Software extends automated change control safety to Java.

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Designed for Rev-Trac®, Service Pack 17 extends overtake and overwrite protection available for ABAP(TM)-language software to additional Java and other non-ABAP stacks. System prevents introduction of out-of-sequence transports and object versions, which can disrupt IT production systems. By utilizing CTS+, SAP change control teams can immediately deploy dual-stack or single-stack Java, ABAP, or mixed ABAP/Java-based transports to any combination of destinations.



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Revelation Software Concepts Extends Automated Change Control Safety to Non-ABAP SAP Technologies



Service Pack 17 for Rev-Trac users extends unique Overtake and Overwrite Protection to Java and other non-ABAP stacks in SAP solution-based information systems

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 21 /-- Revelation Software Concepts Pty Ltd (RSC), an SAP(R) software partner, today announced Service Pack 17 for its SAP change control technology, Rev-Trac(R). Service Pack 17 continues RSC's SAP change management leadership by extending overtake and overwrite protection currently available for ABAP(TM)-language software to the additional Java and other non-ABAP stacks increasingly used as SAP applications begin spanning multiple technologies.

RSC's OOPS (Overtake and Overwrite Prevention System) prevents introduction of out-of-sequence transports and object versions, which can seriously disrupt IT production systems. OOPS has been available for more than seven years to regular objects and configurations contained in traditional ABAP transports and has become a trusted technology. This is the first time that same protection has been extended to mixed-stack SAP solution technologies.

Since the release of Service Pack 16, regardless of the technology stack, Rev-Trac users have been able to manage both ABAP and non-ABAP SAP changes from one place and with minimal manual intervention by leveraging CTS+ in SAP NetWeaver AS. By utilizing CTS+, SAP change control teams can immediately deploy dual-stack or single-stack Java, ABAP or mixed ABAP/Java-based and, eventually, other non-ABAP transports to any combination of destinations. With the release of Service Pack 17 Rev-Trac ensures migrations can be done safely and in the right sequence, so that only the correct version of a change is ever introduced into a production landscape. System accidents are prevented and development is controlled as SAP-based landscapes evolve and span different types of technology and overlay multiple platforms within the system.

"As large organizations seek to become more flexible and responsive to market changes, their SAP landscapes develop and expand to support them," said David Drake, CEO/CTO of Revelation Software Concepts. "The SAP technology itself also evolves, adding another layer to that growing complexity. The challenge for IT is to bring all changes into production smoothly, whether based in ABAP, Java, .NET or any other platform. Realistically, bringing Java smoothly into the SAP change control arena is only the beginning. Many other non-ABAP components will need to be brought in and RSC will ensure companies can accommodate these transitions smoothly as they arrive."

SAP's introduction of CTS+ in SAP NetWeaver AS provides change teams with a single deployment system for managing both ABAP and non-ABAP change packages. Rev-Trac extends the value of CTS+ by automating the use of mixed- stack transports to eliminate problems associated with synchronous deployment. Companies now have a single change control process to tie together changes from both ABAP and Java environments as well as to incorporate non-ABAP files, such as those used with SAP NetWeaver Portal, SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure and J2EE elements.

For more information on Service Pack 17, contact RSC. For more about Rev- Trac visit xrsc.com.

About Revelation Software Concepts

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Revelation Software Concepts (RSC), SAP change control specialist, has earned the trust of some of the world's largest corporations since 1997 with its SAP change control technology, Rev- Trac. RSC's business strategy is 100% focused on reducing the risks and lowering the costs associated with managing changes to SAP solutions. The ongoing evolution and extension of Rev-Trac as a web-enabled application and the extension of change control to include support for SAP non-ABAP technologies demonstrate the company's commitment to creating solutions that are technologically superior, simple to use and achieve their objectives for customers. Revelation Software Concepts is an SAP software partner. Rev-Trac 5 has achieved "Powered by SAP NetWeaver". For more information, visit xrsc.com/.

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