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SAP Best Practices Data Migration Quick Guide

There are several major advantages of SAP cloud migration. Some of these advantages include improved security, cost savings, and scalability. However, just like migration, cloud migration requires coordination and planning across an entire organization. Here is a quick guide to SAP best practices for data migration that will help your business run as smoothly as possible.

1. Bring in Key Stakeholders Early in the Project

Organizational expertise and third-party support like Protera Technologies, are both required for cloud data migration. Data that isn’t needed for daily operations should be purged, archived, or identified as necessary. Also, critical data must be formatted and sorted properly.

Cloud migration can lead to compliance and security considerations. For example, you may find it necessary to put extra controls on the records of European Union customers in order to remain in compliance with GDPR, which could lead to implications for how you execute the migration and structure your landscape.

In order to account for these considerations, SMEs could be recruited from a number of departments to help process and identify data properly. You also need input from compliance and IT security personnel to identify the current controls. Input is also needed to make sure the cloud controls match or exceed current controls, from planning to post go-live.

2. Use Automated Tools for Data Mapping

Data mapping refers to the process of planning how data will be transplanted and transferred into an SAP system. Your database is just like a collection of spreadsheets that stores everything that occurs in a business, from a customer making purchases to a manager authorizing vendor payments.

SAP data migration will allow you to transfer all of your records to a new set of books in an organized fashion. A merge will turn the multiple datasets into a single record or structure and will be transformed to meet new bookkeeping conventions. Data mapping is essentially the rules that are utilized to transform and move all the data from where it is stored in the current system to where it should go in the new system.

3. Coordinate SAP Data Migration with Strategic Needs

Take a look at the best practices for SAP data migration in the context of ongoing IT transformation and growth. Your migration approach should not just meet the needs for IT, but it should also provide the max benefit to the organization as a whole.

In certain cases, this means the migration will need to be accelerated to meet the deadlines of the organization. In other cases, it may be necessary to stagger to delay migration to maximize existing investments or ROI. It may also be necessary to consolidate data for a pending merger. The correct merger will help you consider all the factors, and design the ideal SAP data migration for an organization.

About Protera

Get the most organized and efficient transition available when you make the switch with Protera FlexBridge. Get in touch with the SAP technical experts at Protera Technologies, Inc. today www.protera.com, email info@protera.com or call (877) 707-7683.

Protera Technologies, Inc., a global Total IT Outsourcing Services Provider for SAP-centric organizations, was formed in 1998 to provide comprehensive end-to-end IT solutions for customers with SAP at the core of their IT resources. Protera Technologies has capitalized on its unbeatable experiences with SAP to evolve into a pioneer of end-to-end Total IT Outsourcing Global Solutions that cover all IT needs of an organization. As one of only a few SAP Global Partners providing Total IT Outsourcing Global Solutions, Protera Technologies provides truly comprehensive solutions to organizations of every size.

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