Software Maintenance

Purpose

The software maintenance functions enable you to update your system and implement new functions.

We recommend that you import Support Packages at regular intervals to keep your system as up-to-date as possible. For ABAP Support Packages, you can use the Support Package Manager, while the Java Support Package Manager is provided for Java Support Packages .

To implement minor program corrections or updates from SAP Notes, you can use the Note Assistant .

For ABAP, SAP sometimes updates individual components for your SAP solutions. These updates are shipped as Add-Ons. You can use the Add-On Installation Tool to import new versions of Add-Ons. SAP also ships additional functions, such as industry solutions, as Add-Ons. If you want to enhance your SAP solution with new functions, then you can also use the Add-On Installation Tool to do this.

If you require new functions in Java, you can carry out deployment for both additional SAP components and for non-SAP software components using the Java Support Package Manager.

Features

For ABAP, the following functions are provided:

·        Importing Support Packages with the Support Package Manager

·        Importing Add-Ons with the SAP Add-On Installation Tool

·        Implementing Note Corrections with the Note Assistant

For Java, the following functions are provided:

Importing Support Packages and Deploying Additional Software Components with the Java Support Package Manager