Selective data migration: The path to a successful transformation

In this article featured in the online magazine S@pport, we explain the different approaches to SAP S/4HANA transformation. We also share best practices on how to control data volume and manage legacy data.

3/7/2024  |  2 min

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  • S/4HANA
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According to a recent survey by PAC, just over a third of SAP customers have migrated their key systems to SAP’s fourth ERP generation. In many cases, the biggest obstacle is choosing the right migration approach. This choice is often oversimplified when it comes to deciding between the usual greenfield and brownfield approaches. Decision-makers often focus solely on factors like the cost and duration of the project. This can lead to companies becoming fixated on the S/4HANA migration alone when defining their digital strategy, instead of harnessing the enormous potential it offers. This means they fail to see the real drivers of digital transformations – the cloud, analytics 2.0, artificial intelligence and hyperautomation.

A selective data migration with BLUEFIELD allows companies to retain all their relevant data and processes while at the same time cleaning up their unused system data. In this way, they can safeguard their past investments and increasingly focus on the strengths of hybrid process models – also known as selective data transition.

In this article featured in the online magazine S@pport, we explain the differences between the greenfield, brownfield and BLUEFIELD approaches to S/4HANA migration. We also share best practices on how to control the data volume in the new S/4HANA system and manage legacy data. Beyond that, you’ll gain insights into recent surveys on how your peers are dealing with their SAP system transformation.

For more information on S/4HANA trends and best practices, download our white paper “How to make your move to SAP S/4HANA a success”.

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  • S/4HANA

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