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Master Guide Promotion Management for Retail

History of Changes
The Master Guide is regularly updated in SAP Service Marketplace at
http://service.sap.com/instguides.

Make sure you have the latest version of the Master Guide by checking SAP
Service Marketplace immediately before starting the installation.
The following table provides an overview of the most important changes that were made in
the latest versions.
Master Guide Version Important Changes
1.00 (December 2010) Initial version.

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Contents
History of Changes .............................................................................. 4
1 Getting Started ...............................................................................6
1.1 About this Document ..................................................................... 6
1.2 Related Information........................................................................ 7
1.2.1 Planning Information ............................................................................ 7
1.2.2 Further Useful Links ............................................................................. 7
1.2.3 Related Master Guides ......................................................................... 8
1.3 Important SAP Notes ..................................................................... 8
2 Promotion Management for Retail Overiew .................................9
2.1 Software Component Matrix .......................................................... 9
2.2 System Landscape ....................................................................... 10
2.3 Overall Implementation Sequence .............................................. 11
3 Business Scenarios of Promotion Management for Retail ......12
3.1 Promotion Management for Retail .............................................. 12
4 Solution-Wide Topics...................................................................13
4.1 SAP Solution Manager ................................................................. 13
4.2 Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) ......................................... 13
4.2.1 Installation of the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) ................ 16
4.2.2 Related Documentation ...................................................................... 17
5 References ....................................................................................18
6 The Main SAP Documentation Types .........................................19

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1.1 About this Document

1 Getting Started
1.1 About this Document
Purpose
This Master Guide is the central starting point for the technical implementation of SAP
Promotion Management for Retail (SAP PMR). You can find cross-scenario implementation
information as well as scenario-specific information in this guide.

The central starting point for the technical upgrade of your SAP
application/solution is the Upgrade Master Guide, which you can find on SAP
Service Marketplace at http://service.sap.com/instguides.
Use the Master Guide to get an overview of SAP PMR, its software units, and its scenarios
from a technical perspective. The Master Guide is a planning tool that helps you to design
your system landscape. It refers you to the required detailed documentation, mainly:
The SAP Promotion Management for Retail 7.1 Installation Guide
The SAP Promotion Management for Retail 7.1 Security Guide
The SAP Promotion Management for Retail 7.1 Operations Guide
Configuration documentation from SAP Solution Manager
SAP Library documentation
SAP Notes
For a general overview of the available SAP documentation, see The Main SAP
Documentation Types.
The Master Guide consists of the following main sections:
Promotion Management for Retail Overview
Business Scenarios of Promotion Management for Retail
Solution-Wide Topics
References
Media List
The Main SAP Documentation Types

You can find the most current information about the technical implementation
of SAP PMR and the latest installation and configuration guides on SAP
Service Marketplace at
http://service.sap.com/instguides.
We strongly recommend that you use the documents available here. The
guides are regularly updated.
Constraints
The business scenarios that are presented here serve as examples of how you can use
SAP software in your company. The business scenarios are only intended as models and
do not necessarily run the way they are described here in your customer-specific system
landscape. Ensure to check your requirements and systems to determine whether these
scenarios can be used productively at your site. Furthermore, we recommend that you

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1.2 Related Information

test these scenarios thoroughly in your test systems to ensure they are complete and free
of errors before going live.
This Master Guide primarily discusses the overall technical implementation of SAP PMR,
rather than its subordinate components. This means that additional software
dependencies might exist without being mentioned explicitly in this document. You can
find more information on component-specific software dependencies in the corresponding
installation guides.

