3.3. Stress Testing Other SAP Enterprise–Enabling Solutions and Products

It's not just an organization's mySAP solutions and components that rate stress testing; other SAP products that play a role in either connecting different systems or enabling access to them can be responsible for performance problems. Failure of products that interconnect multiple SAP systems can easily lead to unscheduled downtime of your core applications, too. Think about it—even though your R/3 system may be “up,” if key business processes cannot complete or end users cannot access systems that front-end R/3, then for all intents and purposes, R/3 is down! And, because the downtime clock starts running as soon as your SAP system becomes unavailable to its user community, ...

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