Background Processing

Background processing automates routine tasks and helps you optimize your organization’s SAP System computing resources. Using background processing, you can execute programs that are time-consuming or resource-intensive when the system load is low. It also lets you delegate the task of running reports or programs to the system. Your dialog sessions are not used, and reports that run in the background are not subject to the dialog-step run-time limit that applies to interactive sessions.

More information about background processing and the security measures to take are described in the following topics:

·        Defining Users for Background Processing

·        Specifying the Execution of External Programs from Job Steps

·        Roles and Authorizations Used in Background Processing

For more information, see Background Processing or Programming with the Background Processing System (BC-CCM-BTC).