SAP is one of the oldest software that's used in the organizations for the modernization of SAP system, achieving the requirements of market and in order to provide the users of business with much richer functionality. The demands of market keep on changing after a period of some time as per the requirements of the customers. So in order to meet all the requirements, SAP upgrade is required after a particular time period. The requirements of the customers in the market are very dynamic and it has also become very essential for the businesses to make their services more developed. Providing more innovative solutions to their customers and creation of latest models of business has become very important for the companies.
SAP upgrade is a must and it includes various steps such as preliminary planning, up gradation of the whole system, customizing the upgrades of the present processes of the business, up gradation of the SAP support packs, testing the modules and implementation.
A system of reference is required to be set as a part of preliminary planning and a copy of software system of representative productive is also required to be obtained. This is needed for the detailed planning, estimation and costing of the efforts and the analysis of impact. SAP testing is required to be done for each and every system of productive software. Then preparation of system and up gradation of the patch of stack level is required. This task is required to be done by the basic teams of the organization and it requires the installation of SAP support packs at the minimum level. For the upgrade of SAP ERP 6.0, there are some changes that are required to be done such as the change in the hardware system along with the operating system and the platform of database.
SAP testing is required to be done. It is one of the most essentials stages for the SAP upgrade to minimize the risks involved in the business. Some tools are provided by SAP for the planning and execution of some tests in very cost effective and streamlined manner. Solution Manager of SAP also offers the incorporated access to test organizers and some comprehensive computer supported testing tools. This also helps the system for organizing the cases of testing and also provides intelligibility on some of the available automated and manual cases of tests. This is done by documentation of cases as per the processes of some major businesses. These tests can further be used for the testing of units and even for defining the plans of tests for integration and regression in the project of up gradation.
There are several patches that are developed by SAP which are required to be run on previous systems for capturing the developments that are specified by the customers. Then some patches on the system of ECC are run by them.