What is Cutover Activity?
In SAP transformation from any ERP system to SAP S/4HANA system requires a deliverable which is termed as cutover activity. Cutover activity deliverable includes the cutover plan document.
Cutover approach is an organization specific strategy.
Cutover Plan Document
In cutover plan document describes all required tasks that must be performed before the go-live and need to cover following tracks;
Infrastructure: Production Environment preparation
System design: Transaction Data Migration
Security: Security access enabled
Data: Master Data Migration
Training: Business Readiness
Deployment: Go-Live Support
It is also includes the key areas likes;
Data Cleansing and Data Migration
Organization Change Management
Authorization to upload and download files from/ to the server
Verify user system profiles to execute initial uploads (date format, decimal point)
Upload relevant historical exchange rates (including those for initial uploads)
Initial balance uploads: Consistency verification
Open items upload- Verification: Special attention on assets accounting, fixed asset values (useful life depreciation), accounts payables, account receivables, banks and so on.
Open documents from sales, procurement, production, plant maintenance and so on.
The SAP Fiori also must be considered inside the plan:
Simulation of Cutover Activities
It is important to say that simulation of cutover activities is recommended to finally document sequences and estimated times.
All the steps, tasks and times must be validated with the business, execute sequenced migrations according to planning with control points:
o Perform cut-over rehearsal
o Issue financial statements
o Execute end user training
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