SAP Automation Solutions
As an alternative to SAP's native job scheduler, the Universal Automation Center reduces complexity and achieves end-to-end visibility of SAP background jobs. Plus, you can now centrally control SAP jobs and other third-party jobs – all within Stonebranch's seamless enterprise-grade workload automation solution.
SAP customers often use tools like SAP SM36, SAP Business Process Automation by Redwood, or the SAP Solution Manager to schedule background jobs and workflows within their SAP environments. However, there are limitations to each of these toolsets. Either they are restricted to scheduling jobs only within SAP, or they use legacy automation technology that is dependent upon time-based batch.
The Stonebranch Universal Automation Center (UAC) replaces, augments or enhances SAP’s existing capabilities. UAC is a modern workload automation solution that helps you visually create workflows and run jobs in real-time with event-based system triggers. The certified UAC SAP Connector allows end users to directly define and integrate SAP jobs into workflows that span both SAP and non-SAP applications and platforms.
How Stonebranch Solves SAP Job Scheduling Challenges
Faster Business Processing
With our web user interface, users can orchestrate and automate every step of each business process as it runs across SAP and non-SAP systems, resulting in overall faster processing. Optimized parallel execution of SAP ABAP code also accelerates processing and reduces SAP Workload by dynamically controlling the number of parallel processes executed using virtual resources and by fully leveraging an existing SAP load-balancing cluster.
Real-time Control and Auditability
The Universal Automation Center’s fully customizable, real-time dashboard helps you visualize your SAP processes and jobs in their entirety. Users can create reports to easily audit any scheduling-related activity. The drill-down functionality allows job analysis up to the level of system log files (for example, an SAP job log), even while the ABAP script is executing in SAP. The dashboard is 100% web-based and developed using the latest Google Web Toolkit (GWT).
Compliance and Comprehensive Security
Achieve full compliance, security and governance across your processes. Eliminate manual errors and perform transparent, fully monitored workflows by utilizing the latest security standards. No local access to the SAP system or GUI is required, since all SAP job handling is done through the Universal Automation Center web user interface.
Check Out Additional SAP Automation Solutions
Universal Connector for SAP
Enhance and extend job scheduling and workload automation capabilities in SAP environments.
SAP Event History Monitor
Monitor SAP events automatically. Set triggers and automate tasks based on related parmeters.
SAP Extract Job Definitions
Allows users to export SAP job definitions from SAP into one flat file for each job selected for extraction.
SAP BO Scheduling Web Intelligence
Leverage the capabilities of SAP BusinessObjects Scheduling for data reporting, visualization, and sharing.
SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
Schedule and execute any SAP IBP Job template or process chain from Universal Controller.
SAP Batch Input Map
Schedule and execute batch input sessions in SAP to transfer data between SAP or non-SAP systems.
Reduction of Overall Jobs and Costs
By automating SAP business processes, you’ll give the team responsible for SAP operations more time to focus on tasks of greater value to the enterprise. Your IT Operations team can perform and integrate all relevant workload and related tasks as part of their existing automation processes. Transferring SAP job scheduling to IT Operations team will reduce overall job definitions and lower costs. In addition, controlling the entire SAP process—which includes non-SAP tasks as well as SAP tasks—improves error handling and introduces automatic incident response.
Built-in Managed File Transfers
Universal Automation Center comes with a built-in file transfer solution. File transfers can be added like any other task into any SAP workflow. Transfer your sensitive SAP input data between your SAP application server and any platform—even a mainframe—in a secure, fast and reliable way. Stonebranch managed file transfer is used by many banking and healthcare customers and meets the highest security standards for authentication, encryption and compression.
Easy Integration and Transistion
Stonebranch provides two ways of integrating SAP workloads: our Xpress Conversion Tool (XCT) or our command-line application Universal Connector for SAP. Our certifed solutions for the latest SAP Hana and SAP NetWeaver versions, including SAP Business Warehouse, feature additional capabilities to manage process chains and information packages. Learn more
The Universal Automation Center web user interface is the most user-friendly and intuitive among IT automation solutions. Completely customizable to each user’s needs, your team can easily create complex automation scenarios without in-depth knowledge.
Increased transparency, control, visibility and auditability of end-to-end SAP processes.
Central design and orchestration of all workflows - including real-time, rule-based actions.
Implement faster processes and better performance for your existing infrastructure.
Centrally manage SAP jobs and jobs from third party solutions. Create workflows that span across your entire hybrid IT environment.
Supports SAP ECC and S/4HANA
Available to help automate jobs and workflows on both SAP ECC and S/4HANA instances. Great way to bridge the gap during SAP ERP migrations.
Optimize costs and save time and resources.