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Change and Transport System

Managing Transports in Heterogeneous Landscapes

The Change and Transport System (CTS) helps you to organize development projects in ABAP Workbench and in Customizing, and then transport the changes between the SAP systems in your system landscape. In addition to ABAP objects, you can also transport Java objects (J2EE, JEE) and SAP-specific (such as Web Dynpro Java or SAP Enterprise Portal) as well as other non-ABAP technologies (for details see ‘Implement CTS+ for Your Application’) in your landscape. You can find guides for configuring CTS+ for various applications on the CTS+ Resources page here on SCN.

What's New


With SAP HANA SPS08, you can now also use Change Recording together with CTS+. Furthermore, CTS+ transports are integrated in SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Management (HALM). On, you can find an overview presentation for HALM in SAP HANA. You can also find a recorded session for this on (scroll down for the session given on 12. June).

If you are looking for information about new things in HALM in SAP HANA SPS8, take a look at the presentation SAP HANA SPS 08 - What’s New? SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Management on

A guide describing the configuration of CTS+ for SAP HANA SPS08 is available here on SCN.


CM Services

The CM Services can help you to manage your Java development on SAP NetWeaver integrated with CTS+. There is now also a guide available which explains How to configure CM Services in SAP NetWeaver 7.3 and up. The guide How To Switch to CM Services has been updated and covers SAP NetWeaver 7.3 and higher as well.

Central CTS 

You can now use Change Request Management and Quality Gate Management (QGM) based on the cCTS infrastructure. This new option is available starting with SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SP10. Many nice new features are based on cCTS. One of these that you might like a lot is that you are now very flexible when having to (re-)assign transport requests and changes.

More information is available in the SAP Solution Manager Learning Map on the SAP Service Marketplace in the section Change Control Management (SMP Login required).
A HowTo which guides you through the configuration steps for the cCTS Infrastructure is available here on SCN.

Implement CTS+ for your Application  

Starting with SL Toolset 1.0 SP2, you do now have the option to use CTS+ also for Applications where CTS+ support is not shipped by SAP. Take a look at the guide 'How To... Implement CTS+ for Your Application' for details. If you would like to learn more how to get the required software and what else SL Toolset 1.0 offers, read the blog The Delivery Channel for Software Logistics Tools: "Software Logistics Toolset 1.0" by Boris Rubarth.

Change Recording  

Starting with SAPEnterprise Portal 7.3, you can use Change Recording to manage your changes for portal content. Changes done for PCD objects will be stored in changelists. You can revert the changes, use the changelist for transporting the changes to another portal system and even transport deletions as they are recorded as well. A How-To guide, a video and Change Recording? For the SAP NetWeaver Portal? showing more details are available here on SDN.

Getting Started with CTS

Transport Management Demo   (eBook)

The CTS with its new capabilities of transporting non-ABAP objects is shown in this video on transports of objects with CTS+ in an SAP NetWeaver Portal environment.

Change and Transport System - Overview   (SAP Help Portal)

On the SAP Help Portal you can find a detailed documentation for CTS.

Non-ABAP Transports in the Change and Transport System   (SAP Help Portal)

Here you can find a detailed documentation about transporting non-ABAP object by the help of CTS.

FAQs on the Enhanced Change and Transport System   (SDN page)

If you have questions on CTS+, take a look at the FAQs here on SDN.

Resources on  CTS+

If you would to learn like more about CTS+ in general or about the usage of CTS+ in a specific application or if you are looking for guides on how to implement CTS+ for your application, take a look at the Resources on CTS+ here on SDN.

More on CTS

Because the CTS is very well adopted and has been for quite some time, this selection especially focuses on the enhancements that allow transporting non-ABAP objects with the CTS and are not as widely known. With Change & Transport System (CTS, usage type AS ABAP) and the Development Infrastructure (usage type DI based on AS JAVA) SAP NetWeaver provides a comprehensive set of functions to control transports in both ABAP and Java environments. Since SAp NetWeaver 7.0 SPS 12, the Change and Transport System (CTS, SAP NetWeaver usage type AS ABAP)can also be used to transport non-ABAP objects e.g. from the SAP NetWeaver usage types PI (Exchange Infrastructure), EP (Portal), etc.

When referring to these enhancements, we often use "CTS+" to highlight this fact.

News on CTS+ in EHP1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0

Enhancement Package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 offers new options for CTS+. You can now for instance transport activities directly from within the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio. In addition, it is now possible to work on the same transport request in teams. Take a look at this presentation get details on the new functionality.

Best Practices for Implementing CTS+

This guide explains the architecture and main components of the enhanced Change and Transport System. You will find an overview of the relevant CTS+ components and configuration steps in general. In addition, you will find descriptions for system landscapes and examples on how to configure simple and complex system landscapes supporting different use cases.

Enhancements of the Change and Transport System

This article describes how the enhanced CTS+ capabilities further simplifies system administration of an SAP system landscape.

CTS Community

Would you like to discuss issues and raise or answer questions? Go to the Discussions (Forum) of the Software Logistics Space.

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