SAP migration is one of the most challenging stages in SAP application life cycle. There are several factors that make migration easy and difficult for end users. The most important factor is the amount of information to be migrated, the speed and complexity of migration need to be tackled and last but not the least the amount of time it will take for the end users to be able to access the data from the new database. Since these are very critical points for any successful migration, there are a number of tips and best practices that you need to follow so that your migration goes smoothly and in the most efficient manner possible. The following tips will help you make SAP migration a cake walk.
First things first, you need to determine which migrations you are making, whether it’s onshore or offshore. Once this is determined you can start the migration process. You should divide the migration process into different phases, such as Functional or Enterprise. By dividing the process into various phases, you will have an idea about what works best in each phase of migration and what doesn’t. The purpose behind this step is to make sure that all the business logic is intact and readable in both the systems so that it will not create any issues during the integration process.
While performing the migration process, you should always be careful to make all the backup copies. These backups will ensure that all information that was lost during migration is restored in the same format as the original one. There are few tips that will help you in migrating information from one platform to another, such as SAP Business Portal. The tips that you can use include creation of migration superblocks and keeping the backup copies to a minimum.