Data Transport & Migration Tool (DTMT) for Migration from SAP Apparel & Footwear Solution to SAP Fashion Management (AFS2FMS)
With the introduction of the Fashion Management Solution (FMS), SAP has provided a HANA based option for the many Retail and Wholesale companies that rely on SAP’s Apparel & Footwear Solution (AFS) today. This new solution offers many advantages over its predecessor by combining key functionality from AFS and the IS Retail solution into a single platform. However, the migration from AFS to FMS can feel like a daunting and somewhat insurmountable proposition. There is a significant amount of data in AFS that needs to be migrated, plus it is likely to be heavily customized. Fortunately, SAP recognized this and has provided a data migration tool that not only can be configured to move the most common data elements, but also customized fields as well. We understand the challenges companies face when taking on these critical advancements and can make the process less intimidating as you embark on the activities of an AFS to FMS Migration (AFS2FMS). To get you started, we will provide an overview of the features and functions associated with SAP’s new Data Transport & Migration Tool (DTMT).
The architectural differences between AFS and FMS are significant, particularly in the area of the logistical applications. The main reason for this is the different architecture of AFS articles and its usage in the logistical processes. The variant diversity of AFS materials is based on the connection between the material master and its master grid (a matrix that holds the different characteristics of a product like colors, waist sizes, and lengths). Nearly all logistical processes in AFS where this kind of product is involved work exclusively on grid value level, which is also reflected in the underlying data structures. FMS however, is based on the architecture of SAP Retail where articles that differ only in certain characteristics are […]