As SAP is extended and expanded, it spawns a network of transactions, potentially written in different languages, and some inconsistencies in data models. An SAP implementation is not just SAP, it’s JEE, JSP, HTML as well as custom ABAP. Analyzing the characteristics of these applications by hand requires a set of experts in each language, and tends to be expensive. There are excellent tools for analyzing the individual technology, but in a complex and expansive environment like SAP, what is required is a tool that can analyze across technology environments.
One of the allures of SAP has been the pre-built business transactions which promise speed to value and the ability to leverage code. With the business processes, transactions, and architecture defined, success must be just around the corner. The reality has not quite kept pace. 54% of organizations experience ERP project budget overages.
While there’s some overlap with SAP’s Solutions Manager, CAST’s automated analysis and measurement of the SAP environment complements SAP’s solution. Continue reading