We will tackle the information about SAP GTS deployment options. Also, let us learn how it works and its importance of it.
What Are SAP GTS Deployment Options?
SAP GTS (Global Trade Services) is a process-oriented software solution that is used for worldwide trade and supply chain management. It offers many features and can be customized to suit your business requirements.
It supports you in managing your internal business processes. It helps in managing international shipments, production planning, and compliance procedures.
SAP GTS Deployment Options
There are two SAP GTS deployment options:
Single Server Option with Database Replication:
This option, allows you to host multiple instances of SAP GTS on one server with database replication. So this option is best suited when the system volume is less than 1 million lines per day.
And also the transaction volume is less than 50,000 lines per day.
Multi-Server Option with Database Replication:
The second option allows you to configure multiple SAP GTS instances across multiple servers with database replication. So this option is best suited when the system volume is more than 1 million lines per day.
And also the transaction volume is more than 50,000 lines per day.
How Important To Use The SAP GTS Deployment?
It is very important to use the GTS deployment option and you must remember the following points while using it. Deployment option applications should be separated according to their functional business areas and processes.
For example, you can host a specific GTS application with its related data on one server. And also another specific GTS application with its related data on another server.
Thus, both these SAP GTS applications can work independently. Also, you can easily manage these applications separately.
You can use this feature to test the new features of SAP GTS in a production environment. For example, if you have a production system that works well with only one SAP GTS application.
Then you can use this feature to create another SAP GTS application without impacting the production system. You can use this feature to deploy multiple instances of one or more SAP GTS applications.
It is to increase capacity and availability.
How To Implement The SAP GTS?
Now let us discuss how to implement the SAP GTS. Here you can implement the GTS in four steps:
1: The first step is to install the SAP GTS, which includes the application server, database server, and the SAP GTS runtime.
2: The second step is to create your SAP GTS application.
3: The third step is to deploy and configure the SAP GTS application.
4: The fourth step is to exit from the pre-configuration phase of the SAP GTS. If you need any help to set up your SAP GTS.
Challenges Of Implementing SAP GTS
What are the challenges of implementing the SAP GTS?
There are many challenges in implementing the SAP GTS. Now let us discuss the challenges below.
One of the challenges is to maintain a large number of SAP GTS applications. There are thousands of SAP GTS applications that can be deployed in your enterprise.
So it is very important to manage and maintain these applications. The main challenge is to manage and maintain these SAP GTS applications efficiently.
To do this, you must have an IT team that is well-trained for SAP GTS implementation. The other challenge is to manage the high volumes of data in the SAP GTS application.
You must have enough storage capacity to handle the huge amount of data. For example, if you have one million lines per day transaction volume, then you must have one terabyte (TB) storage capacity.
And if you have 10 million lines per day transaction volume, then you must have a ten TB storage capacity. The other challenge is to manage and maintain the SAP GTS application when there are multiple instances of it on one server, or multiple servers.
You must be able to smoothly manage these instances on any kind of server. This task can be difficult for a non-technical user.