The Integrated Enterprise System team is preparing to migrate the commonwealth’s HR, payroll, finance and other data in SAP to a new platform called HANA. This powerful, in-memory database will bring faster response, improved security and a foundation for next generation applications to the Integrated Enterprise System (IES). The migration is scheduled to take place over Memorial Day weekend.
“This migration is the first step in a longer-term application and business process improvement initiative,” said Kim Burky, Director of the IES Division within the General Government Delivery Center. “The move will allow the Commonwealth to consolidate and optimize licensing costs; while also leading to faster system performance and improved productivity.”
Users will not see any changes to business applications or agency interfaces after the migration takes place.
Business continuity is a major focus within the project. The IES team is currently testing processes in the pre-production HANA landscape. This will be followed by test migrations, or mock cutovers, in order to refine a strict, step-by-step task list to migrate the IES production environment. These measures will ensure that critical business processes, like payroll and fiscal year-end close, transition seamlessly.
Update - April 11, 2018, 4:00 PM: By unanimous consent,
the Mock Cutover 3 exercise is deemed a “Go”. This decision was based on
the successful imports of transactional systems and successful matching of pre
and post reconciliation balances.
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