SAP Basis is simply a Business Application Software Integration System. It may not be an official abbreviation given by SAP. Basis is one of the component within SAP software (SAP_BASIS) which includes all the system administration related programs (applications) with which one can maintain SAP software.
Every product (Software or Hardware) needs to be maintained for rectifying various problems that usually end users face in their day-to-day tasks. To simply SAP Basis administration simple, SAP has provided simple transaction codes (ex: su01, pfcg, rz10, rz11, stms,sm36, sm37, sm50, sm51, sm04, sm59, spad, dbacockpit, st05, st01, st22, smlg, scc4, sccl, scc3, scc9, scc5, scc7, scc8, se01, se09, se11, se16, sp01, SAINT, SPAM, BD53, SARA,ST11, ST06, SM21, SM12 and many more).
Learning SAP Basis administration is nothing but simply understanding and use the above t-codes efficiently.
I don’t want to write lengthy about this topic as I would like to make it simple for you to understand.
To get more clarity on SAP Basis job role, review the following IT roles. You will get quick idea about what is sap basis…
- People who maintain computers are called – Hardware engineers
- People who maintain networking – Network administrators
- People who maintain Operating Systems – OS administrators
- People hwo maintain Database software – Database Administrarors
- People who maintain SAP Systems – SAP Basis administrators
By going through above job roles, you should get an idea on what is SAP Basis.
Now, What is the scope of SAP Basis?
As long as the organisations (IT or NON-IT) use SAP software to run their businesses, SAP Basis administrator or SAP Basis consultant role would always be there. Opportunities in SAP Basis are plenty for the people who have right skills to maintain and troubleshoot sap systems.
I hope most of the businesses are planning to use SAP software to run their businesses. Already more than 70% fortune 500 companies are using SAP software to run their businesses. You can imagine if all the small companies start using SAP software, how big it would be and how many jobs would be created.
SAP software is becoming famous day-by-day because of its integration capabilities. It takes care of all the connectivity between present and future technologies easily.
Raj Punarvasi – SAP Basis / Netweaver / HANA consultant cum trainer