SAP Basis Administration

What is SAP Basis Administration?

SAP Basis Administration involves routine maintenance, operation, and upgrades of the SAP environment as well as planning and executing migrations and other major projects.

What is SAP Basis Administration?

SAP Basis Administration involves routine maintenance, operation, and upgrades of the SAP environment as well as planning and executing migrations and other major projects.

The activities include application and system management, problem response, and capacity planning. SAP Basis Administration also involves the technical infrastructure standards and requirements for the integration of specific SAP modules.

The key responsibilities of an SAP Basis Administrator include:

  • System installation and configuration
  • Load balancing on servers
  • Performance management of different components
  • Management of interfaces and integration with servers
  • Management of servers and different services

With the help of SAP Basis Administration, different SAP modules like finance accounting, production planning, sales and distribution, SAP EWM, and other modules can integrate and communicate with each other. SAP Basis Administration supports the installation and configuration of SAP applications on different operating systems like Windows, Unix, etc., and different databases like SQL Server, Oracle, and IBM DB2.

The Role of SAP Basis Administrators Today

Technology advancements have led to an expanded role for SAP Basis administrators, reflecting the broader transformations in the IT industry. Merely focusing on system maintenance and performance is no longer the role of SAP HANA Basis administrators as they are now responsible for cost control, IT strategy, and even experience in business policy. This expanded role plays a critical part in the effective implementation of SAP’s simplification plan. SAP has been striving to simplify and consolidate its product offerings since the introduction of SAP HANA. This involves more than just offering a reduced number of products with improved capabilities; it entails modernizing the adoption and maintenance of technology for both the company and its users.

Migrating to HANA can be a complex, multi-phase project. Companies have made significant investments in the previous generation of SAP products, including expertise, hardware, and support services. SAP Basis administrators collaborate with the migration team and other stakeholders to carefully plan a transition that maximizes benefits, considering factors such as cost, technological priorities, potential disruptions, and more. They also critically evaluate their current approach to Basis maintenance and ensure that it aligns with the overall functioning of the organization.

Further Resources for SAPinsiders:

The Basics of Basis Administration: Best Practices for Architecture, Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and More. This SAPinsider Q&A with Deb Donohoe and Christian Baessler from Syskoplan Reply provides answers to important questions about Basis Administration to ensure SAP landscapes run smoothly and efficiently. Whether you are new to Basis Administration or a more experienced administrator, this is an opportunity to get new tips and techniques to add to your admin toolbox.

Basis & SAP Administration: Case Study: Tools and strategies Microsoft uses to significantly reduce planned downtime. This presentation details how Microsoft leveraged the SAP zero downtime option (ZDO) to reduce the downtime for SAP deployments substantially. It covers downtime comparison between traditional deployment tools and ZDO, important planning steps for ZDO, requirements for ZDO, end-to-end technical details about ZDO, and other key considerations for ZDO.

Basis & SAP Administration: Install or upgrade? This presentation by Vivek Banerjee examines the lessons learned from Cintas’ upgrade of SAP Solution Manager. Banerjee reviews the various scenarios Cintas implemented within SAP Solution Manager, areas of “adjustment” required after the upgrade, what steps Cintas took to prepare for the upgrade, and how Cintas leveraged the CAL system to mitigate some of the major impact areas.
Vendors that can assist SAP customers with Basis Administration include: Advanced Applications, American Digital, Basis Expert Consulting Services, KBJ, Libelle, Managecore, and Soterion.

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  1. Basis & SAP Administration: Install or upgrade? Lessons from the path Cintas is planning toward SAP Solution Manager 7.2

    Published: 12/March/2019

    Reading time: 1 min

    Gain valuable insight from Cintas’ experiences planning for its move to SAP Solution Manager 7.2. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Admin2017_Banerjee_Casestudyinstallorupgradelessons_V2. Vivek Banerjee If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor.... This content is for Mastering…

  2. The Basics of Basis Administration

    Published: 01/January/2018

    Reading time: 38 mins

    Panelists: Deb Donohoe and Christian Baessler, Enowa Date: Wednesday, January 17th Sponsor: Basis & SAP Administration 2018 Read transcript of the chat with Deb Donohoe and Christian Baessler from Syskoplan Reply (formerly Enowa) to get answers to your most pressing questions about Basis administration to ensure your SAP landscape runs smoothly and efficiently. Whether you…

  3. SAP Solution Manager 7.2

    Published: 22/November/2017

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Ken Murphy, SAPinsider: Hi this is Ken Murphy with SAPinsider. I am pleased to be joined on today’s podcast by Dr. Heiko Hecht, President of IBIS America. Dr. Hecht will be presenting at the SAPinsider Basis and Admin conference in February, and he is here today to discuss solution documentation in Solution Manager 7.2. Dr.…

  4. How to Configure Cash-Basis Accounting As a Parallel Ledger

    Published: 10/January/2014

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Learn how to implement cash-basis accounting in the SAP General Ledger. Follow step-by-step instructions of end-to-end configuration of this functionality. Key Concept SAP introduced a separate ledger functionality called the cash ledger as part of the SAP General Ledger in SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) enhancement pack 4. The cash ledger is composed of...…

  5. Be Proactive with System Monitoring and Central System Administration

    Published: 08/July/2010

    Reading time: 12 mins

    Manager System monitoring is important to ensure system disturbances are dealt with as soon as possible. It helps you prevent or limit inconveniences and extra costs to your organization. Discover a central and integrated approach to setting up proactive system monitoring using SAP Solution Manager. Key Concept SAP application management departments monitor SAP systems and...…