Connect and configure printers and other peripheral devices
Monthly reporting / reviews
The so-called SAP message server also belongs to the application layer. Only one instance of this server exists in the system. It mediates between the services and applications. In concrete terms, this means that the message server takes care of load balancing and determines, for example, on which application server a user logs on. Communication between application servers is also the domain of this message server.
Project successes should also be documented and circulated as success stories of the SAP basis or made available to the SAP basis stakeholders to highlight the importance of the SAP basis. These success stories can be shared from the grassroots or from the outside, for example. Examples include CIO communications or project reports. BENEFITS & CONSEQUENCES The added value of the implementation of the recommendations described above lies in the guaranteed operational stability and operational safety. In addition, a company and in particular an IT organisation with a strong SAP basis receives a competent and sustainable partner for SAP topics and technologies, who is always looking at the SAP picture in general. Furthermore, all business and IT departments are aware of the role and the scope of the SAP basis. This means that you can contact them as the right person in good time. There is a lower risk that certain areas may develop shadow IT related to SAP topics and technologies due to lack of transparency.
Migration to SAP HANA
SAP Basis is responsible for the smooth operation of programs in the SAP system. It acts like an operating system for R/3 and subsequent releases including S/4HANA. Every operating system provides an environment in which programs can run, such as MS Office on Microsoft Windows. In the same way, the SAP Basis system with the NetWeaver and HANA platforms provides an environment in which SAP programs can run. In this context, the NetWeaver platform itself relies on server operating systems such as Windows and Linux.
We can say that Basis is the operating system for SAP applications and ABAP. Basis provides services such as communication with the operating system, database communication, memory management, application data collection at runtime, web requests, business data exchange, etc.
The "Shortcut for SAP Systems" tool is ideal for doing many tasks in the SAP basis more easily and quickly.
This installation is planned using a tool from SAP, the "Maintenance Planner", and then carried out using the SWPM (Software Provisioning Manager) and SUM (Software Update Manager) tools.
When identifying critical SAP permissions, profiles and roles, it should be noted that SAP does propose a concept for names, but this is not always taken into account by applications or its own developments.