1.2 Related Information


1.2.1 Planning Information
For more information about planning topics not covered in this guide, see the following
content on SAP Service Marketplace:
Content Location on SAP Service Marketplace
Latest versions of installation and upgrade http://service.sap.com/instguides
guides
SAP Business Maps - information about http://service.sap.com/businessmaps
applications and business scenarios
Sizing, calculation of hardware requirements http://service.sap.com/quicksizer
- such as CPU, disk and memory resource -
with the Quick Sizer tool
Released platforms and technology-related http://service.sap.com/platforms
topics such as maintenance strategies and
To access the Platform Availablity Matrix directly,
language support
enter http://service.sap.com/pam.
Network security http://service.sap.com/securityguide
High Availability http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/ha
Performance http://service.sap.com/performance
Information about Support Package Stacks, http://service.sap.com/sp-stacks
latest software versions and patch level
requirements
Information about Unicode technology http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/i18n

1.2.2 Further Useful Links


The following table lists further useful links on SAP Service Marketplace:
Content Location on SAP Service Marketplace
Information about creating error messages http://service.sap.com/messages
SAP Notes search http://service.sap.com/notes
SAP Software Distribution Center (software http://service.sap.com/swdc
download and ordering of software)
SAP Online Knowledge Products (OKPs) http://service.sap.com/rkt
role-specific Learning Maps

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1.3 Important SAP Notes

1.2.3 Related Master Guides


This Master Guide is based on Master Guides for cross-industry applications. You can find
more information about the relevant applications in the following documents:
Title Location
SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP See the SAP Service Marketplace at
6.0 Master Guide service.sap.com/instguides -> SAP
Business Suite Applications -> SAP ERP ->
SAP ERP 6.0 -> SAP Enhancement Packages
for SAP ERP 6.0 -> SAP Enhancement
Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 -> Master Guide -
SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP
6.0

1.3 Important SAP Notes


You must read the following SAP Notes before you start the installation. These SAP Notes
contain the most recent information on the installation, as well as corrections to the
installation documentation.
Make sure that you have the up-to-date version of each SAP Note, which you can find on
SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/notes.
SAP Note Number Title Description
1490012 Release Information Note Standard information for a
(RIN) SAP PMR 7.1 release.

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2.1 Software Component Matrix

2 Promotion Management for Retail


Overiew
2.1 Software Component Matrix
The Promotion Management for Retail business scenario is comprised of the following
software components:
Software Component Required/Optional
Platform: SAP EhP1 for SAP NetWeaver 702 SP06 with Required
component SAP_BS_FND 702 (latest SP)
Demand Foundation Server: RTLDMF 1.2 Required
Promotions Server: RTLPROMO 710 Required
SAP EhP5 SP 3 for SAP NetWeaver 702 SP06 with Required
component SAP_BS_FND 702 SP04
NetWeaver Business Client: 3.0;latest release Required
Science Engine Server: RTLDMFSCENG 120 Optional
SAP NetWeaver Portal: NetWeaver7.02 SP6 Optional
SAP Netweaver PI : Process Integration Optional
Portal Content: Optional
BPISRDMFMA00_0.sca
BPISRPRADM00_0.sca
BPISRPRADV00_0.sca
BPISRPRFC00_0.sca
BPISRPRMAR00_0.sca
BPISRPRMER00_0.sca
BPISRDMFMA 120
BPISRPRADM 710
BPISRPRADV 710
BPISRPRFC 710
BPISRPRMAR 710
BPISRPRMER 710
SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse: SAP NetWeaver SAP Optional
BW 700 (with BI Content 705 SP01)
For more information on business package contents, see the SAP Promotion Management
for Retail 7.1 Installation Guide.

This Master Guide provides just one way to implement each business
scenario. For other ways to implement business scenarios, see the Scenario
& Process Component List in SAP Service Marketplace at
http://service.sap.com/scl. The Scenario & Process Component List

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2.2 System Landscape

helps you to find realization alternatives for SAP solutions, business scenarios
and processes. It shows you which application components are needed to
realize a business scenario or process.

