Upgrade, Migration, conversion to SAP S/4HANA
Central conversion landing page:
S/4HANA On Premise 1511:
min. required revision for S/4HANA 1511 SPS 00 is SAP HANA 102.2 - recommended for S/4HANA is the latest SAP HANA Data Center release
Please check always latest update in Suite on HANA Roadmap and Release Information
2189824 - SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511: Release Information Note includes latest notes for SUM tool for conversion
2214213 - SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1511: Restriction Note includes list of all detailed notes
Where can we find an overview of the migration options, their impact and steps required for a migration, upgrade or new install of S/4HANA?
If your source system is not on SAP HANA yet, SAP offers DMO as a tool for the conversion to S/4HANA. If your system is on SAP HANA already, SAP offers the Software Update Manager SUM.
SUM 14 and 15 are currently available. SUM 16 will be released in Q1-2016, - details in:
What changes to the Business Suite after a migration to SAP HANA data base in general, what happens specifically to modifications, customizations and Business functions?
SAP S/4HANA: Custom Code Assessment and Adaptation - What you need to consider for your custom code when transitioning to SAP S/4HANA
For latest version of this pdf please use the link in S/4HANA cookbook
includes link to zip-file for all items of the simplification data base
What are the impacts on the interoperability between different versions of SAP NetWeaver Portal, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and SAP NetWeaver PI in combination with SAP Business Suite 7?
The impact is independent of the SAP HANA database as such, though the use of the SAP HANA database for these SAP applications requires minimum releases as summarized in Business Suite and S/4HANA Roadmap and Release Information
SAP provides an Upgrade Dependency Analyzer in the SAP Service Portal https://websmp209.sap-ag.de/uda which supports high-level planning for the upgrade scenarios.
What is the impact on 3rd party solutions?
SAP provides a to support SAP's third party ABAP Add-on vendors
SAP will provide details in future roadmaps, All current certified solutions can be found here: http://www.sap.com/partners/directories/SearchSolution.epx
Does this mean that in future, SAP Business Suite will only run on SAP HANA or only on SAP databases?
No, SAP Business Suite is, and will remain, database-agnostic. Staying true to the principles of “innovation without disruption and open choices to customers,” SAP gives customers a choice. We continue to support the existing databases a customer may have licensed from SAP for use with SAP Business Suite applications, and allow complete or partial licensing of SAP HANA.
Please see SAP notes for the support of the latest Business suite version for IBM DB2 BLU and IBM DB2 DPF and ORACLE 12c