Provision resources in minutes instead of weeks
Following the recommendation of dividing the SAP basis into an application-orientated and infrastructure-related SAP basis [A4], Figure 3 shows a possible presentation form. The SAP-Basis interface function is structured into a SAP basis, which is close to the application and is responsible for coordination and communication with vertical and higher IT specialist and business areas, and a SAP basis close to the infrastructure. The infrastructure-related SAP basis in turn serves as the link between the application-orientated SAP basis and the infrastructure levels. Subject Matter Experts will perform the link task again. In the application-orientated SAP basis, in turn, technology architects are more likely to be placed. The innovation activity or innovation team aspect of the SAP basis is placed at the level of the SAP basis, which is close to the application, because the existing capabilities allow it to assume a leading, also coordinating role and acquire expertise both by adding the SAP basis near the infrastructure and the downstream IT departments. Figure 3: SAP basis as a cross-sectional function SAP basis (near application) SAP basis (near infrastructure) SAP basis (innovation / test laboratory) Application development Databases Virtualisation ....
An understandable and comprehensible strategy enables the SAP basis to derive it as easily as possible to practice and to the resulting requirements and activities. The main task of the SAP basis is to support new business models by implementing the strategy and to show how much technical and financial effort and benefit is generated. It is also the task of the SAP basis to identify the skills and resources necessary for them and to ensure their existence at an early stage.
Every SAP system develops over many years. It grows and changes with the company. The more functions are mapped in it and the more data is stored, the greater the importance of and dependence on this central ERP system. There is no such thing as a standard SAP Basis solution. It is developed individually with reference to the company.
Hosting environments and third-party offerings have also contributed to these improvements. Public cloud environments such as Azure and AWS provide a layer of abstraction that eliminates the difficult task of maintaining hardware that was required with SAP on-premises.
For administrators, a useful product - "Shortcut for SAP Systems" - is available in the SAP basis area.
Ten years ago, SAP HANA was little more than a promise that made SAP CEO Hasso Plattner's eyes light up.
It is necessary to participate regularly in information events organised by SAP, DSAG and also by third parties and to obtain their information media in order to stay up to date on the changes in the SAP product portfolio and the associated technological developments.