Dear SAP Stakeholders,
Following the past 2 weeks since we kicked off the HANA Migration projects, I will send you weekly updates as below on our ongoing activities.
The Business Systems Team has been hard at work alongside our SAP & Infrastructure Support Partners.
The high level plan is as follows, and for the past week we have been tackling Phase 1- 3 which is mainly TESTING the Upgrade process.
I will not get to the technical detail, but basically each Country database has to go through these steps.
It is a prerequisite to test convert the following to HANA Format: Country Databases, Print Templates, Queries & Reports, Crystal Reports, Alerts and all our Add-Ons:
(GatePass, CSFA, Rwanda Tax Machine interface)
SAP Germany HQ Involvement
We have encountered conversion incidences that are beyond Bluekey to resolve during our tests, and these have been escalated to SAP Germany.
Support tickets have been raised and SAP HQ Consultants allocated and resolutions are ongoing; remotely.
Note that these are not Critical errors touching on data inconsistency, but some minor logic details that need streamlining before the databases are converted to HANA format.
This will ease the planned weekend Go-Lives.
Maintenance will be scheduled over the weekend where these fixes need to be applied to the live environment before Go-Live.
As SAP is working to resolve these issues, next week we will prepare the CPAllied and Rwanda Databases for Go-Live.
These have the least issues with minimal expected disruption due to low user count and migration is planned in this order:
1. Saturday 28th July – CP Allied Go-Live
2. Saturday 4th August – Rwanda Go Live
Next email update will inform the Business on which databases will go live in this order: TZ -> UG and KENYA Last – in weekly intervals as readiness dictates.
We are looking out and avoiding least favorable times for migration like Month Ends.
In the coming week, alongside all our other preparations – we will also be setting up Server HIGH AVAILABILITY.
This means configuring the 2nd SAP HANA server as a real-time standby in the event of hardware failures in the Primary Server.
For any further clarifications, please separately write to me and copy Enterprise Business Systems Team <email@example.com
Keeping you posted!