I have a very generic question and want to get this forum's feedback.
Is it possible, although I don't see it as practical, to install multiple IS solutions on one system? Some individuals who are associated with my present work endeavor believe this is feasible to do so. It can be done but performance will suffer, hardware and software maintenance issues become entangled.
Want to get general feedback. I appreciate it.
Generally, it is not possible/feasible. It is especially not possible if both IS utilize FICA as the backend, as only one IS can be activated for the input of posting data to the FICA subledger.
An example of acceptable combination could be Retail along with Oil&Gas or Media. Those solutions are tested and the Business Functions for O&G or Media contain switch for Retail
Edited by: William Eastman on Sep 23, 2010 4:43 AM
Edited by: William Eastman on Sep 23, 2010 5:06 AM
Thanks for your input. That was very helpful. I'm from the Basis side and not a functional person yet I wanted to confirm from anyone in the field re: that which I read - and thought I understood - on the SAP Marketplace. The switch framework piece makes it possible but, if I understand what you wrote, you don't do that with two IS solutions if they share some financial back-end area (again, I'm not a biz person so I may be using errorneous terms) subledger/journal, etc...
Thx again, Bill.
The general documentation states that only one industry solution can be activated in an environment using the switch framework. However, you need to know whether your industry solution is considered an enterprise extension or an enterprise add-on. Multiple enterprise add-on's can be active in one system, only one enterpise extension can be activated. This is the general rule, however, it looks like you can work around this by deploying business function sets within an industry solution, thereby activating pieces of industry functionality.