2.2 System Landscape


SAP EhP1 for SAP NetWeaver SAP NetWeaver BW
SAP NetWeaver
SAP NetWeaver 702 SP06 BW 7.0 SP17

SAP_BS_FND 702 SP4 BI CONT 7.05 SP02

RDBMS

SAP NetWeaver Portal SAP NetWeaver


NetWeaver 702 SP6 Business Client
BP IS R PROMOT
BUSINESS OBJECTS 7.1 NWBC 3.0 XXX

BP IS R PROMO
ADMINISTR. 7.1

BP IS R PROMO
ADVERTISING 7.1

BP IS R PROMO
MARKETING 7.1

BP IS R PROMO Promotion Management


MERCHANDISE 7.1 for Retail

RTLPROMO 7.1

SAP NetWeaver
PI RTLDMF 1.2

PI 7.0
RTLDMFSCENG 1.2

RDBMS

We strongly recommend that you use a minimal system landscape for test
and demo purposes only. For performance, scalability, high availability, and
security reasons, do not use a minimal system landscape as your production
landscape.

The purpose of this diagram is not to suggest the number of physical


hardware servers. While you can use separate hardware serves as indicated,
they are listed separately for descriptive purposes only.

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2.3 Overall Implementation Sequence

2.3 Overall Implementation Sequence


Purpose
The following table describes the overall installation sequence for SAP PMR. This table
contains all available software units. However, to implement a specific scenario, you only
need a subset of available software units. Some are only required for special processes.
For documentation listed in the following table, see References.

Process
Implementation Sequence
Step Action Remarks/Subsequent Steps
[Required Documentation]
1 Installation of NetWeaver 702 SP06
2 Installation of component BS_FND 702 SP04
3 Installation of RTLDMF 120
4 Installation of RTLPROMO 710
5 Installation of RTLDMFSCENG120 Non ABAP

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3 Business Scenarios of Promotion


Management for Retail

3.1 Promotion Management for Retail


Overview
You use this scenario to plan, create and execute retail promotional events and campaigns.
Implement this scenario to improve your overall profitability by:
Identifying the offers that will be most profitable based on shopper demand
Reducing the time required to plan and execute a promotional event
Creating marketing and merchandising offer versions to target specific stores and specific
products
Helping retailers to efficiently manage their advertising dollars by better understanding
the expected financial performance of each offer

Further Information
The following documents provide more information about the Promotion Management for
Retail scenario:
Content Location
Scenario Description See the documentation in SAP Solution Manager.
Configuration Documentation See the documentation in SAP Solution Manager.
Scenario Security Guide For more information, see SAP Service Marketplace at
http://service.sap.com/securityguide.

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4 Solution-Wide Topics
4.1 SAP Solution Manager
SAP Solution Manager contains processes and scenarios for PLM Web User Interface and
for BCV. For more information about SAP Solution Manager, see
http://service.sap.com/solutionmanager.

4.2 Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)


SAPs delivery on SOA (service-oriented architecture) differs from the pure architectural
concept of SOA in the delivery of ready-to use enterprise services. Enterprise services are
SAP-defined Web services which provide end-to-end business processes or individual
business process steps that can be used to compose business scenarios while ensuring
business integrity and ease of reuse. SAP designs and implements enterprise service
interfaces to ensure semantic harmonization and business relevance. This section deals with
the service-enablement of SAP Business Suite 7.
Service Enablement
The service enablement of SAP Business Suite consists of one or more of the following SAP
components:

SAP Business Suite 7

Enterprise services are an integral part of the software components of the SAP
Business Suite applications. Enterprise services are the technical interfaces to the
functionality available in the business application.

SAP NetWeaver PI 7.0 or higher

SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP NetWeaver PI) is an open integration and
application platform that provides tools enabling you to set up a service-oriented
architecture for business applications. You can use the platform for providing,
discovering, and consuming services, integrating applications using the integration
server, and managing business processes. Process integration is required in a
runtime environment to consume enterprise services in a mediated scenario.

Most asynchronous services can only be consumed in a mediated scenario.

