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Upgrading SAP® by Maurice Sens

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Chapter 4

SAP SOFTWARE LOGISTICS

All changes to the software and customizing, which need to be promoted through an SAP application landscape, are managed through a process known as “Software Logistics.” This SAP term includes all processes and tools that are used to deploy, update, promote, and remove application objects or complete components.

There are several processes, procedures, and tools available to the customer in order to achieve this. The most common tool is TMS (formerly known as CTS—Change and Transport System) and it is embedded in the SAP Basis layer.

All programs, screens, menus, texts, master data, transaction data, and configuration data reside in tables. These tables are stored in a relational database, which is hosted by ...

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