deliver the agility your SAP environment requires. HP SAP Upgrade Services A fast and cost-effective approach to modernizing and managing your SAP environmentSolution overview
In a fast-paced business environment, your SAP solution HP Upgrade Services for SAP ECC 6.0 can help you:is a mission-critical investment. It drives efficiencies, helps • Provide a world-class SAP ECC 6.0 upgrademanage customer relations, supports analytics, and assessment for free using the latest HP and vendorenables intelligent decisions—unless years of add-ons SAP upgrade tools.and expansions have rendered it obsolete. Outdated • Develop a business case for upgrading to SAP ECC 6.0.software is not only inflexible; it can hinder yourefforts to achieve flexibility and increase productivity. • Efficiently plan an enterprise-wide upgrade, including testing and quality assurance.How do you quickly modernize and transform your • Identify which systems need consolidation, migration,SAP environment and simultaneously reduce costs? or replacement.HP experts believe that a smart choice is to implement • Determine improvements for system-wide performance.SAP ECC 6.0. This is the first fully service-enabled • Minimize system downtime during the upgrade.platform for business excellence and innovation,offering superior functionality and ease of use. By • Ensure custom programs and add-ons you built forupgrading to this latest version of SAP ERP, you can SAP R/3 will work with SAP ECC 6.0.boost productivity, streamline business processes, • Better understand what Unicode conversion willand make getting the right information to the right mean for your SAP environment.people dramatically faster and easier. It will also help • Provide a road map to SAP Business Suite Upgradeyou adapt to your industry’s changing requirements to include CRM, SRM, BI, and SCM suites.and implement innovations more effectively whilelowering total cost of ownership (TCO) and improving Further, we can deliver any and all aspects of theoperational efficiency. project through the extended HP portfolio, which covers hardware, software, and services solutions for SAP, asUsing HP SAP Upgrade Services, you can adapt your well as a financing service to address investmentapplications architecture to support growth and provide options. This breadth can be significant when you’rethe agility your business processes demand of SAP. faced with the upgrade challenge and are also running SAP applications on older hardware platforms.HP Upgrade Services for SAP HP can provide the complete road map for yourHP makes this upgrade process as effective and efficient upgrade journey and deliver every element, includingas a possible. Working with our Agility Alliance partner a scalable global pool of specialized skills andSAP, we’ve developed our HP Upgrade Services for resources to support sales cycle and delivery needs,SAP ECC 6.0—optimized services and methodology a more cost-effective hardware platform that lowersto accelerate SAP upgrade projects that modernize overall IT TCO, and an application environment that isyour environment as they reduce risks and costs. These more flexible to meeting future requirements.services include the HP Upgrade Factory, a globaldelivery approach to SAP ERP upgrade projects, Most importantly, we get you back to business quicklywhich significantly reduces risk, time, and budget by using HP’s rapid transition services frameworkrequirements for upgrades. for SAP upgrades. This approach uses standard methodology that includes a proven set of best practices and support tools, complemented by HP’s Best Shore® global delivery capability.
Transform your business into an • Minimized disruption and costs—Our proven methodology, proprietary tools, and best practices— agile enterprise coupled with the SAP upgrade road map andBenefits HP has the right mix of SAP expertise and real- methodology—help minimize cost and disruption toAccelerate business growth world experience to upgrade your SAP applications an upgrade project. Our Designed for Run strategy• Faster upgrade and infrastructure technology to the desired state. and SAP Upgrade Factory—a fast, cost-effective• Reduced time to market for As a result, your organization is ready for adding approach for upgrading to ECC 6.0—reduce your new solutions built on SAP application functionality or enabling service-oriented risk and long-term cost of ownership. This method Enterprise SOA• Improved decision-making architecture (SOA). provides a scalable, global pool of skilled professionals, with more powerful business Our goal is to develop solutions that enhance your working in a delivery model with the right mix of intelligence capabilities of organization’s competitiveness through: onshore, near-shore, and far-shore resources. SAP ECC 6.0• Faster response to business • Industry experience—Accelerate your business • Comprehensive upgrade strategy—We offer three change transformation and innovation by leveraging HP types of upgrades tailored to your organization’sReduce costs industry solutions and components aligned with needs. Our technical upgrade lays the foundation• Lower SAP maintenance SAP best practices. costs for change by upgrading to the latest SAP release and focuses on eliminating unused system• Less expense and fewer resources required for modifications and importing new and updated Delivering everything you need upgrade and testing objects. Our functional upgrade centers on reducing HP blends the SAP implementation methodology,• Improved operational system complexity by replacing custom modifications called ASAP, with our breadth of experience in efficiency with SAP standard functionality. Our strategic executing SAP solutions. We guide you throughMitigate risks upgrade focuses on extending and improving a clear and consistent process for successfully• Reduced upgrade risk business processes using the new enterprise completing your upgrade as quickly as possible.• Quality assurance resource planning core functionality. Our comprehensive suite of technical, functional,• Performance validation• Improved ongoing change • Flexible solutions—Plan your upgrade at your own and strategic upgrade services helps to make your management pace while minimizing business disruption. We upgrade a smooth one, with less cost and risk for you• Proven methodologies can develop an accelerated upgrade deployment to worry about. And after installation, we can provide and tools plan with phased approach along with ECC 6.0’s flexible mission-critical support options to get your SAP innovative SAP switch framework to selectively ECC 6.0 environment off to a smooth start and plan activate industry solutions and latest enhancement for continuous improvement. packages/support packs on your schedule. Key elements on the path to a seamless SAP ECC 6.0 • Risk mitigation—Testing can be expensive, often upgrade include: comprising 30% to 40% of project cost. A risk-based • Core Services Portfolio approach focuses on the important areas. Test- automation software increases reliability, reduces –– SAP Upgrade Assessment Workshop—Workshop dependence on business resources, and provides to establish upgrade scenarios and foundations agility. The HP upgrade delivery model integrates for business case quality assurance, testing, training, and change –– Technical Upgrade—Services for completing management—leveraging the HP software portfolio a technical upgrade to SAP ECC 6.0 that to reduce risk while streamlining the upgrade process. retains existing functionality and carries over • Accelerated delivery, greater efficiency—Our modifications from previous versions approach leverages your existing IT personnel, –– Functional Upgrade—Services to reduce which not only lowers the cost of upgrading, it customization and achieve highest possible level enables HP to execute the upgrade more efficiently. of standardization, introducing new functionality in SAP ECC 6.0 –– HP Services for SAP NetWeaver and Enterprise SOA—Services for modernizing SAP applications to implement new process scenarios, build Supply Chain Management, and SAP Finance and enterprise services and composite applications, and introduce new solutions based on Controlling Solutions SAP ECC 6.0