SAP GUI 7.6 Patch 6 Rollout – Stage 1

 

Date: August 14, 2020
To: Divisional IT Administrators
From: Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
Re: SAP GUI 7.6 Patch 6  Rollout – Stage 1

This communication is intended for divisional IT administrators.

As part of the S/4HANA Migration Project, divisional users from across the University have been invited to the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) phase beginning on Monday, August 24 and concluding on Friday, September 18.

The SAP GUI rollout will be divided in two stages. Stage 1 is for UAT Participants with targeted completion for August 24. Stage 2 is for all other SAP GUI users with targeted completion for September 18.

As part of this project, and as many of you might already be aware, we will need your help to upgrade from SAP GUI 7.5 Patch 12 (Enjoy theme) to SAP GUI 7.6 Patch 6 (Blue Crystal theme). The new SAP GUI comes with the modern Blue Crystal GUI theme and the old Enjoy theme, used by most users, will no longer be available. The SAP GUI upgrade represents minimal change to business processes and will be easy for users to adapt. Further communications will be sent to UAT participants detailing these changes.

We expect a total of 40 UAT divisional power users. Here is a baseline list of participants – please review the list to see who will need the SAP GUI update in your area. If you do not have access to this folder, please use SharePoint’s “Request Access” feature.

The deployment package was developed by the central Digital Workplace Team and has been used to quickly and automatically roll out the SAP GUI to over 100 central users. You can download it here.

If you are a Digital Workplace client, please know that the Digital Workplace team will be responsible for deploying the SAP GUI to managed workstations.

If there are divisions that want to build their own deployment package, or do not have managed desktops, they can use this instructional video and the manual instructions.

The S/4HANA Migration Project will improve performance speed and create a platform for future modernization. It is also part of the next phase of the U of T Enterprise Modernization Program – a project that is set to upgrade the administrative management systems and transform the future for more than 33,000 staff and faculty.

We will be creating a dedicated Teams channel for divisional IT administrators. In order to be added to this channel, please reach out to Praveen Narayanaswamy at praveen.narayanaswamy@utoronto.ca and provide your First Name, Last Name and Division. Please note, this channel is meant to answer specific queries from divisional IT administrators for the SAP GUI deployment. It is not meant for end user communications.

Thank you for your help and support in making this project a success.

Sincerely,
Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration (EASI)