Transition to SAP S/4HANA

Three different approaches to move to SAP S/4HANA

There are three phases of the conversion process from ECC to HANA.

  1. Pre-Conversion
  2. Conversion
  3. Post-Conversion

VISCAP offering of Upgrade / Migrate to SOH/S/4HANA

  • Landscape Assessments
  • Landscape Consolidations
  • OS Upgrade / Migration
  • Database Migrations
  • Testing Capabilities
  • Remove ABAP Code Redundancies by Code Optimizations
  • Identify Reporting to be Moved on SOH/S/4HANA
  • Performance Optimizations

High Level Migration Methodology:

Cycle 1Cycle 2Cycle 3Cycle 4Cycle 5
PRD TO “Sandbox”DEV ConversionQA ConversionPRD to SandboxPRD Conversion


Test upgrade and migration steps with copy from production

Create upgrade / migration multiple

Execute multiple technical iternations to familiarize with process


Check business process requirements to be performed and perform ABAP code analysis. house-keeping before the migration


Establish SAP HANA dev environment

Refine Cookbook


Upgrade & conversion steps will differ from production

Perform mandatory code adaptation and simple code optimiztions

Perfom post-conversion steps to adapt business process


Establish SAP HANA QA environment

Enhance Cookbook

Cooking environment

  • Integration
  • Functional regression
  • Operational readlines
  • User acceptance

Business function teasting of new/adapted process


Mock cutover

Final dress rehearsal

Optimize & validate E2E business downtime

Finalize & validate cookbook

Finalize & validate cutover plan

Teasting environment

  • infrastructure testing
  • post-cutover operational performance testing


Establish new PRD Environment

Utilize downtime minimized approach


Execute end to end business downtime precisely as defined within cutover plan

Execute technical steps precisely as defined in cookbook

Plan code optimization projects

Benefits to migrating to S/4HANA

  1. The Power to Handle Bigger Data
  2. Real-Time Analytic Capability
  3. Scalable Solutions
  4. Flexibility and Versatility
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