Enterprise Services Repository

The Enterprise Services Repository (ES Repository) is the central repository that
contains the definition of all enterprise services and models. ES Repository is
shipped with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 and with SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1. The
Enterprise Services Repository is a design time environment that enables you to
create and enhance enterprise service definitions and to view enterprise service
models.

In a SAP NetWeaver 7.0 landscape you will require the Integration Repository to
create and enhance enterprise service definitions in a design time environment.

SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1

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The SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment (SAP NetWeaver CE) provides a


robust environment for the design and implementation of composite applications.

The design time environment of SAP NetWeaver CE can be used for the model-
driven design and development of composite applications based on enterprise
services. SAP NetWeaver CE offers the tools and the environment necessary for
running composite applications fast and efficiently in a runtime environment.

SAP Solution Manager 7.0

The Solution Composer, shipped with SAP Solution Manager 7.0, is required to host
the enterprise service online documentation.

Services Registry

The Services Registry is shipped with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1. and SAP NetWeaver
CE 7.1. and is required for the publication of enterprise service end-points (Web
services) that have been configured and activated in the SAP Business Suite.

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Overview: SAPs Applications for SOA Enablement


The following table describes the SAP applications required or recommended for different
runtime and design time use cases:
SAP Applications
SAP SAP SAP SAP SAP Solution SAP
Business NetWeaver NetWeaver NetWeaver Manager 7.0 NetWeaver 7.1
Suite PI 7.0 PI 7.1 (ES CE 7.1 (ES (Solution Services
(Integration Repository) Repository) Composer) Registry
Repository)

Runtime Usage:

Enterprise Required Optional


Service
Provisioning

Process One option required


integration and
mediated
communication

Design Time Usage:

Create and Required One option required Recommended


enhance
enterprise
service
definitions

View Recommended
enterprise
service models

Design and Required Recommended Recommended


develop
composite
applications

Enterprise Required
service online
documentation

Publications of Optional Required


enterprise
service end-

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points

4.2.1 Installation of the Service-Oriented


Architecture (SOA)
The installation of service interfaces, and therefore the service enablement of SAP Business
Suite, consists of one or more of the following phases:

Identification of software components and required business functions

You use the technical data section of the enterprise service documentation to identify
the following data for each enterprise service:

o the software component version with which the service was shipped

o the business function(s) required to be activated

Identification of technical usages


SAP Note 1324838 provides a mapping of business runctions and software
component versions to technical usages. You use this documentation to identify the
required technical usages for your list of software component versions and business
functions.

Installation of the software component ECC-SE

The software component ECC-SE contains service implementations for ECC (the
ERP Central Component). This component must be explicitly installed if you intend to
use enterprise services for ECC functionality. In this case you must also select the
technical usage ESA ECC-SE during the enhancement package installation.

Selection and installation together with the other parts of the enhancement
package

In the enhancement package installation process you must select all the technical
usages you have identified for service enablement together with the technical usages
you identified for enhanced features in SAP Business Suite. The selected technical
usages will install the corresponding software components that contain the enterprise
services interfaces and implementations.

Enterprise service definitions for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.0 or ES Repository (SAP


NetWeaver 7.1) (optional)

To install the content required for the enterprise service definitions you must select
the technical usage XI Content in the enhancement package installation process.
This usage type downloads the content files for both SAP NetWeaver 7.0 and 7.1
versions. Unpack the ZIP file and copy the tpz files corresponding to your SAP
NetWeaver version into the import directory of your Integration Repository (for SAP
NetWeaver PI 7.0) or Enterprise Services Repository (for SAP NetWeaver ES
Repository 7.1). Use the import function to import the content files into the
corresponding repository (Integration Repository or Enterprise Services Repository).
(Choose Tools Import Design Objects )

Enterprise service models for ES Repository (SAP NetWeaver 7.1) (optional)

