SAP Upgrade Services

Tap into our 15+ years of experience in successful SAP upgrades.

Get the most out of your SAP application by upgrading to the latest software release. Don’t wait for your SAP maintenance support period to expire before you upgrade. Velocity can help you to safely and efficiently upgrade to the next release. We offer one-stop services for SAP upgrade projects that include everything from planning, preparation, and the SAP upgrade itself to bring your SAP system up-to-date.

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Velocity’s SAP Upgrade Methodology

Before an SAP upgrade, Velocity’s SAP consultants will work with the customer to develop the following pre-upgrade items:

  • Project timeline, work plan, and resource plan
  • Estimate project effort by phase and activity
  • Identify key risk areas related to the SAP upgrade
  • Discuss common upgrade approaches and methodologies
  • Develop a technical approach, including downtime considerations and possible Unicode conversion

Preparing For Your SAP Upgrade

To prepare for your SAP upgrade, our SAP consultants will gain access to the SAP system to capture system information such as:

  • Customization
  • Modifications to standard SAP programs
  • User defined SAP ABAP programs and dictionary objects
  • SAP Kernel release and Support Package levels

The technical SAP upgrade is performed not as a one-off process, but through a series of upgrade iterations in order to optimize the upgrade runtime and minimize downtime. We will first clone the production system to the development or another spare server and run a series of test upgrades on it. Only when we are confident of meeting the customer’s downtime requirement, will we then perform the actual production SAP upgrade.


Want to take advantage of the flexibility and cost advantages of our private cloud?

Our virtual private cloud is secure, scalable, and most importantly, optimized for SAP and other enterprise applications. As 1 of only 15 certified SAP hosting partners in the U.S., Velocity delivers exceptional speed, with the availability and control to ensure reliable, audit-worthy enterprise application performance. In fact, as a Certified SAP Hosting Partner, Velocity is among very few with an “Excellent” rating. Our certified SAP consultants provide turnkey SAP Consulting services as well as SAP Implementation services, SAP Upgrade services, SAP Support services, and SAP Managed Services.

Can Velocity help my organization migrate to SAP HANA®?

Yes, whether you are planning to deploy SAP HANA via a virtualized environment, Multiple Components on One System (MCOS), Multiple Components on One Database (MCOD) or Multitenant database containers, Velocity's SAP consultants can help. A 2-4 week Velocity Project Compass engagement with Velocity will provide a detailed business case, measurable objectives, a resource plan, a quote and a project plan for leveraging our private SAP HANA cloud environment or yours.

Do you offer data archiving services for SAP applications?

Yes. Velocity's SAP Data Archiving solutions assist by defining business rules, identifying the data for archiving, performing an impact analysis, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and installing and configuring the purchased Archiving Software solution. An SAP HANA migration can also provide its own compelling benefits for data archiving.

Wondering how your systems will stay up to date?

Velocity is certified provider of SAP Application Management Services (SAP AMS). Application lifecycle support is part of our SAP services, so your SAP deployment is always current. Our services include unlimited patching, management of major and minor upgrades including retrofit of customizations to the applications. Velocity lifecycle support also includes ongoing hardware refreshes and platform upgrades.

Wondering how your concerns will be handled by our team?

To ensure a superior customer experience, Velocity assigns highly-knowledgeable customer support staff to each customer. We invest significantly in training and development to ensure our SAP support team & SAP consulting services team offers ready-access to expertise in the SAP applications you entrust to us.  

Need to shore up the resiliency of your IT environment?

Velocity’s Managed Disaster Recovery Services includes regular testing, giving you proof and confidence that your IT environment is recoverable at the speed of your business. Let our SAP consultants help you come up with a disaster recovery plan suitable for your organizations needs.

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