Gebr. Heinemann, a major distributor, and retailer for the international travel retail market, started their journey towards SAP HANA / SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (SAP HEC) at the beginning of 2020. They selected smartShift to efficiently, quickly, and reliably establish HANA-readiness for their custom applications. smartShift’s patented automation for analysis and migration were instrumental in their selection for this challenging endeavor.
smartShift successfully converted the legacy ABAP code to HANA-ready and HANA-performance-optimized custom code for three central SAP systems – Retail, Forecast & Replenishment, and GTS. The largest system consisted of more than 2.5 million Lines of Code and more than 50,000 ABAP objects in scope. The code conversion took place in lightning-fast 2 weeks per system. smartShift addressed ~25,000 issues with only two tickets raised in testing – an unmatched quality (0.00008% error rate) compared to a traditional manual approach.
Gebr. Heinemann is very satisfied with the high degree of automation, consistent outcomes, and extensive smartShift expertise for HANA conversions:
“The predictability, quality, and speed of the HANA code conversion with smartShift exceeded my expectations. All delivery phases were completed on time and the conversion results including the application performance convinced my most experienced developers” said Mr. Brettner, Head of Administration & Information (IT) at Gebr. Heinemann.
With the HANA-ready systems Gebr. Heinemann now confidently continues its business innovation journey towards S/4HANA and Cloud.
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