If you look at everything I've described up front in its entirety, it quickly becomes clear which direction things are headed: the SAP basis will increasingly move toward an SRE-centric environment over the next decade. This is what the future of SAP looks like, and I look forward to an exciting journey.
SAP Basis is responsible for the smooth operation of the SAP Basis system. The SAP Basis system is like an operating system for R/3 as well as S/4. Every operating system, such as Windows, provides an environment in which programs developed for that environment can run, such as MS Office. Likewise, the SAP Basis system provides an environment in which SAP programs can run. In any R/3 or S/4 system, there is a database server, such as HANA, where the database resides. It provides the necessary data to all other applications. The data here is not only data tables, but also applications, system control tables and user data.
SM50 Work process
Due to the variety of tasks and the high level of complexity, I find my job extremely exciting. There are very many constellations of SAP systems and databases. Each installation, migration and update brings new aspects and challenges. It is precisely these challenges that are important to me, so that I can continue to learn and develop professionally on a daily basis.
An SAP administrator is responsible for controlling the SAP system in a company and ensuring its trouble-free operation. He or she maintains the SAP applications and is also responsible for their further development.
For administrators, a useful product - "Shortcut for SAP Systems" - is available in the SAP basis area.
The necessary skills and roles for the SAP basis are explained in detail in the recommendation Skills & Roles.
Creating users, assigning roles, locking and unlocking users, etc.