SAP GUI 7.6 Patch 6 Rollout – Stage 2

Date: August 24, 2020
To: Divisional IT Administrators
From: Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration
Re: SAP GUI 7.6 Patch 6 Rollout – Stage 2

For all local IT administrators who have SAP GUI users that they manage:

As you may be aware, Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration (EASI) is launching the next phase of an upgrade to the Administrative Management Systems (AMS). This phase, called the S/4HANA Migration Project, requires an upgrade to the SAP GUI before a university-wide transition to the new S/4HANA platform. The new SAP GUI comes with the modern Blue Crystal GUI theme and the old Enjoy theme, used by some users, will no longer be available. As part of this project, some of you have already helped to upgrade your divisional users from SAP GUI 7.5 Patch 12 (Enjoy theme) to SAP GUI 7.6 Patch 6 (Blue Crystal theme) to allow them to participate in user acceptance testing.

In order to prepare for the platform upgrade in November, we will need the SAP GUI rolled out to all users by September 18.

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 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 have created a dedicated Teams channel for divisional IT administrators. In order to be added to this channel, or for any related issues, 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.

The SAP GUI upgrade represents minimal change to business processes and will be easy for users to adapt – the transition will create the foundation for improved overall system performance and future modernization of the SAP systems at U of T.  See the changes here.  

After the deployment, users will have links to both the cloud and new S/4HANA systems. Users will still need their CISCO VPN and eToken to log in to the cloud system. 

Thank you for your support in making these improvements.