Macro 4 :: SAP® Information Lifecycle Management and Archiving


SAP® INFORMATION LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

AND ARCHIVING

Optimize SAP performance with data archiving

Your SAP database has been growing, normally at an ever increasing rate, since the day you started using SAP applications. Normally only around 20 per cent of this data is current and used regularly. The other 80 per cent is historical data that could be needed for customer service or regulatory compliance.

However, retaining all this rarely accessed data as part of your SAP system impacts performance. Reporting, backups and upgrades all take longer, and you will likely have spent money on extra storage over the years.

Our solution defines and implements your archiving strategy, removing the excess 80 per cent of data from your SAP system and moving it to a secure content server so your SAP system can be lean and mean once again. The archived data resides on low-cost online storage media and can be accessed directly from your SAP applications, thanks to our SAP-certified integration. You can rest in comfort that data is immediately available online whenever you need it.

The archiving process immediately releases database capacity, leading to a significant reduction in storage requirements while optimizing system performance.

Future proof your data with SAP NetWeaver Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)

For organizations seeking additional control over archived information, including the management of detailed retention policies and compliant destruction of data and documents at end of life, Macro 4's archiving solutions support SAP NetWeaver ILM.

To address the issue of rising business litigation, ILM also provides automated e-discovery and legal hold functionality to help you identify and protect information required as part of legal case management.

As Macro 4's expertise and SAP software certifications cover both archiving using the ArchiveLink interface and SAP NetWeaver ILM, you can future proof your archiving strategy and transition easily from 'traditional' archiving to ILM archiving at any time.

Increase process efficiency with document archiving

SAP-generated documents can also be moved into the archive. As well as releasing additional database space, this helps you fulfill your audit and compliance obligations by retaining an exact replica of the original document. Archiving also provides a convenient way of accessing documents such as printlists once they have been removed from the SAP spool and avoids the performance impact of regenerating documents on the live system.

Similarly, scanned paper documents such as supplier invoices and work permits can be archived and integrated with SAP business workflow to increase the efficiency of your key business processes.

In summary, the benefits of implementing an archiving strategy for SAP systems are:
  •  Faster SAP upgrades, with less risk
  •  More efficient business processes due to improved system performance
  •  Shorter response times for interactive users and faster batch processes
  •  Shorter backup times and reduced data vulnerability
  •  Easier, more cost-effective database administration
  •  Reduced hardware requirements and fewer upgrades
  •  Minimal online data storage costs

Try our free Database health check for SAP customers to help you assess how archiving could benefit your organization.

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