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SAP Support Backbone Update - What's next?
Today, many human resources companies are still working with stacks of files and outdated systems. It is a major problem, of course, with regard to the current shortage of skilled workers, because if the application process becomes too long, there is a great risk that talent will be lost to competitors. Maximum time for a state-of-the-art solution, which is also available on the go and can be used to efficiently manage human resources. With SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors, we provide two solutions for modern SAP HR management and integrated HR processes: From administration to talent management to payroll.
We also offer our customers our proprietary tool for monitoring SAP systems free of charge. This tool controls over 200 key figures 24 hours a day and allows us to detect and eliminate faults before they affect users' work.
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The tool records specific process steps, while the user operates the SAP R/3 4.6C application we use. Here's how. Together with the user of a department, a transaction is triggered in the ERP system. The recording of the process takes place simultaneously in the background. It can then be displayed as often as you like in the "see it mode" of the ondemand software. An extension is the playback in the "Try It" or "Do It" mode. In this case, the tool moves the end user to the appropriate input fields of the mask during the SAP session with the cursor. It does not matter whether the user works in a test environment or in the production system for self-training. The Do It variant shows the ERP user in a small window, where the next step in the SAP application has to be taken. In this form of knowledge transfer, the specialist user works independently according to the workflow scheme configured in the SAP system. The advantage: After a basic instruction, the other intensive support is almost completely eliminated. If there are changes in the process flow, the recorded film can be adjusted in the right place. After republishing the sequence, it will be available to ERP users. In our company, we have stored and published the complete instructions on the intranet. All SAP users can view the films recorded in XML format. If the employee has appropriate permissions, he or she will be guided through the transactions. If he has any questions, he has an online help. If it is not enough, the records can also be published as a Word file. For 18 different reports in the SAP module for project control, Word documents in a volume of about 100 pages are generated automatically by the ondemand tool. These files are available with full table of contents, page formatting, screen screens and, if necessary, reports (in Excel format). In about four weeks we recorded all SAP modules using the Personal Navigator and documented them as described. The offer can be revised and extended at any time. After a rollout, users often want more advanced functions that go beyond the standard runs. The tool is also suitable for documenting these. For a later integration test, the records shall be used to compile the documentation.
In order to make it easier for companies to get into the SAP HANA Cloud, SAP unifies maintenance and customer service for On Premise and Cloud systems. SAP One Support offers coordinated support for in-house and cloud systems and is designed to ensure flexible and easy use of software in all operating scenarios. This should enable customers to switch to SAP Cloud powered by SAP HANA according to their individual requirements, while at the same time exploiting existing investments in local software solutions.
"Shortcut for SAP Systems" simplifies SAP support tasks and adds to the standard's missing functions.
The Enterprise Support Academy launched by SAP, which is an educational institution, is promising, but should receive even more attention," concludes Andreas Oczko.
Business processes throughout the company are constantly changing.