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You can develop your own software to fulfill specific requirements or provide features that are not included in SAP standard software. However, custom developments do not always meet the quality standards set by SAP or are not documented adequately. In many cases, there is no overview of how many custom developments exist and how or if they are used. It is important to know the type of implementation (extension, modification, or custom development) and how critical the implementation is.

In the same way as SAP standard software, custom developments should progress through the phases of a software lifecycle. SAP Solution Manager provides the transparency to help you structure, control, and optimize your custom developments.

Implementation Considerations

Custom developments can lead to higher operating costs and can make upgrades more complicated. Generally, systems containing custom developments are more complex.

Custom Code Management helps you to identify which custom developments you actually need for your business. You have full control over the lifecycle of your custom developments and can use the new features provided by SAP standard software.

More Information

For more information, see Custom Code Management Work Center.

For more information about how Custom Code Lifecycle Management works, see the SAP Custom Code Management Wiki at published on SAP site then under How to Guides and Best Practices, click the Custom Code Lifecycle Management (CCLM) link.