The SAP system upgrade project at Play, divided into two phases, included migration of the system to a more efficient platform and technical upgrade of SAP ERP and Enterprise Portal. The system upgrade improved the efficiency of transactions and reporting, while increasing the possibilities for further functional development of the system.
01 Case study
The proof of concept for migration to SAP HANA and implementation of a Fiori application at Play was carried out very efficiently, thanks to the huge commitment of the entire project team on the part of Play and our technological partner – Lenovo. Verification of the migration path in a copy of the SAP production environment at Play allowed us to accurately schedule the planned work by reflecting the time and quality of work
At the Proof of Concept stage at Play, the SAP HANA and SAP Fiori solutions were new products in SAP’s offer and were enjoying great popularity. In order to best match these tools to the needs of Play, Hicron consultants prepared a Proof of Concept for these solutions: SAP Fiori and HANA Migration, which enabled end users to thoroughly test the configurations proposed by Hicron and make the necessary corrections before final implementation.
- verification of new functionalities
- ability to fully check and scale the solutions with the use of an external system
- identification of potential errors and non-conformities prior to proper implementation
- real experience of the benefits and simplifications provided by the planned solutions
- identification and determination of potential ROI
- scaling of the solutions in relation to the needs and expectations of end users
02 Case study
The SAP system upgrade project at Play, divided into two phases, included migration of the system to a more efficient platform and technical upgrade of SAP ERP and Enterprise Portal. The system upgrade improved the efficiency of transactions and reporting, while increasing the possibilities of further functional development of the system.
The project works consisted in exporting the system to a new platform and performing the necessary steps to upgrade the SAP ECC system version from ECC 5 to ECC 6.05, EP from version 7.0 to 7.01, Solution Manager from version 7.0 to version 7.01, as well as upgrading the XI and BW solutions. The first part of the works – migration of the solution to the new platform – was completed in the fourth quarter of 2011. During the second stage of the project, the task of Hicron consultants was to move the system to the new version, perform tests, and provide post-implementation support. This stage ended in June 2012.
Timely upgrade of the SAP system and constant care for current system version updates guarantee the continuity of support provided by the software producer. This approach enables the organization and optimization of all business processes in the system, supported by the latest achievements in the field of ERP system development.
The functional scope of the SAP ERP system used at Play during the project included the following areas:
- finance and controlling (FI/FIAA, TR, CO)
- investment management (PS/IM)
- materials and supplies management (MM)
- sales and distribution (SD)
- plant maintenance (PM)
- human resource management (HR, PA/PY).