S/4 HANA Migration Road Map & Execution ''Your Journey towards more Brighter Side of the Technology''
This Generation is Era of Constant development. When it comes to business & Professional outcomes – upgrading towards the best stage is symbol of being highly advanced. Every Business & Organization has a development team & they carry a vision which is always looking for getting more upgraded, advanced & Intelligent. It’s time to Migrate from older versions of SAP – Enterprise Resource planning solutions to SAP S/4 HANA – business Suite, on premise & cloud services.
SAP S/4 HANA is a complete Business Suite for getting optimized Data solutions and architecture, which is completely equipped with the latest of technological advancement using AI & ML for preparation of the smart Algorithm. But, how to migrate from the older version of SAP – ECC data base & launch S/4 HANA for your Organization? What are the key steps involved? How the roadmap is planned & when does execution takes place for S/4 HANA Data Migration? What are the limitations & S/4 HANA Migration tools? Is it really possible to do it, without losing the originality of the product & project? SAP S/4 HANA migration isn’t so complex that execution will not be done but not so easy to be deployed. A smart access service & Migration service is what will make the process very robust & active to be used. But this cannot be done without a roadmap & strategy. SAP S/4 HANA is migrated from ECC. Pre-migration steps are the most important ones. Before getting transformed, major requirements are to completely understand the business requirements. After taking acknowledgment from the Business case pretext, we move towards other steps for Migration, there are multiple tools used for Migration. Let’s find out the appropriate steps for SAP S/4 HANA Migration.
SAP S/4 HANA migration has a roadmap sequence that includes preparation phase & realization phase. But from which part are we getting migrated? The fact here is that SAP’s legacy suite of Enterprise applications ECC runs on 3rd party Database but SAP S/4HANA rely on the SAP in memory Database.
You can go ahead with 3 available options for SAP S/4 HANA migration from ECC:
Option 1: New Installation :– You will install new system on SAP HANA, either without changing existing solution (Greenfield) or by transforming existing solution to SAP HANA by performing (Selective)data Migration.
Option 2: Classical Migration:- In order to bring system on release supported by SAP HANA, you will perform Update/Upgrade as per the requirement, after that you will classically migrate traditional database to SAP HANA.
Option 3: One Step Upgrade & Migration with DMO:- You will use Database Migration option(DMO) that will combine upgrade & database migration in one step, thus providing one process, one tool , one downtime.
Now there are certain checklists of ECC to S/4 HANA Migration that will help is making the transformation smoothly & without missing any steps.
These Checklists are:- Preparatory Phase that includes system requirement, maintenance planning, pre-checking, Custom code preparation; later step is Technical Migration which include Database Migration, Software update & data conversion.
System Requirements for SAP Database Migration:
Database is set to (HANA Database) using SAP Simple Finance. The Unicode System is set to YES. Instead of traditional RDBMS use the (DMO) Database Migration Object. Update the New Release & Service Pack of existing system.
How Amdhan is contributing towards SAP S/4 HANA Migration from ECC database & what are the Tools used by our Team for SAP S/4 HANA Migration?
We keep a Maintenance Planner that checks the system with respect to the business functions, industry solutions, add-ons. While Migrating from ECC to SAP S/4 HANA we activate all business functions in the system. In HANA database these functions need to be activated. We make use of SUM tool for converting the Unicode & then perform Dual Stacks Split; finally use Linux Operating system as it is the best supportive to HANA which gives better performance compared to other Operating system while migrating the tools. We follow certain simple steps for SAP S/4 HANA Migration:
- Select S/4 HANA Version:
- Choose Mode in which your organization want to run checks
- For Online Mode – Results displayed immediately after Checking is over
- Background Job – If check will need long running time, use background mode
- For Successful conversion to S/4 HANA – start running the simplified items check & fix issues instantly & immediately.