I need to upgrade HPSD 4.5 SP20 to HP SM7. I would really appreciate if someone can share following information with me:
1) If there is any migration path available? If yes, what is it? 2) How much time does it normally take to upgrade from SD 4.5 to SM 7? 3) What modules can be migrated and what can't be? 4) Any documentation on how to upgrade and/or upgrade timelines?
1. You can migrate SD to SM 7 directly. 2. If the SD implementation is out of the box, it takes about 50days to migrate. 3. Only SD data can be migrated and all the customization must be redone in SM7. 4. HP would have this. :)
as stated you shoudl contact either hp directly of one of their authorised partnets that have the experience and capability to do the upgrade. hp call it either the migration factory or the upgade factory (or something similar).
there are elements that will upgrade automatically but all the workflows and a lot of customisations will need to be upgraded manually hence the time needed it to understand current set up and then manually replicate it in the new system.