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Chemtura Project Approach

SAP published a well established procedures that includes all the aspects of the SAP migration to HANA or S/4. HCL
will follow these processes as best we can. The documentation for all of the upgrade/migration processes is available
on SAPMarketPlace and can be made available if required.

The System Conversion to SAP HANA


The SAP HANA Cookbook is link to this process is included.
https://proddps.hana.ondemand.com/dps/d/preview/6932132d32b54f58a961a755e043e21e/1.0/enUS/index.html#url=e25e8322ed6a44b097afd7d08adcc59d.html
The approach is summarized below.
Planning Phase

Determine all prerequisites for :


o Sizing
o HW
o OS
o Storage
o Database
o SAP
o Custom Code
o Deployment Options
o HA/DR
Deployment Phase
The migration/upgrade tasks to be performed on SBX, DEV and QA (Pre-Prod) systems

Migrate Systems to required prerequisites levels as listed above

Upgrade/migrate systems (SAP/DB)

Test the upgrade

Make needed adjustments based on the outcome of the three steps above (lessons Learned)
In certain cases the above first two steps can be combined into a single step.
Go-Live Phase

Migrate/Upgrade per the final adjustments of the deployment phase


Support Phase

Ongoing support

System Prerequisites
To migrate your system to SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, your system must meet certain prerequisites,
minimum releases for example.

Executive Summary and Key Takeaways

Be aware of benefits provided by SAP Business Suite - Innovation 2013 that help you to continue to innovate without
disruption
Be aware of the minimum releases of your SAP ERP, SAP CRM, SAP SCM, and SAP SRM for SAP Business Suite
powered by HANA
Check the release notes for all enhancement packages for details of current restrictions and release restrictions
Be aware of the optimizations available with SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA
Know about the impact on third-party solutions and add-ons
For all relevant information about the system prerequisites, see Prerequisites linked in the information section.

Technical Landscape Planning


Technical Landscape Planning involves a variety of activities, such as sizing, deployment and installation options,
data volume management, architecture options, and target landscapes.

Executive Summary and Key Takeaways

Technical System Landscape Design provides guidance on the appropriate IT infrastructure for SAP HANA, based on
your requirements
Migration to SAP HANA only involves the switch to another database. Everything else in your landscape will stay the
same
HANA Sizing provides guidelines for a hardware-efficient approach

Multi-SID HANA installation can provide TCO benefits and greater flexibility of system operations
DEV and QAS systems can be combined with the MCOS scenario in a single hardware in a multi-tiered landscape

Migration Impact on Landscape


Switching to SAP HANA does not break the connectivity to other systems, such as third-party systems and central
hubs like Portal or PI, or cross-application connections such as CIF and ALE.
From a technical point of view, migration to SAP HANA is just a switch to another database. Most other things in your
landscape stay as they are.
A SAP Business Suite system running on SAP HANA can still connect to and be integrated with other systems and
hubs in the same way as a SAP Business Suite system running on any other database.
You can still use the same front ends and clients to connect to your system. Even the application servers can be
reused as they are, provided they are running on separate servers and not on the database host.
What will change is the kind of database currently running. SAP HANA has a few operational specifics, for example
that it runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise.

System Sizing
Due to the appliance character of SAP HANA, sizing is easier and at the same time more complicated. It is easier
because the choice of hardware configurations are limited at the moment, and SAP offers tools and procedures that
help to determine the required hardware for exact requirements. Sizing is more challenging because of data growth
and thus careful planning and aggressive housekeeping have a much higher impact on cost of ownership than with
traditional RDBMSs.

Sizing Principles

The most important sizing driver is the memory, and the second most important is the CPU requirement. I/O sizing is
also extremely important, but can only be performed during the realization phase. There is also a disk space
requirement for persistence and log data, but this sizing is completely dependent on memory and thus fairly straight
forward.
Memory (most important sizing driver)
1 Memory sizing is determined by the data footprint in SAP HANA (business and metadata in column
and row stores)
2 Memory is also used by other components, for example SAP HANA caches and the operating
system
CPU
1 To forecast the DB CPU requirement is challenging. This is true for both SAP HANA and AnyDB
2 CPU usage is different for SAP HANA than AnyDB
Disk
1 Disk is required for data persistence and for logging data
Sizing formula is independent of whether the system is an OLAP or OLTP system

Choose from a variety of SAP HANA deployment options


Move to the SAP HANA platform quickly and seamlessly by choosing the deployment option that best fits your
business needs, budget, and resources. SAP HANA can be deployed on premise for maximum control, in the cloud
for fast time to value, or through a hybrid model that supports a variety of deployment scenarios from on-premise to
cloud to third-party.

On Premise
Appliance

Go live quickly with a pre-configured appliance.


Preconfigured hardware
Preinstalled software
Solution validation by SAP and
partner

Tailored Data Center Integration

Choose your hardware and infrastructure.


