Streamlining SAP S/4HANA Migrations with Custom Code Wizard from KTern.AI

SAP Custom Code Jan 13, 2024

SAP S/4HANA migration is a complex and time-consuming process that requires significant planning and preparation. One of the critical aspects of the migration is the remediation of custom code. KTern.AI, an SAP partner, offers an automated solution to streamline the custom code remediation process using Custom Code Wizard.

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Overview of SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4HANA is a next-generation business suite designed to help businesses run simple in the digital economy. It is built on the SAP HANA platform, which allows for real-time processing of large amounts of data. It offers a customized user experience through the SAP Fiori user interface and includes all the capabilities of the standard SAP Business Suite, along with fresh additions that streamline business operations, enhance user experience, and offer real-time insights.

SAP S/4HANA is a scalable, cloud-based infrastructure that can be easily scaled up or down to meet changing business needs, and it has pay-as-you-go pricing that allows businesses to only pay for the resources they use.

Before upgrading to SAP S/4HANA, users can use a tool provided by SAP to evaluate the quality of their custom code, which is frequently the root of upgrade difficulties, and correct any problems with their code to prevent upgrade errors and ensure a seamless switch to the new platform.

What is S/4HANA Migration?

SAP S/4HANA Migration refers to the process of transitioning from an existing SAP ERP system or other legacy systems to SAP's latest enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP S/4HANA. This migration process is critical for organizations looking to benefit from the advanced features and capabilities of S/4HANA, such as real-time analytics, machine learning, and improved user experience.

The SAP S/4HANA Migration process typically involves several steps, including system assessment, data migration, custom code migration, testing, and training. The process may vary depending on the size and complexity of the organization, as well as the current state of their legacy systems.

To ensure a smooth migration process, SAP provides a comprehensive set of tools and services, including the SAP S/4HANA Readiness Check, SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit, and the SAP Activate methodology. These tools help organizations to assess their readiness for migration, analyze their existing systems, and plan and execute the migration process efficiently.

Organizations also need to work closely with SAP partners or consultants who have expertise in SAP S/4HANA migration. These experts can help organizations to define the scope of the migration, design the migration strategy, and provide guidance on custom code migration, data migration, testing, and training.

In summary, SAP S/4HANA migration is a complex process that requires careful planning and execution. By following the right methodology, leveraging the right tools and expertise, and partnering with SAP experts, organizations can ensure a successful transition to SAP's latest ERP software, and unlock the full potential of their digital transformation journey.

Custom Code Remediation in SAP S/4HANA Migration

Custom code remediation is a crucial aspect of SAP S/4HANA migration, as it involves adapting existing custom code to ensure it works seamlessly with the new S/4HANA software.

Here are some key steps to follow in custom code remediation:

  • Identify custom code objects: First, identify all the custom code objects that need to be remediated. This includes custom programs, enhancements, modifications, and user exits.
  • Analyze custom code: Next, perform a thorough analysis of the custom code to identify any areas that may require remediation. This includes checking for obsolete code, identifying areas where the code may not be compatible with S/4HANA, and checking for performance issues.
  • Prioritize custom code: Once the analysis is complete, prioritize the custom code objects based on their importance to the business, the complexity of remediation, and the effort required to complete the remediation.
  • Develop remediation plan: Based on the prioritization, develop a detailed remediation plan that outlines the steps required to remediate each custom code object.
  • Remediate custom code: With the plan in place, begin remediating the custom code. This may involve modifying existing code, replacing obsolete code with new code, or eliminating code that is no longer required.
  • Test custom code: After remediation, thoroughly test the custom code to ensure that it works as expected with the new S/4HANA software.
  • Optimize code performance: Finally, optimize the custom code for the HANA database to ensure that it performs efficiently and effectively.

By following these steps, organizations can ensure that their custom code is properly remediated and works seamlessly with SAP S/4HANA, enabling a smooth migration to the new software.

KTern.AI – The Ultimate Solution

KTern.AI is a digital transformation platform designed for SAP enterprises. It offers an all-in-one platform that streamlines the entire process of SAP S/4HANA migration, from discovery to run phases of the SAP ACTIVATE methodology. KTern.AI helps accelerate, optimize and govern the SAP workforce, ensuring successful SAP investments.

The platform includes five digital streams: Digital Maps, Digital Projects, Digital Process, Digital Labs, and Digital Mines, which offer a powerful, integrated platform to quickly make digital transformation initiatives clean and simple and bring changes to life at an accelerated rate. It exists to support the core of your business: the processes that you carry out every day.

