Feature List

A feature represents any changes to M3 Business Engine (new or enhanced feature). There is a one-to-one relation between a Net Change Report (NCR) and a feature. The NCR number is used as the unique identifier for a feature.

Feature

Features are divided into six different types:

Manage system updates

In 'System Updates. Open' (CMS965), a record is automatically created every time the system is updated. Select sorting order '01' to sort the list on install date. For every update, a summary of the different feature types is displayed. Use option 11='Feature List. Open' (CMS975) to view a detailed list of features.

Manage M3 Business Engine product version

In 'Product Version. Open' (CMS970) a record is automatically created every time the system is updated. Select sorting order 02 to sort the list on install date. For every update, a summary of the different feature types is displayed. Use option 11='Feature List. Open' (CMS975) to view a detailed list of features.

Manage feature list

In 'Feature List. Open' (CMS975) records are automatically created every time the system is updated. Every feature (NCR) is represented by one record.

Mass delete records in feature list

'Feature List. Select Operation' (CMS976) is used for mass deletion of feature list records. Select feature batch operation 4-'Delete' to delete the records.

Manage feature toggle

Features of type 3-'Feature toggle', non-disruptive and 4-'Feature toggle, disruptive' can be activated using a feature toggle during a transition period (minimum six months). During the transition period, you can also deactivate the feature. The feature toggle is managed in 'Feature List. Open' (CMS975).

The 'Update schedule' field indicates in what system update the feature is forced to be activated. Until this update the feature can be activated and deactivated as desired. The field is displayed on the E panel in (CMS975). By selecting sorting order 05 in (CMS975), (filter on update schedule) you can view all NCRs that will be activated in a specific system update.

The 'Forced activation date' field indicates the installation date of the update that forced the feature to be active. After this date the feature cannot be deactivated.

Manage feature review

In (CMS975), the 'Review progress' field indicates the two major steps in the review progress:

The field is automatically updated based on the 'Feature status' field where status 10-49 indicate 'Under review' and 50-90 indicate 'Review completed'.

Using the feature status, you can define several minor review steps within the two major review steps. The feature statuses are defined per customer, but status 10-'New', 50-'Confirmed', and 90-'Completed' are system-defined and cannot be deleted.

The feature statuses combined with the 'Responsible' field enables you to build customer-defined workflows.

All feature review fields are managed in 'Feature List. Open' (CMS975).

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