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Automatic application provisioning

With AAP (automatic application provisioning), IT services can be provided quickly and largely automatically. AAP controls the entire provisioning process – from the design of an IT application to its installation.

A number of provisioning process steps are required to ensure that a new IT application can be tailored to and integrated into the existing system landscape and made available to users. Requirements need to be defined, the physical architecture of IT systems developed and other relevant systems supplied with data.  

AAP within the systems index

AAP controls this entire process chain and implements the required steps automatically. Complex, often manual processes are no longer used and provisioning becomes more efficient, transparent and secure.

What does AAP have that other tools do not?

AAP is a one-stop shop that transparently maps all phases of IT provisioning. The software allows flexible interfaces to other systems and technical as well as commercial integration into the existing IT landscape.

While conventional automation frameworks support rigidly determined provisioning scenarios, AAP derives comprehensive provisioning workflows for complex environments from target/actual comparisons and controls their execution. AAP facilitates reliable comparison with the physical architecture at the requirement design phase and integrates automatic and non-automatic process steps from a range of different systems. As soon as the first outlines are produced, AAP can determine and specify how a new IT service can be integrated into the existing system landscape.

From virtuality to reality

AAP users are supported by a user-friendly graphical tool that inserts the new software application virtually into the physical architecture. From there, reality is only a mouse click away:

AAP also initiates all of the other follow-up processes required to provide the new service, while taking existing workflow and approval processes as well as legal and formal provisions such as governance or technical and product-related dependencies into account.

The connection to other systems as well as the exchange of relevant external data therefore remains assured. Interfaces to commercial or change management systems allow the new application to be evaluated commercially, provisioning times to be calculated reliably and the application to be integrated seamlessly into existing monitoring systems. Part lists for the physical inventory of hardware, infrastructure, operating systems, or the application are updated at the same time. In this way, documentation is always up to date and an overview of the systems is ensured.

AAP: An overview of the benefits

  • Automatically controls the entire provisioning process – from the requirement design to provisioning
  • Enables comparison with the physical architecture of the IT landscape
  • Minimises susceptibility to error in the provisioning process
  • Is connected to all relevant systems
  • Enables commercial evaluation and variant calculation
  • Takes existing workflow and approval systems as well as all provisions such as governance, regulations, and technical and product-related dependencies into account
  • Ensures that documentation is up to date
  • Automates connections to monitoring systems
  • Is based on ITIL