There is little doubt that SAP has become a dominant provider of business application software solutions. Its core ERP package offers enterprise computer users an open, scalable, client/server platform that runs business-critical applications.
The growth of the SAP offering has allowed organizations to start realizing major operational benefits through the adoption of integrated business processes and leveraging of valuable business intelligence.
However, because of wide-ranging requirements needed to support end-to-end business processes, rarely is SAP the sole application in an enterprise. Other mission critical systems that drive sales, production, warehouse management, logistics and customer service are also part of the enterprise, forming the heterogeneous landscape that exists in most companies.
There are issues with SAP itself when it comes to getting batch work completed in an environment that requires 24/7 responsiveness. Providing real time information associated with order processing, inventory management, and financial reporting requires a system that can collect, process, and deliver high volumes of data quickly. To do this effectively, SAP background processing needs have the data and resource available if it is to complete on time and business users are going to get the information they need to do their jobs.
In such an environment, efficient batch processing and integrated workload automation is crucial.
Automating internal SAP ABAP reports, SAP modules and external non-SAP applications is an on-going challenge for IT Operations managers. SAP can be a “black box” to IT Ops, so SAP developers tend to drive SAP-centric solutions to workload automation. To effectively handle the many issues involved in solving this challenge, however, IT Operations needs to take the lead in managing SAP and other strategic applications when developing an enterprise-wide workload automation solution.
Unfortunately, providing enterprise visibility and control of IT business application workload can be a struggle with SAP. While the tools that come “out-of-the-box” with SAP offer some insights when monitoring and managing background processing, they lack the flexibility or reach needed for a holistic view of IT workload. The answer for most IT operations groups is to incorporate a robust, enterprise-wide solution that integrates and automates workload generated by SAP and non-SAP applications and provides high speed, high volume capability.
100% Automation and Enterprise-Wide Visibility
Dollar Universe enables IT Ops to supervise SAP and non-SAP jobs from one central point in real time with an easy-to-use graphical interface. End-to-end management enables automation across SAP components and accelerates throughput across SAP ERP, SAP Industry Solutions, BW/BI and other SAP modules. IT Ops is able to configure jobs, monitor activity, and check reports from a single point of control.
This centralized solution automates all batch jobs, orchestrates business application requests, and balances SAP dialog and background work process demands. This enables the system to turn around extremely high volume workloads and to run the near real-time processing that needs to be completed. It also means that resolution times can be reduced by allowing proactive intervention and remediation of problems as they happen.