French information technology (IT) services firm Capgemini on Wednesday said it has partnered with Heidelberg, Germany headquartered Corporate Business Solutions (CBS) to launch a new data migration solution for businesses looking to achieve digital transformation.
The tool, dubbed selective data transition, will help companies around the world move seamlessly to SAP S/4HANA, an intelligent and integrated ERP (enterprise resource planning) business suite that enables a way to perform transactions and analyze business data in real-time.
Capgemini said Selective Data Transition is based on CBS’s enterprise transformer solution and can enable a holistic and flexible transfer of existing process and system landscapes to S/4HANA. It lets businesses re-use relevant custom solutions and gives them the option to optimize selective processes and migrate only relevant data to the new system.
The new migration approach ensures several benefits to companies, including a wide range of migration roadmaps, minimal cut-overs leading to near-zero downtime, and reduced business disruption, the company added.
Notably, it comes as a major upgrade over the two typically-used approaches of transitioning to S/4HANA - the greenfield and brownfield implementations.
The former involved a complete reengineering of all business processes from scratch in a new SAP S/4HANA system, which could result in business disruptions. Meanwhile, the latter entails system migration which could mean missing out on the advantages the new platform can bring, with incompatible code and compromises on performance.
As of now, TenneT, a European electricity transmission system operator, is working with Capgemini to migrate data from its SAP ECC system to SAP S/4HANA.
“We are excited to work closely with CBS given it’s one of the few selective data migration expert companies on the market,” David Lowson, Head of SAP European Center of Excellence at Capgemini, said on the partnership with CBS. “By combining CBS’s expertise with our Renewable Enterprise vision, we are helping organizations move into a more business-oriented, agile way of becoming intelligent enterprises.”