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Component documentationJob Scheduling Management


Job scheduling management is a process that supports management of solution-wide background operations that automate your business processes. It is technically implemented through the Job Management work center in SAP Solution Manager. The Job Management work center allows you to request, document, analyze, schedule, and monitor background jobs in your system environment from a central location, with a standardized workflow.

Implementation Considerations


Integration with SAP Solution Manager Scenarios

Job scheduling management is integrated with the following SAP Solution Manager scenarios:

To use this integration, you must configure these scenarios.

Integration with External Schedulers

Solution Manager Scheduling Enabler (SMSE) is the interface between SAP applications and external schedulers for scheduling jobs and job chains, and for integrating business and infrastructure events. You can use SAP Solution Manager to view and monitor jobs and job chains that are managed with an SMSE-certified external scheduler, such as SAP Business Process Automation by Redwood (SAP BPA).


Job Requests

Business end users and key users create basic or detailed job requests when they want to schedule a new job, change an existing job, or delete a job.

Job requests undergo an end-to-end approval and implementation process, with the workflow handled by IT Service Management and Change Request Management.

For more information, see Job Requests.

Job Documentation

Job documentation is the central object of the job scheduling management standard. It allows you to centrally manage, schedule, and document in detail the background processing of your entire system landscape.

Create structured documentation of the following business and technical properties of background jobs:

  • Job steps

  • Job-automated business process steps and the corresponding system

  • Business requirements, priority, and responsible organization

  • Scheduling parameters

  • Monitoring configuration

  • Error-handling procedures

  • Authorizations

  • Contacts and responsibilities

You can do the following:

  • Schedule jobs in managed systems from job documentation.

  • Import job data, including scheduling parameters, from managed systems into job documentation.

  • Use templates to simplify the creation of job documentation and ensure consistency.

For more information, see Job Documentation.

Job Scheduling

Job management supports the following activities:

  • Perform centralized job scheduling from SAP Solution Manager to connected SAP systems, with or without job documentation.

  • Use the job scheduling assistant to support your job planning process. Fulfill business requirements while ensuring optimal utilization of system resources.

  • Fully document job scheduling parameters, supported by automatic data transfer from connected SAP systems.

  • Activate Job Control for Managed Systems, to automatically redirect specified users to SAP Solution Manager when they try to schedule or change jobs using scheduling transactions such as SM36 or SM37.

For more information, see Job Scheduling.

Job Monitoring

Monitor business-critical background jobs in the following contexts:

  • Business processes and interfaces

  • Technical scenarios

  • Job documentation

Monitoring objects collect data in your managed systems and report it back to SAP Solution Manager. You set up monitoring objects that specify a set of key figures and thresholds for alerting, and you configure the creation of incidents and notifications for handling job alerts. You can configure and document the monitoring of jobs in job documentation.

For more information, see Job Monitoring.

Job Analysis

You can analyze the workload caused by background jobs using graphical analysis tools such as a Gantt Chart.

For more information, see Job Analysis.