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This is an SAP Solution Manager function in the Change Management work center. Using system recommendations, you find the SAP Notes that are relevant for a technical system, display information about these notes, and perform related actions.

Note Note

When you access note information with system recommendations, you perform maintenance activities such as the upgrade and implementation of support, enhancement or legal change packages in the Maintenance Optimizer (see Maintenance Optimizer).

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Note Note

The HotNews function has been integrated into the system recommendations, and is no longer independently available. If you used HotNews, you need a migration to take over its filters.

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The system recommendations are integrated as follows:

  • System recommendations determine the valid notes for the selected technical system in the SAP Support Portal, and the associated information is transferred to the SAP Solution Manager.

  • The system recommendations are integrated into Change Request Management. You can, for example, create a request for change directly, after selecting relevant notes.

  • In system recommendations, you download ABAP notes, to implement them with the Note Assistant.

  • For non-ABAP notes, you can confirm loadable Java patches in the Maintenance Optimizer.

  • If you use the Business Process Change Analyzer (BPCA), the system can determine the test scope for selected ABAP notes.


The following system recommendations functions are available:

  • Display and download notes, and implement them

  • Display results by application or application component, software component or as a list. In the list display, you can filter and sort the results.

  • Assign a status to an entry and display note information with the status

  • Analyze the effects of implementing a note has on the system and business processes

  • Create a request for change or select a Java patch, and create a maintenance transaction

  • Specify background service to automatically update note information