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Capgemini announces new data migration solution with Corporate Business Solutions

28 Oct 2020

Selective Data Transition aims to help enterprises move to SAP S/4HANA® more quickly and efficiently with reduced business disruption 

Paris, October 28, 2020 Capgemini today announced that it has signed a global alliance agreement with CBS (Corporate Business Solutions) to deliver a new joint solution, Selective Data Transition,  to assist companies with complex migrations to SAP S/4HANA®, so they can reap the benefits of digital transformation.

Transitioning to SAP S/4HANA enables organizations to achieve digital transformation, but many struggle to determine the best approach to move to SAP S/4HANA. Typically, there are two options: a greenfield implementation, which entails a complete reengineering of all business processes from scratch in a new SAP S/4HANA system, or a system migration (brownfield implementation), which could mean missing out on the advantages the new platform can bring, with incompatible code and compromised performance.

Selective Data Transition provides clients with a third option to their SAP S/4HANA migration approach, while providing many benefits including, a wide range of migration roadmaps, minimized cut-over activities leading to near-zero downtime, and reduced business disruption. With Selective Data Transition, businesses can re-use relevant custom solutions, choose to migrate only the data that is relevant to their needs, and optimize selective processes. The solution, based on CBS’s Enterprise Transformer® solution, enables existing process and system landscapes to be transferred holistically and flexibly to the solution and data structures of SAP S/4HANA.

TenneT, a leading European electricity transmission system operator (TSO), with activities in the Netherlands and Germany, is working with Capgemini to migrate data from its current SAP ECC system towards SAP S/4HANA: Herman van Dam, Project Lead, OneERP at TenneT, said, “Recently, we have worked with Capgemini to use the CBS tool to create a number of scripts to ‘mask’ data in view of our SAP S/4HANA implementation. This was done specifically for the Data Migration from data in the current SAP® ECC system towards SAP S/4HANA. This worked very well and, as a result, we decided to also use this tool to create masking scripts for the future SAP S/4HANA solution.”

“We are excited to work closely with CBS given it’s one of the few selective data migration expert companies on the market,” said David Lowson, Head of SAP European Center of Excellence at Capgemini. “By combining CBS’s expertise with our Renewable Enterprise vision, we are helping organizations move into a more business oriented, agile way of becoming intelligent enterprises.”

As process consultants and SAP specialists, CBS implements successful large-scale projects and customer-oriented solutions around the globe. It has more than 600 employees around the globe and has delivered 2,000 customer projects.

About cbs Corporate Business Solutions

As large industrial enterprises seek to establish digital business processes on a global solution platform, the international management consultancy cbs Corporate Business Solutions holds the key to this vision.

The process consultants and SAP specialists at cbs provide comprehensive support to corporations and hidden champions around the world. With its unique end-to-end business transformation portfolio, the cbs SELECTIVE S/4HANA Transition offering and the standard software cbs Enterprise Transformer® for SAP S/4HANA®, cbs is realizing the ONE Digital Enterprise of the future.

cbs is a founding member of the „SAP S/4HANA® Selective Data Transition Engagement”. Working in close cooperation with SAP, this community supplies global standards and migration routines for the top 500 SAP customers and the most demanding transformation projects in the world.

Part of the Materna Group, cbs employs 600 people at its headquarters in Heidelberg, five other German locations, and seven international branches. The company implements successful large-scale projects and customer-oriented solutions around the globe with the help of near- and offshore centers and its strong partner network.

About Capgemini

Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology, and engineering services. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. A responsible and multicultural company of 265,000 people in nearly 50 countries, Capgemini’s purpose is to unleash human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. With Altran, the Group reported 2019 combined global revenues of €17 billion.

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