A report from Bloor Research recently found that more than 80% of data migration projects run over time and/or over budget, cost overruns average 30%, and time overruns average 41%. Gartner has found that 80% of organizations will underestimate the costs related to the data acquisition tasks by an average of 50%.
It all starts with migration of the “proof of concept” test system. The PoC migration process involves performing a test migration of the production environment to the target platform and applying all fixes required to prepare for migration of the other systems in the landscape. It is during this phase of the project that the key business processes and interfaces are tested to ensure operability and that the functionality works correctly.
If there are fixes required due to OS/database platform changes, they are implemented and tested during this phase of the project. If there are other non-SAP components like Job Scheduling, EDI, Tax software (Vertax/Taxware/BSI), Output Management, Faxing and Monitoring/Capacity tools requiring migration as well, these need to be carefully researched and planned for during the migration. PrideVel has deep understanding of SAP bolt-on systems and their migration along with SAP OS/DB migrations.
We invite SAP customers to use our state of Art infrastructure to try if the approach is right for them or not.
After the “proof of concept” test system is migrated and the technical functionality of the system has been proven, all systems in the landscape will be migrated. Throughout the process of migrating additional systems the processes are refined to streamline and ensure success during the cutover of the production system. Before we proceed to the Go-Live phase, we make sure we provide complete documentation on process and procedure for the migration and we receive full customer approval. Key aspects that we address during this phase include:
In this phase the migration of the production database and all dynamic data of SAP Production systems, interfaces and add-on systems are carried out. All changes and fixes are applied based on previous migration cycles. The functional team checks the system to ensure it is operating correctly. Once agreement that the system is operational the system is released to users. PrideVel team will assist customer with post-go live tuning. After going live with target production system, we schedule post go-live migration check with SAP support and assist with implementing recommendations from SAP support. We guarantee the following as part of this cutover:
We provide services to organizations whose wish to use Cloud as a service for their SAP systems migration. To provide the most recent supported Cloud release so that you can experiment with the new features available or to run as a development or production solution. As a part of this we: