Panaya Completes 50th SAP HANA Migration in Record Time

Using Panaya, Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional, CSN, Pioneers a direct migration to SAP HANA meeting demands of Business Innovation in Under 9 months.

HACKENSACK, NJ, May 26, 2016

Panaya, the leader in ERP change analytics and cloud-based testing that delivers quality assurance to implement and manage ERP application changes, today announced the record time migration of its 50th HANA project. In just under 9 months, Panaya completed CSN, Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional’s business transformation project to SAP HANA. Using Panaya, a SaaS cloud platform that delivers powerful ERP change analytics and actionable recommendations to effectively plan, scope, test and report change implementation.

CSN, one of the largest integrated steel companies in Latin America with shares traded on the São Paulo and New York stock exchanges, initially reached out to Panaya for an assessment on an EHP 7 upgrade but ultimately decided that the organization would most benefit from migrating to SAP HANA. According to the company’s calculations a direct route to SAP HANA would bring greater business innovation. Using PCQ as a scientific tool to ensure objective assessment, planning and execution the organization was able to estimate time, effort and risk to better understand the business case and determine a cost.

SAP HANA is a primary growth driver for its ERP applications, but businesses struggle with the business case, cost and time a HANA project requires. Panaya’s ability to reduce project time, effort and risk by more than 50% bolsters HANA adoption for SAP customers on the path to digital transformation.

“CSN wanted innovation with the upgrade to SAP HANA, and using Panaya they were able to take the more direct and aggressive route, meeting their goals without a hitch,” said Doron Gerstel, Panaya CEO.

“Panaya offered clear visibility from the initial assessment of the HANA upgrade, through the go live process,” says Sebastiao Casagrande, IT coordinator at CSN. “Panaya’s precise scope and testing accelerators ensured that we went live with no surprises.”

Using Panaya, CSN Brazil’s migrated to SAP HANA with an ECC6 upgrade to EHP 7 which enabled the HANA platform. Simultaneously, other systems such as HCM, BW, Portal and the ERP with Unicode were all upgraded as well with the same successful go-live date.

“Panaya is helping customers pioneer their migration to HANA,” says Gaby Koren, EVP Sales Americas, Panaya. “With 50 HANA migrations already completed, our customers enjoy the crowd insights of validated and proven implementations that deliver actionable recommendations to better plan, optimize and benchmark ERP changes.”

The next step in change for ERP is SAP S/4HANA. Early adopters of S/4HANA start with Panaya for their SAP HANA migration.

About Panaya

With Panaya, an Infosys company, organizations reach ERP agility faster – with zero time to change, zero risk, and zero defects. Panaya  enables all types of SAP® and Oracle® EBS changes. Panaya Suite delivers insights that tell you what will break, how to fix it, and what to test, helping organizations manage the testing process and collaborate between IT and business during the entire release process. Since 2008, 1,600 companies in 62 countries, including a third of the Fortune 500, have been using Panaya  to achieve ERP agility.

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