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To install the content required for the enterprise service models you must select the
technical usage ESR Content in the enhancement package installation process.
This usage type downloads the content files for SAP NetWeaver ES Repository 7.1.
Unpack the ZIP file and copy the tpz files into the import directory of your Enterprise
Services Repository. Use the import function to import the content files into the
Enterprise Services Repository. (Choose Tools Import Design Objects )

The enterprise service models are not available for the Integration Repository
(SAP NetWeaver PI 7.0)

Enterprise service online documentation for Solution Composer (optional)


To install the content required for the enterprise service online documentation you
must download the content file for the corresponding Business Suite application
product version from the Service Marketplace. Then you must import the content file
into your Solution Composer. Refer to SAP Note 1224284 for further information.

Services Registry (optional)

The services registry is shipped with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 and CE 7.1. You must
install the services registry and then publish the enterprise services from the
Business Suite application to the registry using the transaction SOAMANAGER in the
backend. For further information regarding the installation of SAP NetWeaver PI, CE
and ES Repository, refer to the corresponding SAP NetWeaver Installation and
Master Guides.

4.2.2 Related Documentation


For more information about the service-oriented architecture (SOA), see the following
information sources:
SDN Community in the SAP Network at https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/soa
(registration required)
The SAP Enterprise Service Workplace at http://ESWorkplace.sap.com
The Enterprise Services Wiki in the SAP Network at
https://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/x/LQ0 (registration required)
SAP Note 1224284: Enterprise Services, Installing and Accessing the SOA
Documentation
SAP Note 1359215: Technical prerequisites for using enterprise services
SAP note 838402: Problems with non-Unicode system landscapes

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5 References
List of Documents
The following table lists all documents mentioned in this Master Guide.
Title Where to Find
SAP PMR Security Guide SAP Service Marketplace at
http://service.sap.com/securityguide
SAP PMR Installation Guide SAP Service Marketplace at
http://service.sap.com/instguides
SAP PMR Operations Guide SAP Service Marketplace at
http://service.sap.com/instguides
SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Installation SAP Service Marketplace at
Guides http://service.sap.com/installnw70
Information about installing SAP SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com
NetWeaver Business Client SAP NetWeaver SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (including
enhancement package 1) Functional View
SAP NetWeaver by Key Capability People
Integration By Key Capability SAP NetWeaver
Business Client (with PCD Connection)
SAP Solution Manager SAP Service Marketplace at
http://service.sap.com/solutionmanager

List of SAP Notes


The following table lists all SAP Notes mentioned in this Master Guide.
SAP Note Number Title Description
1490012 Release and Information Note This Release and Information Note
for SAP Promotions (RIN) contains information and
Management 7.1 - SP01 references to notes in the context of
applying the initial release.
(Support Package 00) for SAP
Promotions Management 7.1. This
note is subject to change. Please
check on a regular basis.

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6 The Main SAP Documentation Types


The following is an overview of the most important documentation types that you need in
the various phases in the life cycle of an SAP solution.

Implementation Operation Upgrade

SAPterm

SAP Library

Master Guide Upgrade Master Guide

Component Component
Installation Guide Upgrade Guide

Security Guide

Configuration
Release Notes
Documentation

Implementation Guide (IMG) Delta and Upgrade IMG

Solution Management
Guide

Cross-Phase Documentation
SAPterm
SAPterm is SAPs terminology database. It contains SAP-specific vocabulary in over 30
languages, as well as many definitions and glossary entries in English and German.
Target group:
Relevant for all target groups
Current version:
Located in the SAP Help Portal at help.sap.com Additional Information Glossary
(direct Access) or Terminology (available as terminology CD)
In the SAP-System in transaction STERM
SAP Library
The SAP Library is a collection of function- and process-oriented documentation for SAP
components. The SAP Library also contains the Business Scenario Descriptions.
Target group:
o Consultants
o System administrators
o Project teams for implementations or upgrades
Current version:

