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  • Writer's pictureDušan Pavić

Migrating from Intershop to SAP Hybris On-Premise 1905 Version

Updated: Feb 15

I recently had the privilege of spearheading a transformative project: the migration from Intershop to SAP Hybris On-Premise 1905 version. This endeavor was not merely a technical transition but a strategic move to elevate our e-commerce capabilities to new heights of efficiency, scalability, and innovation. Allow me to take you through the short but exhilarating journey of planning, executing, and realizing the potential of this migration.



1. Assessment and Planning

Our journey began with a careful assessment of our existing e-commerce landscape. We conducted a thorough analysis of the existing Intershop platform, identifying strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Leveraging this insight, we formulated a comprehensive migration plan, outlining timelines, resources, and objectives. Crucially, we engaged stakeholders across departments to ensure alignment and transparency throughout the process.


Project steps (simplified):

#

Description

Activities

Tools/

Technologies

Responsible Parties

1

Assessment and Planning

Conducted a thorough analysis of the current e-commerce platform (Intershop).

Business process analysis, infrastructure evaluation.

Project manager, business analysts.

2

System Preparation

Ensured compatibility and readiness for SAP Hybris On-Premise 1905 version.

System cleanup, hardware/software audit.

IT infrastructure team.

3

Sandbox Environment Setup

Created a sandbox environment for customized feature development, E2E testing, and validation.

Sandbox provisioning, and system configuration.

System administrators, and product development teams.

4

Go-Live

Securing final steps with DevOps and tracking post-go-live KPI

SiteOps, DevOps, Incident Management

SiteOps, DevOps teams, project manager, and product development teams


2. System Preparation

With a clear roadmap in hand, we embarked on preparing our systems for the migration. This involved detailed cleanup and optimization to ensure seamless compatibility with the SAP Hybris On-Premise 1905 version. We audited our hardware and software infrastructure, addressing any gaps or inefficiencies to lay a robust foundation for the upcoming transition.


3. Sandbox Environment Setup

Recognizing the importance of thorough testing, we established a dedicated sandbox environment to simulate the migration process. This allowed us to validate configurations, test customizations, and identify any potential issues before proceeding to the live environment. By leveraging this controlled environment, we mitigated risks and ensured a smooth transition for our stakeholders.


Biggest challenge we encountered


During the data migration phase of our project, we encountered a significant hurdle: compatibility issues between the data structures of our Intershop platform and the data model of the SAP Hybris On-Premise 1905 version. This discrepancy posed a considerable risk to the accuracy and integrity of our migrated data, potentially jeopardizing the success of the entire migration initiative.


Solution


To overcome this challenge, our team adopted a proactive and collaborative approach. We engaged in extensive communication and collaboration with our SAP architects and data migration specialists to devise a tailored solution. Leveraging data mapping and transformation tools, we meticulously mapped the data fields from Intershop to their corresponding counterparts in SAP Hybris.


Furthermore, we conducted comprehensive testing and validation to ensure that the migrated data retained its integrity and alignment with our business processes. Through iterative refinement and fine-tuning, we successfully resolved the compatibility issues and achieved a seamless transition to the SAP Hybris On-Premise 1905 version.


This experience underscored the importance of adaptability, teamwork, and perseverance in overcoming unforeseen challenges during complex migration projects. By leveraging our collective expertise and resourcefulness, we transformed obstacles into opportunities for growth and innovation, ultimately realizing the full potential of our migration initiative.


Stay tuned for the next installment of our migration journey, where we delve into the intricacies of data migration, customization, and user training.

In case, your projects lack some migration direction guidance, we would also be happy to assist so feel free to reach out to us.

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