SAP PowerConnect

With SAP PowerConnect, the most innovative application performance monitoring solutions are implemented to create insights into SAP, that before were impossible. It sends important information about what’s going on inside your SAP system near realtime to Splunk, so you can create end-to-end insights into business processes, reduce P1 issues by 30% and reduce MTTR by 70% on your mission critical applications and systems. Sentia is the exclusive implementing partner in Europe.

A unique SAP process monitoring solution

For many organisations, SAP is the basis for their business operations. Insight into the functioning of primary processes in which SAP is involved, is therefore essential. Current SAP monitoring solutions are often time-consuming and costly to implement, offer limited dashboard and reporting features, and provide too little information about business processes. With SAP PowerConnect, Sentia offers a unique SAP performance and business process monitoring solution that enables end-to-end insights into SAP and other technologies.

Features

Pro-active monitoring

SAP telemetry data

Extract high-fidelity, real-time and historic SAP telemetry data ready for analysis and visualisation in Splunk.

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SAP-certified

The only SAP-certified SAP-to-Splunk-connector in the market from NW 7.0-7.5 as well as S/4 HANA.

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Pre-built dashboards

Use pre-build panels and (Splunk) dashboards providing you insights into your SAP solution from day one.

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Customizable functionality

Highly customizable functionality – Easily adapted to collect any metric via function module.

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Automated analysis

Environment transcending data in one flexible data lake, means that performance analyses, security monitoring and reporting can be automated.

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End-to-end insights

Using Idocs, process data and data from connected systems, functional and financial processes can be monitored for the first time.

In short

Main benefits

The most important result of SAP PowerConnect is transparency of the SAP business chains. By understanding SAP data and combining existing Application Performance Monitoring insights, the functioning of business processes becomes end-to-end transparent. An advantage is that all information can be retrieved, so that an analysis moment is never missed. SAP-transcending data correlation takes place, making the business process as a whole transparent.

The result:

  • First insight into end-to-end processes;
  • More efficient SAP landscape management and reporting;
  • Visualize SAP monitoring data in 1 dashboard and send alerts.

How does it work?

Sentia uses Splunk to unlock all SAP data and to correlate with other relevant data sources. Using a pre-defined transport, software is delivered containing the unlocking of the datalake. By bringing this to production, organizations can decide for themselves what they find relevant to read out, and thus keep a grip on costs. By using SAP standard functionality for the installation, the implementation of the Sentia SAP monitoring is easy to carry out. The installation is a matter of minutes per SAP system. Sentia then takes care of setting up the Splunk environment, managing it, and visualizing and automating the desired insights.

Use case: process monitoring

SAP Data Analysed

  • Batch job execution.
  • IDoc & Change documents processing.
  • PI/PO message processing.

Insights Provided

  • Status of critical business processes.
  • Business process context via IDoc content, e.g. sales data or PO without PR.

Use case: solution provider

SAP Data Analysed

  • SAP transaction STAD.
  • SAP server availability.

Insights Provided

  • Real-time and historic view of load and response by user, transaction code or any field in the dataset.
  • Availability and performance of SAP solution components in one dashboard.
  • Automated SAP performance quickscans.

Use case: security & compliance

SAP Data Analysed

  • User login attempts.
  • User location.
  • System log.

Insights Provided

  • Successful & failed user logins.
  • Geographic view of system usage.
  • Anomalies in system log, e.g. increased message frequency.
  • UI details e.g. versions.

Use case: security & compliancy

SAP Data Analysed

  • User login attempts.
  • User location.
  • System log.

Insights Provided

  • Successful & failed user logins.
  • Geographic view of system usage.
  • Anomalies in system log, e.g. increased message frequency.
  • UI details e.g. versions.
  • Insights into security controls in one dashboard and report.

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