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o Located in the SAP Help Portal at help.sap.com


o Also located in the SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/ibc (only the
Business Scenario Descriptions)
Implementation Guide (IMG)
The Implementation Guide is a tool for configuring the SAP system to meet customer
requirements. Its structure and documentation are component-oriented.
Target group:
o Solution consultants
o Project teams for implementations or upgrades
Current version:
o In the SAP menu of the SAP system under Tools Customizing IMG
Security Guide
The Security Guide describes the settings for a medium security level and offers suggestions
for raising security levels. A collective security guide is available for the SAP NetWeaver
technologies like SAP Web Application Server (SAP Web AS). This document contains
general guidelines and suggestions about system security. Other technologies and individual
applications have a Security Guide of their own.
Target group:
o Technology consultants
o Solution consultants
o Project teams for implementations or upgrades
Current version:
o Located in the SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/securityguide

Implementation
Master Guide
The Master Guide is the starting point for implementing an SAP solution. It lists the required
SAP components and third party applications that are required for each Business Scenario. It
provides scenario-specific descriptions of preparation, execution, and follow-up of an
implementation. It also offers references to other documents, such as Component Installation
Guides and SAP Notes.
Target group:
o Technology consultants
o System administrators
o Project teams for implementations
Current version:
o Located in the SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/instguides
Component Installation Guide
The Component Installation Guide describes the technical implementation of an SAP
component, taking into account the combinations of operating systems and databases. It
does not describe any business-related configuration.

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Target group:
o Technology consultants
o Project teams for implementations
Current version:
o Located in the SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/instguides
Configuration Documentation in SAP Solution Manager
SAP Solution Manager is a tool with various functions, one of its main functions being the
configuration of SAP solutions and Business Scenarios. It contains IMG activities,
transactions, and so on, as well as documentation. Instead of the configuration
documentation in SAP Solution Manager, there may be separate Business Scenario
Configuration Guides in the SAP Service Marketplace for earlier shipments of the Business
Scenarios.
Target group:
o Solution consultants
o Project teams for implementations
Current version:
o In SAP Solution Manager
o Located in the SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/ibc

Production Operation
Solution Operation Guide
The Solution Operation Guide is the starting point for operating an SAP solution. The guide
refers users to the tools and documentation that are needed to carry out various tasks, such
as monitoring, backup/restore, master data maintenance, transports, and tests. It also refers
users to other documents, for example the SAP Library, the Master Guide, and the
Component Management Guides.
Target group:
o System administrators
o Technology consultants
o Solution consultants
o Project teams for implementations or upgrades
Current version:
o Located in the SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/instguides

Upgrade
Upgrade Master Guide
The Upgrade Master Guide is the starting point for upgrading the Business Scenarios of an
SAP solution. It provides scenario-specific descriptions of preparation, execution, and follow-
up of an upgrade. It also refers to other documents, such as the Component Upgrade Guides
and SAP Notes. Instead of an Upgrade Master Guide, there may be several Business
Scenario Upgrade Guides or a Solution Upgrade Guide for earlier shipments of the Business
Scenarios of an SAP solution.
Target group:

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o Technology consultants
o Project teams for upgrades
Current version:
o Located in the SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/instguides
Component Upgrade Guide
The Component Upgrade Guide describes the technical upgrade of an SAP component,
taking into account the combinations of operating systems and databases. It does not
describe any business-related configuration.
Target group:
o Technology consultants
o Project teams for upgrades
Current version:
o Located in the SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/instguides
Release Notes
Release notes are documents that contain short descriptions of new features or changes in
an SAP component since the previous release. Release notes about ABAP developments
enable the SAP system to generate delta and upgrade IMGs.
Target group:
o Consultants
o Project teams for upgrades
Current version:
o Located in the SAP Service Marketplace at service.sap.com/releasenotes
o In the SAP menu of the SAP system under Help Release information

22 December 2010