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SAP Best Practices

Availability and Download Information for SAP


Customers and SAP Partners
Prepackaged Industry & Cross-Industry Know-How

Contents
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Availability of SAP Best Practices

2.

Downloading SAP Best Practices

1. Availability of SAP Best Practices


Who can obtain SAP Best Practices?
SAP customers and partners can download SAP Best Practices from the SAP Software
Distribution Center on the SAP Service Marketplace (http://service.sap.com/swdc) or order via
their contracts department (SAP Support Centers).
SAP Best Practices are provided free of charge.

Are SAP Best Practices available to other interested parties?


All interested parties who are not SAP customers, partners, or employees can view the SAP
Best Practices documentation in the SAP Help Portal (http://help.sap.com/bestpractices).

Are there any prerequisites for downloading SAP Best Practices from the SAP
Software Distribution Center?
For downloading SAP Best Practices, customers and partners require a valid S-User ID. In
order to obtain this S-User ID, please register on the SAP Service Marketplace entry page
(http://service.sap.com). For more information about obtaining an S-User ID, see SAP Note
1037574

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SAP Best Practices

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What does an SAP Best Practices package comprise?


An SAP Best Practices package comprises a documentation CD/DVD and a configuration
DVD. The documentation CD/DVD contains the documentation of one industry or one crossindustry.
Note: the country versions of the SAP Best Practices Baseline Package are delivered on two
documentation DVDs. Please refer to the info page in the SAP Software Distribution Center
for detailed information.
The SAP Best Practices Add-on is delivered on the configuration DVD.

Are packages available for all SAP Best Practices versions?


No. Some SAP Best Practices versions comprise only a documentation CD, but no
configuration DVD, for example, SAP Best Practices for Business Intelligence and SAP Best
Practices for Governance, Risk, and Compliance.

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Access the SAP Service Marketplace


(http://service.sap.com) and log on with your SUser ID.

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Choose Consulting, Solutions, and User Group


Areas

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Choose Quick Links

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Choose the quick link /swdc

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Software Downloads g Installations and Upgrades g Browse our Download


Catalog g SAP Best Practices
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The following steps will show you how to download your favorite SAP Best Practices version from the SAP Software
Download Center in the SAP Service Marketplace.

1. To download your selected SAP Best Practices version, choose Installation.

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2. Select the desired items, and choose Add to Download Basket.

3. On the following screen, choose Download Basket.

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4. In the Download Basket, you have the choice of two download options:
Option 1:
Download several items in one single step using the Download Manager. For detailed instructions on this option,
choose Get Download Manager. The selected items are now available in the download basket. You can open the
download manager and start the files download process.

Option 2:
Download individual items without using the Download Manager. For downloading individual items without using the
Download Manager, click on the Description of the desired item.

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5. Downloading the SAP Best Practices documentation DVD/CD and configuration DVD:
Download and unzip the documentation DVD/CD. Then use the start.exe file to view the documentation DVD/CD.

The configuration DVD (if available) contains the SAP Add-On that your technical team member will upload into the
SAP system. The ADDONINS.pdf located on the Configuration DVD (folder: DOCU) provides more details regarding
the Add-Ons.

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6. Additional information and useful links
Software download authorization issues
SAP Customers and Partners, please refer to SAP Note 1037574
Other software download issues
SAP Customers and Partners, please create a message using component
XX-SER-SAPSMP-SWC
SAP Download Manager
Requirements and installation instruction
If you are having issues with the SAP Download Manager, please use component
XX-SER-SAPSMP-SDM
Download Basket Help
Documentation how to use the Download Basket

Note: Alternatively you can order software packages for physical shipment of SAP Best Practices CDs/DVDs. To do this, you
can either:
Contact your local SAP Contract Department
Create a message using the component XX-SER-SWFL-SHIP
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