SAP® ECC6 upgrade from EHP4 to EHP7 and migration from Oracle to HANA

Big Data / HANA

11:55 - 12:40


Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge & Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

We are organised into four Operating Divisions, with a fifth Division, Global Support, providing business services that support the Group and other Divisions. Informa has over 6,500 colleagues around the world, with a presence and customers in North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Two years ago Informa launched its Growth Acceleration Plan, a programme to return every part of the business to growth, enhance operational efficiency and seize new market opportunities. After a period of intense work, including major reorganisation, selected US acquisitions and withdrawal from non-core activities.

We invested tactically in functional simplification, systems, products, people and our publishing, marketing and sales platforms.

Underlying the planned simplification of our business processes and systems we migrated and upgraded our SAP system taking it from EHP4 to EHP7 and from Oracle to HANA. A second step saw us migrate to a totally newly configure SAP client, our Global Platform. These upgrades and migrations were undertaken, to time and budget, supported by SNP AG who with the use of their Transformation Backbone solution