by Jodee Hale-Schmid
October 26, 2010
Authored by Peter Aynsley-Hartwell, VP of Solutions Consulting, Utopia, Inc.
How good is your data? How well does it meet the requirements of your new ERP system? How much of the cleansing/migration effort can be automated and how much is the business going to have to do manually? Unless you know the answer to these questions it is really hard to plan a data migration project well.This is why the first phase of a data migration methodology is to profile the data. The tools we prefer to use to do this are normally SAP® Business Objects™ Data Insight and Data Services.These tools, along with a basic knowledge of the requirements allow the development of a snapshot of the data in the legacy system which can provide “insight” into how well it will fit into the new system, what issues might be coming up and also provide an idea on whether the problems can be fixed programmatically or if they require that human touch.All too often, at the last minute, the business is told that there is data missing and the new system won
’t work without it. They then run around hectically trying to get good accurate data or just through their hands in the air and provide ‘default’ data just to get something into the system. Neither option is best. By doing profiling as the first phase of the project many of these sorts of situations can be identified early and avoided. The business can get sufficient time to be able to collect the required data and to ensure it meets the intended business needs in the new system.
An email has been sent to:
In today’s IT landscapes, software developers must not only support the daily operations of modern business, but also balance the performance expectations of end users demanding short response times and...
SAP NetWeaver serves as the technology foundation for many SAP customer landscapes. With maintenance ending for older SAP NetWeaver releases still in use at some customer sites, now is the...
To ensure a successful migration to SAP S/4HANA, organizations must know where to start, which initiatives will help the business the most, and how to drive user adoption. This article...
Please log in to post a comment.
No comments have been submitted on this article. Be the first to comment!
SAP S/4HANA Finance: What's in a Name?
Managing Data with SAP Solutions: SAP HANA and non-HANA Use Cases
Managing Data with SAP Data Replication and Transformation Tools
See more »
SAPinsider is published by WIS Publishing, a division of Wellesley Information Services.
20 Carematrix Drive, Dedham, MA 02026 USA
Sales and Customer Service: 1(781)751-8799; firstname.lastname@example.org
© 2018 Wellesley Information Services. All rights reserved.
Online ISSN #2155-2444, Print ISSN #1537-145X
SAP and the SAP logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE in Germany and other countries.