This «Migration Guide» deals in particular with the «SIMATIC S5 to SIMATIC S7 Migration Concept
for Siemens AG, Automation and Drives (A&D)». In particular, it describes the structured procedure
for migration projects in the field of automation technology. You can refer to this guide for a
coordinated procedure for migration projects. At the same time, it promotes greater understanding
by shedding light on processes and their mutual relationships.
Sections 1 and 2 discuss the necessity of migration in detail, with theory backed up by the practical
example of «MIGHOLZ»1. «MIGHOLZ» is a simple example encompassing PLC, NET and HMI
components. Sections 3 to 6 present the various strategic approaches and possible courses of action,
and the concept of a «fall-back strategy» is also a key issue.
Sections 7 and 8 deal with implementation. The «Siemens Solution Partner» service and partner
strategy, relevant in this context, is also considered.
Throughout, particular emphasis is placed on increasing awareness of all support tools available at
Siemens, (e.g. «SIMATIC Spare Part List», «CA01», «Cross Reference Tool»), of checklists, service
processes and supporting organizations (e.g. Customer Support (CS), Center of Competence
(CoC), Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) and Siemens Solution Partners).