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With "Next-Generation Support", SAP promises its customers self-service components, digital interaction with support in real time, a particularly good digital customer experience, for example through build-in support with the help of SAP CoPilot, and the use of innovations such as AI and Machine Learning. Objective: Enquiries should be answered in real-time, as far as possible, as a prerequisite for real-time business models. At the DSAG Annual Congress 2018, I wanted to know from Andreas Heckmann, Head of SAP Support, what support services SAP customers will need in the future, how SAP will support end-to-end digital processes in hybrid systems, where the differences between ECC and SAP S/4HANA support requests lie, and what impact innovations (machine learning, AI, predictive analytics, ...) have on SAP support.
In addition to the standard service, we carry out a thorough analysis and evaluation of all SAP products that are not measured via USMM and also offer the possibility to examine interfaces that are not derived from SAP and that are specifically developed for the customer. The result is a holistic view of the environment, with all the licencing risks and opportunities, with a focus on the various licencing options for Indirect Access.
Why we are your competent partner
Many renowned customers have already made the switch. It is one of the most successful applications in the history of SAP. It enables customers to transform into a smart business. We support our customers both in the preparation and execution as well as in the operation. SAP Solution Manager is central to agile SAP S/4HANA implementations. SAP Activate Best Practice Content is delivered to all customers through SAP Solution Manager. With Focused Build for SAP Solution Manager, SAP supports agile deployment. From 2020, Focused Build and Focused Insights will be available to all customers under their maintenance agreement - without any additional licencing costs. On the support side, we prepared early and trained our employees - both for on-premise and cloud, with dedicated global teams. It is precisely with these solutions that our real-time channels are often used.
On the other hand, the IT support team itself often has many different tasks, mostly from very different areas. If the company is large and has a large SAP department, there are of course also special supporters, with explicit expertise. However, this is not always the case, and IT support in day-to-day business is usually the responsibility of the SAP system. And now the IT supporters are getting a message here that's patchy. And from that, the cause of the disorder is now to be identified. Questions are very often required. There are some real ping-pong games here that cost time and frustrate. As a result, tickets are often misdirected. Because support misclassifies them, it incorrectly prioritises them. This leads to very long maturities, to said frustration and ultimately to increased costs, because the operation may then cease. It would be ideal if the support gets a screenshot of the GUI beside the user's comment and additional parameter information, which system etc. Perhaps the information, how important this activity is, which can not be performed at the moment. In order to be able to prioritise the whole thing in the sense of the company.
Tools such as "Shortcut for SAP Systems" allow for a quick fix in SAP support.
It also questions, evaluates, and prioritises more complex requests to resolve the issue more quickly and efficiently at a higher level of support.
As part of the VAR (Value Added Reseller) Support Model, we process the support messages created by the end user.