In a previous article I touched on the rising cost of IT in modern business and the reason why workload automation – the way Stonebranch manages it – can help ease loads and budgets on overstretched IT departments.
The article was broad – it explored a macro view of the role of IT in business, and it got me thinking about whether I had any specific examples I could point to. We have a lot of use cases at Stonebranch, but I thought a little about what the perfect use case might be. Which use case illustrates the point best? The point that no matter what business you are in, if you’re managing workloads and you are in a state of continuous deployment, then you are spending too much time and money on managing backlogs and queues and not enough on adding value.
And then I thought about the complexity of SAP.
And then I started laughing.
It is the perfect use case that illustrates what I am talking about and we have helped solve it many times.
Remember – from my previous article – if you have a small, mid-size, or an enterprise IT shop – then your biggest challenge is managing complexity. In an exclusively SAP environment, that complexity is even more challenging and it takes a lot of time to manage. There’s no way around it. An SAP environment is an intricate web of architecture that requires a lot of expertise.
How many SAP experts and specialists do you have on your team? That expertise doesn’t come cheap.
And if you’re a business involved in solving a specific business problem – before you can even think to solve your problem at scale, you have to solve your problem of IT.
If you’re at an SAP shop – think about what it took and what it still takes to implement the tool, to manage and maintain the tools, and then to innovate on top of all that. Yet companies around the world have bought SAP to manage their financial, manufacturing, HR and other business processes without thinking about all the support they will need to keep their operational necessities running smoothly.
These processes often involve multiple applications and data sources — both SAP and non-SAP — residing on Windows-based or Unix/Linux servers, in the Cloud, or even on mainframes. Often, data needs to be transferred securely between enterprise headquarters and remote locations or business partners.
Achieving end-to-end visibility, accessibility, and manageability of these diverse business processes requires integrating SAP with enterprise workload automation solutions.
And this is where Stonebranch comes in. The Stonebranch Universal Automation Center provides a certified Universal Connector for SAP that allows customers to directly define and integrate SAP processes with any other type of processing throughout the enterprise.
It solves the first two problems of time and money as well as reduces the complexity of that SAP environment.
Your Modern and Efficient Automation Solution
Our Universal Automation Center simplifies the way data center personnel, application developers and users define and manage end-to-end SAP based processes and users can orchestrate and automate every step of their business processes as they run across SAP and non-SAP systems – resulting in overall faster processing.
Our customers have achieved this time and again. And they’ve gotten back to solving their business problems confident in knowing that Stonebranch has solved their IT problems.
We are the IT-Automation Experts and at your disposal to become a real long-term partner.