Why does the Roadmap import and sync attributes appear to take a long time, even if only one small investment?
When you click on Import or Sync this actually invokes a background job.
The time it takes to actually invoke the bg server and start the job is what takes the time.
Once you select import it requests a job to be scheduled as immediately.
Immediately depends on several factors.
The server may need to wake up, it may need to wait till there is enough 'bandwidth' on the server to handle the request, amongst other reasons.
You may have seen this on other jobs you schedule immediately. Not all kick off immediately.
Release : 15.9.3
Component : Clarity MUX UI Usability
View the job RDM_ITEMS_IMPORT in Reports and Jobs.
You will see the actual time it takes to do the sync.