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Enable SAP Out Of The Box Enterprise Services (SAP OOTB ES)
of Enhancement Package
Enhancement Package allows updating a subset of software components that are
part of SAP ECC.
SAP enhancement package contains new versions of existing software components.
With SAP enhancement packages upgrade/install process, ECC system will be
installed/updated with selected software components that are related to the
functionality to enable SAP OOTB Enterprise Services.
The technical installation
of the business functions does not change the system behavior.
After the installation, no
user interface or process change takes place.
You must explicitly
activate new functions so that they become visible in the system.
As a result, changes are
predictable and there are no side effects as only the activated areas change.
The business functions in an enhancement package
define the functional scope, which you can activate and use in the supported
A technical usage refers to a set of product
instances. All product instances of a technical usage have to be installed to
enable a business function. Each business function is dedicated to a technical
With the switch framework
technology (transaction SFW5), it is possible to control the activation of new
SAP objects in ABAP-based SAP systems.
Select applicable Business
Function and click on ‘Activate’.
The activation process
triggers a background job that automatically performs all changes in the SAP
of Business Functions
After you have activated a business function, you
can see the changes and new developments in the SAP system, for example:
New fields on the
application user interfaces
IMG activities required for
New table entries in
Customizing tables and system tables
You can create a transport
request with the current settings of the switch framework. You can check
functional changes and the impact of an activated business function in advance
in the business function documentation.
You cannot mix the
installation of different enhancement package versions in your ABAP-based SAP
system. You can have just one enhancement package version in the SAP system.
This means, if you have already updated technical usages to a previous EHP you
need to apply the current EHP to those components as well.
You cannot reverse most
business function once they are activated. Due to technical restrictions, only a
limited number of business functions are reversible
Update only software
components that are related to the functions.
Business Functions are
available for ABAP-based systems only, not for JAVA based systems. There are no
business functions for JAVA systems or instances.
clearly mentioned in EHP installation documents on the fact that the
installation of SAP Enhancement package has no impact on existing business
process or user interfaces, as long as no business function has been activated.
provided impact assessment list on Business Functions. Contact SAP/Search SMP.
Procedures - Prerequisites
if all prerequisites are met to apply enhancement package.
Solution Manger is used to install Enhancement Package then, make sure latest
version of SAP Solution Manager installed and SAP system landscape properly
maintained in SMSY.
Below listed tools help to
Install/upgrade enhancement package into your landscape.
Solution manager Maintenance Optimizer (MOPZ)
from stack.xml file – using installation tool start installation procedures.
Select applicable Product Version, Technical Usage, Business Functions etc.
Product Version: EHP 4 for
SAP ERP 6.0/ NW 7.01
Check box: Technical
Usage: ESA ECC SE
Click on Download files.
Select OS/DB – Dependent Files. Choose Continue.
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