Saturday, December 1, 2007

Life Cycle Management (LCM)

SAP NetWeaver provides centralized technology for all stages of the software life-cycle, including design, development, deployment, implementation, versioning, testing, and ongoing operations. Web Dynpro supports a model-driven development methodology for building professional Web user interfaces.


Fast, cost-effective configuration of the IT system marks the beginning of the lifecycle. Implementation involves the sizing, installation, and configuration of e-business solutions including integrated data migration and testing.

E-business solutions place exacting demands on an IT infrastructure. SAP offers a proven, cost-effective sizing methodology to determine the hardware requirements of an SAP e-business solution.

More than ever, e-business requires fast installation procedures for the components that build the e-business solution.

The configuration functionality allows a convenient analysis and optimization of business processes, tailored to customers' needs.

Unless you are a start-up or already an SAP customer, you have an existing set of data and information that has to be migrated into your e-business solution. To perform a data migration from an existing legacy system to SAP e-business solutions, SAP provides complete planning and resource checking capabilities of the migration process.

New and existing e-business processes and procedures need to be checked against functional, formal and performance requirements. A testing phase completes the implementation process and is supported by SAP through a broad-spectrum of planning and execution services.


Staying continuously online is a prerequisite in the world of e-business. Easily managing heterogeneous environments while guaranteeing high performance and high availability, plus securely doing business over the Web, results in reliable operation.

A flexible and efficient e-business solution is built on component-based architecture. In real environments, the components typically operate in a heterogeneous landscape. SAP provides a global system management environment to ensure the manageability of all business components, databases, and networks from a single location.

A successful business is a growing business that requires a scalable infrastructure. SAP has clearly set the standard on how to achieve high performance e-business computing.

E-business solutions require availability around the clock all year long. Together with platform partners, SAP supports mission-critical e-business processes with best practice procedures for assuring the highest availability.

Without security there is no e-business. The secure exchange of data and information between all community members and services is crucial.

Continuous Change

E-business processes change constantly, and your e-business solution changes with them. To meet changing demands, the system infrastructure, processes, and services have to be continuously extended and improved. This includes upgrading, change management, and scaling.

Keeping your e-business solution up to date is vital for achieving and extending competitive advantage. An upgrade may involve the addition of functional or country-specific components or the inclusion of new technologies.

For the ongoing improvement of business processes, SAP delivers comprehensive change management capabilities to organize and flexibly implement projects for customizing, add-ons, interfaces, and modifications.

You have to grow with your e-business solution operationally, functionally, and geographically. SAP's proven scalability ensures that its e-business solutions meet the needs of any company

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