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SAP ECC on HANA: not an option, the natural evolution of the ERP

For SAP centric IT organizations, the migration of their SAP ECC to the HANA platform is a necessary evolution that will open endless possibilities.

What was part of SAP’s vision and strategic roadmap yesterday, is today a concrete platform that IT organizations are rapidly adopting enabling their business to capture more value and capture it faster thanks to the disruptive effect of SAP HANA.

Unprecedented speed, real-time business intelligence and consumer grade user experience are just some of the benefits introduced with the migration.

To learn how customers are taking advantage, explore SAP HANA customer stories.

For most organizations the real challenge is how to migrate to SAP ECC on HANA minimizing risk, in a cost effective way while leveraging the new features.

HANA Migration? Take the shortcut!

Upgrades and Enhancement Packages (EhP) are already part of the yearly maintenance plan for every IT organization.

The key activities required are technical preparation (platform upgrade & code adjustment) and testing (no regression and UAT).

Although the tools and platforms are different, the SAP HANA migration involves very similar activities; in fact, the migration can be performed independently as a heterogeneous database migration or combined with an Enhancement Package upgrade.

SAP HANA Migration + EhP Upgrade: get turbo-charged in 12 - 16 weeks!

A partner you can Trust

Identifying the right partner for the migration is one of the most critical factors in driving the success of the project.

Here are the 4 reasons for which Techedge is a partner you can Trust with such a complex and delicate initiative.

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When it comes to SAP HANA migration, practice makes perfection so that the “unexpected” becomes “been there, done that”.

With more than 150 TB of migrations including one of the largest SAP HANA migrations worldwide (20 TB) we are uniquely positioned to drive migrations to a successfull conclusion.[/kswr_iconboxinfo][/kswr_animationblock]

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Coupled with a set of unique accelerators, our SAP HANA migration methodology allows us to execute projects with a consolidated, risk averse, but still lean and fast approach that guarantees successful results even in very complex landscapes with concurrent projects

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Our team is capable of managing the end to end migration process, covering both the basis technology and the application and process layers.

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The migration is also a perfect time to deploy standard and custom SAP Fiori applications, a technology mastered by our global User Experience Center of Excellence.

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This is the stage in which we share and review with the client’s team the entire project strategy and execution phases to make sure that all the details have been worked out and are clear to the entire project team.

We then assess the migration impact by creating a Sandbox environment. This provides information about the overall business downtime (trend) and helps assess impacts and risks in order to define a mitigation plan.

In this phase, the development environment is copied and contextually migrated to SAP HANA; this is the time in which the code is adjustedand validated to be HANA compliant.

Once all the code is adjusted, it’s time to create the SAP HANA quality assurance environment, this time as a copy of production. Then we import the changes done in HANA development as well as the changes that made it to production on the mainstream landscape.

The objective of the Dry Run is to simulate the detailed cutover process that will be executed for the productive environment using a temporary copy of production. This activity also allows for optimizingtiming and fine tuning the final procedure.

Once the Dry Run procedure is completed a set of Rehearsal Tests is executed on the system to simulate a real “Day in the life of the system“, replicating a usage as close as possible to the production.

Here’s where we make it happen!

The production environment is copied and contextually migrated to SAP HANA. Then, the environment is validated, kicked-off and released to end users. We are Live!

Depending on the complexity of the environment, user base and distribution, two to four weeks of post go-live support are more than enough to make sure that operations are running smoothly and users are getting comfortable with your new SAP ECC on HANA!

For SAP centric IT organizations, the migration of their SAP ECC to the HANA platform is a necessary evolution that will open endless possibilities. Upgrading to SAP HANA can help enterprises capture new opportunities, foster innovation and streamline operations. However, the move to SAP HANA cannot be handled as a typical database migration. It requires a completely different way of thinking and has to be tailored to meet the unique challenges faced by each company.