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Legacy CPQ Migration and Conversion Services

 eSpline has helped SAP customers examine their existing home grown, legacy or third party configuration rules and defined a series of prototypes, pilots and processes allowing them to map, cleanse, harmonize, translate, and upload to an SAP VC knowledgebase.   Often this is a one-time effort.  But, it certainly can save you months and in one example years of consulting effort vs. doing it manually

•Most projects involving creation of new SAP configurable product models have existing sources of product data, and often new content must be created as well. 
  • The conversion can be efficiently and safely accomplished using general techniques and specific product data.
  • Best practices and tools reduce the cost of migration and risk of introducing errors
  • Conversion of product configuration rules can be accomplished with declarative techniques.

road to the mountainseSpline has developed techniques and software tools enabling semi-automatic or "annotated" conversion of legacy or 3rd party configurator solutions and then provided bulk uploads into SAP for VC and IPC customers.

  • The source of the product data has been legacy applications, paper catalogs, and personal knowledge.
  • The motivations to migrate to SAP included:  improvement of manual / paper processes, consolidation of SAP instances due e.g.. to merger/acquisitions, and reduction of costs of custom software.
We utilize SQL to define mapping from multiple legacy sources, possibly combining with existing SAP models.  Most transformations were done without programming Want to know more... Contact Us
Goals and Potential Benefits
  • To enable the conversion of the entire or >95% of “Legacy CPQ” Kb
  • Will have tangible results
  • A high percentage of “Legacy” CPQ Product Models converted as an early result
  • Be able to test behavior in SAP
  • Automated logic compare of “Legacy” CPQ Product Models to converted SAP VC
  • Ability to modify CPQ Product Models before uploading to SAP VC
  • Saves the need to regenerate multiple times
  • Higher likelihood of reducing cost and errors vs. manual entry
  • Potential to have project converted more quickly vs. manual mode
  • Shorten project and/or implement earlier than planned


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Customer Stories  

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Charles Machine Works of Perry, Oklahoma selected eSpline for its Training Advantage program with a Customized Advanced VC Modeling Workshop and a 5-Day IPC 5.0 Technical Workshop.
eSpline helped Baldor design and implement their Generator product line using the SAP VC, developed software tools to aide in the Variant Configurator modeling and developed a customized solution tha...
eSpline was part of a team of consultants assisting Carrier to implement the Variant Configurator for the HVAC products.  Carrier is also an Avenue Portal customer.
Gleason Works choose eSpline to provide their internal Variant Configurator training and started with a 5-Day Basic VC Modeling Workshop and then collaborated on a customized 4-Day Advanced VC Modelin...
eSpline assisted Bentley Systems to convert their legacy-based Configurator application to SAP’s VC and then to CRM-IPC.   Some of their comments follow: DATA QUALITY - “I could not imag...
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eSpline assisted Medtronic with a VC PoC to determine the worthiness of the SAP VC for the Medtronic products lines.  SAP VC fit the requirements and eSpline  provided onsite Basic VC Traini...
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eSpline helped Microsoft make a decision on using the SAP VC to determine if it fit their configuration requirements.  It was a good fit.  eSpline provided in-house Basic VC Training, assist...
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eSpline started with a VC Proof of Concept for ASM to determine if the SAP VC would meet their product complexity and requirements.  Once the proof was completed, eSpline conntinued with a Greenf...
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