Planning of SAP environments
SAP Security for Administrators
Standardisation of SAP operations as well as SAP systems can be seen as a preparation for automation as well as for cloud, outtasking and outsourcing service forms. Therefore, in the whole context of standardisation and automation, a sequence of tasks and systems needs to be followed. To do this, it is necessary to first make a detailed documentation of the respective object, which also describes the IST state in detail. A standardisation strategy can then be developed, defined and implemented. Only then can we consider automation, outtasking, cloud, and outsourcing.
In every company with an SAP system, there is someone who is responsible for the SAP Basis. This person ensures the trouble-free operation of the SAP system. He or she accompanies maintenance work and intervenes in special situations, such as poor performance. Even for companies that hand over the operation of Basis to an external service provider, there are often still tasks from the user and authorization management environment at this point.
Implementation and operation
The higher the degree of standardisation of operational and maintenance tasks, the more effective the technical operation and maintenance can be. At the same time, this simplifies outsourcing and, if necessary, the use of a cloud solution. CHOOSING AN APPROPRIATE SERVICE FORM Regardless of the chosen service form, as well as outsourcing and outtasking, the overall responsibility for the availability and performance of the IT-supported applications remains with the company. This still means internal coordination of maintenance windows or release booths, which remains in place. Similarly, the services provided by the external partner must be regularly monitored and their quality checked. Therefore, the chosen IT strategy must be chosen from this point of view with the lowest risk. If the technical operation is not sufficiently assessed in the decision, there is a significant business risk.
The SAP basis as an organisational unit within a growing IT organisation is facing far-reaching changes. The growing number of technologies and the growing need for integration and collaboration with upstream and downstream IT departments means that the SAP basis is constantly growing. Examples of organisational concepts and further information can be found in chapters 7.6 and 9.4 of the Master's thesis.
With "Shortcut for SAP Systems" a tool is available that greatly facilitates some tasks in the SAP basis.
The difference is first of all in terms of terminology.
The tasks performed with the extended permissions are logged and can then be evaluated by an auditor.