Adapters for SAP R/3 & S/4HANA

Centralize SAP scheduling for enterprise-wide efficiency, visibility and control.

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Adapters Overview

Tidal optimizes your mission-critical business processes running on SAP today and will maximize the results of future SAP investments—regardless of the technologies you choose.

We offer two Tidal Automation adapters to support SAP’s technology stacks:

  • SAP R/3 and SAP S/4HANA (CCMS ABAP Scheduler)
  • SAP S/4HANA (Java Scheduler)

Tidal’s adapters for SAP offer powerful SAP scheduling functionality designed for those who want the efficiency, visibility and control offered by an enterprise-wide, heterogeneous job automation environment. The adapters centralize the scheduling of SAP jobs in the Tidal Automation platform. SAP users can add these adapters to their Tidal environment 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.

  • Provides users control over batch, ad hoc and on demand jobs, ultimately helping to improve efficiency.
  • 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.
  • Allows application automation, job management and detailed reporting to be consolidated under one enterprise-class solution that will increase staff productivity, decrease downtime and increase service level agreement (SLA) performance metrics.

Take a look at the other integrations we have with SAP BusinessObjects and SAP Process Integration.

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How Tidal Automation Adapters for SAP Work

Tidal’s adapters integrate into the existing embedded SAP schedulers. The Tidal Automation platform then controls and manages the SAP tasks within the SAP schedulers.

The adapters use 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 adapters are configured, users can define and maintain the details of SAP jobs from within Tidal’s web-based management console. Tidal can also launch and monitor jobs already created within SAP.

The full functionality of our workload 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 Job Definition dialog box automatically presents SAP data to the user, eliminating the need to remember and type in step names and parameters.

SAP ERP

Features and Benefits

Comprehensive SAP Job Coverage – The adapters enable automation of schedules for all SAP process types: external programs and external commands, as well as Business Warehouse InfoPackages and 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 ERP Adapter Functionality – The adapters simplify incorporating existing SAP jobs into Tidal and allow SAP users to control their jobs through the following capabilities:

  • Links SAP and Tidal events to create enterprise-wide event-driven launch dependencies
  • Imports SAP job steps directly into Tidal
  • Triggers job streams based on SAP events
  • Integrates the SAP job interception function seamlessly with Tidal queue management to balance production jobs with user-submitted jobs
  • Supports SAP Business Warehouse process chains and InfoPackages with drill-down functions to customize business intelligence (BI) processes
  • Uses automatic alert notification for SAP job processing, machine, authorization and job status problems
  • Offers Tidal’s robust calendar options for scheduling SAP jobs
  • Captures and displays error messages on SAP runs, providing more informative error messages and logging

Broad SAP Integration – We offer several adapters for other solutions in the SAP portfolio.

Benefits of Comprehensive Scheduling

Tidal’s adapters for SAP make 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:

  • Leverage SAP investments to create a comprehensive business automation solution that has broader, integrated workflows with unlimited dependencies and steps by connecting SAP applications to other platforms, business applications and other SAP instances
  • Consolidate SAP application automation under one corporate-wide job scheduling solution with one staff and one run book
  • Reduce training and operational support staff to one application automation environment
  • Improve efficiency and productivity with more granular automation and management functions than found in the native SAP schedulers
  • Decrease downtime by providing monitoring and sophisticated alert mechanisms for SAP components and events

Where We Run

The Cloud

Tidal’s enterprise-wide automation platform transcends the inherent limitations associated with standalone point products or native cloud schedulers. We can automate and orchestrate cross-application workload and enterprise-wide business processes that traverse multiple clouds and hybrid environments – all from a single-pane-of-glass view.

On-Premises

Tidal helps you optimize the value and performance of your legacy infrastructure while opening new opportunities to leverage next-gen applications and workflows. From pure on-prem to hybrid on-prem and cloud engagements – the answer is Tidal.

  • CentOS
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18 & above
  • Linux PPC
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Open VMS
  • Oracle Cloud
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Server
  • Suse Enterprise
  • Tandem NSK
  • Ubuntu
  • UNIX
  • HPUX (PA-RISC, Itanium)
  • Solaris (Sparc, X86)
  • AIX
  • OS/400 iSeries
  • z/Linux
  • z/OS