Tidal Workload Automation Adapter for SAP offers a powerful SAP scheduling solution designed for those who want the efficiency, visibility, and control offered by an enterprise-wide, heterogeneous job automation solution. The adapter makes the process of scheduling SAP jobs simpler and readily accessible through Workload Automation itself. SAP users can add this adapter to their Workload Automation solution and manage their SAP jobs in the context of other enterprise jobs, leveraging powerful enterprise scheduling capabilities that include exception-based management, scalability, role-based security, and enhanced manageability.
Tidal Workload Automation for SAP provides users control over batch, ad hoc, and on demand jobs, and it ultimately helps improve efficiency. The adapter enables users to increase the productivity gains of SAP jobs by setting dependencies to and from other platforms and programs, including non-SAP applications and leading third party databases. This means that all SAP jobs can now be part of larger business process workflows and can all be managed through a single pane of glass. As a result, application automation, job management, and detailed reporting can be consolidated under one enterprise-class solution that will increase staff productivity, decrease downtime, and increase service level agreement (SLA) performance metrics.
Tidal Workload Automation Adapter for SAP interfaces to CCMS using SAP XBP technology. And it integrates with SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) and SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) using the InfoPackage and Process Chain application program interfaces (APIs). Both interfaces are SAP-certified, meeting its rigid specifications for integration and security.
The adapter uses an automated installation with customizable options to meet specific requirements. No scripting or manual intervention is required, nor are changes to SAP instances. Once the adapter is configured, users can define and maintain the details of SAP jobs from within the Workload Automation web-based management console. Workload Automation can also launch and monitor jobs already created within SAP.
The full functionality of this heterogeneous automation solution is accessible to SAP users, who can leverage powerful capabilities such as extensive, informative alerts about job abnormalities or the unavailability of resources or machines, real-time status information from a single console, and the ability to interact with current and future jobs as needed.
Figure 6. Tidal Workload Automation Job Definition dialog box automatically presents SAP data to the user, eliminating the need to remember and type in step names and parameters.
The adapter tailors SAP environment information and access that staff requires to schedule SAP jobs are available through the Workload Automation interface.
Broad SAP Job Coverage – The adapter enables automation of schedules for all SAP process types: advanced business application programming (ABAP) programs, external programs, external commands, InfoPackage, and BW process chains.
Multi-level Job Control – Users can monitor, set dependencies in, and interact with child processes as well as parent processes. Logs and output are grouped to show parent-child relationships.
SAP Integration Certified – The adapter simplifies incorporating existing SAP jobs into Workload Automation and allows SAP users to control their jobs through the following capabilities:
Tidal Workload Automation Adapter for SAP makes it possible for IT to standardize on an enterprise scheduling solution and enjoy the benefits of a single point of control and a comprehensive view of enterprise-wide job scheduling. These benefits include reduced costs, increased efficiency, and improved performance. Companies can realize those benefits by using this solution to: