SAP Basis in the Cloud
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The basic SAP Basis operation includes the operational readiness of the SAP system, management of system changeability, configuration and administration of system profiles, analysis of system failures, operation and monitoring of technical interfaces, scheduling and monitoring of SAP standard jobs, and much more. The optional services as an extension include activities whose implementation and frequency depends on the existing system environment and which can be optionally booked (client copies, implementation of client transports and homogeneous/heterogeneous system copies, etc.). These include performing release upgrades, installing enhancement packages, adapting new printer types, device drivers or character sets, and much more.
The core of the three-layer model is the application layer. This consists of one or more application servers and a message server. Companies use the application server to provide services for the operation of applications in SAP. The message server serves as an "intermediary" between the applications and services, for example, by controlling communication between the individual application servers and determining the load on the application servers. Furthermore, the data is prepared for the user in the application view so that the user can call up the data visually in the presentation layer. At the same time, the user data is forwarded to the database.
SM50 Work process
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.
If we look at the question of standardisation, this concerns not only the administrative side of IT products, but also the standardisation and simplification of IT products offered by the SAP basis. For this purpose, tools such as ITIL for standardised tasks and the development of IT product and IT service catalogues have already established themselves to the greatest extent possible. These clearly describe the IT services provided. In addition to the definition of the service to be provided, the clear description shall include the identification of disclaimers and conditions that must exist. Also part of the service description is a price that can be composed of fixed and variable parts. This simplification and bundling of the product portfolios should also reduce the administrative burden when ordering, activating, changing, terminating and, of course, invoicing. The description of the IT services and the associated development of an IT product catalogue is the basis for standardisation, whether the recipient is an external or internal customer (e.g. a business unit). One difficulty is the definition of IT products, i.e. the pooling of IT services and resources. An orientation towards the idea of cloud computing can help. The characteristics of cloud computing are the provision of standardised services in terms of performance and type of performance, results-orientated services, provision of performance to a wide range of service customers, scalability, transaction-based billing and high risk of IT service failure.
"Shortcut for SAP Systems" makes many tasks in the area of the SAP basis much easier.
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A trick often used by administrators is to allow for time buffers before starting the next job.