How Accurate Was SAP the Solution Manager as the Project CMS?

Executive Summary

  • For years SAP has said that Solution Manager was an effective CMS for SAP Projects.
  • In this article, we review the accuracy of this claim. 

What SAP Said About Solution Manager as the Project CMS

Solution Manager is an application that went through numerous revisions and repositionings since its introduction in 2001. The original concept was to use Solution Manager as a content management solution (like a Sharepoint). Later it evolved into a place to keep configuration information, and a landscape management tool and a way for SAP to “keep tabs” on the project.

The Truth About Solution Manager as the Project CMS

Solution Manager was always a highly ineffective CMS and never became an effective CMS no matter how many revisions came out. SAP invested major effort into Solution Manager, making it so that certain functions had to go through Solution Manager. The one thing Solution Manager did pretty well was to hold configuration information. However, as covered in the article The End of Solution Manager?

Everything that was done in Solution Manager was simply far too much overhead. Over time, more and more functions migrated away from Solution Manager. It was a universally disliked application that eventually just ran out of steam due to its design and ability to “draw the blood” of people that used it.

Conclusion and Calculation

SAP receives a 0% accuracy rating on Solution Manager as a CMS.

Link to the Parent Article

This is one of many research articles on a specific topic, that support a larger research calculation. For the overview of the research calculation for all of the SAP topics that were part of the study, see the following primary research A Study into SAP’s Accuracy.

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