Any upgrade or migration project inevitably faces data issues. Whether you're going from SAP to SAP, or legacy systems are involved, data inconsistencies can lead to inaccurate and potentially disruptive data, which can undermine the purpose of the upgrade in the first place.
SAP has new technology -- SAP BusinessObjects Data Migration -- that is working on addressing such issues for customers.
I learned a bit about this at our IT conference in March, and spoke with Ginger Gatling, solution manager of enterprise information management with SAP Labs, about putting together an article about it for SAP Professional Journal. We're still working on the final tweaks to the article, but until then, listen to this podcast we recorded to introduce you to the solution.
Ginger has a great wealth of knowledge on this and other topics -- to keep up with her, follow her on Twitter at @GingerGatling.