The client had been utilizing the full SAP suite for build-to-order since 1999, but had never enabled UNICODE. Companies desiring the extended ASCII character set for Chinese, Korean, and Japanese symbols must first modify all programs to enable UNICODE, and allow them to translate forms and screens into native Asian languages. As this company planned to expand in the Asian markets, installing UNICODE was a critical first step.
Our ABAP programmer analyzed 900+ programs and modified over 200 that had failed UNICODE testing. Working closely with the business and internal analysts and programmers, he quickly assessed the scope of the project and proceeded to implement the changes necessary. He also developed full documentation and regression tests needed to ensure the final products complied with the client’s SDLC protocols.
The modified code went live with no disruption to production. The client moved forward with their document conversions which allowed them to expand as originally planned.