Companies must continuously adapt their technology systems to stay competitive in the dynamic business world. This blog showcases a successful project undertaken by TekLink, for a multinational food products company renowned as the world’s one of the largest cereal companies. This project addressed critical business challenges while ensuring a smooth upgrade and migration process.
The company faced several pressing challenges that necessitated immediate attention. These challenges included the imminent end of support for their current Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) system and Oracle version, the need to decommission on-premises applications, the desire to leverage new BPC features, and the inability to use functionalities dependent on Flash browsers. These hurdles were hindering their operational efficiency and decision-making capabilities.
To overcome the challenges faced by the company, TekLink proposed a comprehensive solution encompassing various aspects of the upgrade and migration process. The project entailed upgrading the existing BW 7.4/BPC 10.0 on Oracle to BW 7.4/BPC 10.1, migrating the BPC system to the HANA database, and transitioning to AWS hardware.
Leveraging their expertise, TekLink implemented the SUM DMO (Software Update Manager Database Migration Option) approach, which facilitated the simultaneous upgrade of BW 7.4 on Oracle MSSQL to BW 7.5 on HANA while upgrading BPC 10.0 to 10.1. By migrating to AWS hardware within a single business outage, TekLink aimed to minimize downtime and ensure a seamless transition for the company.
TekLink executed multiple iterations of the production system migration to optimize the migration process. This iterative approach enabled identifying and resolving potential issues, minimizing the impact on day-to-day operations. Additionally, the project involved executing pre- and post-migration tasks on both the source and target systems to ensure a comprehensive and successful migration.
The project’s successful execution yielded numerous tangible benefits and positive outcomes for the multinational food products company with TekLink’s expertise and meticulous planning. The upgraded system empowered IT and business teams to enhance agility in decision-making processes. With accelerated query response times, employees gained access to real-time insights, facilitating faster and more informed decision-making.
The upgrade and migration process resulted in a remarkable data processing and analysis improvement. The company experienced enhanced data load and query performance, significantly boosting productivity and operational efficiency.
One of the project’s key achievements was upgrading and migrating with minimal business impact. TekLink’s careful planning and execution ensured uninterrupted business operations, minimizing potential losses and maintaining customer satisfaction.
TekLink’s successful execution of the multinational food products company’s upgrade and migration project showcases its technology consulting expertise. By addressing the company’s challenges, TekLink enabled enhanced agility, faster query response times, improved data processing, and cost savings. This project is a testament to the power of proactive technology upgrades and migrations, enabling companies to drive innovation and maintain competitiveness in today’s ever-evolving business landscape.