Data Migration with SAP, 3rd Edition 2016

  • 7h 7m
  • Frank Densborn, et al.
  • Rheinwerk Publishing Inc.
  • 2016

When it comes to data migration, choosing the right approach for your organization can be overwhelming. This comprehensive guide not only leads you through project planning, but also gives you step-by-step instructions for executing your migration with LSMW, SAP Data Services, the batch input technique, SAP Activate, and more. Whether you're implementing SAP ERP, moving to the cloud, migrating to SAP S/4HANA, or replacing a legacy system, let us smooth the way.

  • Plan and execute migration projects without programming
  • Explore detailed examples on LSMW, SAP Data Services, batch input, IDocs, and ALE
  • Learn what data migration means for SAP Cloud for Customer, SAP Business ByDesign, and SAP S/4HANA

Migration Planning and Project Management

Get the tools you need to plan your data migration, from project management to selecting and using the best migration tool for the job.

Migration Methods

Understand the tools and methods for data migration without programming: batch input, IDocs, ALE, the LSMW, and SAP Data Services.

Cloud Migration and SAP S/4HANA

Explore options for migration to the cloud with SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Business ByDesign, and SAP Cloud for Customer. Then, discover pathways for data migration to SAP S/4HANA.

  • Legacy data
  • Migration planning
  • Batch input
  • IDocs and ALE
  • Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW)
  • SAP Data Services
  • Rapid Data Migration
  • Cloud migration
  • SAP Activate

About the Authors

Frank Densborn is a product manager for SAP Rapid Deployment solutions in the technology area, focusing on data migration and cloud integration. Frank is the package owner of SAP's Rapid Data Migration rapid-deployment solution packages and is also working on integrating SAP's cloud solutions with the on-premise world. He joined SAP in 2004 and has held various roles in development, education, support, and product management.

Frank Finkbohner joined SAP in 1999 as a development consultant, with a focus on planning and implementing legacy data migration. He is now the project manager for building rapid-deployment solutions in the areas of enterprise information management, data migration, and data loads.

Johann Gradl joined SAP in 1993. Initially, he worked in the R/2 Services department, and then turned his attention to the area of data migration. He was a driving force behind the development of the Legacy System Migra¬tion Workbench (LSMW), and subsequently became responsible for maintenance of SAP CRM. Today, Johann is engaged in support for cloud solutions, especially in the area of sports and entertainment.

Michael Roth joined SAP in 1994, where he worked in various positions in service and development. Today, he is a member of the Platinum Engineering Team for SAP Business ByDesign.

Michael Willinger works at SAP SE in the area of system landscape optimization, where he focuses on migration projects that go beyond the standard SAP ERP system. From 1998 to 2001, Michael worked as an SAP consultant (focusing on Financial Accounting) at Bilfinger & Berger AG, a construction firm, before he moved to Tarkett, an internationally active manufacturer of flooring. At Tarkett, he was the project manager for the global implementation of the SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling modules.

In this Book

  • Business Basics for Migrating Data to SAP
  • Technical Basics for Migrating Data to SAP
  • Plan and Organize Your Data Migration Projects
  • Batch Input
  • IDoc and ALE Distribution
  • Legacy System Migration Workbench
  • Legacy System Migration Workbench for Experts
  • Rapid Data Migration with SAP Data Services
  • Data Migration in SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Cloud for Customer
  • Techniques for Avoiding Programming
  • Assessment of Data Migration Techniques
  • Advanced Topics and SAP S/4HANA


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