Automated E2E Solution for Refreshing SAP Systems

A simplified approach to the SAP system refresh process that streamlines numerous administrative tasks into one, automated, end-to-end workflow. Standardize and speed up the time you need to complete system refresh from days to hours!

System Refresh Process

What is System Refresh?

System refresh is simply copying one SAP system to another target system that already exists. When you refresh a system, you overwrite an existing target system with the latest data from a source system while maintaining the configuration.

Automate with IT-Conductor

IT-Conductor is a SaaS platform used to orchestrate complex IT operations remotely. With its capability to automate processes, you will save a significant amount of time and effort performing system refresh in your organization.

Using an Automation-as-a-Service feature in the platform, you can streamline several steps into one, automated end-to-end workflow.

System Refresh Process Definition

System Refresh as a Service

Custom Orchestration

Integrate your SAP systems into the monitoring and automation framework behind IT-Conductor to ensure seamless operation when performing system refresh. 

End-to-End Automation

Design, build, and implement E2E automation in your workflow to reduce your organization's time, effort, and operational cost when performing system refresh.

Platform-Independent

Deploy a solution that is designed to run system refresh in a wide variety of applications, different hardware platforms, and varying software architectures.

SID-Refresh

Automate with SID-Refresh

SID-Refresh is a separate tool developed to automate the exporting, importing, and cleanup process of system refresh. 

It is designed to simplify, automate, and optimize the process of updating the technical data and configuration in SAP systems.

Benefits and Value of SID-Refresh


The benefits and values provided by SID-Refresh are the following:

  • Additional hardware is not required
  • Minimal resources for implementation and operations
  • No major changes in the existing landscape
  • Easy implementation with minimal process
  • Can be deployed on platforms that use different operating systems and databases
  • Automated process*
  • Minimizes downtime
  • Increased integrity

Note: Automated process using the SID-Refresh standalone tool attributes to around 40% of E2E System Refresh Process.

SID-Refresh (Standalone) vs E2E Automation with IT-Conductor

Features SID-Refresh (Standalone) E2E Automation
Automation

40% Automated

SID-Refresh is used for exporting, cleaning, and importing technical and data configurations. Save up to almost half the time it takes to perform this complex administrative task.

80% Automated

This E2E automation helps save up to 80% of the time and effort it takes to perform system refresh. The 20% margin is attributed to variations in the customer's E2E process. 

Customization

Out-of-the-box Software

Instantly save time, effort, and operational cost by using SID-Refresh to perform the three most complex procedures when refreshing your SAP systems—exporting, importing, and cleaning up of technical and data configurations.

Full Custom Orchestration

Enjoy the benefit of having your SAP systems fully integrated with IT-Conductor. With our monitoring and automation framework, you will have more flexibility to run system refresh, regardless of your system environment composition.

Compatibility

Platform-independent

Supports a wide variety of applications, hardware platforms, and software architectures. You can visit our documentation page to see the complete list of supported environments.

Platform-independent

Supports a wide variety of applications, hardware platforms, and software architectures. You can check our documentation page to learn more about the architecture behind IT-Conductor.

Error Handling

Saved Execution Logs

 Logging is a built-in feature of SID-Refresh. Troubleshoot with ease by utilizing the logs that are automatically generated when executing the export, clean, and import process.

Alert Management & Notifications

Get notified when a scheduled system refresh starts, ends, or when an error occurs. You can also configure the system to send notifications to your stakeholders when a system refresh starts and ends. 

Others N/A

Includes Basic Monitoring Features

Integrating your SAP systems with IT-Conductor gives you the ability to monitor resource utilization and availability, manage alerts and notifications, configure basic dashboards, and set different KPIs that you want to closely monitor.

 

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SID-Refresh (Standalone)

$5,000/year per SAP system landscape

Ready to invest in software that instantly lets you save time, effort, and operational cost to perform the three most complex procedures in refreshing SAP systems?

  • SID-Refresh is used for exporting, cleaning, and importing technical and data configurations. Save up to almost half the time it takes to perform this complex administrative task!
  • Instantly save time, effort, and operational cost by using SID-Refresh™ to perform the three most complex procedures when refreshing your SAP systems–namely the exporting, importing, and cleaning up of technical and data configurations. 
  • Supports a wide variety of applications, hardware platforms, and software architectures. You can visit our documentation page to see the complete list of supported environments.
  • Logging is a built-in feature of SID-Refresh. Troubleshoot with ease by utilizing the logs that are automatically generated when executing the export, clean, and import process.

