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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.

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How Stonebranch Solves SAP Job Scheduling Challenges

Stonebranch SAP Automation: Key Capabilities

The Stonebranch Universal Automation Center simplifies how operational staff, application developers and end-users define and manage SAP-based business processes. 

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.

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Universal Connector for SAP

Enhance and extend job scheduling and workload automation capabilities in SAP environments.

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Provides the capability to schedule SAP HANA Extended Application Services (XSA) jobs.

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SAP Event History Monitor

Monitor SAP events automatically. Set triggers and automate tasks based on related parmeters.

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SAP Extract Job Definitions

Allows users to export SAP job definitions from SAP into one flat file for each job selected for extraction.

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SAP BO Scheduling Web Intelligence

Leverage the capabilities of SAP BusinessObjects Scheduling for data reporting, visualization, and sharing. 

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SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

Schedule and execute any SAP IBP Job template or process chain from Universal Controller.

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SAP Batch Input Map

Schedule and execute batch input sessions in SAP to transfer data between SAP or non-SAP systems.

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SAP Calendar Import

Allows users to import the SAP factory calendar and related holiday calendars into the Stonebranch Universal Automation Center. 

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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

Critical Differentiators

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.

Improved Control

Increased transparency, control, visibility and auditability of end-to-end SAP processes.

Centralized Management

Central design and orchestration of all workflows - including real-time, rule-based actions.

Accelerated Processes

Implement faster processes and better performance for your existing infrastructure.

Increased Transparency

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. 

Increased Revenue

Optimize costs and save time and resources.

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