Flexible and individual support models
Proactive monitoring and notification
All backbone connections to SAP will be switched from January 1, 2020, as SAP has announced on its support page. Afterwards, communication between ABAP System and SAP will only take place via secure HTTPS connections, for which a dedicated user must also be requested in the Support Portal. In all ABAP systems, SAP hints can no longer be obtained via SNOTE via the old OSS RFC connection. The shipment of Early Watch Alerts to SAP is also affected by this change. Here the shipping route must also be changed to the new HTTPS standard. There is also a great need for action for all SAP customers without a current SAP Solution Manager. In the future, SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS08 (SPS07 only with additional information) will be required here. For all older releases, communication with SAP will also be impossible from January 2020. This primarily affects the data in the Maintenance Planner, which are then no longer synchronised. This then indirectly affects all future maintenance projects where the use of the Maintenance Planner is indispensable. Especially with regard to upcoming S/4 HANA migrations, this represents a risk to be avoided.
The reports filed outside of our business hours will not be processed until the next working day. The SAP processes the "Very High" priority messages immediately. In order to ensure that you as a customer are always well informed about how a message can be submitted outside of business hours, our answering machine with the relevant information is available to you. In the Customer Guide, you will learn how to proceed in the event of a system shutdown, for example, to submit the message to SAP for immediate processing. You will also receive detailed information about the message task in SAP Solution Manager and a description of the message task outside of our business hours.
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Application management services significantly reduce system downtime and the associated sudden costs. Regular monitoring and the associated proactive error detection can prevent system failures. SAP AMS is also effective in the event of staff shortages. In case of illness-related outages, employees of the SAP service provider step in and compensate for your losses. At times of high utilisation, such as end-of-year inventory, AMS team members also support.
Of course: The full functionality of SAP Landscape Management and ALM is only possible with SAP Solution Manager. And tools such as the Maintenance Planner and the Early Watch Alert (EWA) require up-to-date landscape data - if not provided by an SAP Solution Manager, then manually transmitted in an emergency.
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