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Brownfield Implementations

Migrate to SAP S/4HANA from legacy SAP ERP applications using the 'System Conversion' approach

GREENFIELD
New Implementation

Implement SAP S/4 HANA from scratch, even if you are currently using an SAP ERP

BROWNFIELD
System Conversion

Technically convert your existing SAP ECC system to SAP S/4HANA

BLUEFIELD
Landscape Transformation

Copy legacy SAP system, drop data and convert to S/4HANA

Opt for Brownfield or System Conversion Approach ...

…. if you intend to reuse the configuration & developments you have done in the past & save your SAP investments.

Involves below major activities

Upgrade to SAP ECC, if you are running a lower SAP ERP version

Convert to Unicode, if you are running a non-Unicode environment

Converting Customers & Vendors to Business Partners as required by S/4HANA

Update your current SAP ERP source code to S/4HANA source code

Migration of current database (like Oracle, DB2, MSSQL) to HANA database

Adapting your custom code to S/4HANA

Benefits when compare to other options

Lower risk of failure, since it is less complex than other 2 options

Lesser downtime, since some migration activities can be carried out while still running your business on the current SAP ERP system

Less expensive, since you can carry over existing functionality, master data & transaction data

Are you planning to migrate to SAP S/4 HANA from your legacy SAP ERP?

Whatever version of SAP ERP you are currently using, we can help you throughout the complete migration journey from planning, actual migration, post-migration activities & support.

If you are still running a SAP R/3 4.x version, we can first upgrade to SAP ECC when starting the migration to SAP S/4HANA. If you are still running a SAP ERP system in non-Unicode environment, we can convert it to a Unicode environment at the start of migration.

SAP S/4HANA

System Conversion process

Technical conversion of your SAP ECC system to SAP S/4HANA

Perform SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA, ABAP custom code analysis & Simplification item checks

Based on the observations in Pre-checks Phase, plan the activities to be performed in next 2 phases

Perform all tasks required to make your SAP system technically ready for Migration

Perform all Migration & Post-Migration tasks

Check System Readiness

Pre-checks

Analyze the readiness of your current SAP ERP for migration to SAP S/4HANA

Perform SAP Readiness Check for SAP S/4HANA, ABAP custom code analysis & Simplification item checks

Identify differences between functionality of SAP ERP 6.0 & S/4HANA using Simplification List Catalog

Check pre-requisites related to OS, DB and SPAM patch levels of your SAP ERP

Check whether Add-Ons and business functions in your current SAP ERP are compatible with SAP S/4HANA

Identify Compatibility packs required for running other SAP applications along with SAP S/4HANA

Identify integration requirements with other SAP & non-SAP applications

Check pre-requisites related to OS, DB and SPAM patch levels of your SAP ERP

Analyse and check whether your Custom Code in current SAP ERP is compatible with SAP S/4HANA

Analyze data archiving requirements

Identify OSS Notes applicable to your current SAP ERP version

Check System Readiness

Planning

Plan your project tasks and resources required

Based on the observations in Pre-checks Phase, plan activities to be performed in next 2 phases.

Plan the mandatory steps required before converting your system - Upgrade to ECC, Unicode Conversions, Customer Vendor Integration etc.

Decide your landscape - Sandbox, Development, Quality, Production

Download the SAP OSS notes and SAP S/4 Installation Software

Size your Server Infrastructure for the landscape

Decide your approach to make your Custom Code compatible with SAP S/4HANA

Design Integration between SAP S/4 HANA and other SAP applications, if present

Decide which Compatibility Pack(s) you are going to implement and what stage of migration

Identify the Fiori Apps that can be used after migration

Check System Readiness

Preparation

Prepare your SAP ERP environment for migration

Perform all tasks required to make your SAP system technically ready for Migration

Install your S/4 HANA Infrastructure & Implement your landscape

Implement the OSS Notes on your SAP ECC system

Upgrade to SAP ECC using Combined Upgrade & Unicode Conversion (CU & UC) approach, if your SAP ERP is of older version with non-Unicode environment

Implement Customer Vendor Integration and Create Business Partners for Customers, Vendors and Contact Persons in SAP ERP (ECC)

Identify and archive data in your SAP ERP system, where required

Post all documents in your SAP ERP system which are on Hold

Prepare Custom Code for Migration

Migrate to S/4HANA

Realization

Migration & Post-Migration tasks

Perform all Migration & Post-Migration tasks

Install SAP S4/HANA using SAP Software Update Manager tool

Transport the customization and Code adjustments required for S/4HANA

Follow-up tasks like migrating Finance data to the new structures, regenerating CDS views & Field Mapping, Analyzing Transactional data, Migrating GL Allocations, House Banks etc.

Implement Customer Vendor Integration and Create Business Partners for Customers, Vendors and Contact Persons in SAP ERP (ECC)

Implement Compatibility packs where required

Setup Integration between SAP S/4HANA and other applications in the IT landscape of your business

SAP S/4HANA

System Conversion Tools

SAP Tools used during System Conversion to S/4HANA
Readiness Check
for S/4HANA
Maintenance
Planner
ABAP
Test Cockpit
Software Update
Manager (SUM)
Migration
Monitor
Transformation
Navigator
Roadmap
Viewer
Simplification
Item Catalog

Our Offering

How we can help you in System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA

Plan your entire migration program identifying impact on business, users & IT System Landscape

Use the right tools to analyze your SAP system landscape and its impact on the migration

Upgrade to SAP ECC, if you are running a older SAP version

Convert your SAP to Unicode, if you running a non-Unicode environment

Size your SAP S/4HANA infra

Ensure Minimum Downtime during conversion

Plan and Implement Custom Code Conversion

Migrate your ERP data to S/4HANA

Integrate 3P apps or other SAP apps like Ariba, SuccessFactors with S/4HANA

Implement SAP Fiori for identified use cases, after conversion

Implement Compatibility Packs, wherever required

Connect with our SAP S/4HANA expert to discuss migration approaches to S/4HANA and plan your move to S/4HANA from legacy SAP ERP.