Upgrade of SAP R/3 System
POSTED: DECEMBER 13, 2012
The University is conducting a technical upgrade of the SAP R/3 system. The upgraded version of the software will position UK users to take advantage of new functionality being developed and implemented by SAP. This is the transactional portion of the system; BW/Reporting and portal functions are not being upgraded at this time.
Our core SAP software is being upgraded from version 6.0 Enhancement Pack 5 to 6.0 Enhancement Pack 6, but new functionality is not automatically activated. IT and the functional teams of the Enterprise Applications Group (EAG) are completing a great deal of work to ensure that the system continues to support the administrative processes of the University with minimal impact on end users.
The underlying architecture will change, but the end-user will see minimal differences in “look and feel” or functionality. Users will see no change in the look of the portal when accessing SAP. Even the SAP transactions that are accessed through the SAP GUI will appear very similar to the current appearance. All UK custom applications (including interfaces and reports) have been tested and verified. No significant changes have been identified through the testing process. The focus of all EAG staff is on testing and preparing the new system to be fully functional and, more importantly, minimally disruptive for UK staff.
The system will be unavailable to users beginning on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM and will be returned to the users by 8:00 AM on Monday, December 24, 2012.