SAP Recommended Tools for S/4HANA Data Migration

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SAP provides many tools for each phase for a conversion from ECC to S/4HANA. It is common for customers in the S/4HANA journey to want a comprehensive tool for data migration. This blog gives you an overview of all the phases and corresponding tools available to support the conversion.

Planning phase

The planning phase of the conversion provides the following migration tool:

  • SAP Transformation navigator
  • Roadmap Viewer
  • SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check
  • Simplification Item Catalog
 

1. SAP Transformation Navigator:

  • This tool helps in the digital transformation by generating a product road map as per SAP’s recommended tailored solution for every business.
  • This tool acts as an official recommendation for your landscape.
  • It is a complementary tool provided by SAP for free self-service

2. Roadmap Viewer:

  • It is a part of the SAP Activation innovation adoption framework and an extension of the SAP Solution Manager
  • This tool provides access to implementation roadmaps related to a specific solution or a general solution.

3. SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check:

  • This tool helps customers to execute and verify the different aspects of data migration in the conversion process
  • The S/4HANA Readiness Check tool also helps in the planning and preparation activities.

  

4. Simplification Item Catalog: 

  • During the conversion from SAP ERP to S/HANA, there might be many problems that need to be resolved. The Simplification Item Catalog will run and list all such incompatible issues.
  • this tool helps in listing the disruptive changes even when switching from a previous version of S/4HANA to a higher version.

 

Preparation Phase

The preparation phase of the conversion consists of the following tools that help with data migration:

  • SAP Maintenance Planner
  • Simplification Item Checks
  • ABAP Test Cockpit

(i) Maintenance Planner:

  • SAP Maintenance Planner acts as a central tool to aid with all the preparation process such as to plan updates, upgrades or new installation in the new SAP landscape.
  • This tool is a successor of SAP Maintenance Optimizer of SAP Solution Manager.

(ii) Simplification Item Checks: 

  • It is an integrated tool with SAP Readiness Check to provide the check together for inconsistencies and gives the result in one unique dashboard
  • It performs the relevance and consistency checks as per the content available in the Simplification Item Catalog

iii) ABAP Test Cockpit:  

  • It is a code quality check tool that tests the ABAP source code
  • It enables running static code checks for unit testing on the ABAP programs
  • This tool allows reusing the custom code Inspector checks and the variants in the ABAP Test Cockpit
ABAP Test Cockpit

Realization Phase

Finally, the Realization phase of the conversion consists of the following tools that help with data migration:

  • SUM
  • Migration Monitor

 

(i) SUM:

  • SUM stands for Software Update Manager which is a tool that is responsible for the entire conversion steps
  • This tool takes care of all the entire Conversion steps from the system validation and creation of the shadow instance to perform data migration, to Software Update and Data Conversion

(ii) Migration Monitor:

  • This tool helps customers to cross-check the system readiness before the system is brought back up.
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