Fission utilized our proven carve-out execution strategy to successfully migrate SAP ECC and SAP WM ahead of schedule and with 0 critical system defects 


The client

Client is an industry-leading manufacturer of freight rail transportation equipment and services. They have an international footprint and are a publicly listed company with rigid data and security requirements. 

The situation

Client’s system was carved, staged and migrated during a pandemic lockdown with zero critical go-live defects, under budget and ahead of schedule.

Client Challenges

    • Parent SAP system was in a highly secured environment with Parent having very strict criteria and data security requirements 
    • Client operational and technical teams did not have any prior SAP experience 
    • Go-live date was a rigid milestone with severe TSA implications 
    • Project kicked off just before the onset of COVID pandemic, which required complete virtual collaboration 

    Our Solutions

    • Due to the COVID lockdown, the project was accomplished via 100% remote coordination between all teams 
    • Leveraged more than 80 key functional team members across 5 sites to conduct comprehensive testing for go-live readiness 
    • The utilization of external subject matter experts ensured that there were no functional or technical gaps to pose a risk to go-live or post-go-live operations  
    • Adherence to Fission carve-out strategy and coordination with technical experts and functional experts ensured 2 rounds of testing prepared project teams for go-live and defined cutover plan requirements 

    Our Results

    • All out-of-scope Parent data was removed from the new system  
    • Go-live was completed a week earlier than projected and within budget  
    • There were 0 critical system defects pertaining to functionality and data integrity during and after system go-live