Agile is a term that SAP IT teams are hearing more frequently these days. It shouldn’t come as a surprise. Today, businesses across every sector, must react quickly to constant changes in the marketplace to survive. However, to understand why agile is such a hot topic, you need to know something about the benefits of agile for SAP solutions.
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Just before the recent SAPPHIRE conference, SAP quietly announced the “beta” availability of a new Cloud-based Transport Management System which is supposed to be similar to CTS+. Since it’s still in beta, it’s hard to determine exactly how it will work. However, SAP states that it will support a wide variety of content and many different types of target environments.
Apple started a revolution with the concept of an app on the first iPhone. It has been interesting to see the impact it has had on different organizations’ product evolution.
When I turned on my first iPhone, I was confused. The phone function is just an app now. How does it get the same amount of real estate as the calendar? A different app for messaging and another for Internet – this was revolutionary.
Lately, almost every SAP IT team member I speak to is telling me that their organization has a digital transformation strategy. Things like DevOps, Agile and Continuous Delivery are top of mind. However, many are still grappling with ways to increase change velocity, maintain quality and deliver at the rate business demands.
Recently, Rev-Trac announced it won’t charge additional license fees for integration to 3rd party applications like ServiceNow, HP, ALM etc. Also, customers on the current 7.x version of Rev-Trac can leverage the value of our SALT application without the burden of additional license costs.
Our customers sometimes amaze me – in a good way. Many organizations have been kicking around the agile, DevOps and continuous delivery phrases for some time now, but we haven’t seen very many execute on their plans.
In today’s fast-paced digital economy, there is a growing movement towards agile methodologies and DevOps for SAP. Increasingly, businesses are demanding more changes, more frequently with no loss in quality to meet the needs of customers, suppliers and partners.
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