Introduction to Deployment Management

Deployment Management is a Project and Portfolio Management Center (PPM) application that automates and manages the migration and deployment of changes for packaged applications, custom applications, legacy systems, web content, and more. Leveraging and enforcing best practice deployment processes, Deployment Management performs all tasks required to install software changes correctly across your system landscape. With Deployment Management, packages are deployed automatically, eliminating errors inherent with manual processesDeployment Management's detailed audit trail helps you pinpoint problems quickly; roll back changes if necessary; and support regulatory compliance requirements, such as segregation of duties (SOD), at both the role level and the process step level.

Deployment Management allows developers to attach changes as package line items within a package. Each package line uses an object type to tell the system the type of a change. Packages then follow a digitized process to ensure they are appropriately handled with reviews and approvals. Based on the process, each package line (change) can then be deployed to the environments defined, such as development, test, and production.

This document provides the details on how to configure an Deployment Management system using the PPM Workbench, and how to make sure your packages follow your digitized process. Getting Started with Deployment Management Configuration provides an overview of how to configure Deployment Management to support your business processes.