SAP Basis administrators are central figures in companies' IT departments. These professionals use an in-depth understanding of SAP, its database, hardware platform and operating system to conduct monitoring and troubleshooting in an effective, efficient manner. They work directly with relevant departments in their organization (such as development and technical support teams), providing technical support, expertise and guidance as required.
Other tasks that the SAP Basis administrator may perform include planning SAP systems maintenance upgrades and patches, providing support to end users on a daily basis, installing and configuring required servers, and conducting other tasks related to day-to-day operations. Additionally, SAP Basis administrators must follow relevant standard operating procedures and update or revise them as needed. They also need to be able to make and implement recommendations on how to improve relevant operations as well.
SAP Basis administrator positions usually require a minimum of a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field. A master's degree may be preferred or required as well. Demonstrated experience with SAP Basis is generally required, as is experience with other system administration (such as Java, Unix and/or Oracle). SAP administrators must be able to work well in a team setting, as well as on their own with minimal supervision.
SAP Basis Administrator Tasks
Install, configure, and maintain SAP systems, including upgrades.
Integrate SAP with other supporting systems to reduce end user disruption.
Monitor and ensure performance of SAP systems, including troubleshooting and creating backups.