Precise for SAP

Accelerate Business Performance

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BUY

Poor SAP system performance destroys business performance. Organizations depend on SAP transactional and analytical systems to process orders in real-time, close financial books quickly and securely, and provide timely reporting to internal and external stakeholders. Inconsistent or poor performance directly and negatively impacts the bottom line. SAP deployments are complex and layered. Often these layers are typically managed by different teams using incompatible tools making it difficult to identify and tackle the root cause of performance problems. To thrive in this environment, IT organizations must embrace an integrated and collaborative approach with monitoring tools that can track performance throughout their entire SAP landscape.

Precise also supports PeopleSoft, Oracle, Apps .NET and Java/J2EE.

Overview

End-to-End Transaction Visibility
Variations in usage patterns, user demands, platforms, architectures, components, and customizations all play their part in undermining performance. The Precise Platform collects transaction performance information across all key technology tiers including applications,virtualization, server, databases, and storage. This end-to-end view allows IT to have visibility across their entire environment through a single application.

Recommended Corrective Actions
Reduce time to repair issues with the Precise Platform customer problem knowledge base. The knowledge base consists of real customer case data that is constantly updated. By learning from past problems for other customers, the Precise Platform can quickly identify issues, suggest a list of “prime suspects,” recommend corrective actions and even provides answers to “what-if” scenarios to assess the impact before you make a change.

Historical Analysis and Trending
The only thing better than fixing performance problems quickly, is preventing them altogether. The Precise Platform can store and process months of history (quarter-end / year-end closing) in its performance warehouse, tracking and comparing behavior and seasonal trends over long periods of time. This means problems can be identified and fixed before they actually impact performance.

Performance Management Database
The Precise Platform works by tracking the path of transactions through all tiers of virtual and physical infrastructure and stores both the business context and performance details in a centralized repository, the Precise Management Database (PMDB). The platform then automatically correlates transactions with users, databases, devices, files, and objects being accessed to identify performance problems anywhere within the environment.

Scalable Performance
From the world’s largest financial institutions to complex health care organizations, customers trust the Precise Platform to perform and scale to millions of transactions on their most critical business systems.

Multi-Platform Support
The Precise Platform measures the end-user experience starting from the browser and tracks it through all tiers of virtual and physical infrastructure – application to database to storage. The platform empowers IT to intelligently monitor and optimize performance for custom software and for leading enterprise application, such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, and more.

Comprehensive Dashboard
The dashboard is an easy-to-use tool for visualizing the overall health and status of all monitored systems. It provides support for detailed views of individual application servers, organizations, locales and other entities as well as top-level summary views of multiple systems.

Details

Simplified Problem Isolation
Simplify problem isolation by clearly reporting on where SAP business transactions spend time. By tying transactions back to the end-users or locations experiencing problems, it helps IT managers understand the true root cause and determine the priority, impact, and scope of the resolution.

Capacity Planning
SAP systems are constantly growing and evolving. By connecting transaction performance with the infrastructure it touches, the Precise Platform makes it easier to align server and storage capacity with the growing needs of the business.

Business Oriented SLAs
Business leaders can set business oriented application SLAs to align performance management with business objectives. This visibility into SLAs and usage patterns enables more efficient budget allocation and tighter matching of system performance to business priorities.

Broad Database Support
The Precise Platform provides capabilities to analyze various tiers in an SAP landscape (Portal, Web client and server, or ABAP application server), which can be deployed independent of the database underlying the SAP application. For DB2, Oracle, and SQL, the Precise Platform provides the ability to drill into the database from the SAP ABAP t-codes. For any given t-code, a customer can identify the resources consumed in the database for that t-code, regardless of DB2, Oracle, or SQL as the underlying database.

Enhanced Collaboration
The Precise Platform eliminates monitoring complexity by providing a single solution and a common set of data for all personnel across tiers. This facilitates collaboration among disparate teams and simplifies consulting additional domain experts which in turn drives faster problem isolation and resolution.

Trusted SAP Partner
The Precise Platform works closely with SAP to certify our solutions, meeting or exceeding SAP’s comprehensive quality assurance and interoperability requirements. These certifications allow customers to confidently and easily implement the Precise Platform in their environment. Integration with SAP Solution Manager helps reduce the learning curve for customer adoption.

Precise Platform

THE PRECISE PLATFORM

Precise works by tracking the path of transactions through all tiers of virtual and physical infrastructure and stores both the business context and performance details in a centralized repository, the Precise Management Database (PMDB). The software then correlates transactions with users, databases, devices, files, and objects being accessed to identify performance problems anywhere within the environment.

Once identified, Precise isolates the root cause of the problem and enables you to drill into the transaction details including which server, method call, SQL query, or storage device is causing the problem. These performance issues are then mapped back to the business unit or application experiencing the problem. Precise can also compare the problem against a knowledge base of best practices that has been fine-tuned over years and can automatically recommend fixes to help optimize your application stack.


PRECISE FOR APPLICATIONS

Precise has specialized solutions to address leading enterprise applications from SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, and those written in Java and .NET, as well as custom applications. Each has been developed to specifically address the unique characteristics of its application environment and utilization of database and storage resources.

Precise for SAP
Precise for SAP collects transaction performance information across all key SAP tiers including SAP ECC, Portal, BW, PI, Java, .NET, ABAP, and 3rd party applications, databases, and storage. This end-to-end view allows IT to have visibility across their entire SAP environment through a single application.
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Precise is also offered for PeopleSoft, Oracle, Apps .NET and Java/J2EE.