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T-Systems debuts HANA Migration Factory for Africa

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As consumer expectations continually increase in the digital era – organisations are compelled to more aggressively transition to a world where “all is mobile, all is cloud and all is secure”. However, this journey of digital transformation can leave a CIO with the challenge of exploding costs yet shrinking IT budgets.
In addition, market cycles are getting shorter and companies need to make critical business decisions more quickly: real-time processing is the buzzword here. This often means that companies need to modify their SAP landscape.
T-Systems believes that migrating to SAP HANA is an essential step in the digital transformation journey. Collin Govender, VP Systems Integration at T-Systems South Africa, notes: “SAP HANA reduces IT complexity, uncovers real-time business and customer insights, enables faster decision-making, increases pace of innovation, optimises operations and ultimately enhances the customer experience. However, for many organisations, the migration process can be fraught with complexity along with budget overruns and delayed project timelines.”
T-Systems has released a set of SAP HANA migration services and tools, known as The Migration Factory, enabling organisations to take the first step and assists to resolve these challenges. The Migration Factory provides companies with the ability to transform their landscape at a fixed cost and fixed duration on premise or in the cloud. It reduces risk at every stage of the journey.
Govender explains: “In the spirt of ‘simplifying everything’ so that we can do ‘anything’, we have built a categorisation engine that allows businesses to rapidly gauge the complexity of their SAP HANA migration.”
The engine takes a preliminary set of criteria and then determines the migration path (Low, Medium or High complexity). The price for a low complexity migration is fixed at R1,5 million and a fixed duration of 1,5 months. At the other end of the scale the price for a high complexity migration is fixed at R2,5-million with a fixed duration of four months.
This is a game changer for the industry and illustrates T-Systems innovation muscle whilst leveraging its long-standing and vital partnership with SAP.  Importantly, The Migration Factory provides T-Systems’ customers with the ability to disrupt traditional business models and compete successfully in a digital era.
Concludes Govender: “Migration factory coupled with T-Systems Cloudifier, a service that transforms and migrates customer applications to the cloud at fixed prices, marks the start of a compelling journey.”