SAP ECC to S/4HANA® Migration

SAP ECC to S/4HANA® Migration

For Clients which already use SAP® ECC® (ERP Central Component) as their current ERP, there are several migration approaches to move from their current SAP ECC® to S/4HANA®. In this page we would like to share with you about those approaches.

Before we begin with the approaches, please see below some key points to be considered:

SAP S/4HANA Migration

Migration to SAP S/4HANA®

Here are some typical of migration approaches move to SAP S/4HANA®.





 New Implementation

System Conversion

General Overview

Re-implementation of S/4HANA® system.

Enables to move to S/4HANA® without re-implementation.

Company’s Business Process

Implement innovative business process with SAP® common practice on new platform.

Enables to complete re-engineering the company’s business process and conduct process simplification.

A complete technical in-place conversion of an existing SAP® Business Suite ERP system to SAP S/4HANA®.

Follow the existing business process, no disruption to existing business process.

System Transformation Method

New implementations, starting from scratch to re-design the system.


System conversion from the existing system design and environment. All system settings are copied to new system environment.


Retire old landscape.

Adopt new innovations at your speed.

Existing Data

Data from the existing environment will be migrated using cut-over balance method.


All data from the existing environment will be transferred/copied to the new system environment. This includes master data, transaction data, and reports.

Data Migration

Perform initial data load, by using MIG Cockpit.

No initial data load required.

Resource Requirement

Require full participation of Business Users on Business Design phase. After that, they have to participate again during  UAT and Training phases.

Minimum participation of Business Users. They are only involved during UAT and Training phases.


Change Management Point of View

More difficult in identifying the possible changes that will be caused by changing the entire SAP® environments.

Easier to identify the possible changes that will be caused by changing the entire SAP® environments.


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