ASAP Implementation Phases
The individual phases of the ASAP Implementation Roadmap are:
Phase 1: Project Preparation - During this phase the team goes through initial planning and preparation for SAP project.
Phase 2: Business Blueprint - The purpose of this phase is to achieve a common understanding of how the company intends to run SAP to support their business.
Phase 3: Realization - The purpose of this phase is to implement all the business process requirements based on the Business Blueprint.
Phase 4: Final Preparation - The purpose of this phase is to complete the final preparation (including testing, end user training, system management, and cutover activities) to finalize your readiness to go live.
Phase 5: Go Live and Support - The purpose of this phase is to move from a project-oriented, pre-production environment to live production operation.
Phase 6: Run - The primary goal of this phase is to ensure the operability of the solution.
Each phase has a set of deliverables that are produced during the duration of the phase and serve as the input to follow-up phases. Each deliverable provides list of outputs it consist of and methods that are used to produce the deliverable.
the recent version is ASAP Core Roadmap 7.1 on SAP Services Marketplace.
for you new question, there is always a possibility of an easy upgrade to SolMan 7.1.
Suggest you look at the Upgrade Info on http://service.sap.com/solutionmanagerand in particular the presentation at: https://websmp204.sap-ag.de/~sapdownload/011000358700000911492011E/
In here you will see info on upgrade activities/steps.
I hope this helps you.
Kind Regards, Paul