SAP Administration


What Is Administration?

System administration is the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, especially multi-user computers, such as servers. Administration ensures uptime, performance, resources, and security of computers and servers while staying within a set budget.

What Is SAP Administration?

SAP administration ensures the reliability, performance, management, and support of the SAP application environments. SAP administrator responsibilities include application and system management, problem response, and capacity planning. They understand the technical infrastructure standards and requirements for integrating specific SAP modules.

SAP Basis is the system administration platform for SAP environments. The SAP Basis administrator is responsible for:

  • Daily maintenance — review logs, troubleshoot problems, ensure system functioning.
  • Job scheduling — schedule automatic backup jobs to be performed when user demand is low.
  • Planning — adjust the SAP landscape before users are impacted, anticipate long-term trends.
  • Projects — plan and execute system upgrades and migrations, test software updates to ensure compatibility with the SAP landscape.

What Is Administration?

System administration is the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, especially multi-user computers, such as servers. Administration ensures uptime, performance, resources, and security of computers and servers while staying within a set budget.

What Is SAP Administration?

SAP administration ensures the reliability, performance, management, and support of the SAP application environments. SAP administrator responsibilities include application and system management, problem response, and capacity planning. They understand the technical infrastructure standards and requirements for integrating specific SAP modules.

SAP Basis is the system administration platform for SAP environments. The SAP Basis administrator is responsible for:

  • Daily maintenance — review logs, troubleshoot problems, ensure system functioning.
  • Job scheduling — schedule automatic backup jobs to be performed when user demand is low.
  • Planning — adjust the SAP landscape before users are impacted, anticipate long-term trends.
  • Projects — plan and execute system upgrades and migrations, test software updates to ensure compatibility with the SAP landscape.

A Basis administrator can also play a role in cost control, IT strategy, and business policy.

Additional Resources for SAPinsiders

The Basics of Basis Administration: Architecture, Monitoring, Troubleshooting, and More! This presentation answers questions about Basis administration to ensure your SAP landscape runs smoothly and efficiently. The presentation provides the groundwork for Basis administration success as well as new tips and techniques to add to the admin toolbox. It also explains the standard architecture for small, medium, and large SAP landscapes and how to ensure that you have the correct server equipment and infrastructure needed to support your SAP landscapes.

What is AIOps for SAP? SAP Basis teams are being asked to do more than ever before, maintaining increasingly complex systems using increasingly outdated tools. This presentation shows how artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) can help Basis teams shift to proactive IT, predicting and preventing incidents before they occur.

An Advanced Guide to Administering, Monitoring, and Performance Optimization of an SAP HANA System. In this presentation, Kurt Hollis with Deloitte takes a deep dive into SAP HANA administration and master techniques and tools for effectively analyzing issues, monitoring the workload, and overall management of SAP HANA systems, including multi-tenant databases. Hollis explains how to leverage the SAP HANA cockpit and studio for security, user management, high-availability administration, system maintenance, and performance optimization.

Vendors that can help SAP customers with SAP administration: Accenture, APOS Systems, Deloitte, Managecore, and Soterion.

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    To kick off BI 2017, HANA 2017, and Basis & SAP Administration 2017, SAP’s Mike Flannagan delivered an insightful keynote talk, followed by a deep dive into some emerging technologies with Chris Dinkel and Jag Bandla of Deloitte Consulting LLP. In his keynote, Mike Flannagan, Senior Vice President of Analytics, spoke on why he chose…
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    SAP Solution Manager has long been a critical tool for enterprises running SAP landscapes – and according to Vivek Banerjee, who works in the SAP Governance team at Cintas and is a long-time speaker at SAPinsider events, SAP Solution Manager 7.2 is taking on an even greater importance as organizations prepare to move to SAP…
  3. The Basics of Basis Administration

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    Manager System monitoring is important to ensure system disturbances are dealt with as soon as possible. It helps you prevent or limit inconveniences and extra costs to your organization. Discover a central and integrated approach to setting up proactive system monitoring using SAP Solution Manager. Key Concept SAP application management departments monitor SAP systems and…...…
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    Business intelligence (BI) is the lifeblood of data-driven organizations, enabling you to turn the data in your SAP systems into actionable information that drives better decision making, uncovers opportunity, and improves efficiency. The modern BI landscape is an increasingly complex one, however, with trends such as big data, the cloud, and the Internet of Things…...…
  6. Basis and SAP Administration: Case study: Learning from multiple cloud deployments of SAP including Microsoft

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    Learn from Microsoft’s experience working with the SAP team on a migration of more than 400 servers to public and private cloud environments. here Siddhartha Rabindran If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members. Sign...…
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    Learn how Newell Brands took the steps necessary to meet the trends of today’s UX and evolve the employee user experience. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Admin2017_Siddiqui_Casestudyaninsidelook. Mohammed Siddiqui If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the…...…
  8. Basis & SAP Administration: Case study: How Newcastle University developed an annual, all-SAP system patching program to optimize and gain maximum value from its SAP investments

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    Learn lessons from Newcastle University’s experience developing a system of annual patching. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Admin2017_Burns_Casestudyhownewcastleuniversitydeveloped.   Chris Burns If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium Members....…
  9. Basis & SAP Administration: Case study: How Newcastle University migrated 9 SAP Business Suite, SAP BW, and SAP Java-based systems to SAP HANA

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    Gain insight from Newcastle University’s recent implementation and migration from Oracle to SAP HANA. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Admin2017_Burns_Casestudyhownewcastleuniversitymigrated. Chris Burns If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to Premium...…
  10. Basis & SAP Administration: Install or upgrade? Lessons from the path Cintas is planning toward SAP Solution Manager 7.2

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    Gain valuable insight from Cintas’ experiences planning for its move to SAP Solution Manager 7.2. Click this link to view the slides from this session — Admin2017_Banerjee_Casestudyinstallorupgradelessons_V2. Vivek Banerjee If you have comments about this article or publication, or would like to submit an article idea, please contact the editor…. This content is available to...…