The global and independent platform for the SAP community.

System Management

First reaction: There is the SAP SolMan - on to the next topic! Unfortunately, the challenge is not that simple.
Peter M. Färbinger, E3 Magazine
21 October 2021
This text has been automatically translated from German to English.

Many years ago, SAP's existing customers were already aware that SAP Solution Manager itself was free of charge, but that customizing, training, maintenance and infrastructure required considerable financial resources. In the meantime, SolMan has evolved. It is almost omnipresent and beyond reproach. The SolMan is similar to one of those multifunctional Swiss Army knives that can do everything, but are so big that they no longer fit in any trouser pocket - all that remains is the name "pocket knife", but no longer the function!

In SAP Basis, there are numerous tasks that need to be automated - without the need to use the powerful SolMan tool. It also seems important for the future to build partnership and connections, such as with Red Hat's Ansible automation tool for Hana deployments.

SAP partner Empirius probably thought something similar. Over the past few months, Empirius has developed a very lean SAP system management tool that has nowhere near the functionality of SolMan, but fits back into the pockets of system administrators and CCoE managers. EPOS is the name of the offering, which stands for Empirius Planning and Operations Suite. This suite is primarily intended for SAP Basis.

EPOS logs and versions all activities in SAP Basis, which is a crucial aid for the automated distribution of authorizations, for example. Among other things, the Empirius suite can read out the patch status of all connected systems. This can then also be used to perform verified kernel patches. There were and are sections where the Hana database is supplied with new patches almost weekly. Here, only flexible and transparent automation can help to maintain operations. In specific cases, custom processes can also be created using Git and Ansible and seamlessly integrated into EPOS.

Together with Empirius Chief Development Officer Marcus Bogenstätter and other guests, on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 11 a.m., we will visit and our YouTube channel broadcast a roundtable discussion on "System Management" as a livestream from the E-3 video studio. Reserve this date and be there live for information and educational work on the topic of SAP System Management.


By loading the video, you accept YouTube's privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

Peter M. Färbinger, E3 Magazine

Peter M. Färbinger, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief E3 Magazine DE, US and ES (, AG, Freilassing (DE), E-Mail: and Tel. +49(0)8654/77130-21

Write a comment

Working on the SAP basis is crucial for successful S/4 conversion. 

This gives the Competence Center strategic importance for existing SAP customers. Regardless of the S/4 Hana operating model, topics such as Automation, Monitoring, Security, Application Lifecycle Management and Data Management the basis for S/4 operations.

For the second time, E3 magazine is organizing a summit for the SAP community in Salzburg to provide comprehensive information on all aspects of S/4 Hana groundwork. All information about the event can be found here:

SAP Competence Center Summit 2024


Event Room, FourSide Hotel Salzburg,
At the exhibition center 2,
A-5020 Salzburg

Event date

June 5 and 6, 2024

Regular ticket:

€ 590 excl. VAT


Event Room, Hotel Hilton Heidelberg,
Kurfürstenanlage 1,
69115 Heidelberg

Event date

28 and 29 February 2024


Regular ticket
EUR 590 excl. VAT
The organizer is the E3 magazine of the publishing house AG. The presentations will be accompanied by an exhibition of selected SAP partners. The ticket price includes the attendance of all lectures of the Steampunk and BTP Summit 2024, the visit of the exhibition area, the participation in the evening event as well as the catering during the official program. The lecture program and the list of exhibitors and sponsors (SAP partners) will be published on this website in due time.