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Automating SAP with Ansible Automation Platform and Red Hat

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⇨ According to SAPinsider research, 84% of organizations are using IT automation within their company.

⇨ Majority of the companies surveyed by SAPinsider in AI and Automation in Finance Benchmark Report identified complexity of operational change as the greatest barrier to implement automation.

⇨ Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform leads to 44% faster change management operations, which can make a significant impact.

With the nature and intensity of business challenges continuing to change, companies must keep themselves updated on the technological front with the latest advancements. One such important advancement is to introduce automation. According to SAPinsider research, 84% of organizations are using IT automation within their organization, though only 14% have reached the stage of making automation the de facto standard across their enterprise. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is a single platform to automate SAP and IT infrastructure. It uses an agentless architecture and enables quick introduction of automation into the existing infrastructure of companies.

Both SAP and non-SAP applications can be streamlined through Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. Automating configuration, patching, and network management tasks can help experts within a company to focus on functions that are pivotal to the bottom line.

The majority of the companies surveyed by SAPinsider in AI and Automation in Finance benchmark Report identified complexity of operational change as the greatest barrier to implement automation. While companies consider automation as a strategic initiative to save time, it is also necessary that the process involved in implementing automation is accelerated and efficient. This is where a solution like Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, which leads to 44% faster change management operations, can make a significant impact.

SAPinsider’s research revealed that while a third of the companies surveyed did not currently automate their SAP tasks directly, areas where automation was being utilized for SAP included operations, maintenance, testing, patching, and deployment. Red Hat’s solution provides enhanced protection and compliance by speeding up network and security updates. The unified solution implements a structured ‘automation as code’ AI adoption strategy which makes the automation process more efficient.

Through the creation of a force multiplier for IT operations, the end-to-end solution of Red Hat uses event-driven Ansible for automating tasks. Establishing a unified, advanced and automated IT infrastructure is one of the pivotal moves a company can take towards achieving overall operational efficiency and increasing productivity.

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