RISE with SAP: Where Does Your Basis Team Shine?

As a US-based IT leader navigating the world of SAP, you’ve likely heard the buzz about RISE with SAP. This compelling managed service offering from SAP promises a simplified path to the cloud, bundling infrastructure, licensing, and ongoing maintenance into a single package. But with this shift to a cloud-managed model, you might wonder: what happens to your internal SAP Basis team?

The good news: your Basis team’s expertise remains vital. While RISE with SAP takes care of the underlying infrastructure, the application layer – the heart of your SAP system – still needs TLC (Tender Loving Care) from experienced Basis administrators.

Security: Guardians of the Cloud

Security is paramount in any IT environment, and the cloud is no exception. With RISE with SAP, your Basis team’s focus on security becomes even more critical. They’ll be responsible for:

  • User Access Management: Ensuring granular control over user permissions and access privileges within the SAP application. Think of them as the gatekeepers, granting access only to those who need it, and only to the specific data they require.
  • Data Encryption: Data security is a top priority. Your Basis team will work with encryption tools and strategies to safeguard sensitive information within your SAP system.
  • Vulnerability Management: The ever-evolving threat landscape requires constant vigilance. Your Basis administrators will stay on top of the latest security patches and updates for your SAP system, proactively mitigating potential vulnerabilities.

Performance Optimization: Keeping Your System Running Smoothly

Even in a cloud environment, application performance can be impacted by factors like user behavior and data volume. Here’s where your Basis team steps in:

  • Configuration Optimization: They’ll analyze system performance metrics and fine-tune SAP configurations to ensure optimal resource utilization and responsiveness for your users.
  • Change Management: As your business evolves, your SAP system needs to adapt. Your Basis team will manage system changes efficiently, minimizing disruptions and ensuring a seamless user experience.
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Proactive monitoring is key. Your Basis team will keep a watchful eye on system health, troubleshoot any performance issues that arise, and collaborate with SAP’s support team when needed.

User Management: Ensuring a Smooth Transition

A successful transition to RISE with SAP hinges on user adoption. Your Basis team can play a crucial role in this process by:

  • User Provisioning and Access Management: Ensuring a smooth user onboarding experience with proper access rights within the new cloud environment.
  • Change Communication and Training: Equipping your users with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the SAP system effectively in the cloud.

Collaboration is Key

The success of RISE with SAP relies on a strong partnership between your internal Basis team and SAP’s managed services team. Your Basis administrators will act as a bridge, ensuring clear communication and streamlined issue resolution throughout the system lifecycle.

1st Basis Consulting: Your Partner in the RISE Journey

At 1st Basis Consulting, we understand the complexities of SAP Basis administration and the evolving landscape with RISE with SAP. Our team of seasoned professionals can help you:

  • Assess your current SAP environment and identify areas for optimization.
  • Develop a strategic plan for your Basis team within a RISE with SAP model.
  • Upskill your Basis team on the latest tools and best practices for cloud-based SAP Basis administration.
  • Bridge the gap between your internal team and SAP’s managed services, ensuring seamless collaboration.

By partnering with 1st Basis Consulting, you can maximize the value of your Basis team in the age of RISE with SAP, ensuring a smooth transition to the cloud and optimizing your organization’s SAP investment.


This blog was written by 1st Basis Consulting using the power of AI.