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Ensuring successful SAP HANA migrations for organisations looking to simplify, innovate and accelerate their digital transformation:

  • Depth of expertise coupled with an industrialised approach, allow T-Systems to create a fixed price, fixed duration offer.
  • Operation of SAP systems in the form of standardised, automated and virtualised resources.
  • Organisations can ease the migration pain, minimise the risk of system failure, maximise cloud security whilst lowering operating costs by 20 percent for cloud solutions


As consumer expectations continually increase in the digital era – organisations are compelled to more aggressively transition to a world where “all is mobile, all is cloud and all is secure”. However, this journey of digital transformation can leave a CIO with the challenge of exploding costs yet shrinking IT budgets.

Furthermore, market cycles are getting shorter and companies need to make critical business decisions more quickly: real-time processing is the buzzword here. This often means that companies need to modify their SAP landscape.

T-Systems believes that migrating to SAP HANA is an essential step in the digital transformation journey. Collin Govender, VP Systems Integration at T-Systems South Africa, notes: “SAP HANA reduces IT complexity, uncovers real-time business and customer insights, enables faster decision-making, increases pace of innovation, optimises operations and ultimately enhances the customer experience. However, for many organisations, the migration process can be fraught with complexity along with budget overruns and delayed project timelines.”

T-Systems has released a set of SAP HANA migration services and tools, known as The Migration Factory, enabling organisations to take the first step and assists to resolve these challenges. The Migration Factory provides companies with the ability to transform their landscape at a fixed cost and fixed duration on premise or in the cloud. It reduces risk at every stage of the journey.

Govender explains, “In the spirt of ‘simplifying everything’ so that we can do ‘anything’, we have built a categorisation engine that allows businesses to rapidly gauge the complexity of their SAP HANA migration.”

The engine takes a preliminary set of criteria and then determines the migration path (Low, Medium or High complexity). The price for a low complexity migration is fixed at R1,5 million and a fixed duration of 1.5 months. At the other end of the scale the price for a high complexity migration is fixed at R2.5 million with a fixed duration of 4 months.

This is a game changer for the industry and illustrates T-Systems innovation muscle whilst leveraging its long-standing and vital partnership with SAP. Importantly, The Migration Factory provides T-Systems’ customers with the ability to disrupt traditional business models and compete successfully in a digital era.

Concludes Govender, “Migration factory coupled with T-Systems Cloudifier, a service that transforms and migrates customer applications to the cloud at fixed prices, marks the start of a compelling journey.

T-Systems will be showcasing these new solutions and services including premium network connectivity -- an essential for any cloud offering – at their annual ‘InTouch Technology’ event, to be held on the 12th of May 2016 in Johannesburg and the 19th of May 2016 in Cape Town. The event will also highlight T-Systems latest technologies that enable customers to disrupt their markets and the crucial role of vendor partnerships.


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About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 151 million mobile customers, 30 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2014). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has approximately 228,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.7 billion in the 2014 financial year – more than 60 percent of it outside Germany.
About T-Systems

Deutsche Telekom considers the European business customer segment a strategic growth area. Deutsche Telekom offers small, medium-sized and multinational companies ICT solutions for an increasingly complex digital world. In addition to services from the cloud, the range of services is centred around M2M and security solutions, complementary mobile communications and fixed network products, and solutions for virtual collaboration and IT platforms, all of which forms the basis for our customers' digital business models.
With approximately 47,800 employees worldwide, T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 8,6 billion in the 2014 financial year.
Since the inception of T-Systems in South Africa in 1997, the company has cemented its position as one of the most successful T-Systems companies outside of Europe. A leading ICT outsourcing service provider locally, T-Systems offers end-to-end ICT solutions in both the ICT Operations and Systems Integration markets. Their extensive portfolio of services covers the vertical, horizontal, IT and TC space. T-Systems South Africa’s head office is located in Midrand with another major office in Cape Town, and 20 further representative offices in locations throughout southern Africa.