SAPINSIDER SPECIAL REPORT | DATA AND DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT
Take Control of Your Business Information
Expert Tips to Get the Right Information to the Right Place at the Right Time
Developing a sound data and document manage- ment strategy can truly be a challenge; the types
and amount of data and documents are constantly evolving while the need for information is greater than ever.
Companies are also demanding accelerated efficiencies
in back-office operations to automate business processes
and keep IT costs to a minimum. It has become a balancing act to organize and control the processing, storage,
and delivery of structured and unstructured information. The bottom line is this: All data needs to be readily
available — in the right place, at the right time, for the
To take control of their information, companies need
to implement solutions that provide data accessibility
and maintenance to enable business processing and
informed decision making and to help satisfy legal
reporting requirements and compliance mandates. However, implementing such solutions shouldn’t affect operational performance or incur significant costs.
There is a wide variety of software available to help
companies juggle cost, performance, and compliance
when managing data. So, how can SAP customers keep up
with these myriad technologies and approaches and find
the right solution that will help their organization efficiently manage data? And how can they be assured that
the solutions are scalable and sustainable?
Start with Data Archiving
Successfully managing data must start at its creation
and follow it through when it is obsolete and no longer
needs to be retained to meet regulatory requirements.
For companies that are dealing with a large amount of
data, data archiving should be the foundation of their
information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy.
Archiving helps control data growth in the online data-
base and translates to productivity gains (less data
means faster performance) and cost reductions (with
less data to maintain, companies can switch to a lighter,
streamlined infrastructure). According to Gartner, the
need for more ERP functionality has also led to a
greater need for archiving, since the amount of data
that SAP systems create typically grows approximately
5% to 10% with each successive release. 1
It has become a
balancing act to
organize and control
; Gartner, “Launching a Successful SAP Archiving Project” by Sheila
Childs and Pay Phelan (March 20;;).
Dolphin: An Expert in Information Management
Dolphin’s innovations have kept us at the forefront of technology when
it comes to managing information in an SAP environment. Our solutions
include process tracking, advanced workflow, and lean storage management capabilities, and provide greater visibility for business analysis and
control of organizational processes. Dolphin’s deep domain expertise in
SAP applications, coupled with our innovative solutions for archiving and
retention, help organizations meet today’s conflicting requirements for
performance and compliance, while also containing costs.
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