READING and NOTTINGHAM, England, November 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Panaya's CloudQuality [TM] Suite's 57 th HANA Migration Represents an Industry Breakthrough, Recognized for Successful Delivery in Record Time With Utmost Quality SAP and Hillarys Blinds have just announced that Hillarys has won an SAP UKI Quality Award for Fast Delivery for a recent upgrade as part of its move to SAP S/4HANA. Hillarys, one of the UK's premier providers of blinds, curtains, shutters and carpets, was recently faced with the challenge of an update to its SAP system, which supports multiple locations, a thousand remote sales devices, and a market-leading online business. If done with the resources actually used, the project would have taken three years, but by working with Panaya's CloudQuality[TM] Suite, Hillarys completed the process in less than six months. Panaya CloudQuality Suite (PCQ) is a SaaS solution that delivers powerful ERP change analytics and actionable recommendations to effectively plan, scope, test and report change implementation. By using PCQ to ensure effective planning and execution, Hillarys could estimate time, effort and risk to better understand the business case and determine project cost. "This award is especially enjoyable since it's for doing one sixth of the work initially projected," said Julian Bond, head of ICT, Hillarys. "Upgrading 15 years of SAP custom-code development was initially assessed to be a major project requiring extensive investments of time, personnel, and money with a plethora of potential pitfalls - including major business interruption. Panaya's tech brought it to heel, reducing all resource requirements and business risk, and we were done in six months." Hillarys migrated its SAP Business Suite to S/4HANA (ECC, CRM & BW) and upgraded ECC5 to readiness for S/4HANA, while managing the effects of the changes on the other aspects of SAP (SMP, PI). Despite the scope of the project, it was essential to minimize downtime.