E2E Automation

$500/month per SAP system landscape

Enjoy the benefits of having a fully integrated solution that lets you automate system refresh and manage your resources with basic monitoring features included when you enroll your SAP landscapes in IT-Conductor.

  • The Automation-as-a-Service feature in IT-Conductor can help you save up to 80% of the time and effort that it takes to perform system refresh. The 20% margin is attributed to variations in the customer's E2E process. 
  • Enjoy the benefit of having your SAP systems fully integrated with IT-Conductor. With our monitoring and automation framework, you will have more flexibility to run system refresh, regardless of what your systems are made of.
  • Supports a wide variety of applications, hardware platforms, and software architectures. You can check our documentation page to learn more about the architecture behind IT-Conductor.
  • Get notified when a scheduled system refresh starts, ends, or when an error occurs. You can also configure the system to send notifications to your stakeholders when a system refresh starts and ends. 
  • Integrating your SAP systems with IT-Conductor gives you the ability to monitor resource utilization and availability, manage alerts and notifications, configure basic dashboards, and set different KPIs that you want to closely monitor.

Frequently Asked Questions


Post activities for S/4HANA (from release 1610) and all Netweaver ABAP instance types (BW, ERP, HR, CRM, SRM, SCM, GTS, WEM, Solman)

Below is a list of technical data and configurations that may be exported/imported using end-to-end System Refresh.
Note that the selected options are saved on initial use and can be reused on subsequent execution of the refresh.

