SAP BW/4HANA or DWC Migration
The complex process that inspired a simple solution
When making the decision to migrate your SAP system to BW/4HANA or DWC, you may find yourself faced with a lot of questions. How much does it cost? How long will it take? Can it be done without disrupting business? What does it look like after the conversion is complete? At SeaPark, we have ironed out all of these details and can provide an efficient and meaningful answer for all of your questions—and more.
If you’re running BW version 7.4 or lower – this is out of SAP support maintenance so you’ll need to upgrade to BW 7.5 or alternatively, you could migrate to BW/4HANA or DWC. SAP BW 7.5 mainstream support will continue until the end of 2027. Extended maintenance is possible until 2030. For SAP BW/4HANA, SAP guarantees maintenance at least until 2040. An initiative like BW/4HANA or DWC migration isn't easy: with specialized technical know-how and expertise required, it is an ideal task for a professional team. A BI migration to BW/4HANA has a significant impact on your BI budget and requires an in-depth redesign of existing solutions.
Fortunately, you don’t have to take on the massive task of a BW/4HANA or DWC migration on your own. At SeaPark, we specialize in helping businesses like yours to complete seamless BW to BW/4HANA migrations, saving you time and resources as you realign your focus on growing your business.
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Predictable, controlled change is core to successful implementations, and agile development can help you achieve just that.
BW/4HANA migration is complex and time-consuming, but it's also necessary. The new BW/4HANA database system offers many new capabilities for companies with growing data stores, but before you can take advantage of the platform, you need to migrate your legacy business data and structures. Any migration strategy involves significant costs and resources. When converting object types to BW/4HANA compatible types, manual adjustments to the BW design are necessary, as is an ABAP code review and modification.
When migrating between systems, it is recommended to break the migration into iterative development cycles. For in-place migrations, it is essential to do this as if you don't, then you'll be locking yourself out of making any future enhancements until all migrations are complete. The splitting of BW dataflows into manageable sizes is in line with the Agile methodologies that are often used in web development.
Keeping track of what work has been done, what's being worked on now, and what's scheduled for the next sprint or iteration is best practice. Smaller chunks of work mean more accurate estimates and faster delivery times.