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SAP Adds New Functions to SAP Solution Manager to Accelerate Building IT Solutions

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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FREMONT, CA: SAP announces the release of two new functions to SAP Solution Manager: Focused Build and Focused Insights. With these newly added features, customers are able to extend the scope of SAP Solution Manager and benefit from the productivity provided without incurring costs for coding, documentation, training and on boarding staff and costly maintenance activities.

SAP Solution Manager — is SAP's central lifecycle hub for building SAP systems and solutions on premises and in the cloud. SAP Solution Manager is a highly stable development platform that offers integrated, end-to-end management processes to all SAP support customers. Ninety-eight percent of all SAP customers access the SAP Solution Manager for some sort of support.

Customers with app-function needs that are not available in the standard scope of Solution Manager can now use Focused Build and Focused Insights to develop and enable specialized features on top of Solution Manager, and then make them available for digital delivery on SAPStore.com. SAP intends to add more features later this year.

Focused Build for SAP Solution Manager

Focused Buld enables an increase in IT efficiency by providing a built-in and integrated tool-supported way to manage business requirements, simple improvement requests and software development in implementation projects of SAP S/4HANA based projects.

Users can expedite the capture and delivery of new business models and related requirements, integrate on-site and remote teams, and simplify reporting. It includes business demand and requirements management, integrated risk management, and clear-cut collaboration features that allow users to orchestrate business and IT units as well as global development teams.

Focused Insights for SAP Solution Manager

Focused Insights allows users to tailor dashboards in their innovation and operation control centers to specific needs. They can build and distribute configurable, customer-specific dashboards in quiclkly without the need for custom programming. The dashboards and reports can be created to align with the user's objectives and requirements for operations, monitoring, governance, application performance and program readiness.

Focused Insights also enables the delivery of content tailored for all roles in an organization, using the same set of indicators, from real-time metrics to long-term strategic IT key performance indicators for operators, administrators, managers and executives.

“SAP Solution Manager accelerates innovation, manages application lifecycles and runs solutions, end to end, on one integrated business and IT platform,” says Marc Thier, senior vice president, SAP Solution Manager. “SAP customers with functional needs beyond the standard scope of SAP Solution Manager can now use these powerful new offerings to develop and enable focused innovation on top of SAP Solution Manager, easily and cost effectively, via digital delivery on SAPStore.com. With the focused solutions, customers get ready-to-run extensions for SAP Solution Manager to accelerate the building and running of IT solutions.”

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