Technical and non-technical skills
SAP Basis is structured in the form of a three-layer model and consists of the following components:
The core component of SAP Basis is the application layer. It contains one or more application servers and a message server.
SAP Basis or system administrators work with SAP Basis in a company. They are responsible for the correct installation, configuration and maintenance of the SAP application servers and applications, and in some companies also for the operating system and the SAP database if no administrators are available. Using SAP's own programming language ABAP, developers and programmers design SAP applications that run on the ABAP stack of the SAP NetWeaver Application Server as the only publicly accessible ABAP runtime environment. 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. As a rule, however, the competencies remain separate.
In the age of digitisation, the wheel need not be reinvented. Certain functions are consumed or used by platforms only, without fully retaining the necessary infrastructure. In order to participate in this compared to competitors, it is necessary to introduce these technologies, to use them and to learn about their possibilities. Examples include the use of cloud services or applications in the IoT and big data environment.
SAP Basis experts ensure optimal integration of the SAP system into a company's individual IT landscape. Depending on the agreement, the team of experts takes care of the administration as well as the hosting and operation of the SAP system.
"Shortcut for SAP Systems" makes it easier and quicker to complete a number of SAP basis tasks.
The relevant roles are listed below.
And most Basis administrators only used it at all because SAP virtually forced them to use SolMan to download updates.