How To Conduct An SAP S/4HANA Custom Code Analysis Using KTern.AI

Digital Maps Sep 23, 2022

All organizations 'must' ponder about how the migration to SAP S/4HANA would affect their custom code. One of the key areas where there is a requirement for the conversion of SAP custom code, is when you are considering migrating from ECC to S/4HANA.

In this blog, you will examine the custom code check information you require for your SAP S/4HANA migration.

 How To Do An SAP S/4HANA Custom Code Analysis
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Table of Contents:

Overview Of SAP S/4HANA:

  • SAP S/4HANA is a next-generation business suite designed to help businesses run simple in the digital economy.
  • With the SAP Fiori user interface, it offers a customized user experience and is built on the SAP HANA platform.
  • All the capabilities of the standard SAP Business Suite are present in SAP S/4HANA, together with fresh additions that streamline business operations, enhance user experience, and offer real-time insights.
Overview Of SAP S/4HANA
Overview Of SAP S/4HANA

Key Features Of SAP S/4HANA:

  • It is a scalable, cloud-based infrastructure that can be easily scaled up or down to meet changing business needs.
  • It has pay-as-you-go pricing that allows businesses to only pay for the resources they use.
  • It also has a wide range of applications and services.

Custom Code Check in S/4HANA:

Before upgrading to SAP S/4HANA, users could use a tool provided by SAP to evaluate the quality of their custom code. Given that custom code is frequently the root of upgrade difficulties, this is a crucial step in assuring a successful upgrade.
The Custom Code Analysis tool for SAP S/4HANA, analyses custom code and evaluates it in comparison to a list of best practices.

Custom Code Check in S/4HANA
Custom Code Check in S/4HANA

Customers can then utilize the report it produces to remedy any problems with their code. Correcting custom code problems before implementing SAP S/4HANA can help prevent upgrade errors and guarantee a seamless switch to the new platform.

Process For Migrating SAP Custom Code:

The custom code migration process basically consists of two major phases:

  1. Before SAP S/4HANA system conversion
  2. During the SAP S/4HANA system conversion
Process For Migrating SAP Custom Code
Process For Migrating SAP Custom Code

Before SAP S/4HANA system conversion

You can evaluate your system and get rid of any unnecessary custom codes and objects during the conversion's assessment and preparation phase. In this stage, you can also decide upon the custom codes which need to be modified for S/4HANA.

During the SAP S/4HANA system conversion

You must modify or adapt your custom code to work with the new SAP S/4HANA software during the realize phase of the system conversion. Additionally, code performance for the HANA database needs to be optimized.

On reading further, you will explore how KTern.AI automates the SAP custom code impact analysis process and gives actionable insights to plan your SAP S/4HANA system conversion.

This action is carried out by KTern.AI as part of the Impact Analysis module during the Discover stage of the Activate Methodology.

KTern - The Best Product for SAP S/4HANA System Conversion

Custom Code Analytics:

If you’re like most SAP customers, a significant portion of your business critical applications are custom made. These customizations are what give your company its competitive edge. But they can also introduce risk. That’s why it’s crucial to have a plan for maintaining your custom code. Utilizing code analyzers to evaluate the caliber of your code and spot any potential problems is a good first step.

Custom Code Analytics
Custom Code Analytics

SAP provides several code analyzers as part of the SAP Solution Manager toolset. These analyzers can help you uncover faults, possible problems, and locations where your code could be improved. Once you’ve identified areas where your code could be improved, you can take steps to fix the problems or make improvements. This will help ensure that your custom code is high quality and stable, and will help reduce the risk of problems in the future.

KTern.AI - Custom Code Impact Analysis:

Every business has its own specific processes and workflows. As a result, every business requires a certain amount of custom code to keep things running smoothly. The effective study of SAP custom code is automated by KTern.AI. This part provides you with an analytical view of the custom code that is present in a SAP ECC system as a result.

Ktern.AI Custom Code Impact Analysis
Ktern.AI Custom Code Impact Analysis

After establishing a connection with an ECC system, KTern.AI performs a custom code impact analytics check and examines any custom objects and programs that may be present.

This also contains various configurations like:

 various configurations
various configurations 

Custom Code Dashboard :

The overview of the custom objects present in the connected SAP system is then provided by the custom code dashboard provided by Ktern.AI.

The following KPIs are shown on the analytics dashboard. The Custom Code Dashboard also provides a chart which shows the following parameters.

  • Custom code impact
  • Number of custom objects
  • Number of impacted custom code
  • Impacted custom code
Custom Code Dashboard
Custom Code Dashboard 

The impact score of a custom program is automatically determined by KTern.AI-powered rule engine based on its analysis parameters and the number of impact cases. For instance, a custom program may receive a high impact score if there are several impact cases and no corresponding capabilities in S/4HANA.

Inferences Of Custom Code Impact Analysis:

KTern provides a complete and in-depth analysis of each impacted custom program and custom object.

It is simple to estimate how much time and effort will be needed for the conversion, how many resources will be needed, how many conversion runs will need to be planned, etc. The remediation of custom code can be given a priority. Custom code and objects with a high frequency and high impact score can be remediated first. Additionally, you can archive some unwanted custom objects after determining their functional value and speaking with the relevant business stakeholders.

Inferences Of Custom Code Impact Analysis
Inferences Of Custom Code Impact Analysis

KTern.AI also provides the roadmap and effort for the S/4HANA system conversion based on the results from the custom code impact analysis.

Automated Custom Code Remediation:

If you're like most organizations, a significant portion of your SAP system is made up of custom code, and while this code may have been written to meet specific business requirements at the time, it can often become a liability as your system evolves.

Automated Custom Code Remediation
Automated Custom Code Remediation

The Custom Code Catalog is where KTern.AI keeps the findings of the SAP Custom Code Impact Analysis from the Assessment phase.

To carry out the initial analysis, you can also auto-import the custom objects. As soon as you obtain this list, you may begin the remediation of the SAP custom code during the Explore phase.

Custom Object Information:

In the custom code information wizard, KTern.AI offers the fundamental details on each custom program and object.

It includes the following fundamental data:

Fundamental data
Fundamental data
Custom Object Information
Custom Object Information


Benefits Of Custom Code Remediation Provided By KTern.AI:

From custom code analysis through custom code remediation to custom code optimization, KTern.AI can be used throughout the whole lifecycle of custom code remediation. The following are a few of the main advantages of using KTern.AI for custom code remediation:

  • Reduction in - functional, performance and custom code adaptations
  • Getting the full responsibility of custom ABAP remediation project
  • Automated code fixes which mainly eliminates the risks of new errors
  • Using interactive dashboards, identify the application areas that are being impacted
  • Application performance is enhanced by fixing SQL statements
  • Application stability is improved
  • Complete project management and governance
  • Decreased use of resources and effort

Summary:

In conclusion, when migrating to SAP S/4HANA, all the companies must carefully monitor their custom code. The SAP custom code check is a tool that can help assess the impact of the migration on custom code. By understanding the potential risks and taking the time to test and remediate custom codes, organizations can ensure a smooth transition to SAP S/4HANA.

If you have reached the end of this blog, you are now equipped with knowledge about the SAP custom code Analysis and how Ktern.AI helps immensely in this regard.

If you wish to know more about the value added by KTern.AI, Get Started with us.

If you have any queries, feel free to Contact us.

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