SAP NetWeaver’s automation infrastructure is used for running large and periodical business processes asynchronously without user interface at best performance. SAP NetWeaver offers a wide variety of scheduling options, including time-based, event-based, and calendar-based scheduling.
In addition to local job scheduling functionality (Transactions SM36/SM37), SAP offers a solution for the SAP NetWeaver platform to help companies manage, monitor, and execute business-critical processes from a central location. The legacy product for this is called SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood (SAP CPS). The current product is SAP Business Process Automation to which you can update from CPS.
Co-developed with Redwood Software, SAP CPS is the solution for process scheduling, automation and process monitoring and allows customers and partners to manage any SAP application powered by the SAP NetWeaver platform to improve operational efficiency, optimize resource utilization, and increase control over enterprise-wide processes. Minimizing the turnaround time for business critical transactions through optimized management of background processes will ensure that businesses can maximize the return on SAP applications and hardware investments.
SAP Central Process Scheduling centrally manages and orchestrates processes across multiple applications and organizations. SAP Central Process Scheduling:
- is a real-time, time- and event-driven workload automation solution.
- provides seamless integration with SAP and non-SAP applications.
- provides seamless integration with the SAP systems management environment.
- aligns IT processes to business needs.
For an overview about SAP CPS and supported integration scenarios see here. One of the most important new business scenarios with SAP CPS is the Job Scheduling Management –
SAP Process Scheduling adapter for SAP Solution Manager. Read more about it under the provided link or check the Learning Map: Job Scheduling Management
- Recent Blogs
- Latest version available
- Important SAP Notes for download
- Technical Overview and Related Documents
- Job Scheduling Management using SAP Solution Manager 7.0
- Local Job Scheduling and Central Scheduling Over XBP
- Customer Success Stories
Latest Version Available
The successor to CPS is SAP Business Process Automation about which you can find more information here.
SAP released the last version of SAP CPS – SAP CPS 8.0 by Redwood – on November 11th, 2010. The presentation “SAP Central Process Scheduling (CPS) 8.0 by Redwood” provides you with an overview of the features of SAP CPS 8.0 by Redwood. In the document Benefits of Upgrading to SAP CPS V8, you can find the most important reasons to upgrade to the latest version of SAP CPS. However, we recommend you to upgrade to SAP Business Process Automation.
Important SAP Notes for Download
Customers are requested to use SAP Note 1161405 (SMP login needed) to find detailed information on the SAP CPS Product Downloads.
|SAP CPS for SAP NetWeaver 7.0||SAP CPS 8.0 by Redwood|
|Sizing Guide (requires logon to SAP Service Marketplace)||Sizing Guide|
|Security Guide||Security Guide|
|Installation Guide, CPS Quick Install Guide||CPS Installation Guide, CPS Quick Install Guide|
|Administration Guide||CPS Administration Guide;CPS Administration Guide (Japanese; SMP login necessary!)|
|Troubleshooting Guide||Troubleshooting Guide|
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SAP CPS Documentation (on SAP Help Portal)
Technical Overview and Related Documents
Versions and Functionality Overview
This slide deck provides a short overview of the functionalities and the two different versions offered by SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood.
Job Scheduling by SAP Central Process Scheduling
Companies have long depended on job schedulers to run their background jobs – for batch processing, for example. Today, companies can expect even more from a job scheduler. To improve efficiency and free strategic resources, a job scheduler should go beyond handling routine tasks and support essential business processes.
SAP Central Process Scheduling Advanced Automation and Monitoring
The SAP Central Process Scheduling application by Redwood extends the benefits of the SAP Solution Manager application management solution. By adding a robust automation infrastructure, the software enables the creation of a fully controlled processautomation environment across your application landscape.
SAP Central Process Scheduling Increasing the Value of the SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence
The SAP Central Process Scheduling application by Redwood centralizes the management and monitoring of the business intelligence workload across all SAP and non-SAP applications. Centralization helps ensure more efficient job scheduling and timely delivery of data for making critical business decisions.
