LiveCompare enables organizations to roll-out changes to their SAP applications faster and safer than traditional methods, with at least a 50% reduction in labor costs.
LiveCompare is part of our suite of smart lifecycle management software for SAP applications that also includes: LiveModel and LiveInterface .
LiveModel is a business process modelling tool which integrates with LiveCompare to reverse engineer your live business processes and visualize the impact of change on those processes. For example, LiveCompare will identify the most-at-risk objects to test as part of a custom release, support pack upgrade or transformation to SAP HANA. LiveCompare takes the data and identifies the business processes impacted by change.
Today on the blog I’m sharing examples of how customers use LiveCompare with LiveModel to better manage SAP application change from an IT and business perspective.
Visualize the Impact of Change
The LiveModel and LiveCompare integration enables effective communication between the business and IT, providing a unique ability to show business process information above the SAP transaction code level. Customers who use the tools together are able to respond to changing business, customer and market requirements faster, with less risk and less cost.
LiveModel also takes advantage of LiveCompare's integration with third-party testing solutions such as HPE ALM, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services and Worksoft Certify to provide a business process perspective on the complete SAP application lifecycle.
Catalog your SAP Custom Objects and Configuration Automatically
By using LiveCompare and LiveModel together, you can automatically capture and document all custom technical objects and configuration that are used by your business process transactions. The diagrams that are created make it easy for everyone across the business to visualize what is used. The information can be used to help with training, testing and planning for future developments.
In just a few minutes you can go from entering a transaction code in LiveCompare to having it documented in LiveModel.
It is typical for organizations to run multiple SAP landscapes, located around the world. These SAP landscapes may be fed with both global and local changes. Smaller organizations may run country-specific or Line of Business (LOB)-specific PRD systems. Managing the impact of change across SAP landscapes manually is time consuming and error prone. How can organizations synchronize SAP landscapes fast and accurately?
The answer is LiveCompare and LiveModel. Used together they answer the following questions fast, and accurately:
• What’s the same, different and unique about our SAP implementation both technically and from a business process perspective? In the diagram below, you can see this information presented, by using different colored shapes to indicate three different SAP systems.
With LiveCompare and LiveModel you can drill-down from core business processes such as Sales Order Distribution to the source code of VA01 enhancement objects and related customization data.
LiveCompare and LiveModel combine to give you complete visibility of your SAP implementations across landscapes of any size and complexity.
360-degree View of Segregation of Duties Conflicts
Analyzing SAP application Segregation of Duties (SoD) can be a headache for any organization because of the amount of data to analyze. Over time, SAP application provisioning grows in complexity as users accumulate more roles. It’s difficult to piece together who runs what, and identify where conflicts lie.
The benefits of using LiveCompare and LiveModel together mean that analysis of SoD conflicts is automated, saving time and reducing labor by at least 50%. The results provide a complete view of user conflicts and how they impact the business. This information can be rolled out to specific business units and flagged for investigation.
In the screen shot below the blue diamond represents Potential Conflicts and the red ellipse represents Actual Conflicts .
The numbers show the count of users in each category. This can be used by audit, security and basis teams to focus on the most critical conflicts first.
Want to find out more? Contact us today to take a look at LiveModel and LiveCompare in action.