Quick Tip: A List of Do’s and Don’ts When Upgrading to SAP BW 7.4

  • by Ramesh Kannan, SAP Security/Basis Manager CTS
  • August 11, 2016

Learn the do’s and don’ts for upgrading to SAP BW 7.4, as well as some quick tips to help functional teams and Basis administrators plan a successful SAP BW upgrade to 7.4.

Reading this article, you will learn:

  • The importance of planning the upgrade well in advance
  • Mistakes to avoid during the upgrade
  • How to coordinate within the two teams, BW functional and Basis
  • The do’s and don’ts during the upgrade
  • Important upgrade tips

SAP BW 7.3 is comprised of ABAP and Java, each with their own databases. The SAP BW upgrade for ABAP from 7.3 to 7.4 and above is challenging as it involves equal efforts from—and coordination between—the SAP BW functional and Basis teams. To ensure that the SAP BW upgrade is successful, cooperation and communication between the  two teams is vital. How the SAP BW upgrade tasks are categorized and how they should be divided between these two differnt teams can sometimes be confusing. I’ll provide some tips as to who should be executing the jobs/programs and how the responsiblities are divided in a way that makes the most practical sense.

Ramesh Kannan

Ramesh Kannan has over 20 years of information technology experience in SAP consulting, and specializes in SAP Cyber Security, SAP NetWeaver, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP BI, and SAP Data Services products. He also has extensive experience in migration, upgrades, and Unicode conversions. Ramesh has worked with clients such as Shell in Europe (The Netherlands and France) and the UK, and other oil & gas companies in the US. Ramesh has a bachelor's degree in engineering (computer science) and a post-graduate diploma in business management.

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10/18/2016 2:32:42 PM

Very helpful

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