Web Services (SOAP)
In order to solve the challenges, it is necessary to develop a suitable catalogue of criteria to evaluate the feasibility or suitability of certain applications for certain service forms. The service catalogue must be structured in such a way that the criteria, which cannot be answered clearly, can be identified and subjected to continuous consideration. The catalogue of criteria cannot generally provide a 100% decision, but only a decision aid and an absolute must-criteria.
In principle, exceptionally good knowledge of computer science is essential. In addition, SAP administrators must of course be particularly well versed in this specialist area and be able to deal confidently with all issues relating to SAP solutions. Since they often also work in international companies, it is an advantage if they have a very good command of written and spoken English.
SAP Basis, which means system administration and platform basis of SAP systems - quasi the operating level behind the SAP applications in the company. NEXUS / ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS is now focusing more strongly on this business area and is strengthening its service portfolio in the basic operation of SAP Basis services (Application Management Services / ongoing support) with optional extensions and project services of SAP Basis operation, for example, in the course of migrations.
The decision to outsource a task or service should be taken not only in terms of cost, but also by assessing the competitive differentiation and strategic importance. Characteristics for describing the costs are the specificity of the task and the embossing by unit cost degression, i.e. decreasing costs with increasing number of tasks or performance. Of strategic importance are, in particular, those tasks and services which are difficult to imitate by competing companies. Figure 4 compares the strategic importance and cost advantages in order to arrive at fundamentally valid statements regarding the usefulness of outsourcing for certain IT tasks and services. In addition to this, as already discussed by Recommendation [A2], it is then worthwhile to establish a catalogue of criteria for evaluating and looking in detail at certain characteristics of the application or services. An exemplary catalogue of criteria can be found in chapter 9.6 of the Master thesis. Figure 4: IT Outsourcing Decision Matrix THE DECISION TO OUTSOURCE A TASK OR PERFORMANCE SHOULD BE MADE NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF COSTS BUT ALSO BY ASSESSING COMPETITION DIFFERENTIATION AND STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE.
"Shortcut for SAP Systems" makes many tasks in the area of the SAP basis much easier.
Some parameters are dynamically modifiable, which means that they can be changed without restarting the system.
Understanding the structure and functioning of the system is especially important for IT administration. It is not for nothing that "SAP Basis Administrator" is a separate professional field. On the page www.sap-corner.de you will find useful information on this topic.
Also in the course of a conversion to S/4HANA, the data is migrated from the original database type to an SAP HANA database.