SAP Basis Consultant
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In every company with several SAP systems, there is a person responsible for the complete SAP Basis topics, usually there is even a separate department for this. This person ensures the trouble-free operation of the SAP systems. The person responsible also accompanies maintenance work or upgrades and intervenes in special situations, such as poor performance. Even for companies that hand over operation of the SAP Basis to an external service provider, there are often tasks from the user and authorization management environment at this point.
The presentation view is used to visualize the applications and data for the user. The presentation is done with the help of a graphical user interface (GUI). Furthermore, the presentation view consists of several modules, which are also summarized as SAP GUI. SAP Fiori is the presentation layer of the next generation and is therefore particularly user-friendly.
SWPM - the Software Provisioning Manager integrates the classical tools like sapinst, ehpup, etc for the maintenance/installation of SAP systems
All of the above tasks have been part of SAP Basis Administration for decades. However, SAP software has changed a lot since the introduction of HANA in 2010, and with that, the SAP system administrator's job has changed as well. Here are some of the key differences:
The core of SAP Basis is the application layer with one or more application servers and a message server. The message server is used for communication between the application servers and transmits jobs between them. The application layer communicates with the database layer on the one hand and the presentation layer on the other. The applications on the application server request the required data from the database, process it and prepare it for the user, who displays it in his Graphical User Interface (GUI) via the presentation layer. Conversely, the application server passes information that the user enters via the GUI on to the database.
Tools such as "Shortcut for SAP Systems" are extremely useful in basic administration.
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In some cases, the boundaries between ABAP developers and SAP Basis administrators are permeable, and each of the two groups of specialists has a basic knowledge of the other.