Swift release upgrade of SAP Solution Manager at CONITAS


The Challenge

CONITAS commissioned SNP to upgrade SAP Solution Manager 7.1 to 7.2 for the VBL. This main project carried out based on the findings from the preliminary evaluation project, which was also conducted by SNP. The release upgrade was necessary as Solution Manager 7.1 was no longer being maintained. The project lasted 12 months, but the time frame for the actual upgrade was very short. A delay would have compromised the go-live and therefore the functionality of the platform.The release upgrade paved the way to make more efficient use of the existing enhancements for test management and the implementation methodology for S/4HANA in SAP Solution Manager. Following the evaluation phase, the main project included the basic technical configuration of SAP Solution Manager 7.2 as well as the implementation and configuration of test management and test automation, process management, solution documentation and incident management, among other things.The upgrade and go-live went smoothly within the tight time frame of only a few days. VBL and CONITAS are now all set for the migration to the latest ALM platform, which is S/4HANA.

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Project type

Release upgrade of SAP Solution Manager



Release upgrade of SAP Solution Manager 7.1 to 7.2,adoption and adaption of test plans and test cases, creation of audit- proof documentation suitable for the authorities.

The Solution and Benefits

By upgrading to release 7.2 of SAP Solution Manager, CONITAS adopted this solution as a platform for application lifecycle management (ALM) at an early stage. The main objective was to apply a defined implementation methodology in order to prepare and assist with the move to SAP S/4HANA and support daily operations.

  • 20 years of experience at SNP with SAP Solution Manager
  • SNP’s best practice expertise in application lifecycle management (ALM)
  • The tight schedule was met


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    Project duration

    12 months

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    SNP products

    Interface Discovery (Id); SNP SAP® Solution Manager Upgrade Preparation Service

Having 20 years of experience with SAP Solution Manager, SNP was the perfect partner for the release upgrade project. We have now laid the groundwork to ensure the sustainability of our test data management

Jörg Höhn

Project Lead Solution Manager, CONITAS GmbH


CONITAS GmbH is one of the central service providers specialized in the automation and digitalization of processes and technical procedures. CONITAS is a subsidiary of VBL (German pension institution of the Federal Republic and the Federal States) and is based in Karlsruhe. As an innovative consulting firm and IT partner, CONITAS  offers  its  clients  competent  consulting  and implementation services in the areas of digitalization, SAP development, portal technology, IT architecture, IT strategy and management, and various other IT services.



Karlsruhe, Germany



Approx. 240