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Business function prediction

  1. 1. Business Function PredictionNow more simplified discovery of new functionalityBhanu Kamma ChavalaMaintenance GTM Solution Management
  2. 2. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 2Innovate BetterQuickly meet business requirements for growth and competitive advantageAccelerated InnovationEnablement Evaluate innovationcapabilities of the latestSAP enhancement package Information on how to deployto meet business processrequirementsEHP EHPSwitchFramework Activate the relevant businessfunction sets within SAPenhancement packages Additional SAP EnterpriseSupport services availableEnhancement PackageInstallation EHP installer Business process changeanalyzer (included inSAP Solution Manager) Specific services forinstallation, upgrade,downtime, etc. availableBusiness FunctionPrediction Find the enhancementpackage functionality that isright for your landscape Reports based on actualsystem usage dataFind what‘s new... ... and what you get, ... ... install innovations, ... ... activate and use them!EHP EHPActivationInstallationPlanning
  3. 3. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 3Do You Need Some Guidance When It Comes To SelectingThe Relevant EHP functionality?Currently there are 650+ businessfunctions available.Wondering which enhancementpackage functionality could berelevant for you?
  4. 4. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 4How to discover new functionality?The Business Function Prediction is the answer…BFP Report from SAP ServiceMarketplaceYOU.. what’s newand relevant formy business ?
  5. 5. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 5Business Function Prediction for SAP ERPSAP simplifies the discovery of new functionalityNow receive your report in minutes! Tailored recommendation: discover moreeasily the SAP ERP business functionsrelevant for your business New version delivers your recommendation faster – because it runs as a self-service simpler – because of major usabilityenhancements smarter – with a new download option Over 8,000+ satisfied customers haveused the previous version and more than170 already used the new version sincethe March 2013 go-live Generate your free report at http://service.sap.com/bfp today!CustomerPopularityRatingImprovementPotentialMust-HaveProjectInformation
  6. 6. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 6Prediction of relevant enhancement package functionality based on yourexisting system usage:Customer SAP ERP ApplicationSAP transactionsusedSAP transactions notusedFor a complete overviewof new enhancementpackage functionality usethe solution browser tool*or the enhancementpackage infocenter*How Does This Technically Work?VA01* Both can be accessed via SAP Service Marketplace at www.service.sap.com/erp-ehpFB50MM01MMBEPA30= Newly available and relevantbusiness functions
  7. 7. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 7Target CustomersCurrent release: Project type: Information Source:+SAP ERP 6.0(SAP ECC Server)With or withoutenhancementpackageSAP R/3 4.6CSAP R/3 EnterpriseSAP ERP 2004(SAP ECC Server)+You are planningor executing anenhancementpackageimplementationUpgrade &integratethe latestenhancementpackagesBusiness functionprediction:Get tailoredrecommendationsfor functionalityBusiness function prediction:Get tailored recommendationsfor functionalityGeneric information forfunctional delta below SAP ERP 6.0 solution browser tool** Access the solution browser tool via SAP Service Marketplace: www.service.sap.com/erp-upgrade
  8. 8. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 8Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Access the BFP in SAP Service MarketplaceAccess the BFP inSAP Service Marketplace:http://service.sap.com/BFPClick on
  9. 9. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 9Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Generate or manage your reportAccess Options:1. Generate ReportGenerate a newrecommendation basedon business functions inuse2. Manage ReportAccess a previouslycreated report for onlineviewing or download forinternal discussions
  10. 10. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 10Generate ReportAccess Options:1. Generate ReportGenerate a newrecommendation basedon business functions inuse2. Manage ReportAccess a previouslycreated report for onlineviewing or download forinternal discussions
  11. 11. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 11Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Step 1: Select a SystemSelect the system forreporting on in the businessfunction predictionAdditional features:1. Filter byReduce the list of options bysetting a filter against:- Customer name- System ID- System name- Installation- Product version2. Support in finding aproductive systemIf productive system is notlisted, maintain the systemstatus on your system datamaintenance page
  12. 12. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 12Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Step 2: PrerequisitesUnderstand theprerequisites for generatingyour specificrecommendation. Workload statistics containingused transactions andexecutable programs Industry-specific businessfunction set (e.g. DIMP)activated? Business functions or enterpriseextensions activated? Industry functionalities in use(e.g. Automotive)?Note: Each s-user related to yourcompany can generate and viewthe recommendation report.
  13. 13. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 13Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Step 3: TransactionUpload system usagedata around thetransactions andexecutable programsbeing used.Note: You can access thestep-by-step for details onhow to generate the ST03Nfile.
