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SAP Cloud ALM - ALM made to measure

With SAP Cloud ALM, SAP announces a cloud-based application lifecycle management offering to manage customers' cloud solution requirements.
E-3 Magazine
November 14, 2018
SAP Cloud ALM - ALM made to measure
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SAP Cloud ALM will initially launch with the Implementation Portal for S/4 Hana Cloud and is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2018 with the next release of S/4 Hana Cloud.

SAP plans to extend SAP Cloud ALM beyond implementation support for S/4 Hana Cloud with a roadmap for the entire application lifecycle of all SAP Cloud products, to be available by 2021. Access to SAP Cloud ALM will be based on the customer's existing contract.

"As SAP customers increasingly turn to cloud-based applications, it is more important than ever to provide access to cloud-centric ALM offerings"

said Andreas Heckmann, SAP senior vice president for support delivery.

"With SAP Cloud ALM, we provide customers with an application lifecycle management offering that is out-of-the-box and therefore best fits their solution preferences and requirements."


The Implementation Portal for S/4 Hana Cloud is designed to provide customers with: rapid onboarding of the team and definition of the implementation scope. At the beginning of each implementation project for S/4 Cloud, SAP customers receive product- and release-specific task lists based on the SAP Activate methodology for S/4 Hana. The lists define the sequence of the individual tasks as well as the individual roles. The goal is to enable a more efficient implementation.

Fit-to-standard implementation concept: SAP Cloud ALM provides all the tools required for fit-to-standard workshops and thus implements the implementation concept for SAP S/4 Hana Cloud.

Customers receive a clear overview of the steps required for a successful implementation in the cloud at the beginning of the project. They are based on the SAP best practices for SAP S/4 Hana Cloud.

Configuration of S/4 Cloud and tracking of project progress: SAP Cloud ALM guides the customer through the implementation process and automatically tracks project progress.

"SAP Cloud ALM is a significant advancement in the way SAP delivers quality software and services."

Josh Greenbaum, Enterprise Applications Consulting Principal, said.

"The ability to better track and manage the customer lifecycle using the cloud is an important next step in the evolution of SAP's cloud offerings. It will be a key differentiator in a market that has yet to realize its full potential."

SAP Cloud ALM is designed to complement SAP Solution Manager, SAP's leading ALM solution for on-premise applications, as an offering. With the introduction of SAP Cloud ALM, customers will be able to select the SAP ALM solution that best suits their needs, ensuring rapid implementation and optimal operation of their SAP solutions.

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This gives the Competence Center strategic importance for existing SAP customers. Regardless of the S/4 Hana operating model, topics such as Automation, Monitoring, Security, Application Lifecycle Management and Data Management the basis for S/4 operations.

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