Database layer (relational database management system)
Change and Release Management
The tasks of a company's own SAP Basis department are currently undergoing enormous change, as SAP is also increasingly relying on cloud services. Strategically, completely self-hosted SAP systems are becoming rarer and the proportion of customers using an SAP system from the cloud is increasing. The new roles of SAP Basis employees tend to be "enablers" and coordinators between the cloud provider and internal IT and the business departments. Until that time comes, companies can also rely on external service providers to offer expert know-how as well as operational support for the transition period.
Using various user, administration and monitoring tools, the SAP Basis system is controlled and managed by an administrator, who is thus responsible for its trouble-free operation. Many companies hand over these tasks to an external service provider.
Creating users, assigning roles, locking and unlocking users, etc
As we explained in SAP Basis, your SAP Basis administrator (or team) is directly responsible for keeping your SAP landscape healthy, online, and up-to-date. This includes:
If table logging is active in your system, you can specify which tables are to be logged in transaction SE13. For an active logging it is necessary to set the flag "Log data changes".
Tools such as "Shortcut for SAP Systems" complement missing functions in the SAP basis area.
EDI enables companies to exchange business data such as purchase orders or invoices electronically.