Do You Have the Right Tools to Support
Your ALM Strategy?
2 Deceptively Simple Tools That Can Make a Big Difference
Market and Product
Any application lifecycle management (ALM) strat- egy is only as good as the tools that support it.
Companies need tools that empower them to effectively
handle each stage of an application life cycle — from
requirements gathering to design, build and test, deploy,
operate, and optimize.
Previous SAPinsider articles; have explored SAP’s
offerings for ALM, such as SAP Solution Manager, which
supports the application life cycle from end to end, as
well as third-party solution extensions that support various stages of the life cycle. In this article, I’d like to delve
into two of these solution extensions in more depth: the
SAP Application Visualization software by iRise and the
SAP Archiving application by Open Text. Both of these
tools are great examples of deceptively simple solutions
with functionality that can greatly impact the application life cycle.
Set the Stage for Success with
SAP Application Visualization by iRise
For companies looking to better manage their applications, it’s important to get off to the right start. And
there’s no better time than during requirements gathering, the point at which companies determine exactly
what they can expect from a new application.
Validating requirements for complex software implementation projects or for changes to productive systems
has never been easy. The biggest challenge is aligning
business and IT so that everyone understands and has a
chance to contribute and react to these requirements. To
support this critical stage, SAP offers SAP Application
Visualization by iRise.
SAP Application Visualization enables both business
analysts and functional experts to collaborate and
efficiently create a working preview of the new applica-
tion. This gives organizations a unique way to quickly
experience configurations, extensions, and integrated
workflows for a broad range of SAP solutions — all with-
out requiring expensive upfront coding.
SAP Archiving are
both great tools
that can greatly
; See “ 8 Must-Have Tools for Your ALM Toolkit” by Kishore
Bhamidipati and “Application Lifecycle Management for Everyone”
by Karl Kessler, both in the April-June 20;0 issue of SAPinsider
Optimize Your Applications with
SAP Archiving by Open Text
Just as critical as requirements gathering is the optimize stage. This stage is an ideal opportunity for companies to continually innovate with their applications
to keep them relevant and flexible.
Such innovation can dramatically improve business
performance. However, when IT’s time is consumed by
data integrity and system availability issues, innovation
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