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Author's profile photo Joerg Marenk

Manage an SAP S/4HANA Conversion Project with SAP Solution Manager and Focused Build

The transition to SAP S/4HANA is one of the key milestones for our customers to become an intelligent enterprise. Customers can walk on three paths to get to an SAP S/4HANA:

  1. New implementation – start on a green field, (re-)design and implement your business processes on a new landscape
  2. System Conversion – turn your existing SAP ECC system into an SAP S/4HANA system
  3. Selective Data Transition – covers the migration of relevant business data from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA while balancing the benefits of a new implementation and system conversion

As more and more customers want to convert their ECC system the question arises which tool can support this project holistically. SAP Solution Manager in combination with the Focused Build Addon offer a predefined methodology which is ready-to-run and allow a quick jump-start into the project. Free available trainings and training materials enable the Project Team in the usage of Focused Build, as we structured this role-specifically every user group (for example Developers, Solution Architects or Project Leads) can easily identify their required activities in the system.

For the specific use case of the System Conversion SAP Solution Manager and Focused Build offer tailored functionalities to support customers. The SAP Activate Methodology can be consumed, predefined project plans and tasks (for example from RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud private Edition) can be imported to Solution Manager. The results of your SAP Readiness Check can be imported in Focused Build as well and act there as starting point for the End-to-End implementation process. The whole functionality is tightly integrated and offers a real value for all people involved in the Conversion Project.

In the Best Practise Document Manage your Conversion to SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud Edition with SAP Solution Manager and Focused Build you can find more details about this topic. It describes the different functional areas touched by the System Conversion Project in SAP Solution Manager and Focused Build and will help you to drive your way to SAP S/4HANA efficiently.

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      Author's profile photo Stefan Thomann
      Stefan Thomann

      Great Best Practice document. Many thanks for sharing, Joerg!