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Upgrade APO 3.1 to SCM 7

Hello All,

Does anyone could share some tips regarding the upgrade of APO 3.1 to SCM 7?

Is there a FAQ with main concerns about the migration such as upgrade BW before APO upgrade or something.

Could someone give me a help about this?

Kind regards.

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    Former Member
    Sep 09, 2009 at 06:50 AM

    Hi Marcos,

    Upgradation process from APO 3.1 to SCM 7 is quiet challenging in terms of new data design.

    if you want to use the enhanced functionality of SCM 7 then BI7 or above should be there.

    Initial difference will be in rules/transformation which is not available in APO3.1.

    If you have process chain then the concept of interrupt has been changed.

    If you are using PPMs then PDS is the the new concept in SCM7 comparing it from APO3.1.

    The big difference will come in GATP if you have!!!

    Planning run time(Specially optimizer) has significantely lower in SCM7 comparing it from APO 3.1.

    Live cache needs more memory and fast processor.

    So there are lot of differences will exist.

    It depends on you and client that how much you want to include the new functionality.

    Let me know if you want to know about some specific area.

    Regards,

    Santosh Kumar Mishra

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      Hi Marcos,

      As Santosh pointed out, you are going the big jump here!

      There is a lot of notes available to help you (do not forget the old version one from 3 to 4, then 4 to 5 ...)

      You do not need to use PDS, PPM is still supported but will not be enhanced anymore. Having said that, SAP recommend to go to PDS. If you do, do not neglect this part, which is ofter very demanding (conversion of exit, testing and so on)

      Regarding BW, the old BW objects are still working (at least in APO 5.1...). You do not need to change...

      Regarding the bespoke, you should be able to get rid of an important part of it. Try as much as possible to revert to standard!

      Regarding SNP, no backup cube is needed, except if you have some times series that are maintained manually... Stoping the CIF and backing up the whole life cache are part fo the upgrade guide...

      Goood luck

      Julien

      PS: some notes I found, but there is more!

      588986 Demand Planning: Actions after upgrade to SCM Release 4.0

      610609 Processes with batches during upgrade to APO 4.0

      669496 SCM 4.1 upgrade: Additional authorization checks

      684929 Actions in DP after upgrade to Release SCM 4.1

      768433 Upgrade SCM 4.0: Macros in DP and SNP

      853797 Actions to perform in DP after you upgrade to SCM 5.0

      865333 Upgrade SCM 5.0: Upgrade assistant for macro books

      865334 Upgrade SCM 5.0: Macros in DP and SNP

      932837 /SAPAPO/OM_LC_UPGRADE_50: Problems during upgrade

      1007367 Consistency check on DP data before the upgrade

      1018506 Prerequisites for the upgrade to SCM 5.1

      1041083 Macros: Additional check for the upgrade assistant

      1047555 Actions in DP after upgrade to Release SCM 5.1

      Also 1150724, 150315...

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    Former Member
    Sep 09, 2009 at 07:37 AM

    Hi Marcos,

    Please use the below link to get more information on

    upgrade info under "Release & upgrade info" header.

    https://websmp201.sap-ag.de/support

    Regards

    R. Senthil Mareeswaran.

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    Sep 10, 2009 at 05:55 PM

    Thank you all for the support.

    Regards.

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