Minimize complexity through IBM Technology Assembly Center (TAC) delivery

Upgrading an ERP platform or other SAP applications is complex and challenging. What impact will the upgrade have? Which customizations and configurations should you migrate? What changes will the new version bring to the modified SAP standard programs and custom ABAP programs? Understanding and selecting new functionality and executing process transformation that will be beneficial to your business requires significant analysis, planning and solid execution. And IBM can help.

The Technology Assembly Center (TAC) is an IBM delivery organization that uses factory-style componentized work packets for repeatable delivery. The TAC employs a framework that ensures a rigorous implementation of software engineering practices through:

For an SAP upgrade, TAC deploys a team of specialists for each project who bring the skills, experience and best practices necessary for success. In addition to our upgrade expertise, we provide tools and accelerators tailored to SAP upgrades which can help improve the quality of the final solution. Other benefits include increased time testing to assure components work as expected, higher quality documentation, and creation of training materials.

Depending on your specific requirements, IBM can perform an upgrade assessment and evaluation of all the IBM and non-IBM upgrade tools available in the market. We then propose the right mix of tools, best practices and expertise for your upgrade solution. Parameters such as custom objects remediation, modified standard SAP Objects remediation and security authorization adjustment are generally considered for the comparison of tools and their applicability in the context of customer specific requirements.

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