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13 October 2021

Basis support for Berndorf Band for HCM Carve Out

The Berndorf Band Group is considered the world market leader in the production of steel bands and band systems. As an innovative pioneer, the company has been dealing with the changeover to SAP S/4HANA for some time and is planning an HCM carve-out at the same time. The INFORMATICS Basis team has been supporting both projects since October 2020.

Since the beginning of 2021, the basic activities for INFORMATICS have now been running at full speed.

A new sandbox was set up and customised for the S/4HANA migration in January, followed by various test runs and further adjustments.

For the HCM carve-out, a system copy of the previous productive system was made and used as the HR system. Since SAP HCM for the S/4 On-premise Edition has not yet been released by SAP, "EHP8 FOR SAP ERP 6.0" based on a HANA database continues to be used here.

The separation between ERP and HCM systems is a common practice. The advantages are easier import of HR packages and a clearer separation of the systems.

The final cut-over for the HCM carve-out is planned for the end of June 2021, the S/4HANA conversion of the productive system for the end of October 2021.

Fact box:

Berndorf Band is considered an innovative pioneer in the conversion to SAP S/4HANA. The HANA database has been in use for a long time and in October 2020 Berndorf Band presented a detailed project plan for the conversion, which is to be completed by the end of 2021.

INFORMATICS has been supporting the Berndorf Band Group on the basic side since 2012 and also provides ongoing support for projects in the logistics environment.