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SAP #TechEd 2013 Lecture of the Week: How to Migrate ABAP-Based SAP Systems to SAP HANA

Hi all,

2014 started great, as the SAP TechEd session ITM212 (How to Migrate ABAP-Based SAP Systems to SAP HANA) created by Volker Zirkel and me (with the support of many other colleagues) got selected as Lecture of the Week of January 13th 🙂 ! So, it is a great honor to give you a rough overview of our session in this blog.

The lecture offers a jump start to the migration of an existing SAP ABAP system to SAP HANA – some of the highlights:


  • Get an idea of the relevant aspects that play a role when planning a migration project (such as appliance vs. tailored datacenter integration, custom code adjustments, test management) – including a sample project plan
  • Profit from an overview of available migration options – including an introduction to our new, single-step standard migration procedure Database Migration Option (DMO) of Software Update Manager (SUM), an overview of the classical migration approach (using software provisioning manager), and information about the transformation options offered by SAP Landscape Transformation
  • Downtime-minimization options
  • Demos of the migration procedures
  • Guidance how to choose the best option for your individual requirements – never offered before in such a way
  • Overview of available migration services
  • Long list of references

So, if you are interested in the migration to SAP HANA, you can use this lecture as starting point – although it is a 2h lecture, we think this is time well spent, as we received very positive feedback from all SAP TechEd locations.

If you were not able to attend, you can watch the recording of this lecture from Las Vegas here:

If you are interested in getting more information, check out our Software Logistics SCN space and especially our corresponding SAP HANA Migration page, providing more details, latest news, and updates. As the topic of migration still is quite dynamic (as we continue to work on improvements of both the DMO of SUM procedure and the classical migration), check out our SCN space for the latest updates.

Last but not least, I want to thank all the colleagues that contributed to this lecture and especially all the speakers in the different locations 🙂 !

Hope to see you latest at SAP TechEd 2014,

Volker + Boris

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      Author's profile photo Andy Silvey
      Andy Silvey

      Hi Boris,

      wth the blog title,

           '2013 SAP Teched Lecture Of The Week:....'

      the title suggests, this is going to become a series, showcasing a 2013 SAP Teched Lecture each week.

      The maths is easy, there are 52 weeks in the year and there are hundreds of SAP Teched 2013 Lectures.

      Is this going to become a regular feature to highlight SAP Teched Lecture's ?

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Andy,

      Your are correct in your assumption.

      Please stay tuned to the SAP TechEd Overview Page to see the weekly selections of lectures and interviews.