USING STANDARDISATION AS A BASIS FOR OUTSOURCING
In addition to the database, the SAP system itself is installed. This installation is planned using a tool from SAP, the "Maintenance Planner", and then carried out using the SWPM (Software Provisioning Manager) and SUM (Software Update Manager) tools.
Hosting environments and third-party offerings have also contributed to these improvements. Public cloud environments such as Azure and AWS provide a layer of abstraction that eliminates the difficult task of maintaining the hardware that was required with SAP on-premises.
Optimization of the SAP infrastructure
We set about creating detailed playbooks for all common scenarios - installations, portals, upgrades and migrations - and platforms. Today, hardly any consulting firm can do without them, but in my early days they gave us a decisive edge over the competition and earned us many satisfied customers.
In addition to the consultants working in the individual SAP modules, there is a subarea here that is not directly apparent to many and whose activities seem to be quite opaque: SAP Basis. The smooth operation of SAP systems as the heart of many companies is ensured by the work of SAP Basis administrators.
For administrators, a useful product - "Shortcut for SAP Systems" - is available in the SAP basis area.
You can toggle the following properties on and off: Transmission Monitor If you enable the Transmission Monitor, you can monitor the download of the support packages from the SAPNet - R/3 frontend with a graphical monitor.
Even dialog systems are no longer in operation only from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., but between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. or longer.