What is business unit administration?
Business Unit Administration (BUA) brings together a number of functions to enable a more cohesive approach to the management of business units and the business unit groups that they belong to.
Business Unit Groups should not contain more than 100 Business Units. Exceeding this number could lead to performance issues and impact future upgrade times.
Business Unit Administration returns a list that includes the domain database, the attached business unit groups and business units.
The list is ordered domain first, then alphabetically by business unit group and business unit.
Specify this information:
- Business Unit Group
- The domain and business unit groups available.
- Business Unit Code
- The code identifying an existing business unit within the business unit group.
- The name of the operating entity.
- Group Type
- The type of database group, for example:
- Domain - the domain database which contains reference data that can be used and referenced by data in the individual business units or business unit groups.
- Live - where the business unit group is active and in use.
- Store - a business unit group that contains a copy of either live business units or business units restored from another SunSystems instance. Business units in a store can have the same code as business units in the Live system but are not accessible directly by any SunSystems functions other than Business Unit Administration. Business units in a store can be synchronized with the domain database and once synchronized, the referential integrity of the domain data is maintained.
Store - Similar to a store but also contains a copy
of the domain data that is required to re-create the system exactly
as it was in its original state.
Note: The Pack option is the recommended way of preparing data to be sent to another system, for example, for support purposes, or to use a template business unit.
- The status of the business unit or business unit
group. For example:
- Online - where the business unit or business unit group is active and available to users.
- Offline - where the business unit or business unit group is disconnected and any attempted connections is denied.
- Going Offline - where a business unit or business unit group is in the process of being disconnected.
- Synchronization Required
- Specifies if the business unit needs synchronizing with the domain due to data integrity.
- Ion Enabled
- Specifies if the business unit or business unit group is enabled for use with ION.
- EDM Publisher
- Specifies whether the business unit or business unit group is an EDM Publisher.
- EDM Subscriber
- Specifies whether the business unit or business unit group is an EDM Subscriber.
- Active Operators
- The number of operators connected to the business unit, business unit group or domain.
Note: Operators may be connected to more than one business unit, therefore the value of the operators connected to the domain or business unit group may not be the sum of the contained business units.
Note: The operator will only be shown as active in the domain when connected to Business Unit Administration.
- SSC Active
- Specifies if the business unit or business unit group is active for SSC.
- Action Code
- The last action carried out on the business unit or business unit group.
- Action Date
- The date of the last action on the business unit or business unit group.
- Action Time
- The time of the last action on the business unit or business unit group.
- Any additional text describing the action taken on the business unit or business unit group.
- Last Restore Date
- The date the business unit group was last restored.
- Select Explode (or Explode All) to display the list of business units within a business unit group. Select Implode (or Implode All) to hide the list of business units.
- Select this option to refresh the data displayed on the form.