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Von Team SPIRIT/21 am 10.06.2024 SAP Services

SAP Business Partner introduction

A preliminary project for SAP S/4HANA migration with services from SPIRIT/21

The Heinrich Schmid Group, a pan-European craftsman’s and specialist tradesman’s business, is facing the challenge of migrating from SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) to SAP S/4HANA as part of a comprehensive business transformation.

The initial situation

In preparation for this important step, Heinrich Schmid successfully implemented the Business Partner as a new master data object in the SAP ECC system. The consolidated data object of the Business Partner has numerous advantages: It enables companies to centrally manage and integrate all general data of their business partners (customer, vendor, etc.). It facilitates master data maintenance in SAP S/4HANA and increases data quality. In order to benefit from these advantages, however, some technical and organisational changes are necessary.

The implementation

In order to minimise the future complexity of the SAP S/4HANA go-live, CVI synchronisation was activated in SAP ECC as a crucial preliminary step. With ‘Customer Vendor Integration’ (CVI), customer and vendor data is consolidated in a business partner master record.

The following tasks were successfully completed as part of this measure:

  • Synchronisation of number ranges
  • Migration of data
  • Defining relationships
  • Definition of the authorisation concept
  • Testing of programmes

Thanks to the support of SPIRIT/21 and conarum, we are well positioned for the migration to S/4HANA and are looking forward to the next steps together.

Stefan Saalmüller, SAP Application Support & Development Department, Heinrich Schmid Systemhaus

The result

Thanks to the proactive approach, Heinrich Schmid is well prepared to reduce the conversion downtime in the upcoming SAP S/4HANA migration. A key advantage is that the previous steps are now no longer in the critical path of the conversion, which takes the pressure off the entire migration project.

With the successful completion of this preliminary work, Heinrich Schmid shows how efficient preparation and strategic planning can pave the way for a smooth SAP S/4HANA migration.

Team SPIRIT/21

The SPIRIT/21 team will be happy to advise you on all aspects of your IT tasks, from consulting and implementation to the operation of individual services and complete IT infrastructures. We deliver solutions that work. We look forward to hearing from you.

Team SPIRIT/21