HCL Workload Automation (HWA) is a complete solution for batch and real-time IT and applications workload management. It increases your productivity with powerful plan- and event-driven scheduling and runs and monitors your workloads at any location. HWA offers a single point of control to application developers, IT administrators and operators, providing them both autonomy and precise governance.
HCL Workload Automation is one of the most powerful orchestrators with an effective and efficient, certified SAP integration. This article is intended to explain, in the clearest and most straightforward possible way, the reasons.
It can schedule and control all jobs into your SAP landscape. Additionally, you can modify or create Standard R/3 Jobs based on your need without use SAP legacy tool.
The question is: what's behind the scene?
The answer is simple. WA use SAP official job scheduling API certified for S/4HANA. SAP has defined an open generic interface. This is called XBP, which stands for eXternal interface for job Background Processing. XBP is one of a range of open interfaces which SAP intends to make available in the future for system management tasks. The SAP system’s internal CCMS (Computing Center Management System), with this range of interfaces, offers support to software manufacturers by allowing integration with existing system administration tools.
External interfaces allow you to integrate the AS ABAP system simply and seamlessly into both local administrative tools and business-wide system management infrastructures. The integration provides customers with a homogenous information infrastructure, while the interface facilitates the flow of information between AS ABAP and external tools. In summing up, we could say that external tools provide additional flexibility to complement the existing basic functionality of CCMS.
SAP S/HANA AS ABAP is, above all, an interactive system. In other words, quite all tasks are carried out in dialog with the user. But there are also good reasons for the inclusion of a background processing system in S/4 HANA.
What does it mean to be certified?
To work in the S/4 HANA system, HCL Workload Automation must be able to carry out the following activities within the SAP system:
HCL Workload Automation for SAP integration has been designed and developedstrictly following SAP guidelines and, at the end, passing a severe set of test cases guided by a SAP engineer.
Certification SAP process overview
Certification for the Background Processing, Job Scheduling (S/4HANA) integration scenario is valid for three years.
What about SAP BW on HANA?
HCL Workload Automation, in the same way, is also certified for SAP BW on HANA, SAP’s next generation data warehouse solution. It is a new product built entirely on the in-memory platform SAP HANA. As with SAP BW, Workload Automation can be integrated with SAP BW on HANA via certain interfaces.
Workload Automation can:
How do I recognize that HCL Workload Automation has been SAP certified?
HCL Workload Automation is now listed in the Online Directory for SAP Application Center certified products.
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