CLOUDABILITY, OUTSOURCING AND OUTTASKING
A positive aspect of standardisation and automation is the increase in the quality of tasks, since manual errors can be almost excluded. It also increases the speed at which certain tasks can be performed. This is accompanied by a reduction in the proportion of administrative activity and thus in the proportion of the operation of the system landscape.
In order to provide individual SAP or non-SAP developments and to link them to your SAP ERP system, we provide you with the necessary SAP NetWeaver application servers. We offer the following services in this area:
Back up and restore data
Regular maintenance tasks or the standard procedures must be described and defined to build checklists based on them and to control compliance with this standard. The SAPSolution-Manager can also support this as a tool of SAP e.g. through the Guided Procedures. In this context, it is also necessary to document the functionality of an underlying application and thereby determine what testing and monitoring activities are necessary. This is a reconciliation process between the SAP basis, other IT departments and, if necessary, the business areas concerned. The defined standard and the system's IST situation must be fully documented and regularly checked for compliance. This can be done through automated monitoring, validation using tools such as SAP-LVM (Landscape Virtualisation Management) or SAP Solution Manager, as well as manual checklists. Only the regular review of the standards guarantees their compliance. It can also support the regular use of SAP services such as Go-live Checks or Early Watch. Examples of how to standardise procedures are listed here: ・ Naming of system instances and logical hosts, or at least one central registry in a directory service, or LVM or SAP customer portal ・ Centrally starting and stopping systems, such as via the LVM ・ Categorising SAP instances by T-shirt size to define profile standards and cost them.
Every SAP system architecture is as individual as the company itself. Full planning, including hardware sizing, is therefore essential. These services are included here:
Tools such as "Shortcut for SAP Systems" are extremely useful in basic administration.
As part of its activities, the technology architect does not exercise project management or project management.
Critical SAP permissions, profiles, and roles identify permissions that allow critical operations to be performed in terms of security or from a legal or business perspective are called "critical permissions" by SAP.