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One Regulatory Content System for two SAP Instances

Hi Folks,


Today – We have one SAP system connecting to one ADM DG, ADM PS and VMSDS systems.

Near Future – There’s going to be an additional SAP instance brought into the mix.

Does anyone have any experience/comments on the possibility of continuing to have common ADM DG, ADM PS, VMSDS, WWI, Expert rules for both the SAP systems? Do we need to add clones of VMSDS, ADM systems to welcome the new SAP system or with mere RFC additions, we can get this to work? What are the known challenges in such set up ?


P.S. I know there are other possible solutions too ( like data distribution from one instance to another), at this moment I am looking for the recommendations on the specific case mentioned above.


Thanks,

Akash

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  • Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 08:04 PM

    Dear Akash

    I am more or less on same level of experience as Mark, According to what I know:

    using ADM DG, ADM PS and connect to SAP system you have the option to upload regulatory data; the most important thing is here: the process handle updates (of data) as well. Now in SAP System A you have specid A; this is "stored" somehow in the ARIEL process (e.g. spec ID A might represent CAS 50-00-0). Using this mechanism the update process can run.

    iF you have a seperate system and there is no ALE or whatever in place. then you will generate on new system new specs: Even if you can connect the system to ADM tools: you must do the upload twice etc. etc.etc. (and if you need in new system EHS: you must prepare EHS once again... (depending on EHS modules you would like to use in new system, Manyears of power to invest....)

    Same is true I believe for the VMSDS (here I have no experience).

    The potential issue could be on top (that means not only looking on technical): may be your license of AIREL does not allow this approach... You should check this legal part

    Let us focus now on your "wording": in most cases if people use the term "SAP instance" it is an "own system" and not a "client" in the same system.

    Looking into the future (S/4 HANA) it is a "very bad" decision (in my opinion) to create new SAP instance without having very very very good reasons. Most of the companies I know are doing the job the other way around: they consolidate SAP systems (because of good reasons).

    C.B.

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    Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 08:06 AM

    Hello Akash,

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    Akash Agrawal wrote:

    Does anyone have any experience/comments on the possibility of continuing to have common ADM DG, ADM PS, VMSDS, WWI, Expert rules for both the SAP systems? Do we need to add clones of VMSDS, ADM systems to welcome the new SAP system or with mere RFC additions, we can get this to work? What are the known challenges in such set up ?

    I can not comment on the Ariel ( ADM DG, ADM PS, VMSDS) side of things as I have never used them.


    Technically you can use one Expert / WWI Server for mutiple SAP Systems.

    However if these are two different "lines" of SAP Systems - with different SAP releases or SPs / Notes applied - I would defiantly not recommend it!

    If the two lines are more or less in Sync you could try it.

    Just think about different settings for certain rules that one line wants and the other not - or different graphics to be printed - or testing of new WWI or Expert Versions etc.

    Hope this helps

    Mark

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