Public sector entities are switching from home-grown or legacy systems to cloud-based solutions, which demands new skills not readily available in their  in-house teams. The transformation towards cloud-based solutions requires bridging several business process areas, as each area is often configured differently. For example, the financial office, shared services organization, and IT group must cooperate to migrate successfully and achieve the agency’s objectives.

Alta Via possesses a strong track record of successfully guiding organizations through the complexities of evaluating, planning, designing, and migrating their existing on-site environments to the cloud. Our SMEs specialize in performing a detailed requirements analysis and incorporating their business needs into a rubric for prioritizing the migration. This specialization is coupled with strong expertise in cutting edge technologies (e.g., SAP HANA or HADOOP) and cloud-native tools, which are used to help architect solutions and consolidate datasets. This methodical approach to reviewing the migration of business analytics services to a cloud service provider requires Alta Via to analyze critical indicators used to determine the optimal migration path.

Alta Via’s cloud solutions comprise a cloud laboratory, Alta Via’s IO Lab, where multi-disciplinary SMEs review the technical landscape and conduct research and analysis on the interoperability of commercial tools. They merge functional and technical experience to evaluate and align the results in a prioritized manner against the client’s goals and objectives. Alta Via then develops and deploys a custom-tailored environment, such as a single S/4HANA transactional core for consolidating multiple ERPs, accessible by the client to assist with the evaluation of operational and technical requirements as well as business-driven scenarios.


Migration Feasibility Assessment

Assessment of key IT systems to identify licensing timeframes (stage of software); security, and compliance impacts (network configuration compliance); and organizational initiatives (current environment and budget). Alta Via performs the following key measurements:

  • Cost assessment for remaining on-prem vs. cloud
  • Capability and risk assessment for potential content services platform (CSP) solution
  • Assessment of / recommendation of optimal CSP solution

Migration Strategy & Road-Mapping

The Company will outline the specific steps necessary for an organization to successfully migrate to the cloud. With the goal of minimizing disruption to the organization’s everyday business, Alta Via will determine the most efficient cloud migration strategy. Examples of different strategies include:

  • Rehosting
  • Replatforming
  • Refactoring / Rip & Replace
  • Repurchasing
  • Retiring
  • Retaining

Post Implementation Review

Once implementation and the transition are complete, Alta Via will perform an after-action review. This often includes a cost evaluation assessment which compares the estimates from the cost benefit analyses vs the actual costs incurred. ROI is often measured here as well as areas of opportunity / improvement for future migrations.