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Data Migration to Cloud Solutions from SAP with SAP Rapid-Deployment Solutions – ASUG Webcast

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.


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Figure 1 shows SAP cloud solutions.    SuccessFactors and Ariba were through acquisitions


Figure 2: Source: SAP

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.


Figure 3: Source: SAP

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.



Figure 4: Source: SAP

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.



Figure 5: Source: SAP

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 (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


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows the scope of moving from HCM to SF Employee Central


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows the scope of Cloud for Customer migration objects.


Figure 9: Source: SAP

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

Related Links:

Meet ASUG TechEd Speaker Emil – Kellogg’s Data How to Deliver One Version of the Truth

Data Migration Education Class: TZIM4M

Data Migration on service marketplace  – Data migration packages are under Enterprise Information Management

Recorded Demo of SAP rapid data migration to cloud solutions:

Blogs on data migration

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      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson

      Great job pulling this together Tammy.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Luke

      It will be interesting to see adoption of RDS Data Migration solutions, especially to the cloud.

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson

      Absolutely. I have not heard how the RDS adoption is going but I am trying to keep an eye on it.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Tammy, for sharing interesting insights.

      This is always being thought of as a challenge, but will be looking forward to have more on RDS adoptions & parallely enable cloud migrations decisions much quicker by customers.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks for sharing the Migration tips.

      I am asking the one question from SAP BODS Job Scheduling..

      1. I am running the scheduled the job every one hour but the job has not completed  means it is still processed and again next hour the job has scheduling?

      Can you please help me the above the answer for scheduling?



      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      I recommend creating a new discussion for this question - as I don't know the answer.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Great Compilation of information Tammy.

      I am more interested in exploring the RDS Solution for Data Migration project for Success Factors. Request if you can share some of your research on the subject.

      Janisar Munshi

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Janisar - I am not familiar with that solution; I recommend asking this is as a question in the discussion forum.  They you for reading/commenting.