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Before the project starts, it must be clear which systems are to be connected to the IdM and which services the system is to provide. This requires close collaboration between the department and IT, as later adaptations or additional systems will extend the implementation and exceed the budget. Analysing existing data To successfully implement an Identity Management System, high quality data is essential. Users' root data must be verified, updated, or maintained. Automation with incomplete or even incorrect data is otherwise not conceivable. Rethinking the Permission Concept With the introduction of an Identity Management System and a workflow for permission granting, the existing roles should be scrutinised once again. You should ask yourself whether the user knows what role he chooses from the current catalogue and whether it is sufficient for his task. Set Role-Owner Not only the user needs to know which role to choose. There must also be a person in charge of the role who adapts or adapts the role as required or acts as a point of contact when required.
Information technology plays an even more important role in the age of digitalisation. Innovation without IT is unimaginable. But it is not just technology itself, but also how it is delivered that matters. The SAP basis sees itself as a partner and contact for new SAP technologies. Further details on the recommendation can be found in the Master's thesis in chapters 7.5 and 9.3.
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To best adapt your SAP system to the internal and external requirements of your organization, further table-related customizing is required. Here, SAP offers the possibility of logging changes to critical tables through table logging.
Regular maintenance tasks or the standard procedures must be described and defined to build checklists based on them and to control compliance with this standard. The SAPSolution-Manager can also support this as a tool of SAP e.g. through the Guided Procedures. In this context, it is also necessary to document the functionality of an underlying application and thereby determine what testing and monitoring activities are necessary. This is a reconciliation process between the SAP basis, other IT departments and, if necessary, the business areas concerned. The defined standard and the system's IST situation must be fully documented and regularly checked for compliance. This can be done through automated monitoring, validation using tools such as SAP-LVM (Landscape Virtualisation Management) or SAP Solution Manager, as well as manual checklists. Only the regular review of the standards guarantees their compliance. It can also support the regular use of SAP services such as Go-live Checks or Early Watch. Examples of how to standardise procedures are listed here: ・ Naming of system instances and logical hosts, or at least one central registry in a directory service, or LVM or SAP customer portal ・ Centrally starting and stopping systems, such as via the LVM ・ Categorising SAP instances by T-shirt size to define profile standards and cost them.
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