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Better, faster SAP change approvals
Approvals have the power to make or break a project - they can be the difference between delivering on time and significantly missing your targets. Transport Expresso helps to move things forward by providing essential insight during the approval process - contextual information that helps you to make conscious and informed decisions about what you approve.
Approval workflows are automated through either email or a web interface. Notifications are automatically sent to the relevant individuals as soon as a change requires approval or testing, and provide a direct link to the specific change so it can be instantly actioned.
Transport Expresso also improves transport management by linking all transports to specific change requests and projects - enabling you to record crucial change information and manage approvals throughout your SAP landscape.
Support Continuous Deployment
Make manual migration a thing of the past. Transport Expresso automatically deploys SAP transports (and even non-SAP changes) to test and production systems after approval. This avoids reliance on manual intervention by the Basis team and ensures that only approved changes are imported.
Transport Expresso also gives you the opportunity to automate and orchestrate cross-system deployments and manual activities. It ensures that dependencies across systems are automatically managed and sequenced during the deployment process, providing increased cross-system consistency and speeding up release deployments. Any system and import errors are automatically directed to the appropriate people for investigation.
Connect Development, Operations and the business
A central web dashboard within Transport Expresso enables all stakeholders to collaborate across projects, changes, transports and objects – from development to deployment. Business owners gain the ability to log specific business requirements and change requests at the top of your IT demand funnel. Change approvals can then be managed to provide control of business requirements, investment and solutioning before your SAP transports are created.
SAP transports can be linked to these business tasks, allowing you to manage the technical change delivery process all the way through to production, and giving your business owners complete visibility from requirement to release. Notifications are automatically sent to approvers, testers and business stakeholders by e-mail, resulting in less waiting time and a more efficient development process.
Guaranteed sequencing and dependency management
Expresso always gets transports in the right order. It automatically manages overtakes, overwrites and dependencies – first in test, later in production. Automatically sequencing SAP transports based on the release date and time, dependencies and previous system import order - you can guarantee that the order your transports are imported in to production is identical to the test import sequence.
The ultimate insurance policy against SAP downtime
Arguably the single most desirable function in any critical operation is an 'undo' button. Transport Expresso's patented BackOut function gives you the ability to reverse your transports and restore the system to a pre-import state; your safety net against business downtime.
When you develop at pace there's a risk that an SAP change could take your production system down and stop your business, despite your best testing efforts. The traditional solution? Identify the issue, develop a fix and move it through your SAP landscape as an emergency change. The result can be hours of expensive business downtime.
If anyone asked me if they should have this tool, I’d say yes, why wouldn’t you. How we coped without it is beyond me now!
SAP Solutions Architect