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3066206 - Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Guidelines for SAP Business ByDesign


  • This Knowledge Base Article explains the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Guidelines for SAP Business ByDesign
  • It provides the scope and timeline for an official RCA


SAP Business ByDesign


  • Service Disruption: The core cloud service product(s) may be unavailable to multiple customers.
  • Service Degradation: The core cloud service product(s) may be unavailable to a limited extent due to latency or performance degradation.
  • Product/Software issues: Issue with Business processes or Features as part of the Software


Service Disruption and Service Degradation

Delivery Channel & Timeline:

  • Delivery Channel: An RCA will be published to the Cloud Availability Center (CAC) and/or sent via email (only to subscribed users in CSNS)
    • User guide for the CAC is available here
    • User guide for Cloud System Notification Subscriptions (CSNS) is available here
  • Timeline: The target timeline for the RCA to be published in CAC is within 2 weeks of the incident resolution.
    • Only if the RCA was not found in CAC within 2 weeks of the issue resolution and the Cloud Support Outage Notification was received, please create a Medium priority incident to receive the RCA.
  • Recipient: Contact person IT – he/she can maintain which notifications he/she gets in CSNS. IMPORTANT: Please ensure you maintain the correct IT Contact in your SAP Business ByDesign system to get the notifications to correct contact


  • If a RCA is requested for a Service Disruption or Service Degradation for which a Cloud Support Outage notification was not received, then a Medium priority incident must be created, referencing the original High or Very High Priority incident.
    • Per analysis on the impact, product(s) and, CAC may/may not be updated with a service disruption/degradation and subsequently an RCA for the specific core product may/may not be initiated

  • A new Medium priority incident can be created after 2 weeks (from resolution of a service disruption/degradation) has passed if an RCA was not updated in CAC. Please reference the original High or Very High incident
  • While outage notifications generally are also sent for non-prod tenants, the RCA notifications are only sent for prod. outages/degradations

Product/Software issues:

Please follow the steps described here:

  1. Reopen incident for Root Cause Analysis
  2. Set priority to ’Medium’.
  3. Add a prefix to the subject: [RCA] + the release. For example, [RCA] 2105 for XYZ in SAP Business ByDesign
  4. Add the reason, why Root Cause Analysis is required (optional).


KBA , SRD-CC-CI-CCS , ByD Service Control Center , Problem


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