The main difference between Manager’s Desktop (MDT) and the Business Package for SAP Manager Self-Service is that in MDT you can access information and services within one R/3-system. The Business Package for SAP Manager Self-Service, however, is an Internet-based solution that combines information and services from different systems on one interface (for example different R/3 systems, BW system, Outlook, Web Content Manager, and so on).
Within a portal the information can be put together in a much more flexible way. Guidelines or specific Web Content Manager help can be displayed as well as the actual services. In MDT the manager can use the standard transactions and standard reports, whereas in the portal the services are tailored to managers’ needs. The Business Package for SAP Manager Self-Service is MDT’s successor and is seen as a new, Web-compatible solution for managers. Continued support for MDT will be ensured, but further development of this tool is not planned. The Business Package for SAP Manager Self-Service can be seen as an evolution and therefore as the next generation of manager self-services.