Existing hardware and infrastructure
Reduced cost and risk
Increased flexibility and control

Cloud
Private Cloud, Managed Service

Deploy in a fully managed, secure cloud with SAP


HANA Enterprise Cloud.
Reliable hosting environment
Managed services approach
Increased flexibility and low TCO

Public Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service

Bring your own SAP HANA license to run on


Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure
clouds via SAP HANA Infrastructure Services.
Fast time to value
No hardware investment
Flexible scalability

Public Cloud,
Pay-as-you-go

Deploy SAP HANA One in third-party clouds:


Amazon Web Services (AWS), or Alibaba.
Hourly pay-as-you-go rate
Single database instance
Run custom applications only

Rapid database migration of SAP Business Suite to SAP HANA V5.10


This rapid deployment solution supports the migration of an existing SAP Business Suite installation to the SAP
HANA database system without disruption of the existing Business Suite scenarios. This new deployment approach
provided with SAPs rapid deployment solutions which leverage out-of-the-box accelerators and predefined scope will
help accelerate your adoption of SAP HANA to supercharge your SAP Business Suite. The simplified process
eliminates any migration guesswork and uncertainties regarding realization timeline, due to automation of steps as
well as planning security due to standardization of the approach.

The System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA, on-premise


edition 1511 - Technical procedure and semantic adaption
tasks
Release of SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511

In November 2015 (1511) updates have been released for both, SAP S/4HANA, on-premise and cloud edition. In
November 2015, SAP delivered a massive wave of simplification and innovation in the core of SAP S/4HANA. With
this delivery, enterprises can drive unprecedented business value with innovative use-cases - in core financial and
operational areas such as in logistics taking full advantage of a simplified data model and a responsive user
experience.
Key simplifications and innovations include:
Optimized working capital with new accounts payables and receivables cockpits
Decreased stock buffers with simplified data model in inventory management for real-time, high-volume processing
Increased visibility with real-time stock and material flow insight
Reduced manufacturing cycle time with streamlined material flow for internal requirements (MRP)
Augmented reactivity with real-time monitoring of production orders regarding flow and critical issues
Improved operational decisions with easy simulation of supply alternatives
Lower procurement costs with standard integration to the Ariba Business Network
Better customer service with new sales order fulfillment cockpit for instantly identifying bottlenecks and issues
For more information see as well the SCN blog from Sven Denecken: Link

The System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511


Different transition paths are supported with SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511:

New Implementation
New installation of SAP S/4HANA e.g. for customers migrating a legacy system.

System Conversion
Customers who want to change their current system into a SAP S/4HANA system.
Landscape Transformation
Customers who want to consolidate their landscape or to selectively transform data into a SAP S/4HANA system.
The SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 system conversion supports one-step procedure (Database, SAP
NetWeaver and application transition in one step) for SAP ERP 6.0 EHP x7 systems. System Conversion requires
a Unicode (UC) source system. Non-Unicode source systems will require a two-step approach (first move to Unicode
then to SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511).

Basically it can be distinguished between technical and semantic tasks during the system conversion. The
technical installation procedure is based on established lifecycle management tools (Maintenance
Planner, Software Update Manager [SUM] and Database Migration Option [DMO]). Due to the fact that
SAP S/4HANA is a new product line (and not the successor of SAP Business Suite) things are done
differently in SAP S/4HANA.
Many of the changes are technical in nature and have no or only limited impact on peoples work and thus
do not trigger business change management. Such changes will be mandatory when converting a system
to SAP S/4HANA.
Other decisions are more of a strategic nature determining which version of functional support will evolve
into the digital era and provide the capabilities demanded from the unstoppable business process
innovation. Where those strategic directions demand change management through adoption, SAP at
large keeps the traditional capabilities available as compatibility scope enabling a rather technical
migration of these processes and leaving the time of change management at customer decision that may
well happen when initially converting or at a later point in time.
To allow our customers a better planning and estimation of their way to SAP S/4HANA, we have created the
Simplification List for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511. In this list we are describing in detail on a functional
level what happens in S/4HANA to individual transactions and solution capabilities. In some cases, we have merged
certain functionality with other elements or reflected it within a new solution / architecture compared to the SAP
Business Suite products.

The technical procedure well established tooling


Maintenance Planner
The Maintenance Planner checks the system with regards to business functions, industry solutions, and add-ons. If
there is no valid path for the conversion (for example, the add-on is not released yet), the Maintenance Planner
prevents the conversion.

