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srinivasaat

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Dear All,

Can anyone help me on upgrade of PD from version 7.1 to 7.5 with reference to below points

1)      Step by step process to upgrade to PD 7.5 version ( from current version is 7.1)

2)      please highlight issues faced in such upgrades.

3)      Pre-requisites if any

4)      Changes/Configurations required in ECC SAP if any

5)      Value addition if we upgrade to 7.5

6)      We are on Invoice version 5.8 . Did you face any compatibility issues with Invoice during your Readsoft PD upgrade?

7)      Did you require any specific assistance from Product vendor for any configuration?

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Srinivasa

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nicothebee

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Hello,

If you are already using the new web application, this upgrade is a walk in the park (despite the gap between 7.1 and 7.5).
If you haven't migrated to the new web application, I'm affraid you need help from an integrator.

1)      Step by step process to upgrade to PD 7.5 version (from current version is 7.1)
- Apply the PD-AP upgrade process, using the editor documentation (https://docshield.lexmark.com/RSPDAP/en_US/7.4/print/PROCESS_DIRECTOR_SAP_Import_Process_Guide_7.4.x.pdf). Basically, you have a few transports request to import.
- If you are already running the new web application, just apply the new war file on your Tomcat server
- If you are not... you need an actual implementation project to implement PDWeb
- Train the users of the changed functionalities
- Maybe a bit of customising if you want to implement some new functionalities - this is not mandatory!
- Run non regression tests (this is the big part!!!)
- Fix the possible issues
- Go live

2)      please highlight issues faced in such upgrades.
- If you have modified the Process Director standard source code, your modifications will be overwritten without warning (SPAU and SPDD are not working is this case)
- If you have done tricky things in your exists, you may have some surprises.

3)      Pre-requisites if any
Nothing special

4)      Changes/Configurations required in ECC SAP if any
Maybe some SAP Notes (see the SAP Import Process Guide)

5)      Value addition if we upgrade to 7.5
- 7.1 is not supported any longer
- 7.1 is not compatible with the newest SAP versions
- There are a couple of interresting new functionalities (reverse and invoice, pick up a reason when rejecting, multiple selection for some actions such as recalling workflows, auto-start of workflows, fast entry, send external messages...) and some enhanced functionalities (follow-ups, ...)
Beware: as of version 7.2, the screens have been reorganised a bit.
See the editor Release Notes for more details (https://docshield.kofax.com/Portal/Products/en_US/RSPDAP/RS_Process_Director_AP.htm)

6)      We are on Invoice version 5.8 . Did you face any compatibility issues with Invoice during your Readsoft PD upgrade?
No problem at all. I've been running ReadSoft projects with Invoices 5-4 up to 5-9 and with ICS 3.1 up to PD-AP 7.5 without noticing any change in the interface between the 2 products.

7)      Did you require any specific assistance from Product vendor for any configuration?
You will need assistance if you are to implement the new PDWeb application (it is quite tricky!).
As of the rest, it depends mainly on your habilities to run a non regression test process.

Have fun with your updrade!
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FranckV

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Hello,

About point 6 (Compatibility issues)
After the upgrade from 7.2 to 7.5 SP1

We have a différence in the file given by program /COCKPIT/MD_EXPORT
If you use it for supplier data, check your file before and after.

The leading 0 have been deleted, this has an impact on link between supplier and models.

I have corrected directly the ABAP program but it was too late.
We have lost these links and many models. This is now ok (restore and checked with Kofax support).

Next, the INVOICES support have told me to open a ticket an PD size. I have received the answer (in french) : "Le SAP lab nous confirme cette anomalie qui sera corrigée dans la prochaine version, et vous pouvez garder votre modification pour contourner le problème."
=> Sap lab inform that this issue will be corrected in next release, you can keep your change.
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nicothebee

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My apologies! I didn't think of that one.
Well, actually in most of our projects we create a z version of /cockpit/md_export (to handle the corporate group ID in a more subtle way). I guess this is why we never got into this problem.
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