Technical Brief – CPS Integration with SAP Solution Manager
In this technical brief we explore how integrating SAP Solution Manager with SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood can deliver even greater business benefits by enabling not only two- way communication between SAP and non-SAP environments but also sophisticated process automation that will increase productivity and overall efficiency of the distributed business application environment.
SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood (SAP Solution in Detail)
This Solution Brief describes how SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood lets you manage and operate critical business processes across both SAP and non-SAP software environments.
SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood: Frequently Asked Questions
Through a series of FAQs, this document answers important questions about the central process-scheduling and process automation software from SAP, made available through its partnership with Redwood Software.
SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood: Streamlining the Scheduling Process (Solution Brief)
The powerful SAP Central Process Scheduling application by Redwood lets you manage and operate critical business processes across both SAP and non-SAP software environments. Centralized for convenience, it initiates the real-time, eventdriven scheduling and process automation functionality that produces rapid returns on your investment, lowers your total IT costs, and helps you adapt quickly to changing customer and market demands.
Efficient Tuning of SAP Systems with High Batch Workload
White Paper: Gaining control of documents for increased control of SAP Business Processes
The VPSX® output management solution, provided by SAP software solution partners Levi, Ray & Shoup, is integrated with with SAP Central Process Scheduling.Such an integration provides faster error recovery,reduced administrative overhead,and improved service levels.Leveraging the bi-directional printing feedback capabilities of VPSX software, the combined solution creates an environment in which the VPSX software reports printing errors and other events to SAP Central Process Scheduling. SAP CPS can re-synchronize the business processqueue to minimize the impact of errors, allocate the best alternate VPSX resource, and notify SAP Solution Manager.
Job Scheduling Management using SAP Solution Manager 7.0
Job Management Work Center of Solution Manager 7.0 Learn more about managing, monitoring & documenting your misson critical jobs using the Job Management Work Center of SAP Solution Manager.Process Scheduling Adapter for SAP Solution Manager -> Process Scheduling Adapter for SAP Solution Manager The SAP Solution Manager integrates to SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ,via SAP Process Scheduling Adaptor for SAP Solution Manager.The SAP CPS Process Scheduling Adaptor helps with faster implementation of high priority jobs, and improves service levels & business impact analysis. Click here to learn more about this new dimension of integration between SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 and SAP’s Central Application Management Platform.
Local Job Scheduling and Central Scheduling over XBP
Local Scheduling is possible with the transactions for Job Definition and Job Selection, SM36 and SM37. Although the new and recommended tool for scheduling is SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood for SAP NetWeaver 7.0, these transactions remain active and still enable you to plan jobs locally, if this matches your business needs. However, SM36 and SM37 will not be developed further by SAP and will be put into maintenance status. For local scheduling you may refer to the online-documentation Scheduling Background Jobs.
Central Scheduling over XBP
Other (external) job-scheduling solutions can still be used, as they use a standard interface called BC-XBP, which stands for eXternal interface for job Background Processing. XBP is available now in version XBP 3.0.
XBP 3.0 is an enhancement of XBP 2.0. This means that XBP 2.0 is a subset of XBP 3.0. Therefore, customers who use XBP 2.0 can install XBP 3.0 without any change of functionality in their current applications. XBP 3.0 will be available for SAP Basis releases 7.0 and higher. For the releases that are already on the market, XBP 3.0 will be delivered by Support Packages.
Please refer to the documentation Connecting External Job Management Systems to the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP CCMS Job Scheduling System for a detailed description.The XBP 2.0 interface is an enhancement of XBP 1.0. This means that XBP 1.0 is a subset of XBP 2.0. Thus, customers who use XBP 1.0 can install XBP 2.0 without any change of functionality in their current applications.
Please refer to the documentation SAP XBP Interface Version 2.0 Main Features for a detailed description