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S/4HANA Migration


S/4HANA Migration – when and how?

The countdown is running. December 31, 2025: S/4HANA is reality – will your company be ready? How will you prepare? When is the right time? What opportunities and risks are introduced by the change? And last but most important: What about the Data? The standard migration scenarios are not always the best choices for everyone. We help you find your individual way to S/4HANA – completely custom fit for your specific needs.

DATAVARD is one of four strategic partners for the data migration to SAP S/4HANA worldwide.

We have recently been appointed by SAP SE to the new working group “SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition Engagement”, also due to our extensive experience of 20 years in SAP SLO Projects. As one of currently four worldwide SAP partners, we will define global standards for SAP ERP major users on their way to SAP S/4HANA and successfully support them in projects.
The new working group consults corporations to combine the respective methods of a new system implementation and a system conversion with modern tools and individual, colorful approaches. The aim of the working group is to maintain high quality standards with bundled expertise. SAP user companies benefit from manageable project times, reduced costs and minimal risks during system transformation.
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Datavard accompanies you
in all phases of the S/4HANA migration.


Measure first! Does your data give you the insight needed to run your business? 90% of business processes are not transparent for decision makers. To make the right decisions, you need to run an inventory of your data before the actual migration. With the help of DATAVARD’s FitnessTest and by asking five guiding questions we will create an individual roadmap with recommendations for the next steps.


Custom developments that you no longer need, old or cold data, should be cleaned-up to only migrate data taht is really used and relevant for daily business. Our tools for an automated, intelligent data management can make this a seamless process. Use smart technologies that can optimize your TCO and move your data to cheaper storage – for example the Cloud (eg. MS Azure). With more than 20 years of expertise in SLO and over 2K happy customers, we are ready to help you run your migration to S/4HANA only with data you really need.


Let´s create your model of choice! We have developed a unique methodology to migrate automatically. We help you to move your data to S/4HANA – in one bulk, or step by step – all based on your specific needs. Selective migration and automated data validation minimize risks and save resources. This allows you to run the project at your own pace, with almost zero-downtime and without additional hardware.


Ensure a good maintenance to maximize the value of your new technology for a longer time period. You’ll need to keep an eye on system growth and performance, user behavior and data growth. And in order to use your data effectively, real time technologies like S/4HANA need innovative, digital data management.

The Recipe for Predictive Analytics is Easier Than You Think

Predictive analytics – peeking into the future is easier than you think In this article, I want to show how simple it can be to integrate SAP data with some very basic predictive analytics through Datavard Glue. Why choose this to get started? Simple. A common misconception… Read More


SAP and Microsoft Azure: Choosing the Right Cloud Technology For Your Data Lake

Different options for your data lake in the cloud Datavard Glue is a strong solution for tight, native, integration of SAP systems and Data Lakes running on big data platforms. Many companies decide to run their Data Lake in the cloud – obviously this addresses the topic… Read More



SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition Engagement Workgroup to Help Corporations Create Custom Solutions for Their Data Move. Heidelberg, Germany and West Chester, PA – June 28, 2019 – DATAVARD, a recognized global leader in data transformation and solutions with a history of 20 years in SAP landscape transformation, will join… Read More


Security Considerations for ERP Data Usage on Hadoop

Previously, I was discussing how to easily and natively integrate between SAP and Big Data platforms using Datavard Glue as the middleware and workbench to identify data, build ETL processes, and consume it on (for example) Data Lakes. Read More


Quick wins with performance analysis

Allgäuer Überlandwerk brings data flood under control Regional energy supplier Allgäuer Überlandwerk (AÜW) faced considerable performance issues in their it system. Nightly data loading processes were delayed and response times for queries were unacceptable. AÜW benefited quickly from DATAVARD. Remote performance analysis Datavard FitnessTest™ determined which longrunning programmes… Read More



BAM upgrades to SAP BW 7.5 in record time When worldwide construction and engineering company Royal BAM Group decided to upgrade its business warehouse as part of a broader digital transformation strategy, they had a specific goal in mind: migrate only the data they needed from an aging… Read More


Business Warehouse fit for HANA

Stuttgart Airport optimizes data management Up­to­date analyses are an important control mechanism for Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH (FSG). Due to increasing demands, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) which has been in use since 2003, and growing continuously. Performance problems with the query times were the conse quences. In the… Read More


Data volume cut in half

Badenova relies on Nearline Storage with Datavard OutBoard™ for Analytics Energy providers are facing ever-increasing data volumes created by new business models and rules. Badenova, a utility company in southwest Germany, has experienced just that. Their administrative data volume grew to 10 TB as a result of new… Read More


HeidelbergCement automates Housekeeping

Datavard OutBoard™ for Housekeeping HeidelbergCement is one of the world’s largest building material suppliers operating at 2,300 locations in 40 countries. Their Business Warehouse (BW) of 2,700 users and 12 TB volume is a complex system with multiple data flows and reporting applications. To relieve the BW team… Read More



Shell and Datavard succeeded in the direct migration between two NLS solutions Energy provider Shell runs one of the biggest BW systems in the world, used for storing and reporting on commercial and financial data. Because some data must be kept for 10 years and longer for legal… Read More


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