Second-Level Support and Third-Level Support
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As mentioned above, there are clear overlaps in SAP Support and SAP Application Management Services, and even after this post you may have unresolved questions. So please do not hesitate to contact us and we will advise you on what services you need for your circumstances and what support is the right one. As a complete SAP service provider, we offer you everything you need as a SAP customer in our SAP Carecenter. Contact us without obligation and we will inform you about our comprehensive services.
All backbone connections to SAP will be switched from January 1, 2020, as SAP has announced on its support page. Afterwards, communication between ABAP System and SAP will only take place via secure HTTPS connections, for which a dedicated user must also be requested in the Support Portal. In all ABAP systems, SAP hints can no longer be obtained via SNOTE via the old OSS RFC connection. The shipment of Early Watch Alerts to SAP is also affected by this change. Here the shipping route must also be changed to the new HTTPS standard. There is also a great need for action for all SAP customers without a current SAP Solution Manager. In the future, SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS08 (SPS07 only with additional information) will be required here. For all older releases, communication with SAP will also be impossible from January 2020. This primarily affects the data in the Maintenance Planner, which are then no longer synchronised. This then indirectly affects all future maintenance projects where the use of the Maintenance Planner is indispensable. Especially with regard to upcoming S/4 HANA migrations, this represents a risk to be avoided.
Definition and benefits SAP Support
With Expert Chat and Schedule an Expert, we offer two live support channels that bring customers directly into contact with an SAP support expert - the same person who would edit a classic ticket to the question. Through Expert Chat, customers will receive a response directly in the chat in two out of three cases, with an average chat time of only 30 minutes. If the question in the chat cannot be solved immediately, SAP will automatically create a ticket for the customer, which will then be answered. In addition, we offer a kind of "doctor appointment" for our customer questions: With Schedule an Expert it is possible to arrange an appointment with an SAP support expert and to discuss the questions directly on the phone. We have recently also been offering this for further processing of existing tickets.
As the leading IT house and number one in the German-speaking SAP market, we stand for comprehensive digitalisation in the middle class. It goes without saying that we offer our customers highly professional support services and SAP support in accordance with ITIL standard.
Some missing SAP support functions in the standard are supplied by the PC application "Shortcut for SAP Systems".
Even if you do detailed Google searches - SAP partners and SAP itself do not entirely agree on how the SAP Application Management Services and SAP Support differ.
There are also other offers on the market, but this tool has proven itself in practical use.