This past week SAP provided this data migration webcast to ASUG.
Abstract provided by SAP:
In this session we learned about the Rapid Data Migration package, which is combining SAP’s Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) with SAP Data Services and SAP Information Steward software. Ready and pre-built for SAP’s cloud solutions Customer on Demand and SuccessFactors Employee Central, it provides a standardized and successful approach to planning, designing, and implementing data migration projects.
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Figure 1 shows SAP cloud solutions. SuccessFactors and Ariba were through acquisitions
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Data migration is a challenge for all companies, but there are differences with cloud.
Data migration projects can be budget busters and run over time and budget.
Move to cloud for low predictable cost of ownership.
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If move to the cloud, you need to perform data migration for Successfactors/Employee Central
SAP’s Data Migration solution includes Cloud for Customer and migration for SuccessFactors Employee Central.
It eases the process of moving into cloud applications – migration from on premise to cloud. It includes pre-built content. It corrects, validates to provide usable data.
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SAP’s desire to make implementation easier for customers.
It includes software from SAP, special content to accelerate project management as well as the specific pace and service offerings (fixed price, fixed scope) – SAP point solutions.
Content, in the case of data migration, includes pre-built validation for back end SAP and migration content for a wide range of business objects in back end and toolset for data enrichment.
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Figure 5 shows a whiteboard to get to the SAP Cloud – SuccessFactors
You use Information Steward to standardize name
You use reporting to see how data migration is going and to report data quality
See more information at service.sap.com/rds-dm2cloud (SMP logon required)
Load using SAP methodology, and use Information Steward, Data Services, reporting via BI tools
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Successfactors changes from USA to United States
SF expects “California” rather than CA
Data Services is used for extract, transform and load – for data migration go from source to target
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Figure 7 shows the scope of moving from HCM to SF Employee Central
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Figure 8 shows the scope of Cloud for Customer migration objects.
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Figure 9 shows the solution is fixed price, fixed scope work by SAP or qualified partners.
Data migration starter service includes knowledge transfer, medium complexity and enables the in-house team
Level of skill with Data Services varies from customers to customer
With data migration to cloud has more options
If own Data Services you can download RDS solution and then engage SAP or partners
Other option – if not own Data Services and but want data migration – SAP cloud organization can provide migration in a hosted data services environment – software is not on-premise
Data Migration Education Class: TZIM4M
Data Migration on service marketplace
• http://service.sap.com/rds – Data migration packages are under Enterprise Information Management
Recorded Demo of SAP rapid data migration to cloud solutions:
Blogs on data migration