SAP S/4HANA Carve-Out and Migration Projects Need Well-Crafted Strategies

Whether you’re dealing with an M&A carve-out scenario or updating and consolidating a complex ERP landscape for SAP S/4HANA migration, Fission Consulting takes the pain out of the process.

When a craftsman begins a new project, he studies and appraises his chosen medium. The vision takes shape after careful assessment and strategic planning of materials, costs, and possible deadlines. If he rushes the approach, costly mistakes could ruin the potential of a successful and unique transformation and creation.

In crafting an effective SAP S/4HANA carve-out project, the same principles hold true. Many businesses either rush or overlook the depth of project management, planning and analysis required in the process of data extraction and migration from complex systems. Under pressure from tight timelines or a lack of efficient know-how, they’re at a loss to truly carry out a well-coordinated SAP project plan that will ultimately lead to accurate, efficient, and cost-effective success.

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Untangling a messy ERP landscape

ERP landscapes are usually a complex matrix of core software and other external applications distributed across on-premises and the cloud. They can be exponentially more complicated when 3rd party system interfaces are involved that have to be separated or shared in the carve-out process.
Data extractions and migrations for M&A’s or divestitures are very sensitive projects that call for extreme efficiency, accuracy, and expediency to safeguard assets and business operations for all entities. Without experienced and skilled expertise and guidance, parent companies can jeopardize the value of their data, through loss, spiraling costs and liabilities, and brand erosion.
A corporate carve-out may involve a divestiture that must choose between a new implementation, system conversion or hybrid approach. There may be a need to transform and migrate data from a legacy SAP ECC system to SAP s/4HANA for the business optimization leveraging in-memory computing capabilities, and before SAP ECC support concludes. Whatever the particular carve-out scenario, strategic and thoughtful planning and execution cannot be overemphasized.

Sap carve-out choreography

The carve-out and data process usually requires more sequential steps than a business might anticipate. Before any steps are actually taken or the ink dried on any agreements, careful assessment of the what, where, when, why, and how of the project must be detailed. The full scope of the carve-out and goals of the project should be established for all parties involved. It can be a daunting task for any business and its IT specialists. Evaluation must include:

System analysis of infrastructure and data quality and carve-out scope

Transition Services Agreements (TSA) – defining all details early and agreeing before the carve-out

Knowledge of all processes, platforms, people, roles, vendors, etc

Financial assessments and projected costs – who bears the IT costs, determine what is shared or separated

Operational due diligence – any co-dependencies, supply agreements, data that must not be shared, historical data archiving, etc.

Project management planning – strategic detailed data transition plan with clear roles, realistic timeline, minimal business disruption, resource planning, execution responsibilities, collaborative team formation and goal alignment

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Would you try to disassemble your car and reassemble its systems? Nope. Most of us would sensibly turn to experienced, and skilled technicians.


Fission Consulting specializes in supporting IT transformations for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures with a highly skilled team of consultants that will strategically guide your project every step of the way. We work directly with your project team members and specialists to achieve your specific goals.

As data extraction, migration, IT transformation, and carve-out experts, Fission provides the structure and experience to empower your organization to deliver successful projects with optimal accuracy, efficiency, and expediency.

Fission can handle even the most aggressive and ambitious IT transformation and migration projects. For example, Current’s successful go-live on SAP S/4HANA deployment on public cloud was performed in record time, with astounding accuracy and efficiency. Our superior strength in strategic project management, expediency with minimal business disruption, and data accuracy have established our reputation as industry leading specialists that can meet the customized needs of diverse clients and project scopes.

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