1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 7, 2011 5:00 PM by Sunny Pahuja RSS

BPC 7.5NW SP upgrade

v sapfico
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Hello Experts,

 

We are currently on SP 06 and are planning an upgrade to one of the newer service packs.  On this end, we have the following questions:

 

1.  How does the upgrade process work?  Do we have to perform the upgrade in the serial order of the service packs?  Meaning, do we have to go from SP 06 -> SP 07 -> SP 08 -> SP 09, or can we directly go from SP 06 to SP 09?

2.  What are the consequences of upgrading to the latest SP, i.e., SP 09?  Can we safely assume that all the bugs that were identified in SP 07 and SP 08 would stay 'fixed' in SP 09 upgrade?

3.  What is the recommended time frame / interval to perform an upgrade from current SP to the next SP?

4.  When we are performing an upgrade, can we perform the upgrade only on a specific appset instead of the entire server environment?

5.  While performing the upgrade, can we pick and choose the notes?  Or do we have to install all the SAP Notes at once?

6.  Lastly, what is the typical effort involved?  And how long would the upgrade process usually take?  We are asking this because we don't want this upgrade process to collide with our financial closing process.

 

I request your kind guidance with regards to the above questions.  All reponses are greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance for all your guidance.

 

Best regards..

Van.

  • Re: BPC 7.5NW SP upgrade
    Sunny Pahuja
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    Hi,

     

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    > 1.  How does the upgrade process work?  Do we have to perform the upgrade in the serial order of the service packs?  Meaning, do we have to go from SP 06 -> SP 07 -> SP 08 -> SP 09, or can we directly go from SP 06 to SP 09?

     

    You can directly upgrade to target support package level.  You can check upgrade guide for it.

     

    > 2.  What are the consequences of upgrading to the latest SP, i.e., SP 09?  Can we safely assume that all the bugs that were identified in SP 07 and SP 08 would stay 'fixed' in SP 09 upgrade?

     

    You need to perform testing in order to check if all is working fine or not.

     

    > 3.  What is the recommended time frame / interval to perform an upgrade from current SP to the next SP?

     

    SAP  keep on releasing support package. So, based on your upgrade policy or if there is requirement to upgrade to get new functionality or as SAP recommends to update SP's to latest level always, you can plan the upgrade.

     

    > 4.  When we are performing an upgrade, can we perform the upgrade only on a specific appset instead of the entire server environment?

     

    No, upgrade is not appset specific.

     

    > 5.  While performing the upgrade, can we pick and choose the notes?  Or do we have to install all the SAP Notes at once?

     

    Its not like applying SAP notes. Its a bundled format where you need to do the upgrade of whole server.

     

    > 6.  Lastly, what is the typical effort involved?  And how long would the upgrade process usually take?  We are asking this because we don't want this upgrade process to collide with our financial closing process.

    >

     

    There are no standard timing to do the upgrade. You can upgrade your test/sandbox BPC server and do the proper testing. As a result you will have an estimate about the time required in upgrade.

     

    Thanks

    Sunny

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