Configuration & operation of the SAP Solution Manager
SAP Basis Consultant
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This point may sound a little trivial at first. Who tests, surely documents this? Experience shows: Yes, but often patchy. In the case of unsuccessful tests, where subsequent or additional developments are due and the cause of the error is not directly apparent at first glance, good result documentation often pays off. This saves developers time in communication and effort by re-imagining the scenario. At this point, the SAP Solution Manager offers extensive opportunities to manage templates and result documents centrally and in the individual test plans. Automated testing only Automated testing offers many advantages, whether it is a higher software quality through more comprehensive test coverage or reusability of test cases. However, it does not always make sense to use only automated test scripts. A less good choice is the test automation for frequently changing software or processes, because the maintenance effort can be enormous. At this point, it is often more effective to run manual test runs instead of spending a lot of time customising test scripts. Poor test preparation The relevant processes have been defined, the test plans have been created and the test period has begun - so can testing begin? Not always. Lack of test preparation often leads to unplanned additional time costs. Sometimes the testers were not familiar with the test environment or no one thought about taking care of a sufficient and current test data set (master data, movement data). Make sure you have thought of everything you need! (missing test data, unrepresentative test environment, unstable).
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In addition to purely administrative tasks, SAP administrators are also responsible for communication tasks. They work with the company's internal support services to find ways to help users solve and avoid problems and pitfalls they may encounter when using SAP solutions. For internal purposes, the SAP administrator also prepares documentation to look for errors and try to address the root causes. If necessary, he communicates with the company's decision makers so that improvements, adjustments and optimizations can be made to the SAP software.
More security with less effort Internal employees often do not have the comprehensive know-how to know all relevant security risks. However, our security experts specialise in this. We use a standardised approach to determine your current security situation. Based on the analysis results, we show you where the security of your SAP systems can be improved and show you possible solutions. Focus your internal resources on your core business, while our experts will perform a customised audit on your SAP system to determine your security status. SAP Security Check - Our standardised approach (4-step model) Briefing: You register an interest in SAP Security Check. A consultant will contact you and discuss the details of the exam. They have the opportunity to clarify individual issues and to determine the focus of the security check. Data extraction: To ensure that your system is not affected by our audit, we export the relevant data manually or with the help of a data export tool. Analysis: Our security experts analyse the data, evaluate the results and prepare your report. Results: We will discuss the results of SAP Security Check with you. If safety deficiencies have been discovered, we will give recommendations for action on how to correct them. Optionally, you can ask our experts to solve your security risks in the short term. Your security risks become transparent Rapid assessment of your current SAP security status Detailed analysis and documentation Simple traffic light system enables overview of the results You can assess and prioritise the potential for danger for your company for every risk Know-how Transfer and recommendations for action You can easily communicate internally with the transparent and easily understandable final report You can close the relevant security gaps with our measures Optional: Eliminating security deficiencies Experts Our standardised approach enables us to assess the security of your SAP systems systematically and quickly. You do not need to build up authorisation expertise.
Some missing SAP basic functions in the standard are supplied by the PC application "Shortcut for SAP Systems".
This includes activities such as application setup, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
In the ERP environment, SAP has created a separate module for each business task area over the course of time.