  14. 14. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 14Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Step 4: Function SetChoose the applicableactivated businessfunction set.
  15. 15. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 15Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Step 5: Business Functions ActivatedExclude the activatedbusiness functions fromthe analysis.This ensures new non-activated functions areprominently shown inresults.
  16. 16. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 16Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Step 5a: Business Functions ActivatedNote: Business functionscan only be selected fromversion SAP ERP 6.0 ornewer.Otherwise nothing can beselected and thefollowing screen wouldappear.
  17. 17. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 17Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Step 6: IndustrySelect the industryfunctionalities of interest.
  18. 18. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 18Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Step 7: ResultsAccess the results:View online and accessrecommendation anytime in thefuture*Download report for reusing therecommendation content in internaldiscussionsFind further recommendations fornext steps* Or until a new report is generated.
  19. 19. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 19Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Step 7a: Results OnlineAccess the results:View online and accessrecommendation anytime in thefuture*Download report for reusing therecommendation content in internaldiscussionsFind further recommendations fornext steps* Or until a new report is generated.
  20. 20. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 20Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Step 7a: Results OnlineResults are structured by tabs basedon business focus areas.Please note: Click through to view thehidden tabs via the outer arrows.
  21. 21. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 21Understanding the Results – 1/4Description: The name of the business function withaccess to a detailed description for the business functionRelevance: Relevancy of the business function forthose you are using more frequently. This provides anopportunity for you to prioritize the implementation andactivation of the business functionsEHP: Specific SAP enhancement package number;A filter can be set for hiding earlier package releases
  22. 22. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 22Understanding the Results – 2/4Improved Transaction Codes: The numberof transactions in use that would be improvedif the business function is activated.Popularity Ranking: Shows the business functionusage in relation to other productive customers
  23. 23. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 23Understanding the Results – 3/4Documentation (Doc), Presentation (Pres), Release Notes, and TestCatalog: Listing of relevant assets for the business function,when availableTechnical Business Function Name: Unique identifier which is visible in the SwitchFramework (or transaction SFW5)Technical Usage: Set of software components that must be installed in order for the businessfunction to be ready for activation in the system
  24. 24. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 24Understanding the Results – 4/4Related Information: Links toservices and educational contentoffered by the SAP Enterprise SupportAcademy and some specific generaleducation coursesFilter by: Functions can be filtered bysub area and enhancement package tofine-tune the recommendation results
  25. 25. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 25Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Step 7b: Results DownloadAccess the results:View online and accessrecommendation anytime in thefuture*Download report for reusing therecommendation content in internaldiscussionsFind further recommendations fornext steps* Or until a new report is generated.
  26. 26. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 26Steps to Generate Your Specific Recommendation –Step 7b: Results DownloadGet your results in a storable andprintable form for internaldiscussionsGet direct access to the last onlineversion via link
  27. 27. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 27Recommended Next Steps after a BFPDrive Recommendation Into ActionSend a link of this report to your colleagues to share the results.Contact us for tailored advice or more information. You can find a region-specific contacthere.Schedule a workshop within your organization to discuss the results and to identifybusiness functions.Our recommendation:Order the service: “Functionality Assessment for SAP ERP 6.0 Enhancement Packages”and evaluate with senior experts the benefits and dependencies of selected businessfunctions. More information about the scope of this service found here.If you would like to order this service you can find a region-specific contact here.Optional for customers with an SAP Enterprise Support contract:Once you identified relevant functionalities please request an Accelerated InnovationEnablement session to learn more. For more information about this live expert sessionsclick here.A wide range of additional services and educational content around upgrades andimplementations are offered by the SAP Enterprise Support Academy.
  28. 28. © 2013 SAP AG. All rights reserved. 28Business Function PredictionOur Customer Experience with the Previous VersionCustomerPopularityRatingImprovementPotentialMust-HaveProjectInformation“Business function prediction is a great tool. It is easy to use,free of charge and saves a lot of time.”Dr. Marco Lenck, CIO,Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH“We used the business function prediction offering from SAP toidentify the specific and relevant functionalities we needed fromthe SAP enhancement package. It pulled all the documentationwe needed together in one place.”Mike Ayars, SAP Project Manager,Powell Electronics Inc.“We are very satisfied with the business function prediction thathelped us a lot to identify innovation in SAP enhancementpackages. We definitely recommend this offering to ourcustomers.”Sylke Clemens, Servicemanagerin,GISA GmbH
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