SAP WM migration
From SAP WM to SAP EWM: The tailor-made strategy for switching from SAP WM!
SAP WM (Warehouse Management) since 1993
SAP WM was once SAP’s flagship warehouse management software. Until 2005, the software was continuously developed further. And with additional solutions, processes and systems that were not included could be integrated, e.g. floor conveyor technology or machine control.
But with the launch of SAP EWM in 2005, that was the end of it. Since then, SAP has no longer developed SAP WM functionally; the focus has been on SAP EWM, one of the most modern and complex warehouse management systems worldwide.
Even at that time, SAP EWM contained numerous functionalities in the standard version that either did not exist in SAP WM or could only be mapped with add-ons. The path from the inventory-managed warehouse to the process-managed warehouse had been taken.
Discontinuation of SAP WM in 2025
SAP WM as part of the phased-out ERP 6.0 will no longer be available after 2025. If a company has already implemented SAP S/4HANA, it will be possible to use the existing SAP WM in the S/4HANA core until 2025. Existing WM processes will remain in place and can be optimised with the help of S/4HANA.
What are the options for switching from SAP WM?
SAP Stock Room Management
SAP Stock Room Management is a real alternative to the continuation of SAP WM after the expiry of the compatibility mode in 2025.
The solution is integrated into SAP S/4HANA and is particularly interesting for simple and small warehouses. However, with a reduced scope of services and without further developments by SAP.
SAP EWM (Extended Warehouse Management)
If SAP Stock Room Management does not offer the required scope of services – numerous SAP WM functions are no longer mapped there – the only option is to switch to SAP EWM.
Especially for companies with complex and automated warehouse processes, SAP EWM is the right solution.
When is SAP EWM the right solution?
Switching to SAP EWM opens up many advantages and opportunities. Existing processes can be restructured and made more efficient. In addition, the solution creates the logistical basis for growth.
Due to the strategic importance of the software for SAP, it offers a high degree of innovation security. Continuous further development and optimisation is guaranteed. Below are some examples of cases in which SAP EWM is the right solution: