Dan McGrann

Talking SAP change management at SAP TechEd 2018

Dan McGrann | October 3, 2018

The SAP TechEd conference starts this week and we’re more excited than ever. There are two things in particular we’re looking forward to discussing at TechEd.

Rev-Trac 8.0 Platinum

First, we launched Rev-Trac 8.0 Platinum in August and we can’t wait to share with you its many valuable features and new capabilities. Three that stand out are:

  • Release Management Workbench: controlled drag and drop flexibility to simplify the collation, categorization and management of change requests by release, sprint or track
  • Parallel Development Workbench: enables parallel development controls and capabilities to expand to support agile and DevOps for SAP
  • Agile Development Workbench: a fully automated, agile board which helps SAP IT development teams to better change across their SAP landscape.

These functionalities set the standard for modern, efficient and safe SAP change management processes.  Be sure to visit us at booth #263 to discover how Rev-Trac 8.0 can help your organization to significantly improve its SAP change management outcomes.

SAP ALM in the Cloud

Secondly, earlier this month, SAP announced the availability of a Cloud offering, CALM.  According to SAP, Cloud ALM is an alternative to SolMan and is being developed for SAP Cloud customers – as opposed to traditional SAP on-premises customers.

This is interesting. Up until this announcement, SAP has unequivocally stated that SolMan is the best ALM solution for SAP Cloud customers. In the most recent SAP Solution Manager Management Summary whitepaper, SAP stated: “Because Cloud offerings are a reality in most customers’ solutions today, all capabilities of SAP Solution Manager 7.2 can be extended to integrate with Cloud solutions seamlessly, thus catering to the customer need to manage hybrid solutions.”

So, what changed, and why did SAP introduce a new ALM offering?  Will this new offering change ongoing and future investments in SolMan – for both SAP and customers?

Here you’ll find SAP’s answers to some of the questions.  For deeper insight into how this impacts your SAP ALM operations, contact us at info@rev-trac.com or stop by our booth at SAP TechEd.

 

Dan McGrann

Dan first joined the company in 2015 to grow Rev-Trac’s partner ecosystem and build relationships with like-minded organizations to creates strategic DevOps initiatives for SAP-using enterprises. Dan has an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing today’s SAP IT teams, particularly in SAP change management, cross-platform integration trends and DevOps best practices.
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