Friday, January 8, 2010

Status and delivery date of patch

In addition to my year 2009’s last post related to terms used in SAP’s release strategies I would like to introduce few more terms used mostly in delivering of SAP patches. Especially terms related to status and delivery data of patch.

Status can have following values:
Development: Patch is in development phase
Production: Patch will be produced
Retest: Patch is currently tested internally
Ready for delivery: Patch will be delivered soon (last step)
Delivered: Patch is available for download (e.g. via OSS)

Since nothing is perfect for first try then status may be changing from Production to Retest and backwards. This can happen for several times e.g. patch was not retested successfully or side effects are present). Usually this is a reason that Planned Delivery Date is postponed. Planned Delivery Date is an estimated date when the patch will be available for download.

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