  • Digital Maps help organizations achieve risk-free SAP transformations driven by rapid assessments.
  • Digital Projects ensure robust governance in SAP transformation projects.
  • Digital Process helps drive SAP process orchestration with integrity and tribal knowledge base.
  • Digital Labs enable businesses to ensure their reliability with data-driven, governed SAP testing
  • Digital Mines help save costs and resources with streamlined SAP DevOps and BusinessOps by providing Cognitive Test Impact Analysis and change Impact Orchestration

KTern.AI's cognitive DXaaS platform is designed to democratize and inspire SAP digital transformations. The platform includes a digital workplace that goes beyond the go-live and provides continuous change automation. It is built for RISE with SAP, enabling businesses to drive business intelligence with KTern.AI's auto-learning knowledge base engine S4HANAPEDIA powered and orchestrated by a constant deep learning algorithm built upon years worth of SAP tribal knowledge.

KTern.AI offers risk-free digital transformations that streamline processes, uncover efficiencies, and provide insights, making the path to digital transformation fast and cost-effective. The platform leverages existing systems to minimize disruption, and its security-compliant principles are established with policy-based behavioral monitoring and investigation with greater workload visibility.

Assessments and Analysis provided by KTern.AI

KTern.AI Digital Maps is a platform that provides automation and governance for SAP Digital Transformation Projects. The features of the platform include:

  • Rapid assessments: The platform analyzes data in an accelerated timeline of 2-5 days on average.
  • Comprehensive analysis: The platform presents a 360-degree analysis of process, custom objects, and landscape.
  • Enterprise-grade compliance: The platform ensures platform compliance to SAP standards, security, and support.
  • Intelligent automation: The platform leverages data-driven, no-code, and non-invasive techniques.
  • Business Process Mining: The platform provides visibility of business process with comprehensive profiling of business process, mining of enterprise structure, and evaluates the impact on moving to S/4HANA.
  • Landscape Assessment: The platform offers a better understanding of the SAP landscape, with interface review, user profiling, archiving recommendations, and addon analysis.
  • Custom Code Analysis: The platform provides the assurance and clarity for custom code migration with a deep-drive assessment of custom objects and the custom code impact on moving to S/4HANA.
  • Transformation Insights: The platform provides process redefinition insights in line with the SAP Scope Items.
  • Timeline & Effort Estimation: The platform generates a high-level timeline of your S/4HANA transition based on 20+ assessment KPIs and effort estimate from SAP customer and SAP system integrator perspective.

Custom Code Analysis by KTern.AI

Custom code analysis is the process of analyzing the custom code that is developed and implemented in an SAP system to identify potential issues, risks, and optimization opportunities. The purpose of custom code analysis is to ensure that the custom code is optimized, secure, and aligned with the business processes. Custom code analysis involves various activities such as code scanning, code profiling, code review, and code optimization.

During custom code analysis, the code is scanned for potential issues such as performance bottlenecks, security vulnerabilities, compliance violations, and obsolete or redundant code. The code is then profiled to identify areas of improvement and optimization opportunities. The code is reviewed by technical experts to ensure that it follows the best practices, standards, and guidelines. Finally, the code is optimized and remediated to improve its performance, security, and compliance.

1. Custom Objects Profiling

It analyze all the custom objects in your SAP ERP system, with insights on usage, with insights on business users of custom reports and transactions. This would simplify the work of SAP ABAP Consultants, Functional Consultants in comprehensively understanding all types of custom objects.

2. Custom Code Impact Analysis

It assess the custom code impact on moving to S/4HANA, with insights on impact - areas, objects, code line no, effort, level, SAP Note. This would greatly simplify the work of SAP Technical Consultants and Functional Consultants involved in custom code migration with rapid analysis of 300k+ SAP simplifications for latest version.

3. Custom Code Optimization Analysis

Assess the custom code optimization scope of your SAP ERP system, with insights on optimization - areas, objects, effort, level. This would greatly simplify the work of SAP Technical Consultants and Functional Consultants for implementing the efficient use of custom reports and transactions.

Custom Code Wizard from KTern.AI

The Custom Code Wizard from KTern.AI is a tool designed to assist in managing custom code in SAP systems. It offers a streamlined process for assessing and remediating custom code during system upgrades or migrations.

