Accessing Content

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Analyze the content provisioning tools

Access to Content

When starting your SAP project journey, these are the enablers to ensure project efficiency and success. The SAP Activate Community, SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer, and SAP Signavio Process Navigator provide all the major reference content required in all deployment types. These three content provisioning tools are primary enablers for your digital transformation journey and can be accessed via the following links:

What is the purpose of the SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer?

The purpose of SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer is to provide access to the SAP Activate Methodology implementation roadmaps. Implementation roadmaps offer a comprehensive view of your project teams' associated activities, deliverables, and tasks, with accompanying accelerator assets in document and hyperlink format.

SAP Activate implementation roadmaps are organized by logical categories or by solution and provides a prescriptive guidance for project tasks and deliverables required to ensure a successful project implementation.

Access all your enterprise project management resources and project phases for many SAP solutions in this easy to consume format.

The structure of the SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer includes:

  • Phases: Stages of the project. At the end of each phase, a quality gate exists to verify the completion of the deliverables.

  • Deliverables: Outcomes that are delivered during the course of the project. Several deliverables are included within a phase.

  • Tasks: Work to be performed. One or several tasks comprise a deliverable.

  • Workstreams: A collection of related deliverables that show time relationships within a project and among other workstreams. Workstreams can span phases, and are not necessarily dependent on phase starts and ends.

  • Accelerators: Provide assistance in the form of How-to guides, best practice recommendations, prescriptive templates, and links to learning materials. Accelerators are linked in tasks.

SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer provides a structured approach to the software implementation process. Activities are split into distinct phases with deliverables and tasks that help project teams to better plan, execute, and manage their implementation project.

SAP solution implementation roadmaps aim to assist by providing implementation project teams with recommended lists of the following:

  • Deliverables (the 'what') in each phase.

  • A process description in the form of details and tasks (the 'how').

  • Accelerators (such as templates, examples, guides, and web links) are assets to support the tasks and key milestones of the implementation.

You can search for content on the SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer by Phase, Workstream, or Accelerator, and combine these to narrow down your results.

The above diagram displays some of accelerators available for download on the SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer. These accelerators are available to be downloaded and used in your project.

This Onboarding Guide is an actual example of an accelerator available on the SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer.

This Business Driven Configuration Questionnaire is an actual example of an accelerator available on the SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer.

This How to Approach Fit to Standard Analysis document is an actual example of an accelerator available on the SAP Activate Roadmap Viewer.

There are four major implementation roadmap types:

  • Cloud Specific Methodology (1): Provides prescriptive guidance on the SAP cloud specific offerings.
  • On-Premise Specific Methodology (2): Provides prescriptive guidance on SAP on-premise specific offerings.
  • Upgrade Methodology (3): Provides prescriptive guidance on upgrades for specific solutions.
  • General (4): Provides framework and approach for running a project across a range of solutions.
  • On the top level of roadmap structure:

    1. Overview provides high-level information by phase and contains the deliverables by workstream images and overview details per phase.
    2. Content leads to main Structure of the roadmap which starts with the phase, followed by the deliverables and tasks.
    3. Project teams have the option to narrow down content with the use of filters. Filters are available for phases, workstreams, products, and additional tags.
    4. Accelerators are documents and assets which come in the form of templates, documents, and web-resources.
    5. Project Plans are available for downloading for the project team to use.
  • Content Structure (2) is structured by:

    • Phases

    • Deliverables

    • Tasks

  • Content Filters (3) are available by:

    • Phase
    • Workstream
    • Product
    • More tags

The following accelerators in SAP Signavio Process Navigator:

  • Scope item fact sheets: A description of the business process including business benefits and key process steps covered.

  • Process flow: A representation of the standard business process to show how the software works by default.

  • Solution Process flow (BPMN2): A downloadable version of the business process flow that can be edited in process modeling applications if the standard process flow is customized. It's important to document any process that no longer follows the standard process.

  • Test scripts: A procedure for testing the activated system according to the defined business process.

  • Set-up instructions: A guide with instructions to set up the prerequisite requirements (usually an integration) before the test script can be completed.

  • Task tutorials: A guided tutorial for the scenario.

The above diagram displays the structure of the SAP Signavio Process Navigator and the related content available within the structure.

The Solution Packages are structured as follows:

  • Scope Item Groups

    Scope Item Groups represent a department (Line of Business [LOB]) or Software Module.

  • Business Area

    The Business area represents a business scenario.

  • Scope Items

    Scope Items are Business Processes.

  • Building Blocks

    Building Blocks are configuration documents which support consultants in configuring the related business processes and related business process steps.

There are several Best Practices solution packages available for the different products on the SAP Signavio Process Navigator. Each of these Solution packages consists of solution specific content including:

  • Customer Scope Presentations

  • SAP Notes

  • Processes Steps, Business Roles, and related SAP Fiori apps

  • A list of all prerequisites

  • Forms

  • What's New

  • Task Tutorials

These are in addition to the other content available including, process diagrams, test cases, and configuration guides.

This is an example of a test case for a business process available on the SAP Signavio Process Navigator. There are individual business process test cases available to download for related processes. This is a significant accelerator as consultants don't need to create test cases, and only need to adjust those found on the SAP Signavio Process Navigator to suit business processes which have been updated with delta requirements.

This is an example of a business process flow diagram for a business process available on the SAP Signavio Process Navigator. There are individual business process diagrams available to download per business process. This is a significant accelerator as consultants don't need to design processes from scratch, and only need to adjust those found on the SAP Signavio Process Navigator to suit business processes which have been updated with delta requirements.

Business process diagrams are available in BPMN format and can be updated or edited using SAP Cloud ALM, or Signavio.

This is an example of a task tutorial for a business process available on the SAP Signavio Process Navigator. There are multiple tutorials for individual business processes available. This supports project teams with training or demonstration activities within the project.

When we enter the SAP Activate Community, you will be provided with many resources and content to help guide you through your SAP Activate project implementation (latest SAP Activate updates, blogs, Q&A, and expert insights):

1. Enter the SAP Activate Community by clicking the link: https://community.sap.com/topics/activate

Follow the SAP Activate Community by clicking 'Follow' to stay on top of the latest content and SAP Activate topics.

The site is structured to allow users to collaborate, by providing an easy to access place to ask questions, share experiences, and get the latest information about SAP Activate.

You can interact with, and provide insights to the SAP Activate Community by clicking 'Ask a Question', 'Write a Blog Post' (make sure to tag 'SAP Activate' prior to publishing your blog), reviewing the latest content and resources that are available, review the 'Featured Content', and consume the additional SAP Activate content that is available within the community.

Purpose:

Access the latest SAP delivery methodologies that support SAP Project Teams in delivery of solution implementation, upgrade or migration projects, and customer engagements.

Benefits:

  • Direct connection to SAP Activate experts

  • Questions and answers in the context of SAP Activate Content Structure

  • Submit your feedback and ideas on SAP Activate Framework to SAP Activate content owners

  • Create and search blogs related to SAP Activate topics

  • Register and listen to SAP Activate experts in community calls

  • Subscribe to forums, feeds, and content updates

Structure:

SAP Activate Community main page

  • Topic Resources

  • Community Content

  • Getting Started with SAP Activate Resources

  • Implementation and Deployment sub-page

  • SAP Activate Blogs and Q&A Forum

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