ActiveControl 9.00 introduces new ShiftLeft: Transport Import Date Analysis (0072).
This information analyser aims to provide Change & Release Managers with an indication of when Transports could be deployed into Production, based on the object contents and the usage of the top level objects (ie Transactions, Programs) to which those objects roll up.
The output of the Analyser will present three suggested time windows for deploying the Transport(s) in the following 7 day period, based on when the top level objects were not used in a previous time period (eg 30 days) as indicated by a production usage data retrieval program.
Ultimately, the aim of this Analyser is to help SAP Teams move to more Agile deployments – where transport deployments can be done more frequently based on actual usage of the top-level objects impacted by the objects in the transports to be deployed – and not just based on the more traditional time-window based deployment process (ie where it is not expected that Business users will be on the system).
It is possible to exclude Days or certain Time Windows from the Analyser via Parameters; this can be used by Administrators to exclude certain days of the week (or certain times of the day) where Deployments are never performed within the customer organisation. It is also possible to exclude certain objects from the report output.
Figure: New ShiftLeft: Transport Import Data Analysis (0072) will recommend deployment windows based on previous usage.
More information on this new Analyser – and instructions on how to configure it – can be found in this online Knowledge Article. The original Change Notes for this new analyser can also be found here and here.