Some preparatory activities need to be undertaken within your organisation before Transport Expresso can be installed and configured, to define the scope of your TE rollout and map out the required processes and approvals workflow to be used.
Basis Technologies generally recommends that these preparation steps, and in particular the completion of the TE Self-Blueprint template are undertaken via a workshop involving the key internal SAP stakeholders and decision-makers within your organisation.
|Designate TE Administrators
| Installing and maintaining Transport Expresso requires a basic working knowledge of SAP and an understanding of your organisation’s Change & Release processes.
Basis Technologies recommend 2-3 resources be assigned as TE Administrators, these will typically be Basis / Change & Release resources within most organisations.
|Designate a TE Domain Controller
| The Domain Controller is a SAP system that hosts the TE application, is where Transport Expresso configuration and application data is stored and is where users connect to access the tool.
Basis Technologies generally recommends to use a Solution Manager production system as the TE Domain Controller where possible. The Domain Controller system must be a Unicode system running NetWeaver 7.01 or above.
| CTS+ is a pre-requisite for managing non-ABAP systems through Transport Express.
This webpage provides some reference info to help your Basis team set up CTS+ http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=343933137
Most customers use their Production Solman system as CTS+ domain controller but it does not have to be.
|SCOT is a pre-requisite on your elected TE Domain Controller for TE notifications to work
|Confirm all SAP systems
| Every system that is to be managed by TE needs to be listed and documented along with details of their versions.
Within the System tab of the TE Self-Blueprint, document all the SAP systems on which Transport Express needs to be installed, including your elected Domain Controller.
|Confirm if existing MDR / Diffuser customer
|Verify if customer is on an earlier release of MDR or Diffuser that might be overwritten and cause issues by TE installation.
|Obtain TE License Key
|Request a TE license key from Basis Technologies. You will need to provide your TE Domain Controller SID and installation number.
|Obtain TE Software & Documentation
|Request the TE server and client software from Basis Technologies along with the TE documentation.
|Availability of Development system access
|Part of the TE Implementation will require developer access in all ABAP development systems. Please ensure that the relevant resource has Developer Key access in advance of BTI coming onsite to avoid delays in the Implementation.