The Custom Code Wizard provides a 360-degree view of each custom program, including impact and optimization scores, security scores, usage frequency and priority, module information, code type, and references. It also includes a custom code center where stakeholders can collaborate and assign remediation tasks.

The Custom Code Information Wizard is a powerful tool, with its three tabs

  • Custom Code Center
  • Custom Code Lab,
  • AI-powered Remediation Engine

These tools provides detailed information and insights on custom programs.

The Custom Code Center

The Custom Code Center provides a centralized location for tracking information on each custom program, including impact and optimization scores, security scores, usage frequency and priority, and relevant discussions.

The AI-powered Remediation Engine

The AI-powered Remediation Engine particularly useful, as it provides technical consultants with a list of remediation recommendations, which can then be auto-remediated with just a click. The Bulk Remediation option also seems like a time-saving feature, allowing for multiple custom programs to be remediated at once.

Overall, it seems that KTern's custom code management solution can help organizations gain confidence in planning their custom code migration, the custom code management process, improves collaboration, and saves time and effort in remediating custom code.

Benefits of Custom Code Wizard

The Custom Code Wizard from KTern.AI offers several benefits to organizations undergoing an SAP transformation. Some of the key benefits are listed below in the table.



Automated custom code analysis

The Custom Code Wizard provides automated analysis of all custom objects, helping to identify custom codes and their impact on the system.

Efficient custom code remediation

The AI-powered remediation engine recommends remediation steps, which can be auto-remediated or remediated in bulk, saving time and effort.

Collaboration platform

The Custom Code Center provides a platform for collaboration between stakeholders, allowing for seamless communication and discussion on custom programs.

360-degree view of custom programs

The Custom Code Center provides a complete view of custom programs, including impact and optimization scores, security score, usage frequency, and relevant discussions.

Relevant insights and recommendations

The Custom Code Lab provides relevant insights and recommendations for custom programs, enabling developers to make informed decisions on remediation.

Enhanced project planning

The Custom Code Wizard helps with project planning by providing insights into the scope, timeline, and staff-hours needed for custom code remediation.

Comprehensive reporting

KTern's Custom Code Wizard provides comprehensive reporting on custom code analysis, remediation, and optimization, enabling continuous monitoring and improvement.

Overall, the Custom Code Wizard streamlines the custom code migration process, making it faster, more accurate, and more collaborative, leading to a smoother and more successful SAP transformation.

Key Features of Custom Code Wizard

Some of the key features of KTern.AI's Custom Code Wizard are:

1. Custom Code Center: KTern provides basic information on each custom program in the custom code center. It consists of impact and optimization score, security score, usage frequency and priority, module to which the custom code belongs, custom code type, references and relevant discussions.

2. Custom Code Lab: The Custom Code Lab provides an environment where ABAP developers can perform technical analysis on their custom programs. This is done through the usage of ABAP code scanners that identify potential issues.

3. AI-powered Remediation Engine: KTern's AI-powered auto-recommendation engine provides the technical consultants with a list of remediation recommendations. Based on their assent, they can auto-remediate the code by just clicking on the auto-remediate button.

4. Bulk Remediation: KTern also provides the option of remediating many custom programs in one go. This can be done using the Bulk Remediation option. You just have to choose the custom programs which you wish to remediate and click on the Bulk Remediation button.

5. Collaboration: The custom code center provides a platform to collaborate seamlessly with the other project stakeholders. ABAP lead or the project manager can assign custom codes to relevant ABAP developers to perform the remediation from the Custom Code Center itself. The stakeholders can also upload files and have discussions.

6. Continuous Monitoring: KTern continuously monitors custom programs and provides alerts if any new issues arise. It also provides the ability to schedule scans on custom programs to identify potential issues.


In conclusion, KTern.AI's Custom Code Wizard is a powerful tool that offers a variety of features to help SAP users manage their custom code effectively. The tool allows users to gain a 360-degree view of their custom programs, assign them to stakeholders for remediation, and collaborate seamlessly.

Additionally, the tool provides several benefits, including improved code quality, increased productivity, and reduced risk of system downtime. Overall, KTern.AI's Custom Code Wizard is a valuable tool for organizations looking to manage their custom code in an efficient and effective way.

Next Step

Now that you know how KTern performs custom code remediation, you might want to get a first-hand feel of KTern and its other several other modules which help automate and govern SAP projects from start to finish.

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