The authors of »Upgrading SAP«

Mark Mergaerts

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Mark Mergaerts is a principal technical consultant working for Logos Consulting, a Belgian consulting company that focuses exclusively on SAP technology (BC). Before that, he worked for SAP Belgium between 1995 and 2011, giving him almost 20 years of SAP BC experience. His activities concentrate on system administration, database management, performance, upgrades (he has been upgrading SAP since the days of release 2.1), and platform and Unicode migrations. He is the co-author with Bert Vanstechelman of the SAP OS/DB Migration Project Guide and mySAP ERP Upgrade Project Guide and of the SAP NetWeaver Application Server Upgrade Guide, the first edition of the present book.

Bert Vanstechelman

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Bert Vanstechelman is founder of and principal technical consultant at Logos Consulting, and has more than 20 years of experience in SAP Basis consulting, running all kinds of SAP versions in combination with all possible databases and operating systems supported by SAP. He specializes in platform migrations, SAP release upgrades, and Unicode conversions. Bert is a member of the board of advisors of the SAP Professional Journal. He is also the co-author with Mark Mergaerts of the following SAP PRESS books: the SAP OS/DB Migration Project Guide, the mySAP ERP Upgrade Project Guide, and the SAP NetWeaver Application Server Upgrade Guide. Bert lives near Bruges, Belgium, and is married with three children. Bert can be reached at

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  • Cover of Software Update Manager (SAP SUM): Setup and Functionality
    Software Update Manager (SAP SUM): Setup and Functionality

    Mark Mergaerts, Bert Vanstechelman

    50 pages

    Upgrading to SAP S/4HANA or implementing the latest Enhancement Pack? In this E-Bite, get a start-to-finish look at the Software Update Manager (SUM) to help you manage your upgrades! First, download the software and SAP Notes, and then run through More about the book



    • Get step-by-step instructions on installing SUM and key SAP Notes
    • Plan disk space, extract the SUM archive, and set up SUM
    • Navigate the SUM GUI and understand its functionality and special features