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THE SAP basis AS AN OPPORTUNITY ALMOST EVERY INNOVATION IN THE COMPANY HAS A TECHNICAL FOOTPRINT IN THE BACKEND, WHICH MOSTLY REPRESENTS AN SAP SYSTEM. HERE, THE SAP basis CAN HELP CREATE AN ADDED VALUE FOR THE COMPANY. EARLY INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROJECT IS ESSENTIAL.
Of course, SAP administration is carried out by certified and experienced employees. This provides security for the SAP installations as well as for the sometimes quite complex update and upgrade projects.
What has changed in the past decade and what can we expect in the coming decade? How will they affect the requirements profile of SAP Basis experts and how can they adapt to them?
In the past, when we deployed SAP environments, we first had to work out a detailed sizing and architecture and pass it on to the procurement team, which then ordered the systems and installed them in the data center. From there, it went on to the network team, the storage team, the operating system team, and the database team. So it was not uncommon for three to six months to pass between the architecture design and the installation of a new SAP system.
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.
With "Shortcut for SAP Systems" a tool is available that greatly facilitates some tasks in the SAP basis.
It concerns both the inward-looking perception described in the marketing & self-understanding recommendation and the outward-looking perception in the form of a mission and vision.
Load Activities Support Package [page 15] Define Queue [page 17] Insert Queue [page 20] If necessary: Sync Modifications [Page 22] Verify Protocols [Page 23] Confirm Queue [Page 24].