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Suraj
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Introduction:

Job Management consists of several applications to establish standardized , formal processes in order to support the management of centralized end-to-end solution wide background operations, i.e.

  • Processes for requesting the creation of new jobs, job changes or deletion of jobs.

  • Documentation(Job Documents) and central scheduling of jobs.

  • Central monitoring of jobs and error handling procedure in case of failures.


Process flow:


Jog Scheduling Management - Process Flow


Features of Job Scheduling Management:

SAP Solution Manager Job Scheduling Management provides:

  • Job Scheduling

  • Documentation of a job and its steps with the help of Job Documents.

  • Documentation of scheduling restrictions, procedures in case of errors, as well as the required authorizations

  • Documentation of contact persons and responsibilities

  • Documentation of the important details of the Jobs - scheduling restrictions, procedures that need to be followed in case of errors, as well as the required authorizations

  • Job requests - End-users create requests for background processing.


How Job Scheduling Management helps?

The primary reason why we chose Job Management from Solution Manager is - In huge landscapes we see jobs running for a long period of time and none having any info what exactly is that job doing, and whether we still need it etc.

We had a problem of finding the Job Owners/Job Requestors for these Long running jobs and Cancelled Jobs. People hesitate to take any action on such jobs because they don't have any info on how it will be affecting the business just in case if they decide to cancel or delete that job.

For Example, A Basis/Solman consultant has joined an organization recently. He came across a set of older jobs which are running for a long time. Since he is new to the organization he might not be having the access of the older E-mails which consists the complete details of these older jobs. Even if he have the access to the older emails, It will be a time taking process to search for each job and find the relevant e-mail and check who is the owner of that particular job.

With the help of Job Management from Solution Manager, we can enter the contact details of the job requestors and Distribution List of their team in the Job Document while creating the Job. So, this will help us in contacting them easily in case of long running jobs and cancelled jobs.


Feature of adding the contact details of the person Responsible


 

With Job Scheduling Management, We can schedule the jobs from the Solution manager itself instead of scheduling it the jobs from managed systems.

Job Documentation helps us in documenting the troubleshooting procedures, scheduling restrictions, contact details etc.

 

Details of a Job:

Instead of navigating to different screens, We can have all the relevant details of a Job at a single place -

  • Basic Information

  • Scheduling information

  • Monitoring information

  • Step Overview

  • Solution Overview

  • Business information

  • Relationship graphic

  • Job Status



Relevant details of a job


Job scheduling Management helps us  in increasing the transparency and gives us a central overview of all the jobs. It also decreases the manual effort and saves us a lot of time.

Conclusion:

Job scheduling Management is truly a great functionality in our Application Lifecycle Management.

It provides transparency, accountability, traceability and acts as a single source of truth for anything related to Job Management. It reduces a lot of manual effort and makes the process easier.

So, go ahead and explore this wonderful functionality and get benefitted.

Thanks.

 

Note: This is my first SAP Blog, hence please let me know your feedback.
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