Any company using SAP has accumulated countless ABAP developments over the year. Your issues can't be addressed by out-of-the-box functionality, so you customize the system to fit your exact needs.
Naturally, this leads to many custom code objects created in your system. There hasn't always been an effective way to manage the life cycle of these objects, until SAP Solution Manager 7.1. Authors Veit Eska (a solution architect at SAP and Oliver Kapaun (an expert support consultant at SAP) explain the new functionality in their new article for Solution Manager Expert, "Discover Custom Code Life Cycle Management Functionality in SAP Solution Manager 7.1."
A key part of CCLM is the Custom Code Library, which Veit and Oliver explain:
The new Custom Code Library application is contained in SAP Solution Manager 7.1. It includes a generic library definition to classify the custom code objects. All necessary information is provided by data collectors that retrieve information from managed systems. Furthermore, information such as usage, quality, and version are extracted. Finally, SAP NetWeaver BW reporting allows you to get full transparency of custom code objects at certain times of their life cycle.
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