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Implementing Business Partner in ECC before conversion to S/4HANA?

Hi all!

As probably all of you know, the Business Partner approach is mandatory in S/4HANA - and during system conversion (from ECC to S/4), one of the steps is the configuration, migration and synchronization of customer/vendor data. I'm wondering, could you do this step pre-migration as a seperate project? I mean could you convert customers/vendors to BP, and mitigate some of the migration work tasks?

The BP approach is also available in ECC is it not? So I'm curious if there are any pros/cons of doing this before going through with the S/4 conversion.

Hope to get some valuable input on this, thanks! :)

Best regards,


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    Posted on Jul 09, 2019 at 09:26 AM

    Hi - this is required - you need to convert to business partners in ECC before migrating to S/4HANA - please see SAP Note

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    • Tammy Powlas Warren Nash

      Hi Warren - #1 should only be used if you are planning a move to S/4HANA 2-3 weeks ahead of time.

      #2 could be vendor/customer to BP

      #3 I am not following; I recommend creating a new discussion with more details as this is a closed thread. Thank you

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