Automating the SAP System Copy Process

The system copy problem is getting worse. Why?

Some SAP systems can take up to ten days to complete a system copy. That’s ten days of unproductive time spent looking backwards rather than forwards.

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Some SAP systems are wrought with manual handoffs, making them time-consuming and error-prone. Why? Well, SAP does not provide the necessary tools out-of-the-box to automate and handle the process efficiently, meaning you must use highly-skilled, expensive BASIS staff to manage the process.

The CA Automic solution for SAP system copy automates the vast majority of interactions and inputs. For polymer construction company Rehau, this meant reducing SAP system copy time from 35 man-days per year to just one.

In this short guide, we’ve collated the top requirements from the global enterprises that we’ve worked with over the past ten years, all of which have successfully automated over 90% of the system copy process and are making system copies twice as fast with 90% fewer resources. For them, system copies are available for all environments on time, every time, leaving testing and development work almost uninterrupted.

In this short guide these key topics are discussed:

  • Automating the System Copy Process End-to-End
  • Run Process Steps in Parallel to Eliminate Inefficiencies
  • Data Masking and Reduction
  • The Importance of Visibility and Control

Read this short guide now to produce rapid and faultless SAP system copies as standard.

A department can now request a system copy on a Friday to be done for the following Monday.

Source: Rudi Scharf, Head of SAP BASIS at Rehau

A Look Inside


  1. Executive Summary
  2. Step 1: Manual and Scripting
  3. Step 2: Automate Deployments
  4. Step 3: Orchestrate Toolchain
  5. Step 4: Continuous Delivery
  6. Conclusion

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