SAP Systems Administration


SAP Systems Administration

With the criticality of SAP to the enterprise and the increasing complexity of SAP landscape, SAP Systems Administration is an increasingly vital function. Not only does this function have to manage today’s complex migrations including to SAP S/4HANA, they also have to ensure frequent updates and upgrades smoothly.

On a day-to-day basis, SAP Systems Administrators are are responsible for ensuring performance, reliability, and support of SAP application environments. Understanding the technical infrastructure standards and integration requirements is critical part of their job. They should also be managing capacity and ensuring performance along with the changing needs of the business such as seasonality. With the advent of cloud deployments, they often manage cloud capacity planning as well.

SAP Systems Administration

With the criticality of SAP to the enterprise and the increasing complexity of SAP landscape, SAP Systems Administration is an increasingly vital function. Not only does this function have to manage today’s complex migrations including to SAP S/4HANA, they also have to ensure frequent updates and upgrades smoothly.

On a day-to-day basis, SAP Systems Administrators are are responsible for ensuring performance, reliability, and support of SAP application environments. Understanding the technical infrastructure standards and integration requirements is critical part of their job. They should also be managing capacity and ensuring performance along with the changing needs of the business such as seasonality. With the advent of cloud deployments, they often manage cloud capacity planning as well.

SAP Systems Administrators monitor the performance of system applications. Automation and monitoring of performance, including new solutions such as AIOps, have entered the field.

With the pace of upgrades and updates ramping up, their role in change and release management has also become complex. They perform migration tasks such as change request review, software builds, release documentation, production issue resolution and tracking report distribution. This article Speed Up Process Change for SAP ERP talks about how to make ERP updates more agile.

In addition, they have a major role in developing and executing contingency plans in the event of system outages. They may have disaster recovery and business continuity plans and tools to ensure minimum loss to the business. They also provide support to the Service Desk.

SAP Systems Administrators are a key resource during deployment of new solutions and infrastructure. They often liaise with software vendors about security patches and updates. They develop plans to install these patches and test them. Keeping up with security patches and updates is very critical, as without them, the company is vulnerable to attacks. Read this article to understand the challenges of patching.

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  1. SAP Landscape

    How Do You Improve Visibility Into Your SAP Landscape?

    Reading time: 8 mins

    IT landscapes continue to increase in complexity. A decade ago, all the enterprise solutions that an organization used were probably from the same vendor and were running on local systems and infrastructure. Today, that environment has changed completely. Few organizations are using just one vendor for all their solutions. Some solutions may still be running…
  2. Steps to Output a Microsoft Word Document from an SAP System

    Reading time: 12 mins

    Many companies start producing and generating their documentation in Microsoft Word, and this method works fine for a small number of documents. However, over time as business needs grow, this method becomes increasingly difficult to manage. One solution is to migrate documents from Word to an XML-based file format that is easy to parse with…...…
  3. Gain Control of Your IT Environment: Q&A on Navigating the Controlling Options of Your SAP System

    Reading time: 13 mins

    There are more than a dozen controlling options available in the SAP system. Determining how to best interpret those options depending on how your organization stores data and handles reporting and training requirements can be a challenge. Financials 2016 speaker Rohana Gunawardena recently took readers’ questions on how to choose the most optimal solution to…...…
  4. Prepare for an Audit of Your SAP Systems: What You Need to Ensure a Successful Result

    Reading time: 32 mins

    Learn the fundamentals about auditors and the audit process. See the primary categories of an SAP audit, and tips on some of the more problematic areas within one of these categories — the general computer controls audit. Key Concept General computer controls (GCC) reflect a set of IT management, infrastructure, and process controls you should…...…
  5. Synchronize Multiple System Projects with Customizing Distribution and Customizing Scout

    Reading time: 11 mins

    Manager Learn how to use the SAP Solution Manager Customizing Scout and Customizing Distribution functions to synchronize global configuration settings in a system landscape consisting of SAP ERP Central Component, SAP Supply Chain Management, and SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse. The synchronization of configurations across a system landscape makes system maintenance easier and more efficient. Key…...…
  6. Get Your System Clean with Risk Analysis and Remediation

    Reading time: 15 mins

    Become and stay Sarbanes-Oxley compliant with Risk Analysis and Remediation. Learn about its main features, technical architecture, and setup. Key Concept SAP GRC Access Control delivers controls that identify and prevent access and authorization risks in cross-enterprise systems. The controls prevent fraud and reduce the cost of continuous compliance and control. SAP GRC Access Control…...…