How to handle custom code for your large-scale ERP migration

14 February 2024, America 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST

What is the best way to handle custom code when doing a large-scale ERP migration, such as moving from SAP ECC to SAP S/4HANA?

Many businesses are indeed in the process of upgrading their SAP ERP systems, transitioning from ECC to S/4HANA. Throughout this migration, they encounter several formidable challenges. Data migration poses a significant hurdle, necessitating a meticulous transfer of vast amounts of information while ensuring its accuracy and integrity. Infrastructure transformation is another critical concern, demanding hardware and software upgrades to support the new system's requirements adequately. Simultaneously, aligning existing business processes with S/4HANA's capabilities becomes a complex task, requiring comprehensive restructuring and adaptation. However, among these challenges, managing custom code emerges as the foremost obstacle.

Recent ASUG research highlights that the primary challenge reported by SAP customers during this transition revolves around handling custom code. Unlike other aspects where solutions seem more apparent, custom code management demands a more strategic approach. To tackle this challenge effectively, creating a pragmatic plan is essential. By devising a practical strategy focused on custom code management, businesses can streamline their migration to S/4HANA and mitigate potential disruptions effectively. So, where do they start?

.Join smartShift and a select group of likeminded executives as we discuss your challenges as well as the best ways to handle custom code.

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Scott Loose

VP of Solutions
Scott Loose is VP of Solutions at smartShift. With over 20 years experience designing and delivering find out more

About smartShift

smartShift is a global leader in SAP custom code migration and optimization, offering AI-powered solutions that deliver secure, stable, and optimized code in a matter of weeks. With a track record of modernizing over 3,300 SAP systems and converting more than 3 billion lines of code, smartShift is trusted by many of the worldʼs largest SAP customers.

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What are the biggest challenges you’re facing or expect to face with your SAP ERP systems upgrade?

What are they key things you should consider with your approach custom code?

Should you be thinking about Clean Core? How would you factor that into the equation?

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