The Maintenance Planner is a pre-requisite for the system conversion to SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511.
The Maintenance Optimizer (MOPZ) is not used
For more information regarding Maintenance Planner see SAP Help: http://help.sap.com/maintenanceplanner

Software Update Manager (SUM)

Software Update Manager (SUM) is the technical tool for system conversion to SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition
1511.
Note:
You must run the Maintenance Planner before the SUM.
Ensure that the latest version of the Software Update Manager is used:
For all information about using the SUM, please see the document Conversion of SAP Systems to SAP S/4HANA,
on-premise edition Using Software Update Manager available at:
support.sap.com/sltoolset (LINK)
Section "System Maintenance"

Database Migration Option (DMO)


DMO - the one-step-migration to SAP HANA database for SAP systems. It is called "database migration option
(DMO) of Software Update Manager (SUM)". For SAP S/4HANA it combines the installation of the SAP S/4HANA,
on-premise software and database migration to SAP HANA in one tool

See the following SCN Blog with helpful information regarding DMO, and regarding SUM for System Conversion
Database Migration Option (DMO) of SUM - Introduction
System Conversion to SAP S/4HANA: SUM is the tool

Adoption Tasks how SAP support the customer


Simplification List for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511
To allow our customers a better planning and estimation of their way to SAP S/4HANA, we have created the
Simplification List for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511. In this list we are describing in detail on a functional
level what happens in S/4HANA to individual transactions and solution capabilities. In some cases, we have merged
certain functionality with other elements or reflected it within a new solution / architecture compared to the SAP
Business Suite products.
For more information see Simplification List for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 (FPS1): PDF

Conversion Pre-Checks
Pre-checks are shipped as SAP Notes to customers that want to convert to SAP S/4HANA. Customers can use these
pre-checks to find out what mandatory steps they have to carry out before converting to S/4HANA. The results list the
instances that need addressing before attempting the conversion process. The checks are run twice again during the
conversion process: both times in the Software Update Manager (SUM). The conversion is stopped if errors persist.
Implement SAP Note 2182725, and all the related notes attached to it. Make sure to use latest version of

this note and regularly check for updates of all attached notes. Implement and run these reports on every
system (Sandbox, DEV, QA, PROD) you want to convert to SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511.
Report R_S4_PRE_TRANSITION_CHECKS.

Custom Code Checks


These checks are based on the Simplification list concept. Before converting to SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition
1511 you need to check your custom code against the SAP S/4HANA simplifications. These simplifications are loaded
into the Custom Code Check Tool. After you run the tool, you obtain a list of instances where your custom code does
not comply with the scope and data structure of SAP S/4HANA 1511, on-premise edition

For more information about the Custom Code Check tool, see SAP Help Portal: Link and the following SCN blog:
SAP S/4HANA Custom Code Migration Worklist.

Related information at a glance


SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition General Information
SAP Help
SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511 documentation

Link

Getting Started With SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511

PDF

Conversion Guide for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511

PDF

Simplification List for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511

PDF

Maintenance Planner

Link

Software Update Manager (SUM) for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511Software

Link

Logistics Toolset 1.0 --> Section "Documentation" --> System Maintenance

Custom Code Check tool (SAP Help)

Link

SAP S/4HANA Feature Scope Description

PDF

SAP SCN
SAP S/4HANA Cookbook

Link

Simplification List for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition XLS-based format

Link

Simplification List TOP Items

Link

SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition the transition paths

Link

Maintenance Planner SCN Blog

Link
Link

Software Update Manager (SUM) - SCN Blog with more information

Link

DMO Database Migration Option SCN Blog with more information

Link

SAP SCN - SAP S/4HANA Custom Code Migration Worklist

Link

Custom Code within SAP S/4HANA On-Premise

Link

SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition: Additional remarks regarding Business Functions (FPS2)

Link

Miscellaneous
SAP S/4HANA @SAP Learning Hub

Link

S/4HANA Trial

Link

SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition

Link

SAP Activate

Link

FIORI App Library

Link

Elements for Designing a Transition Roadmap to SAP S/4HANA

Link

SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition Important SAP Notes


General Information
SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511: Release Information Note

SAP Note 2189824

SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511: Restriction Note

SAP Note 2214213

SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511: supported industry solutions

SAP Note 2214213

SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511, Country Versions: Release


Information & Restriction Note

SAP Note 2228890

Simplification List for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition XLS-based format

SAP Note 2313884

Blacklist Monitor in SAP S/4HANA on premise

SAP Note 2249880

SAP Fiori for S/4HANA

SAP Note 2214245

Process integration with other SAP on-premise systems

SAP Note 2241931

Pre-Check related information


Delivery of the S/4H System Conversion Pre-Checks

SAP Note 2182725

Custom Code related information


Custom code check content for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511

SAP Note 2241080

Running Custom Code Analyzer and Downloading ZIP File(s)

SAP Note 2185390

Business Function related information


SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511: Always-Off Business Functions

SAP Note 2240359

SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511: Always-On Business Functions

SAP Note 2240360

Add-On / Partner related information


SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511: Compatible Add-ons

SAP Note 2214409

SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511: Compatible partner products

SAP Note 2244450

Add-on Product Versions released on SAP NETWEAVER 7.5

SAP Note 2156130

Uninstalling ABAP add-ons

SAP Note 2011192

Conversions to SAP S/4HANA On-Premise with 3rd Party / non-SAP Add-ons

SAP Note 2308014

SAP NetWeaver 7.5


Additional Information about the update/upgrade to SAP NetWeaver 7.5

SAP Note 2197259

Minimal DB system platform requirements for SAP NetWeaver 7.5

SAP Note 2158828

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