SM14 Update administration
SM30 Table maintenance
Ten years ago, there wasn't much more for SAP Basis experts than SAP Solution Manager. And most Basis administrators only used it at all because SAP virtually forced them to use SolMan to download updates.
The technology architect is well acquainted with the company's core business, has business process and project management expertise. As part of its activities, the technology architect does not exercise project management or project management. He develops and develops strategies and solutions in coordination with higher authorities, IT departments and also business units. It defines requirements for the implementation and operation, which it aligns with the operator or with the necessary expression of the Subject Matter Expert. He also takes care of new technologies in his field of activity and is thus a driver of innovation and a catalyst from a technical point of view. He also acts as a contact for enterprise architects in the company. However, this role will be much more coordinated in the future. The range of tasks will therefore increase in width. An additional requirement in the future will be the understanding of company policy.
Involving business departments in job planning
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.
Application layer: The application layer is the core of an R/3 SAP Basis system. This layer communicates in both directions, to the presentation layer and to the database layer. The application programs on the application servers request the required data from the database layer, process it, prepare it for the user and pass it on to the presentation layer. Data that the user enters in the SAP GUI is passed on to the database via the application servers.
Tools such as "Shortcut for SAP Systems" are extremely useful in basic administration.
Ideally, you get a balanced communication structure in the communication triangle between marketing, the target group and your own employees.
After all, each SAP Basis expert sees different transactions as important.