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  1. How do rapid-deployment solutions support implementation?

    SAP Rapid Deployment solutions can mean a possible reduction of around 40% in time and effort compared to a traditional implementation project. Here are a few reasons why:

    • Best practices, combined with your understanding of your client’s requirements, can lead to an outline solution design with less effort and more predictability.
    • Prescriptive guidance from experts on the latest innovations can help to reduce uncertainty.
    • The complete and consistent configuration settings for the best practices can be used to set up the software fast.
    • Many assets are in editable format, so that you can use them as templates and easily adapt them to individual requirements in your project.
    • SAP Rapid Deployment solutions work with ASAP methodology, for a guided, prescriptive approach to implementation. Alternatively, you can use them with a methodology of your choice.

    Sounds good? To try for yourself, choose a rapid-deployment solution and download a package for free.

  2. How does scoping work?

    Selecting scope items

    All SAP Rapid Deployment solutions contain scope items with best practices for using SAP software. With scope items, you can select capabilities and options, such as business processes or reports. Some scope items may have dependencies. Some scope items are localized to meet specific country requirements.

    Each scope item has one or more building blocks for configuring the solution. By selecting scope items, you determine what needs to be configured. To find out more, see the content library in the download package and the prerequisites matrix that is linked there.

    Start here: When you have navigated to a rapid-deployment solution, you can get more details by clicking on the items in the solution scope. Download the package for more details on configuration.

    Combining rapid-deployment solutions

    You can deploy rapid-deployment solutions individually or combine them. When you combine them, additional integration steps and testing may be required in your project.

    Useful sources: Check the software and delivery requirements against the SAP Product Availability Matrix to check technical compatibility, and the master data overview, organizational data overview, and process diagrams to compare the best practices.

  3. What do I need to install?

    Solution software

    SAP Rapid Deployment solutions each require one or more software products. Install these software products in the versions specified before configuring the solution.

    For some SAP Rapid Deployment solutions, an appliance is available that includes all required software products.

    Rapid-deployment solutions do not include licenses for the software products.

    Start here: Check the software and delivery requirements for a rapid-deployment solution.

    Implementation tools

    All SAP Rapid Deployment solutions come with a SAP Solution Manager template that contains the structure and relevant assets. You can combine templates in SAP Solution Manager.

    Where configuration templates with ABAP Customizing are available, you can use SAP Best Practices solution builder to apply the templates semi-automatically, to reduce implementation time and cost. SAP Best Practices solution builder is an ABAP add-on, meaning you can install it directly in your development system, for example.

    Start here: Browse and download templates for SAP Rapid Deployment solutions in SAP Software Download Center.

  4. How do I implement a solution?

    Manual configuration

    Based on the scope items selected, a related set of building blocks is required in a defined sequence. By applying the building blocks, you activate the selected scope items, so that they work in a system where they are applied. Building blocks include configuration settings, sample master data and organizational data, as well as forms or reports, where appropriate.

    Start here: Download a package and see the content library and the prerequisites matrix that is linked there.

    Automated configuration

    If applicable, SAP Rapid Deployment solutions include configuration templates. These vary according to the solution. For example, they may comprise template reports, integration content, or Customizing. Where configuration templates with ABAP Customizing are available, you can use SAP Best Practices solution builder to apply the templates semi-automatically, to reduce implementation time and cost.

    For select rapid-deployment solutions, appliances are available that have the software already installed and many settings already made. You can use these appliances in SAP Software Provisioning Manager to accelerate the software installation process in the cloud or on premise.

    Start here: Browse and download templates for SAP Rapid Deployment solutions in SAP Software Download Center .

    Testing your solution

    On completion of the activation, the template test scripts provided with the scope items can be used to confirm successful activation, onboard key users, and document the solution.

    Some older package versions contain business process documentation instead of test scripts.

    Start here: Download a package and see the content library and the test scripts that are linked there.

  5. Implementing Best Practices Solutions

    The Implementing Best Practices Solutions document provides in-depth information and guidance on expert level for the consumption and implementation of rapid-deployment solutions.

  6. Can I get support?

    If you encounter issues with an SAP Rapid Deployment solution, please report the incident on SAP Support Portal. Use a component that starts with SV-RDS-.

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