S/4HANA Migration Cockpit

This tool from SAP makes data migration to S/4HANA a breeze.

When migrating to S/4HANA, the question of how to migrate legacy data from the source systems to SAP S/4HANA always arises. With the SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit, SAP offers a simple, very efficient method of migrating template-based master and transaction data from SAP and non-SAP systems to SAP S/4HANA.

In a classic data migration, data is moved from one system to another. This is particularly necessary in the case of a migration to S/4HANA if a company is pursuing the greenfield approach, since here - in comparison to a system conversion - a complete new implementation is carried out - either on-premise or in the cloud. For this scenario, SAP has developed the SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit, which can be used to transfer data from the legacy system to the new system landscape.


In contrast to the predecessor tool LSMW, Migration Cockpit is a typical ETL tool (Extract transform load) that can be used out-of-the-box. This means that the tool has numerous preconfigured migration objects, so-called templates, which are already defined accordingly in the mapping. They are based on the standard and SAP best practices. Users can therefore already build on a solid basis when migrating data - which means a considerable saving of work for IT. Migration objects are available for master and transaction data. As the SAP Migration Cockpit evolves with S/4HANA, new migration objects are added with each subsequent release. On their website, the Walldorf-based company lists all currently integrated templates. In the best case, i.e., when the source system fully complies with the SAP standard, the data migration can be carried out with just a few clicks, with a wizard providing support for the correct configuration.


The Migration Cockpit supports the Business Suite or legacy systems as data sources. The following three scenarios are possible for the data transfer:

  • Use of files (e.g. Excel templates)
  • Use of staging tables
  • RFC direct connection between legacy system and S/4HANA

For direct transfer from a legacy SAP ERP system to S/4HANA, the DMIS 2011 SP 19 component must be installed on the source system so that an RFC connection to S/4HANA can be established.


With the SAP Migration Cockpit, new and existing SAP customers transfer their master and transaction data from SAP and non-SAP systems to SAP S/4HANA easily and template-based. The tool impresses with four key features:

  • Migration objects cover all best practices related to master and transaction data
  • Automatic mapping between source and target structure
  • Migration routines are generated automatically. No programming skills are required
  • Standard APIs are used for the data transfer to S/4HANA


Based on years of experience as well as countless S/4HANA migration projects in various industries, CONSILIO's specialists know where the stumbling blocks lie during data migration and how to avoid them.

  • Ensuring data quality: harmonization of master data
  • Project organization and test management
  • Creating specific migration objects for which SAP does not offer MC Content
  • Coaching and best practice in migration projects based on many years of experience

The S/4HANA Migration Cockpit makes data migration much easier for users thanks to the countless templates. But if you are not in the standard, you need expert knowledge. We are happy to help you with the migration of your data.

Wolfgang Unkauf, DirectorCONSILIO GmbH

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