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NW2004s Upgrade - Front-End Migration Strategy

Dear All,

For those of you that are currently in the process of upgrading to NW2004s BI, I like to understand what BEx Front End migration strategy you are considering.

- Will it be part of your upgrade project?

- Will you be migrating in phases or all at once?

- What is your query, workbook, web template migration strategy?

- How will you minimize impact to your end user community?

Additionally, for those of you that have gone through the upgrade it would be great if you can share your front-end migration strategy, experiences and lessons learned. If you were to do it over again what would you have considered or done differently?

Thanks for your input. I will award points to all responses.

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    Posted on Sep 23, 2006 at 01:49 AM
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    Posted on Sep 06, 2006 at 01:51 PM

    I wrote a blog: SAP NetWeaver 2004s BI - Define your Publishing Strategy Part 1

    about considerations on the Frontend. In the next part of the BLOG, I'll write about migration and what a lot of our rampup customers in the use did, so stay tuned...

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    Posted on Feb 26, 2007 at 06:58 AM

    Farzad,

    By this time you would have upgraded to BI04s. I am asking you same questions you asked. can you explain what you did after Basis guy did Tech Upgrade.

    Please share your experience & recommendations and don't forward me links of Prakash note.

    Thanks in advance

    Gireesh

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    Posted on Feb 26, 2007 at 08:41 PM

    Hi Farzad,

    tomorrow we run 2004s BI productive since 1 year. (Yes we did it with SP5)

    We first did the technical ABAP upgrade.2 weeks later the java upgrade. 2 month later the autorization change.

    Sorry to say this: The new frontend has several "features". So we changed and builded a new Web Template, discussed it with business process experts. We used/changed the loak and feel with the command wizard and put some nice features in the new template.

    We had to upgrade our java hardware due to the need of RAM of the frontend. So be carefull with a migration for all users at the same time. It will become really slow for them. Be carefull with the RAM Hardware of the end-user Hardware. We hat some queries which needed 500 GB RAM on the end-user PC only for the browser.

    We now have only 4 OSS messages left before we change the frontend for our 4000 users.

    Check all java performance OSS messages to make your hardware performant.

    - Will it be part of your upgrade project? No

    - Will you be migrating in phases or all at once? We will migrate in phases. We change the applications (HP, logistic, controlling etc.)

    - What is your query, workbook, web template migration strategy?

    We defined new webtemplates (Corporate identity). We will append our old urls with the new string. SO we need only minutes for changing from our old 3.5 web queries.

    - How will you minimize impact to your end user community?

    We will not give them extra education. We checked it with some users. the new template need only some descriptions. So we builded several powerpoints with descriptions and screenshots, we did a sap tutor for the neccesary steps in the queries.

    Greetings Jörg

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      Thanks Jorg,

      Let me come to basic - We did tech upgrade (ABAP, JAVA, Analysis Authorization). Now in RSA1 I will see the new features and RRMX will show me new type of format ((1)Correct me if I am wrong).

      Now i will open the queries and save them - Process to Migrate (2) Is it required ? If no what we need to be caution of ? If yes, how we are going to do, Open them in Dev box and transport them or directly in Prod (if no changes are required),

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