SAP System Administration

With the criticality of SAP to the enterprise and the increasing complexity of SAP landscape, SAP Systems Administration is an increasingly vital function. Not only does this function have to manage today’s complex migrations including to SAP S/4HANA, they also have to ensure frequent updates and upgrades smoothly.

On a day-to-day basis, SAP Systems Administrators are are responsible for ensuring performance, reliability, and support of SAP application environments. Understanding the technical infrastructure standards and integration requirements is critical part of their job. They should also be managing capacity and ensuring performance along with the changing needs of the business such as seasonality. With the advent of cloud deployments, they often manage cloud capacity planning as well.

SAP System Administration

With the criticality of SAP to the enterprise and the increasing complexity of SAP landscape, SAP Systems Administration is an increasingly vital function. Not only does this function have to manage today’s complex migrations including to SAP S/4HANA, they also have to ensure frequent updates and upgrades smoothly.

On a day-to-day basis, SAP Systems Administrators are are responsible for ensuring performance, reliability, and support of SAP application environments. Understanding the technical infrastructure standards and integration requirements is critical part of their job. They should also be managing capacity and ensuring performance along with the changing needs of the business such as seasonality. With the advent of cloud deployments, they often manage cloud capacity planning as well.

SAP Systems Administrators monitor the performance of system applications. Automation and monitoring of performance, including new solutions such as AIOps, have entered the field.

With the pace of upgrades and updates ramping up, their role in change and release management has also become complex. They perform migration tasks such as change request review, software builds, release documentation, production issue resolution and tracking report distribution. This article Speed Up Process Change for SAP ERP talks about how to make ERP updates more agile.

In addition, they have a major role in developing and executing contingency plans in the event of system outages. They may have disaster recovery and business continuity plans and tools to ensure minimum loss to the business. They also provide support to the Service Desk.

SAP Systems Administrators are a key resource during deployment of new solutions and infrastructure. They often liaise with software vendors about security patches and updates. They develop plans to install these patches and test them. Keeping up with security patches and updates is very critical, as without them, the company is vulnerable to attacks. Read this article to understand the challenges of patching.

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  1. How Eastland Group are Managing Quality and Efficiency with Cloud ALM

    Discover how Eastland Group enhanced their management and monitoring capabilities by adopting SAP Cloud ALM, aligning with SAP's maintenance strategy, and leveraging its cost-effective, proactive solutions for both cloud and on-premises systems. This content is for Mastering SAP Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now

  2. Transform your SAP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM): Cloud Native and Gen-AI Powered

    Ensure your SAP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is cloud-ready to achieve customer satisfaction, agility, operational stability, regulatory compliance, and business alignment, and break free from outdated, manual, monolithic ALM approaches that hinder innovation. This content is for Mastering SAP Premium Access members only.Log In Join Now

  3. What is AIOps for SAP?

    SAP Basis teams are being asked to do more than ever before, maintaining increasingly complex systems using increasingly outdated tools. Add to that the cavalcade of data these systems generate and you find that the job of IT operations is exceeding the capacity of even the most capable teams. But you probably didn’t need us…

  4. How to Create Outgoing Quality Certificates

    Published: 28/May/2015

    Reading time: 13 mins

    The option to print the results of a quality inspection of a material optimizes the business processes of a company by integrating supply chain activities. Learn how to set up the quality management (QM) master data needed to create an outgoing quality certificate. Key Concept An outgoing quality certificate is a company’s official document to...…

  5. A Step-by-Step Guide to System Refresh on the Quality Assurance Server

    Published: 26/December/2013

    Reading time: 6 mins

    IT Use this simple procedure for your system refresh and you can get and test the latest scenarios, materials, views, and sales area data on a quality assurance server (QAS) instead of the production server. Aside from regulatory compliance, there are many benefits to carrying out regular SAP system refreshes. The main benefit of replicating...…

  6. Efficiently Manage Incoming Quality Certificates in the Procurement Process

    Published: 24/December/2013

    Reading time: 9 mins

    Discover how you can easily configure an incoming quality certificate in the quality management (QM) module and implement it with the requisite and varied levels of controls. Learn how to set up automatic reminders for goods delivered by vendors without the accompanying quality certificates and escalate them for timely action. Key Concept The procurement process...…

  7. Improve Forecast Quality with Sales Forecast Collaboration Using SNC and APO

    Published: 10/May/2012

    Reading time: 11 mins

    Find out how you can establish a direct integration between Advanced Planning and Optimization Demand Planning and the Supply Network Collaboration sales forecast collaboration process. The integration leads to a combined forecast, an integration of data, and an improved total cost of ownership. Key Concept Supply Network Collaboration (SNC) allows business partners to align, share,...…

  8. Monitor the Quality of Goods Your Vendor Obtains from Its Suppliers with This QM Enhancement

    Published: 27/April/2012

    Reading time: 10 mins

    Discover how to enhance the Quality Management module so that it can handle the quality management of vendors based on the quality of the vendor’s manufacturers and suppliers. This check occurs when you create and update the purchase order. Learn about creating the ABAP Workbench objects in the system to activate this solution. Key Concept...…

  9. Ensuring SoD Library Quality

    Published: 09/September/2011

    Reading time: 14 mins

    Learn how to get the SAP user and approver community truly involved in reviewing segregation of duties (SoD) risk rules. Key Concept Companies using SAP BusinessObjects Access Control are ultimately responsible for the thoroughness of their segregation of duties (SoD) library, even though SAP delivers a baseline ruleset (see SAP Note 986996 [GRC Access Control...…

  10. Create a Web Service with SAP BusinessObjects Data Service to Deliver Real-Time Data Quality

    Published: 25/August/2011

    Reading time: 10 mins

    Learn how to create a real-time data quality Web service to deliver accurate and reliable customer data. Explore time-saving tips and tricks for developing a flexible data flow that any application can use to cleanse and standardize data and for configuring an SAP BusinessObjects Data Services server. Key Concept The data quality engine on the...…