DB Systel is an IT subsidiary of the DB Group and the main responsible in questions regarding digitization.
DB Systel serves the Group in an integrated and value-creating way with a holistic, customer-specific range of solutions and consulting services that meet the highest IT standards and address innovative trends.
Furthermore, DB Systel has extensive railway- and IT expertise and acts as a long-term partner in a provider-neutral manner for the common objective.
The transport and change management, which is one of the largest SAP departments within the DB system, was mapped using an external database. This transport database did not contain interfaces to the complex system landscape. Because of this, there often were some inconsistencies between the transport database and the actual transports in the system landscape.
The introduction of a further project landscape required that all development systems had to be kept consistent. This was only possible through immense manual effort.
With the introduction of the release and change request management in the SAP Solution Manager for a 5-system landscape (2 D, 2 Q and 1 P-system), the transport database was superseded. With the help of this workflow-based process, changes in the SAP landscape can now be monitored and documented in an audit-proof and complete manner.
The goal was to stay as close to the SAP standard as possible. Most of the SAP standard processes could be transferred and delivered with small adjustments. In addition, the user interface has been adapted to the needs of the users.
Due to the technical link to the transport management in the SAP systems, changes and the associated transports can now be imported depending on the release.
The existing integration into the test management process furthermore now allows changes and test plans to be linked together. A direct execution of BPCA-analyses (Business Process Change Analyser) is possible in the Change Request Management.
The retrofit functionality allows for automatic matching of the technical objects, which minimizes inconsistencies in the parallel development rails. The risk of overtaking transports is minimized by the CSOL (cross-system object lock) and DGP (downgrade protection) functionalities.