SAP EarlyWatch Alert
Pro-active Monitoring

SAP EarlyWatch Alert is an automatic service monitoring the essential administrative areas of an SAP system. Alerts indicate critical situations and give solutions to improve performance and stability.

SAP EarlyWatch Alert is most effective when activated for all SAP components in your solution. It is covered by your maintenance agreement with SAP with no extra charge, and it is a technical prerequisite to perform other remote delivery services. It gives an overview on KPIs and alerts on a weekly basis.

Value Proposition and Delivery

Value Proposition

Keeping total cost of ownership low and the performance of your SAP solution high is a tremendous value to your business – a value delivered by the SAP EarlyWatch Alert. Knowing the status of each SAP component in your solution allows you to:

  • Greatly minimize the risk of downtime
  • React to issues such as bottlenecks before they become critical
  • Know what is affecting the performance and stability of your solution

SAP EarlyWatch Alert aims to ensure smooth operation of individual SAP components by taking action proactively, before severe technical problems occur. This monitoring tool is based on experience with thousands of installations giving you a tool to save time, reduce costs and keep your SAP solution running smoothly.


SAP EarlyWatch Alert is included in your maintenance agreement with SAP. You activate it yourself for each of your SAP components via the SAP Solution Manager. Among the SAP systems for which the EarlyWatch Alert is available are all systems running on an Netweaver ABAP or  Netweaver Java platform and certain BusinessObjects systems. For a complete overview of supported products see SAP Note 1257308. SAP EarlyWatch Alert can be scheduled in English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian or Korean. You can generate and read the report from your SAP Solution Manager in HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word format. Alternatively, you can automatically email reports (or a link to it) to assigned recipients. To activate the SAP EarlyWatch Alert or configure email recipients, go to the EarlyWatch Alert Management guided procedure in the Soution Manager Configuration Work Center.

If you cannot process SAP EarlyWatch Alert in your own SAP Solution Manager system, you can send data for productive ABAP systems to SAP for processing. SAP Note 207223 instructs you how to activate SAP EarlyWatch Alert processed at SAP and informs you about the restrictions that apply for this EarlyWatch Alert.