Automate SAP

Using JAMS for SAP, organizations have been able to reduce operational costs by as much as 60%, improve the efficiency of the entire organization, and significantly increase the reliability of workload automation.

Highlights

  • Support for cross-application, cross-platform job dependencies
  • Single point-of-control for enterprise-wide job scheduling
  • Seamless integration with SAP, mySAP and CCMS
  • Ease of use and point- and-click selection of SAP job variables
  • Industry leading scheduling capabilities, including exception- based management, scalability, role-based security and enhanced manageability

Features

  • Allows for the automation of processes like ABAP programs, external programs, and process chains.
  • Monitors, manages, and triggers dependencies between SAP and external processes. Complete audit trail documents the workflow.
  • Import SAP processes directly into JAMS.
  • Links SAP events to JAMS events to create event-driven job processing.
  • Combines real-time status of SAP processes with external processes in a single console.
  • Supports multiple SAP instances and environments.
  • Offers more flexible and extensive calendar options for scheduling processes.

Benefits for the Enterpise

  • Leverage your SAP investment to create a comprehensive workload automation platform.
  • Connect JAMS SAP applications to other business applications with event-based scheduling and integrated workflows.
  • Consolidate SAP process automation with other business processes in a single console.
  • Reduce costs associated with training and maintenance.
  • Provide more powerful job scheduling than the native scheduler for greater efficiency and productivity.

SAP Highlights

The JAMS SAP Extensions provide a simple, robust link between JAMS and SAP. The extensions enable the creation of a job definition in JAMS which executes a job on an SAP server. JAMS ensures that SAP processes are executed quickly and reliably, enabling users to concentrate on more pressing business requirements. By responding immediately to events, JAMS for SAP minimizes process requirements and ensures the efficient completion of tasks, saving time and money.

Security

A SAP job in JAMS is protected by the same security mechanisms as any other job definition, flexible access control lists (ACLs) that utilized your existing Active Directory users and groups. In addition, you can keep SAP access credentials in our User Security Vault which is encrypted and protected by its own ACL. This detachment of job and SAP security provides the ultimate in flexibility, you can grant someone the ability to execute a JAMS SAP job without needing to grant them access to the SAP server.

Integration

The JAMS SAP Extensions include a SAP Execution Method which connects to SAP and executes associated processes. This only difference between a SAP job and any other JAMS job is the Execution Method selected for the job. This means that you can use all of the features of JAMS with a SAP job. An SAP job can depend on a Windows job or vice versa. JAMS gives you full notification capabilities for failures, runaways, missed schedules etc. You can also create JAMS Setups which contain any mix of SAP, Windows, PowerShell, SQL or Unix jobs.

Architecture

The JAMS SAP Extensions use the SAP .NET Connector to communicate with the SAP server.

This architecture is both scalable and robust. A connection to the SAP server is only required when a job actually needs to execute. If the SAP server is unavailable when a job is scheduled to run, JAMS will retry until the server is available or trigger an alert. The JAMS SAP Extensions can be executed on multiple servers to provide scalability and redundancy.

The JAMS SAP Extensions use the SAP .NET Connector to invoke the interfaces exposed by the SAP ABAP development for managing jobs within SAP. The SAP ABAP extension provides a programmatic interface layer for total management of jobs within the SAP environment. The interface layer provides the capability to schedule a job, query job status, retrieve list of scheduled jobs, retrieve job log, error messages and logs etc.

The JAMS .NET SAP Extensions can invoke all the SAP exposed RFC/BAPI interfaces to conduct all the required SAP job management activities.

Supported SAP Environments

  • SAP Functional
    • SAP ERP – Finance, Human Resources, Sales and Distribution, Production, Inventory, Warehousing, Quality and Customer Service
    • SAP HR/HCM
    • SAP SCM
  • SAP NetWeaver
    • SAP NetWeaver landscape creation, configuration and maintenance
    • SAP XI based Integration
    • SAP BW design and development
    • SAP Portals design and development
    • SAP eSOA service development and consumption
  • SAP ABAP
    • RICEF. SAP Workflow. ALE IDOC / BAPI / RFC Integration
    • SmartForms. SAPscript. Adobe Forms
    • LSMW. eCATT scripts
    • Web enablement through ABAP WebDynpro and BSP
  • SAP Support
    • BASIS Activities, Landscape monitoring and management, CCMS
    • Transport Management, Security and Authorizations, Batch Job Management
    • Performance Monitoring, Tuning, Solution Manager based landscape optimization

If your SAP application requires a enterprise-wide, heterogeneous automation solution, JAMS Enterprise Scheduler is your remedy. With JAMS SAP Extensions, JAMS brings the automation, manageability and reliability of the premier enterprise application automation and management solution to this leading ERP/SCM/CRM application platform. You can finally maximize the productivity gains of your SAP jobs by setting dependencies to and from other platforms and programs, including external non-SAP applications.

This means your SAP jobs can now be part of larger business process workflows that are managed from a single console. And, as a result, application automation and management across your company can be consolidated under one solution to reduce unnecessary staff effort and expense while increasing productivity.