STANDARDISATION & AUTOMATION
The marketing mix model is suitable for creating a marketing concept. This is usually divided into four pillars - the four Ps. These are Product, Price, Place and Promotion. In the case of services, this is often accompanied by the aspect of personnel policy. Although the marketing mix model is aimed at the external distribution of products and services, aspects of it can also be applied to an internal marketing of the SAP basis. For the design of the respective areas of the marketing mix, it is recommended to use a guide to develop a marketing concept. STEP 1: DEFINITION OF PERFORMANCE This step deals with the description of the services to be offered. Similarly, this step provides a categorisation of the type of service. These include, for example, the levels of secondary or primary service. With respect to the SAP basis, this step is concerned with product portfolio analysis and the creation of IT products and a product catalogue. STEP 2: OWN RESOURCES Subsequently, a determination of one's resources takes place. That is, it identifies the resources that are available and that can be used and the resources that need to be developed. Resources are people, objects, systems, knowledge, and funds. For the SAP basis, this step is an inventory. STEP 3: DETERMINATION OF THE OBJECTIVES The mission and vision of service providers will be determined in the framework of the setting of the objectives. It also sets measurable targets for the next three years.
For example, many customer ABAP programs work by uploading or downloading data. There are potentially large security gaps here that allow access to server data. In addition, the widespread direct invocation of operating system commands that are not covered by a self-programmed authorization check is a major problem. Even though classic SQL injection, i.e., the entry of extended SQL commands, is a potential security vulnerability, it occurs rather rarely in SAP systems. More widespread is the unintentional dynamization of SQL calls because input parameters are not sufficiently checked. The need to check all in-house developments internally for such security vulnerabilities before they are delivered in SAP's own code has led to the development of the SAP Code Vulnerability Analyzer tool.
Either temporary programme calls are blocked that are actually desired or enormously large gateway logs must be analysed. If, due to the heavy workload, one were to decide to forgo the use of the access control lists permanently, this would be a major security vulnerability. The unprotected system does not have any limitations on the external services that may register, and there are no rules for running programmes. One possible consequence would be, for example, the registration of an external system on which malicious programmes exist. At the moment when foreign programmes are running on your system without any control, you can expect that great damage will be done. For example, it ranges from an unnoticed reading of purchase and sales figures, a diversion of funds, to a paralysis or manipulation of the entire system. In addition, this scenario is also possible for poorly maintained access control lists. Our solution: secinfo and reginfo Generator for SAP RFC Gateway To solve the problem, we have developed a generator that can automatically create secinfo and reginfo files based on gateway logs. The basic idea is based on the logging-based approach. It performs the task of time-consuming analysis of log files and also ensures maximum reliability through automation. Nevertheless, the entries of the generated files should be checked by one person. Since the log files used as input are sensitive data, of course none of the inserted data leave your system. More information about the generator can be found here.
If table logging is active in your system, you can specify which tables are to be logged in transaction SE13. For an active logging it is necessary to set the flag "Log data changes".
"Shortcut for SAP Systems" makes many tasks in the area of the SAP basis much easier.
Transporting transport orders from one system line to another or importing third-party transport orders into the SAP system is also an occasional task for an SAP basis administrator.
SAP Basis is responsible for the smooth operation of the SAP Basis system.