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Moving core SAP applications to HANA for a transparent, global view of the supply chain, the production process, and sales processes to drive critical decision-making.


  • This case study highlights the critical role that proper planning plays in the flawless execution of a modernization program in very tight timelines.
  • It also showcases the importance of taking a collaborative approach and maintaining an ongoing two-way dialogue with key business, internal IT, and vendor teams around project parameters and business contingency plans

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates this engagement as a great example of how taking a planned and methodical approach to migrating core enterprise systems works in an era when transformation programs often run into complications midway.
  • Shows how this engagement is also a testament to the importance of working with a partner who emphasizes client needs and can bring in the right set of people, tools, and global expertise to support a multi-phased engagement.

Key questions answered

  • How can an enterprise identify and prioritize a technology-driven transformation program?
  • What kind of planning is required to ensure that the business experiences little to no downtime during the modernization process?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Key messages
  • Ovum view


  • Recommendations for enterprises

Customer case file

  • IT services data sheet: "Catalyst" ECC migration program
  • Background
  • Implementation and results


  • On the Case
  • Further reading
  • Author