Clear authorization concept
SAP S/4HANA migration
If we look at the question of standardisation, this concerns not only the administrative side of IT products, but also the standardisation and simplification of IT products offered by the SAP basis. For this purpose, tools such as ITIL for standardised tasks and the development of IT product and IT service catalogues have already established themselves to the greatest extent possible. These clearly describe the IT services provided. In addition to the definition of the service to be provided, the clear description shall include the identification of disclaimers and conditions that must exist. Also part of the service description is a price that can be composed of fixed and variable parts. This simplification and bundling of the product portfolios should also reduce the administrative burden when ordering, activating, changing, terminating and, of course, invoicing. The description of the IT services and the associated development of an IT product catalogue is the basis for standardisation, whether the recipient is an external or internal customer (e.g. a business unit). One difficulty is the definition of IT products, i.e. the pooling of IT services and resources. An orientation towards the idea of cloud computing can help. The characteristics of cloud computing are the provision of standardised services in terms of performance and type of performance, results-orientated services, provision of performance to a wide range of service customers, scalability, transaction-based billing and high risk of IT service failure.
In order to fully exploit the advantages of SAP NetWeaver as an integration platform, professional care and maintenance of the components by experienced SAP developers is indispensable. Only under these circumstances can IT operations meet the requirements and work quickly, flexibly, innovatively and cost-effectively.
Implementation of security updates, patches and enhancement packages
In the area of SAP Basis it is necessary to make temporary changes in the security settings of the clients and systems in the course of system updates. You can use the system changeability variable to specify whether changeability of cross-client data, such as programs or menus, as well as client-independent customizing is allowed.
A degree in computer science is usually a prerequisite and is now almost compulsory. Those who have been trained as IT specialists can take advantage of further training to become SAP Basis Administrators and thus position themselves particularly well on the job market. However, quite a few companies also offer to train employees to make them fit to work as SAP Basis Administrators.
"Shortcut for SAP Systems" is a PC application that simplifies or even facilitates many activities in the SAP basis.
In the authorization environment, in addition to assigning authorizations to SAP users, there are a number of important SAP Basis settings that you should check regularly to ensure that your SAP system is fully protected, both internally and externally.
In each NetWeaver system there is a database server on which the SAP database is located.