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However, the tasks also include strategic and planning aspects. For example, administrators define requirements and standards, select and control upgrades or extensions, implement monitoring processes, and take care of necessary backups and emergency management.
Hybrid clouds have long been the norm, even if this development has come about rather by accident. Most companies have chosen different cloud software offerings and integrated them accordingly, be it Workday for HCM, SalesForce for CRM, Marketo for marketing automation, Coupa for SRM or Vendavo for pricing. Many have also chosen SAP variants of these solutions with SuccessFactors, Cloud for Customer, Marketing Cloud, Ariba and CPQ.
These cloud resources are integrated with existing on-premises resources and deployments on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. The result is a branching web of connections that, in its entirety, creates the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud.
The basic SAP Basis operation includes the operational readiness of the SAP system, management of system changeability, configuration and administration of system profiles, analysis of system failures, operation and monitoring of technical interfaces, scheduling and monitoring of SAP standard jobs, and much more. The optional services as an extension include activities whose implementation and frequency depends on the existing system environment and which can be optionally booked (client copies, implementation of client transports and homogeneous/heterogeneous system copies, etc.). These include performing release upgrades, installing enhancement packages, adapting new printer types, device drivers or character sets, and much more.
"Shortcut for SAP Systems" makes many tasks in the area of the SAP basis much easier.
Mentioning the SUM tool leads us to another part of SAP Basis: system updates and upgrades.
The higher the degree of standardisation of operational and maintenance tasks, the more effective the technical operation and maintenance can be.