The authors of »Migrating to SAP S/4HANA«

Frank Densborn

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Frank Densborn is a migration expert at SAP. He has occupied a multitude of roles in both Germany and the US since he started working there in 2004. Currently, he is a process lead in Cloud Service Management in Palo Alto where he is working on the migration of SAP support systems to the cloud. As a product manager, Frank was working on the SAP S/4HANA greenfield migration solution. For many years, he was responsible for the migration packages leveraging SAP Data Services and the Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW). He gained real-world migration experience by supporting onsite data migration projects for customers. Frank studied mathematics, physics, and computer science at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family and a very hungry Labrador.

Frank Finkbohner

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Frank Finkbohner is the product owner for the development of the predefined SAP S/4HANA Cloud data migration content for the SAP S/4HANA migration cockpit at SAP. He has been working for SAP since 1999, 13 years of which was in SAP Consulting, where he supported customers in the development and enhancement of ABAP applications. His main focus was to plan and implement data migrations. In several customer projects, he used the whole spectrum of SAP’s data migration tools, methods, and programs (e.g., LSMW, batch input, BAPIs, IDocs, rapid data migration). During his work as a project manager for data transfer projects, he developed a specific method for grouping migration projects into work packages (SEAMAP) and has used this method successfully in customer projects. After his move to SAP development in 2012, he was project lead and delivery manager for the rapid data load for SAP Hybris Marketing rapid deployment solution until 2016. As a product owner, he has been responsible for the development of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud data migration content since 2015. He is also the author of various SAP PRESS books on data migration. Frank Finkbohner has a degree in computer science from the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda, Germany, and a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Esslingen, Germany.

Jochen Freudenberg

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Dr. Jochen Freudenberg has more than 20 years of SAP experience in the areas of ABAP development, process standards for software development, and release and maintenance strategies for SAP products. He is an expert on the concept of system landscapes in diverse SAP software products. Jochen Freudenberg has extensive experience in the concept and implementation of software lifecycle management activities. After many years of maintaining SAP ERP EHPs, SAP Fiori, and SAP S/4HANA (on-premise and in the cloud), he now focuses on the development and improvement of the cloud operating processes of the SAP Cloud Platform.

Martina Höft

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Martina Höft works in SAP S/4HANA product management in the area of data migration and data transformation, with a focus on the SAP S/4HANA migration cockpit. She has been working for SAP since 2011 and has held various positions in consulting and product management. Previously, Martina Höft worked as a senior consultant on numerous national and international projects for various consulting companies. Here, she focused on SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) and sales and distribution with SAP. Martina is a trained office administrator and studied economics.

Kim Mathäß

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Kim Mathäß leads product management for SAP S/4HANA cross topics, which is responsible for data management and migration for SAP S/4HANA. He is responsible for the further development of tools and solutions for the transition to SAP S/4HANA. Kim Mathäß conducts lectures and sessions on SAP S/4HANA transition scenarios and migration regularly at national and international conventions. Kim Mathäß joined SAP in 2006 and has held various roles and positions. As a senior consultant and business development manager, he has conducted numerous projects at both international enterprises and medium-sized corporations in Europe. His experience ranges from SAP new implementations to the subsequent adjustment of systems and system landscapes. These projects include system consolidations, mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures, as well as traditional data migrations from SAP and non-SAP systems.

Boris Rubarth

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Dr. Boris Rubarth has been working for SAP since 1999. Today, he is a product manager in software logistics. There he is responsible for the Software Update Manager and manages the knowledge transfer to the SAP Community and user groups. Previously, he worked as a training consultant in the area of ABAP and interfaces for many years. Subsequently, he led the product management team for the Application Server ABAP. Dr. Boris Rubarth has created countless blogs and SAP training courses on SAP topics and is author of several books. He gives regular lectures on system conversion at national and international conventions. Dr. Boris Rubarth studied physics at the Universities of Hamburg and Hannover, Germany, and holds a doctorate from the University of Oldenburg, Germany.
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  • Cover of Data Migration with SAP

    Data Migration with SAP

    Frank Densborn, Frank Finkbohner, Johann Gradl, Michael Roth, Michael Willinger

    563 pages, hardcover

    When it comes to data migration, choosing the right approach for your organization can be overwhelming. This comprehensive guide not only leads you through project planning, but also gives you step-by-step instructions for executing your migration with LSMW, SAP Data More about the book



    • Plan and execute migration projects without programming
    • Explore detailed examples on LSMW, SAP Data Services, batch input, IDocs, and ALE, and SAP Activate
    • Learn what data migration means for SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer, SAP Business ByDesign, and SAP S/4HANA
  • Cover of Migrating Data to SAP S/4HANA Cloud

    Migrating Data to SAP S/4HANA Cloud

    Frank Finkbohner, Martina Höft

    152 pages

    Get your business ready for the cloud! With the E-Bite, you’ll learn how to move business data into SAP S/4HANA Cloud from your legacy system. Find detailed instructions for your migration project, from the planning stages all the way through More about the book



    • See how SAP Activate supports SAP S/4HANA Cloud migration
    • Plan your project, from data analysis to testing and transfer
    • Migrate your data into SAP S/4HANA Cloud, step by step
  • Cover of Migrating Data with the SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit

    Migrating Data with the SAP S/4HANA Migration Cockpit

    Brian Atkinson, Frank Finkbohner

    141 pages

    The SAP S/4HANA migration cockpit has a new look—and new features! In this E-Bite, you’ll learn to navigate the new SAP Fiori-based UI and discover the latest tools to move your data to both on-premise SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA More about the book



    • Move to SAP S/4HANA with the SAP Fiori-based migration cockpit
    • Migrate data with staging tables and direct transfer
    • Use the migration object modeler, troubleshoot errors, and more