SCOPE OF SERVICES OF SAP BASIS
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.
A degree in computer science is usually required and is now almost obligatory. If you have completed training as a computer scientist, you can continue your education to become an SAP Basis Administrator and position yourself particularly well on the job market. Integrata CegosEine also offers training to become an SAP Basis Administrator.
Permanent tuning and performance monitoring in the aforementioned areas
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.
Basis comprises a number of middleware programs and tools from SAP. Basis is responsible for the smooth operation of the SAP Basis system and thus for R/3 and SAP ERP, for example. SAP thus provides the underlying basis (hence the name) that enables various SAP applications to be interoperable and portable across operating systems and databases.
Use "Shortcut for SAP Systems" to accomplish many tasks in the SAP basis more easily and quickly.
To store personalisation data in the central repository, a key must be assigned to the data: This is done via the registration transaction PERSREG.
For the SAP basis, the development of a marketing concept means not only the establishment of an external communication in the sense of advertising, but also the implementation of upstream steps such as defining your own performance and positioning.