  1. ALE Configuration
  2. ALE Customizing
  3. Archiving ADK Configuration
  4. Archiving Customizing Configuration
  5. Archiving Objects Configuration
  6. Batch Jobs (SM37)
  7. Report Variants
  8. Batch Server Groups (SM61)
  9. CCMS Configuration (RZ20, RZ21)
  10. CCMS History
  11. DBA Cockpit Configuration (DBACOCKPIT)
  12. Additional DBA Cockpit Config. for Oracle
  13. Operating System Commands (SM69)
  14. Cross-Client File Names/Paths (FILE)
  15. SAP License (SLICENSE)
  16. Logon Groups (SMLG)
  17. Operation Modes (RZ04)
  18. Spool Configuration (SPAD)
  19. System Profiles (RZ10)
  20. RFC Connections (SM59)
  21. RFC Inbound Queue Configuration (SMQ2)
  22. RFC Outbound Queue Configuration (SM58, SMQ1)
  23. Background RFC (SBGRFCMON)
  24. SLD Data Supplier Configuration (RZ70)
  25. SAPconnect Configuration (SCOT)
  26. SAP Office Configuration (SBWP)
  27. SAP Office Number Range for Attachments (SBWP)
  28. HTTP Service Configuration (SICF)
  29. SLD Access Data Configuration (SLDAPICUST)
  30. Update Program Administration (SM14)
  31. Security Audit Profile Configuration (SM19)
  32. Trust Manager Configuration (STRUST)
  33. SNC Access Control List (STRUSTSSO2)
  34. TMS Configuration (STMS)
  35. TMS Quality Assurance Configuration (STMS)
  36. Version Management
  37. Virus Scan Definitions (VSCAN)
  38. Web Service Configuration (SOAMANAGER)
  39. Users (SU01)
  40. Test Workbench Configuration (CATT, eCATT, STWB)
  41. Internet Transaction Server Config. (IACOR, ITS)
  42. Project Customizing (SPRO)
  43. Client Configuration (SCC4)
  44. Integration Engine Configuration (SXMB_ADM)
  45. SolMan Configuration in Managed System
  46. ChaRM/CTS Configuration
  47. Service Data Control Center Configuration (SDCCN)
  48. Service Data Control Center Download Data (SDCCN)
  49. Login Screen Information
  50. Initial Screen Configuration (SMW0)
  51. Lock/Unlock Users (EWZ5)
  52. Batch-Input Data and Configuration (SM35)
  53. SAP NetWeaver Workflow Configuration (SWU3)
  54. SAP NetWeaver Workflow Runtime Data (SWU3)
  55. SAP NetWeaver LDAP Configuration (LDAP)
  56. Secure Store (SECSTORE)
  57. Customer Defined Configuration Tables (CUSTOMER)
  58. SAP Gateway Configuration
  59. SAP Screen Personas Configuration
  60. SAP Unified Connectivity (UCON)
  61. SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Threat Detection (ETD)
  62. SAP NetWeaver Switchable Authorize Checks (SACF)
  63. SAP NetWeaver Maintain Whitelists (SLDW)
  64. CRM Middleware Configuration
  65. CRM Plug-In Configuration (CRM/ERP)
  66. CRM Integration in ERP
  67. CRM Component Configuration
    - CRM Analytic Component Configuration
    - CRM Interaction Center Component Configuration
    - CRM Marketing Component Configuration
    - CRM Miscellaneous Component Configuration
    - CRM Field Applications (Mobile) Component Configuration
    - CRM Sales Component Configuration
    - CRM Partner Channel Management Component Configuration
    - CRM Service Component Configuration
    - CRM Web Channel Enablement Component Configuration
  68. CRM WebClient Configuration
    - Define transaction launcher and IC WebClient
    - Communication Management Software Connections
  69. SRM Component Configuration
    - Technical Basic Settings
    - Settings for Supplier Synchronization
    - Activate Users
  70. SCM Basis Integration Configuration
    - Activation of Incremental Data Transfer
    - Distribution Definition Maintenance
    - Generation of Distribution Definitions
    - Maintain Business System Group
    - Assignment of Logical System and Queue - Type
    - Activation of CIF Error Handling
    - Assignment of RFC Destinations to Application Cases
    - User Parameters
  71. SCM Server Integration Configuration
  72. Remote Control and Communication Framework Configuration
  73. SCM Configuration in ERP
    - Basic Settings for Setting Up the System Landscape
    - Basic Settings for the Data Transfer
    - Application-Specific Settings and Enhancements
  74. GTS Component Configuration
    - SAP Compliance Management
    - SAP Customs Management
    - SAP Risk Management
  75. EWM Server Configuration
    - Master Data Settings
    - Batch Management
    - Goods Issue Process (Work Center)
    - Printer Settings
    - Others Settings
  76. EWM Interface Configuration RFID
    - Settings - mandatory
    - General Settings for ERP - mandatory
    - General Settings for ERP
    - Delivery Processing for ERP
    - Goods Movement
    - Transportation
    - General Settings for GTS - mandatory
    - General Settings for GTS
    - Non-SAP Systems
    - Availability Check
    - Migration from LE-WM
  77. BW Configurations
Below is a list of technical data and configurations that may be cleaned up using E2E System Refresh Automation. Note that the selected options are saved on initial use and can be reused on subsequent execution of the refresh.
  1. Cleanup of CCMS Configuration (RZ20, RZ21)
  2. Cleanup of CCMS History (CCMSHISTORY)
  3. Cleanup of DBA Cockpit Configuration (DBACOCKPIT)
  4. Cleanup of Additional DBA Cockpit Config. for Oracle
  5. Cleanup of Spool Configuration (SPAD)
  6. Cleanup of System Profiles (RZ10)
  7. Cleanup of RFC Inbound Queue Configuration (SMQ2)
  8. Cleanup of RFC Outbound Queue Configuration (SM58, SMQ1)
  9. Cleanup of Background RFC (SBGRFCMON)
  10. Cleanup of SAP Connect Data (SCOT)
  11. Cleanup of SLD Access Data Configuration (SLDAPICUST)
  12. Cleanup of TMS Configuration (STMS)
  13. Cleanup of Web Service Configuration (SOAMANAGER)
  14. Cleanup of Integration Engine Runtime Data (SXMB_ADM)
  15. Cleanup of Batch-Input Data and Configuration (SM35)
  16. Cleanup of Selected ABAP Basis Tables (OTHERS)
  17. Cleanup of Operating System Monitoring Data (ST03N)
Yes.
 
Precaution: Customer must be aware and accept full responsibility for cleaning table contents in the refreshed system.

Yes.

Yes.

Yes. Regardless of where your environment resides, you can use E2E System Refresh Automation to simplify your system refresh process if your systems are enrolled in IT-Conductor.

The automated process executed using E2E System Refresh Automation remains consistent without miss regardless of system complexity, provided instructions are followed properly. However, system complexity affects the runtime of the export/import/cleanup together with the degree of parallelism and the number of components you selected for the export/cleanup/import process.

The entire process may take from a few minutes up to several hours depending on the same factors mentioned in the previous question. On average, it would take 4 hours to complete the system refresh process end-to-end.