by Molly Vaughan, Solution Manager Expert
As the print version of Solution Manager Expert, update 5 heads to the hands of subscribers, the full versions of the four new articles in this Update are available online - you can click here to see them. (Note that only those with a license to Solution Manager Expert can view the full versions.) If you're a subscriber, you'll be able to read about a variety of topics in the latest update. While update 4 was almost entirely made up of ChaRM articles, update 5 covers four completely different topics.
Popular author Shanthi Sivasubramaniam's "Save Time Setting Up SAP Solution Manager After Installation Using Guided Procedures" is a beginner's guide to Solution Manager installation, geared towards those who have just installed Solution Manager and would like a step-by-step guide (including screenshots from an SAP system) to the next steps.
Manoj Ambardekar's "Manage Your Integration Test Using Test Plan Management" shows you how to use the Test Plan Management functionality to run an integration test. This article is geared towards more experienced Solution Manager users who want to run a test over multiple systems at once (in this case, Solution Manager, SAP Supply Chain Management, and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse).
New authors Kay Eidner and Oliver Kapaun's article "Combat Excess Growth in SAP Systems: A Guide to the Custom Development Management Cockpit" is a helpful guide to the CDMC, which can help clean up your system by finding code that your organization is no longer using. Again, this article is for intermediate Solution Manager users looking to learn about one of its lesser-known functionalities.
Finally, frequent contributor D. Russell Sloan has another useful tip up his sleeve: "Quick Tip: Simplify Process Variation Management in the BPH" provides a fast and easy way to represent multiple process variations in your Business Blueprint's Business Process Hierarchy.
Update 6 will feature a whole new batch of articles, ranging from business process management to system monitoring. If you have any suggestions for future topics, feel free to email me at molly.vaughan@WISpubs.com.