Reduce Your Reliance on ABAP for Logistics Data Conversion Using LSMW

  • by Mitresh Kundalia, Director — SAP Practice, Quality Systems & Software
  • May 1, 2004
At many companies, ABAP programs are used even for simple one-time data conversion or update projects. The author suggests a free SAP tool, the Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW), as an alternative to unnecessary programming. He also discusses LSMW's features and describes helpful data migration steps.

Mitresh Kundalia

Mitresh Kundalia heads the SAP practice at Quality Systems & Software (www.QSandS.com), a consulting firm specializing in SAP S/4HANA, SAP General Ledger, and complex System Landscape Optimization (SLO)-type reorganizations. Mitresh is widely acknowledged as a leading SAP expert, with multiple publications and an SAP-PRESS book to his credit. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and white papers, and he has given presentations at various SAP conferences and events. Mitresh is the chief solutions architect of General Ledger Migration Optimizer (GLMO), a leading product to accelerate and jump-start the SAP S/4HANA and SAP General Ledger initiatives; SAP Data Reorganization Optimizer (SDRO), an SLO-type product for managing complex system landscape reorganizations; and Group Currency Activation and Conversion (GCAC), a product suite to manage introduction of parallel currencies and conversion of data in a live SAP system.

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