VT01N : SAP getting slow
We've noticed over the past 2 or 3 weeks that SAP is taking a lot longer to do things when it comes to delivery and shipment creation.
For example, It is standard practice for each user to go into VT01N to create shipments, select all deliveries, and then move the deliveries appropriate to that user into shipments. Normally this procedure blocks deliveries for all other users during this process, but once the shipments are saved then the deliveries usually become unblocked.
However in the past 2 or 3 weeks, we have noticed a big change in how long this is taking - instead of it the other deliveries being unblocked again, it is now taking 5 or 10 minutes for them to be available.
Can anyone explain why this has started to happen? If it is due to the size of the database working behind SAP becoming larger and populated with more data, then can we expect all our processes to continue to slow down for the foreseeable future?