuration consists of separate configuration structures for every scenario that has been selected during the Business Blueprint.

The configuration structure of a scenario is divided in so called Building Blocks.

Building Blocks are flexible, reusable and encapsulated modules of configuration content for a specific implementation topic.

Configuration personalization assistant

Realization Scenarios


Configuration – Personalization Assistant

Personalize Customizing and Master Data before Configuration

Personalization Assistant can be assigned to Solution Manager after installation

  • Features of the SAP Personalization Assistant

  • HTML and Excel-based tool in form of a questionnaire for collecting variable parameter values before starting the configuration, e.g. organizational structure

  • Installation process derives data for configuration and master data from centrally maintained, redundance-free data sources

  • Use of well established standard tools such as eCATTs and BC Sets to implement the concept

  • Easier and less complex data maintenance. Maintenance can be done using external files and an offline application, for example

  • No interactive changes during the installation process

  • Full transparency through the SAP Best Practices Installation Assistant

Configuration building block content

Realization Scenarios


Configuration – Building Block Content

Consider Configuration Documentation on Scenario and Building Block Level

Building Block Description provides scope of Building Block

Configuration Guide contains all necessary configuration activities for the Building Block scope Can be used for documentation purposes or for manual configuration via IMG

Configuration sap best practices installation assistant

Realization Scenarios


Configuration – SAP Best Practices Installation Assistant

Use Installation Assistant for easy and highly automated Configuration

  • The SAP Best Practices Installation Assistant …

  • … is a new tool that simplifies and automates the regular Building Block based installation process for SAP Best Practices

  • … replaces error-prone manual installation steps and provides a detailed installation log that allows for quick trouble shooting

  • … combines high flexibility with a high level of automation during the installation procedure

  • … checks for technical prerequisites to avoid errors upfront

  • … complements the traditional installation process using an improved, role-based approach

  • … comes free of charge as part of every SAP Best Practices delivery that is based on mySAP ERP 2004

  • … will be included with the standard Configuration CD

Test business process procedures

Realization Scenarios


Test – Business Process Procedures

Walk through configured Scenarios by using the Business Process Procedure

A Business Process Procedure is a detailed step by step description for walking through a configured scenario.

It can be used for demo, testing or end user documentation purposes.

Additional information
Additional Information Scenarios

  • Selfstudy – Learning Maps for SAP Solution Manager:

  • For more information, refer to the SAP Service Marketplace:

  • For detailed information on SAP Best Practices please refer to SAP Service Marketplace and the SAP Help Portal:

  • SAP Best Practices