DRIVE TASK AUTOMATION
A first important step was the introduction of playbooks to professionalize our work. Back then, SAP installation manuals were real tomes with hundreds of pages that often went around in circles and were anything but easy to understand....
I believe that in ten years, enterprises will be able to choose from a variety of platforms for multi-cloud automation. As a result, installation costs will no longer run into the tens of thousands and migrations and upgrades will no longer consume millions.
If all financial and sales activities as well as production, logistics and the personnel administrators run via one system, measures must be taken to ensure reliable functioning on the one hand and to protect the system internally and externally on the other. Due to the long history, the increased availability requirements often do not match the actual protection measures, so that security risks often arise at this point.
This is where all the system's data resides. These are composed of the actual database and the DBMS, the "database management system". In earlier versions, the database here came from different manufacturers. For example, Microsoft SQL or Oracle. Since SAP HANA, a lot has changed for IT in this data layer. This is because the database comes from SAP itself and is automatically monitored by the system. There is more to this database layer than just the working data. Important elements such as the configuration tables and system data for control and application content are also stored here. This is the repository data used by applications.
Tools such as "Shortcut for SAP Systems" are extremely useful in basic administration.
If there are such conflicts, SPAM will cancel and prompt you to play the appropriate Conflict Resolution Transports (CRTs).
Soft skills in particular also play an important role in this job description.