Scheduled to go live in November 2012 National Grid USA, a utility company serving gas and electric customers in New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, were engaged in a SAP project already running 3 years yet marred in budget overruns and delays already.
Failure to go live would mean a further delay and additional spending.
They decided to go ahead with the roll-out. Although I’m sure they foreseen hurdles, they just couldn’t have guessed how challenging they were going to be.
You’ll know from previous SeaPark blogs that the migration from BW to BW/4HANA is a complex and time-consuming process.
Crucially, it requires a certain skill-set to ensure that the migration is successful.
It’s generally accepted that the most complex of the BW to BW/4HANA migration types is the Remote migration. This is due to the migration of BW object type structures, request management information along with the underlying data-set.
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Successful data gathering, and how that data is leveraged is key to any modern business. Surely it makes sense to ensure the data that is stored is both accurate and can be accessed and understood in a convenient manner?
Back in 2013 Target, the US supermarket giant, discovered this first-hand when they attempted to expand their business across the border into Canada.
This venture was a painful one. Their ERP system collapsed under the new data; data often being entered by hand by new employees wit...
The migration from BW to BW/4HANA is an extremely complex and lengthy process which impacts a high volume of objects on your existing BW system due to the issue of several BW object types (Infocubes, DSO’s, Multiproviders) not supported on the BW/4HANA solution.
In the past, SAP provide a check program (RS_B4HANA_CONVERSION_CONTROL) that was triggered via the BW/4 Transfer Cockpit (RSB4HCONV).
The output of this check program was very unstructured, had no clear sequence of the required migration activi...
Are you one of those people that "if it isn't broke don't fix it" or "hope for the best".
Well that seems to be the case with The Ireland Health Service Executive (HSE) who now must pay millions of Euro because of a failure to upgrade most of its computers. This cost will continually rise each year, if the outdated system remains. It has been five years since Microsoft began warning customers that support for Windows 7 would end in 2020.
In terms of an SAP BW solution (except for BW 7.5), there will b...