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Jan 16, 2020 at 01:12 PM

Customers / Vendors not relevant for Business Partner and future migration to S/4HANA



I've just started the planning for conversion of Vendors and Customers in ECC to Business Partner. The ultimate goal is of course to migrate to S/4HANA in the near future. I would love to have an answer for this question though, as it will impact my plan quite substantially.

We have quite a lot of Vendors and Customers that are blocked and they are inactive. What happens in the future migration to S/4HANA if we do not archive all of these MasterData objects? We don't need the MasterData record in S/4, so I don't want to convert them to a Business Partner in ECC - but what happens if they're inactive Customers / Vendors in ECC but not archived?

Will the migration step to S/4HANA fail? Will it require the records to be either converted to BP first in ECC, or to be archived for the full migration to S/4HANA to go through?

Lots of thanks and all the best,