When embarking upon an SAP transformation project involving complex systems, simply understanding the scope of work required can be a major challenge. There's every chance that you may have to deal with thousands of custom development objects, tens of thousands of customizing tables and hundreds of thousands of rows of customizing data.
Consolidator removes the pain from this scoping phase by providing a comprehensive analysis of the systems in your SAP landscape, allowing you to see exactly how complex a technical merge project might be. A pair of selected source and target candidate systems can be automatically analysed to give a clear view of commonality and conflict.
SAP landscape transformation projects are complicated, so there's a lot that can go wrong. What's more, when problems do occur they can prove costly to the business.
That means it's critical to have clear processes and detailed information at every stage of a system consolidation, in order to minimize the chance of errors and make mitigation easier.
Consolidator provides complete visibility of the merge process, with stages and phases clearly laid out and gated to ensure that each occurs in sequence. Granular conflict information is provided to ensure that the right decisions can be made quickly and easily.
Process automation is at the heart of Consolidator, providing you with the confidence that business risk of SAP system consolidation will be minimized.
Consolidation automates conflict identification, re-naming of objects, consistency checking, transports from 'source' to target system, and more.
Automated processes run much more quickly than the equivalent manual process - meaning faster delivery of value to your business - and enable a dramatic reduction in necessary human resources, so more of your valuable technical staff can be freed to work on other projects.
These outcomes - faster delivery, fewer problems and lower resource requirements - all combine to reduce to reduce the cost of system consolidation.
Consolidator reduces business risk by increasing output quality. That means there's less chance of downtime or unforeseen problems when a new, consolidated system goes live.
SAP systems are complex, so it's unavoidable that manual system merge processes will be prone to error. Consolidator's automation functions minimize mistakes during the merge process.
Granular visibility of each conflict means that nothing is missed. All decisions are recorded and users are provided with options for resolution.
Finally, a full audit history is created that records all decisions. In the unlikely event of an error, it's easier the ever to pinpoint what went wrong.
As a long-standing partner, we challenged Basis Technologies to devise a means to make SAP system merges a more realistic proposition. With Consolidator they have delivered a genuinely innovative tool that will allow us to deliver business value more quickly.