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Move to SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud with Selective Data Transition

Easiest and safest way to move to SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud.

cbs offers pre-packaged standard migration scenarios for your move to the cloud leveraging Selective Data Transition.

These pre-packaged solutions provide the perfect starting point for any organization looking to migrate to SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud. Select the preferred options and add layers of customization to fit your individual business transformation needs. Focus on cleaning up unused data, harmonizing master data for business partner implementation, or leveraging new financial structures and functionalities in SAP S/4HANA. We believe this is an individual journey, and you should have the flexibility to make it your own by allowing business functionality, and business value drive this decision.

With this unique approach combining pre-packaged scenarios and customizable options the move to SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud will match the individual requirements of every customer.

Migration Packages

Full System Migration

Company Code Selection

Time Specific Selection

Customizations & enhancements

NewGL and One Finance

Flexible financial reorganization, leveraging value-adding SAP S/4HANA functionalities such as Margin Analysis, new FI Asset Accounting, Document Splitting and more.

Harmonize charts of accounts, profit centers, and cost centers parallel to your S/4HANA transition.

Business Partner Concept and Master Data Cleansing

Reduce redundant master data and design effective Customer-Vendor Integration model.

System Consolidation

Bring multiple SAP (or non-SAP ERP) instances into a single consolidated SAP S/4HANA system.

Achieve global process harmonization in one step, or multiple phases for reduced risk.

Additional Innovation

Focus on functionalities that shorten time-to-value such as MRPlive, Fiori, embedded analytics and RPA.

SPS Companies Use Case

  • Migration to Cloud

    > ECC6.0 on-premise to SAP S/4HANA Cloud EX
    > Selective Data Transition as migration approach
    > Selective data and processes migrated

  • Company Code Selection

    > 15 of 30 Company Codes migrated
    > Renaming Organisation Units
    > Inactive CC data left behind

  • Time Selection Criteria

    > Only 5 years’ worth of data was considered from the 15 company codes in scope
    > 89% used database reduction

  • System Merge

    > 15 Company code merged into existing S/4HANA Private Cloud
    > Resolved conflicting configuration and customising

  • Financial Reorganization

    > NewGL implementation
    > Mapping of historical data into new S/4HANA structures
    > Margin Analysis (cost-based to account-based CO-PA)
    > New FI Asset Accounting
    > CoA/ PC conversion

  • Business Partner

    > Customer-Vendor integration
    > Number range concepts
    > Clean up of redundant data
    > Master Data harmonisation

  • Change Management

    > Retained as many custom screen transactions as possible
    > Compatible configuration migrated to the new environment
    > Extra training for business to reduce stress

  • Less Business Disruption

    > Open or partially delivered orders migrated “as-is”
    > Near-zero downtime approach
    > Flexible data migration

The Solution

  • Selective Carve-Out of company codes in use including 5 years of history
  • Transformation and migration of data to SAP S/4HANA private cloud
  • Merge data into productive SAP S/4HANA private cloud environment
  • Adjustment of conflicting config. and customizing

The Benefits

  • Seamless transition to SAP S/4HANA without business disruption
  • Leverage new Fiori apps where beneficial
  • Only relevant data was migrated
  • Financial data transformed upon NewGL Charts of Accounts, Cost Center and Profit Center Structure
  • Value-adding S/4HANA functionality implemented: document splitting, Universal Ledger Margin Analysis, New FI Asset Accounting, etc.


For detailed advice, we are of course happy to assist you personally. Simply contact us directly:

Johannes Semel
Vice President SLT Practice
cbs Corporate Business Solutions America