Definition - What is SAP EM (Event Management)?
SAP Event Management or SAP EM, is a centralized solution that tracks, monitors and controls all kinds of business processes. It has been designed to manage events across distributed processes, applications and systems that lie within the internal and external boundaries of a company. SAP Event Management (EM) has functionalities that can monitor all the predetermined milestones and goals; trigger notifications and alerts as and when necessary; log unexpected events; and follow-up on the scheduled events and activities.
It captures all the events from the existing systems of the business, analyses the same and compares them with the preset plan and goals, and creates a workflow response as a response. It works efficiently on both SAP and non-SAP systems and comes with pre-configured interfaces to other applications. SAP EM can be integrated seamlessly with SAP NetWeaver BI and SAP Auto-Id Infrastructure, SAP Supply Chain Management servers, SAP ERP and SAP Transportation.
- It allows transparency in all processes, within every segment of the supply chain.
- It offers highly efficient and reliable interaction with partners by providing timely information on all the events.
- It immediately detects and alerts the potential risks that processes and events can face.
- High customer satisfaction can be achieved by providing real-time data at all times.
Another big advantage of SAP EM is its ability to trigger event messages that can be sent via email, SMS or even fax. These messages are generated through registered and unregistered events in the timeframe and involved processes.
Candidates who aspire to venture into the world of SAP Event Management will cover numerous topics. Some of the topics that are a part of SAP Event Manager Course include:
- Creating events, event notification and status retrieval
- Monitoring and Analysis
- Visibility Processes
- Connecting SAP Application Systems
- Configuration will include:
- Creating Event Handlers
- Event Notification
- Configuring reaction to Events
- Web Interface
- Event Management Document Flow
- Appendix of additional topics includes
- Connecting systems
- Configuration of the interface between Event Management and BI
- Application log
A thorough knowledge and training in all these aspects help a candidate gain expertise in SAP Event Management.
Once certification in SAP EM is earned, candidates can enjoy several promising career opportunities. The scope of this field is constantly growing and certified candidates are presented with prospects of working with reputed companies that have a global presence. Immediate benefits include a significant hike in the salary and better managerial positions. One of the most popular opportunities lies in the consultancy field wherein expertise in SAP EM is a must.
One can become a SAP EM consultant after completing the certification program that is recognized globally. Expertise in this field is required in diverse industries which includes industrial, retail, automotive, aerospace, defence, chemical, rail and postal services to name a few. The certification can be achieved after successfully completing the program exam. The duration of this exam is 3 hours and comprises of 80 multiple choice questions.
It is recommended for the all aspiring candidates to have basic configuration skills and prior understanding in the fields of procurement, sales, distribution, transportation process flows, and documents. Possessing knowledge that is equivalent to a consultant profile for SAP EhP 1 for SAP EM7.0 would be beneficial. All the candidates should also have a comprehensive idea of relevant SAP applications and solutions.