Proceed Group and AppConverge joined forces to bring SAP Data Management expertise including SAP ILM (Information Lifecycle Management) to the SAP SA environment. Proceed Group have over 20 years of experience in SAP Data Management with a global footprint, AppConverge specialise in Data Analytics in the South African sector. Proceed Group and AppConverge will leverage on combined strengths to offer niche consulting and implementation.
The alliance of both Proceed Group and AppConverge is now called APPROCEED.
With the ever-increasing reliance on data in SAP systems customers need a comprehensive strategy to manage information creation, usage, storage, and destruction.
Technology such as mobile and cloud, along with the move to S/4HANA drives business speed and complexities today. To keep up, SAP customers must establish a comprehensive information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy. They need to categorize data, define and apply data governance policies, and then implement an ILM strategy with technology providing automation and completeness.
If you're planning to migrate to SAP HANA – or you're already using it – we can streamline your data to deliver improved business results.
We can help with:
SAP ILM supports the complete information lifecycle, from creation to retention to destruction. You can define rules and polices reflecting where data is stored, how long data is retained and when data can be destroyed. Manage your data volumes while keeping the complete business context intact, securely moving outdated data into long-term, less expensive storage and providing access to archived data in a convenient and controlled way. The use of native SAP integration, optimized data compression and automated, rule-based retention management allows you to establish an effective and efficient data management strategy that optimizes your SAP S/4HANA investment and helps to ensure regulatory
Our expertise in SAP BW will help you to:
We also provide RightSizing on SAP HANA, for companies who have already migrated, but are having problems containing data growth, and need to avoid a SAP HANA appliance refresh or simply need to control structured and unstructured data growth.
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SAP ILM is not a separate SAP system, it is available as a business function which can be activated via the switch framework and is available in SAP NetWeaver based systems e.g. SAP ECC. Certain areas of SAP ILM are included in your standard licence so it is worth contacting SAP to ascertain whether or not there are additional license costs applicable. Once activated, on top of the default archiving functions the ILM functionality is made available. The 3 main pillars of SAP ILM are Data Archiving, Retention Management and System Decommissioning.
The Pillars of ILM
Data archiving is the cornerstone of SAP ILM and focusses mainly on data volume management, it consists of the classical archiving functions which have been available in SAP systems for many years. With SAP ILM these classical functions have been enhanced to allow for integration with the two other cornerstones including Retention Management and System Decommissioning
The services of ILM include:
The purpose of data archiving is data-volume management. This includes securely moving data from completed
business from the database to long term less expensive storage and providing access to archived data in a convenient way. ILM provides a tried-and-tested archiving infrastructure that keeps the complete business context intact while archiving business data.
ILM provides retention-policy management functions that support the complete information lifecycle – from creation to retention to destruction. Customers can use these functions to enter different rules and policies reflecting various criteria, including where data is stored, how long data is retained, and when data can be destroyed.
With SAP Information Lifecycle Management, customers can gain a complete approach to shutting down legacy systems and bringing the data from both SAP and non-SAP software into a central ILM retention warehouse. The data is stored with the relevant expiration dates, and you can use different reporting options to view data even after the original system has been shut down.
An effective document management strategy is the key to success for information management.
The ability to store, archive and retrieve information with ease across your business requires a structured approach to all unstructured content. Including;
Our document management solutions simplify business processes, drives productivity, improves compliance reducing risk, lowering TCO.
Our expertise in document management will help you to: