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The Developers Guide to Managing SAP Custom Code

Picture the following. It’s late, it’s Friday and you’re sat at your desk analyzing custom ABAP code . Your manager appears and says you can have one wish this year – what would you wish for? Extra time to analyze this code? The ability to see into the future to understand if custom code will be impacted by change? An extra day off?!
As an ABAP developer, if you wish for one thing this year, make it LiveCompare . If you’re not familiar with LiveCompare then let me explain. LiveCompare is software that provides in-depth analysis of your SAP systems, from audit to HANA migration analysis. For a 60 second overview, take a quick look at this video .
One major area LiveCompare supports is custom code analysis . LiveCompare provides real-time analytics around your custom code so that you can continuously manage, maintain and optimize the most expensive piece of your SAP implementation with minimal time and effort. Here is a sample dashboard report:
SAP ABAP custom code analysis impact analysis testing HANA
LiveCompare finds all the custom code that will break; all the duplicates to eliminate; all the clones that can be returned to standard; all the unused objects to retire; all the complex custom code to refactor; all the unsecured custom code; all the slow code and all the out-of-date code.
The Developers Guide to Managing SAP Custom Code
Automatic Code Remediation
LiveCompare will also identify what’s incompatible with SAP HANA and proposes the necessary corrections. While we prefer to call this “fix my code”, the capability is often called “automatic code remediation”. Using Fix My Code as part of LiveCompare’s support for SAP HANA transformations reduces labor costs by at least 50%.
Use cases include:
  • Custom Code remediation
  • Custom Code optimization analysis
  • Custom Code usage monitoring
  • Custom Code trending analysis
  • Custom Code investment analysis
  • Custom Code quality and performance analysis
  • Custom Code synchronization analysis
  • Unused Custom Code analysis
  • Monitor system integrator development work
The Developers Guide to Managing SAP Custom Code

Some of the largest global organizations run LiveCompare to manage and analyze their custom code – The Coca-Cola Company, BP, Weir Minerals and Kimberly-Clark are just a few. 

“As we start to introduce change to the global template, this is where LiveCompare will be of most value to us – to reduce the risk of introducing that change.” Peter Atkinson, Divisional Director of IT at Weir Minerals . You can read the full case study here .

By using LiveCompare you can change the way you manage SAP custom code , saving yourself huge amounts of time and effort. Contact us today if you want to take a look at LiveCompare or run a quick analysis on your own system. We will give you a snapshot of how much custom code you have, how much is unused and how much duplicate and cloned code you have.