— SAP Practical Guide (p. 270. 2011)
The purpose of these tasks, which are system checks, is to, “determine whether the SAP system is running as normal.” We built 1st Watch specifically to fulfill these requirements and to aid Basis Administrators in performing these checks. It became apparent that this “monitoring” was better done by computer and indeed SAP suggest that some of the check be done by software (typically Solution Manager).
1st Watch is a simple, easy to install and conﬁgure, but powerful system. The system sends out a report (typically daily) that show the results of these critical tests over the last 24-hour period. The Daily Report is great for SAP Basis Managers, as it gives them a snapshot of the SAP Landscape and supping systems. The report can also serve as a checklist of things to address (especially for lone Basis Admins).
These are the the main features of the Daily Checks: