Assessing your SAP Landscape with KTern’s Digital Maps

Digital Maps Feb 1, 2021

Landscape Assessment gives detailed information of the type of SAP system connected to KTern. It gives information such as the Database type, Operating System, ECC version, Processor type etc.

Active Vs Inactive Users

In the case of S/4HANA system conversion, you must  analyse  the existing  SAP ERP users and their license types. KTern automates this process. It finds out the total number  of SAP ERP users and also classifies them into active and inactive users based on their activity. As  a result, this section  gives you an analytical view  of all the users present in the system and helps you make the right decision with respect license purchase before moving to S/4HANA.

KTern also provides the below information about each and every particular user in the ECC system:

  1. Name of the user
  2. User type (Communication user, Dialog User or System User)
  3. License type (Professional, Limited Professional, Test or ESS user)
  4. Type of Admin user
  5. System to which the User belongs
  6. Last Login date of the User
  7. User status (Active or Inactive)


Your transition from ECC to S/4HANA can stop in its tracks if there is an incompatible add-on. All add-ons must be certified in order to  run on S/4HANA. For SAP’s own add-ons or the ones sold through SAP’s pricelist, you can directly request the status of add-ons and additional packages from SAP themselves. However, SAP is not responsible for the independent third-party add-ons.

KTern  automates the process of add-on compatibility check during the SAP S/4HANA assessment and does not require the installation of any SAP Notes in the system. After connecting the system,  KTern  runs the check and automatically classifies the installed add-ons into compatible and incompatible add-ons.

Archiving Recommendations

With the Archiving Recommendations feature,  KTern  automatically analyses the system and identifies the documents, tables and custom programs which can be archived. You can then archive these data to any other third-party storage database.

SAP Data Archiving Process essentially involves three major steps:

  1. Creating archive files
  2. Running delete programs
  3. Storing the archive file

KTern  provides a detailed report on archiving recommendations. The results are as follows:

  1. Documents archiving potential
  2. Tables archiving potential
  3. Custom programs archiving potential

Interfaces Review

SAP Interfaces offer the possibility of connecting external systems to ECC. When you transition from ECC to S/4HANA, you are only changing the Digital Core. Hence, these interfaces should work in the same way as they were before. Therefore, KTern performs the Interface Review check to determine whether the connection to S/4HANA is compatible.


Kirthan Ramesh

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