Frequently Asked Questions
Just the common questions about focused build
Is focused build pre-configured solution ?
Focused Build is a pre-configured solution which means, focused build workflow, dashboards and every other solution manager modules which it uses is pre-configured.
How long does it take to get started on focused Build
Focused requires some minimal customization after installation after that you can use FB right away after.
How is focused build installed.
Focused build is an add-on, it is installed on solution manager 7.2 system. The add-on has to be downloaded from service marketplace and there is no additional cost. Focused build does not come with the solution manager system by default.
Is additional cost involved in procuring focused build
As of 2020 focused build is open for SAP customers to download and install without paying additional license fee. Focused build is including in the standard solution manager license.
Does focused build need separate licenseFocused build does not require separate license. Focused build license is included in the standard solution manager license.
Can we use Activate project plan in focused build, example for S/4 Hana
Focused build provides project templates which are Activate methodology based project templates. If you have downloaded activate content and project plans then copy the required project tasks in focused build project plan.
What is the benefit of installing S/4 hana best practices in solution manager / focused build ?
Best practices content is very helpful for designing target process during process discussions. Best practices also load the accelerators into solution documentation, these include test cases, configuration documents and business process diagrams.
What is Activate methodology.
Activate is SAP’s implementation framework, it divides the project into, Prepare, Explore, Realize and Run. Activate methodology provides standard agile processes and activities to implement sap. Activate is a popular implementation methodology, Activate can reducing risk in a S4hana implementation and making project outcome predictable.
Does focused build use Activate methodology.
Yes, the implementation processes in focused build are from Activate methodology. Focused build is the tool to implement S4hana using Activate methodology.
What if my PMO uses a different project management tool can Focused build connect and sync with other project management tools.
You can build interfaces between focused build and other project tools. Focused build's architecture fully supports integration with other ALM systems and project tools.