SAP Professional Journal –
Implementing or migrating between different platforms for SAP is neither cheap nor easy. The technology-specific cost is significant, not to mention the business and technical costs of analyzing SAP programs and interfaces to ensure a smooth migration, retooling and retraining staff, bringing in new servers and disk subsystems, and implementing high availability/disaster recovery solutions. And each company’s situation is unique — staffing models greatly differ, as do process and technology practices. This article presents six case studies based on real-world TCO analyses that you can use to identify a low-cost platform alternative within the constraints of your company’s particular business model.