A study conducted by UK and Ireland SAP User Group (UKISUG) revealed that data management challenges have either slowed or will slow the automation of their business processes from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA for 61% of the surveyed organisations.
It’s not economic to migrate all data from legacy SAP environment to S/4HANA, yet many companies expect to do so. Legacy data should be archived to control the cost of your new HANA environment. Here’s why data archiving is so important.
SAP is one of the top three ERP solutions globally and for good reason. It is an incredibly powerful cloud applications platform, but for the millions of businesses out there that currently run SAP, the clock is ticking. They have until 2027 to finalise their migration to S/4 Hana. To avoid any problems accessing the IT resources required, it is recommended that this process begins by no later than 2025 – don’t leave things until the last minute. Indeed, SAP have confirmed that they will be stopping all support for SAP ECC by 2027. It is therefore essential to be considering whether your company wants to continue using SAP in the future and if they do, to start planning ahead for the implementation before SAP ends its support.
Poor data management is a serious (and entirely avoidable) waste problem that’s growing at an exponential rate. Learn what practical steps can organisations be taking now to cut the energy waste associated with data storage.
Learn how BT Group transitioned from Oracle to SAP S/4HANA as a business transformation project encompassing the whole IT organisation. Likewise, find out why they reasons why EE business unit (part of BT Group) decided to implement a Data Archiving project on their SAP ECC6 by partnering with TJC Group, to automate mass data archiving jobs.es.
In Q4 2019, In Q4 2019, IBM unveiled the ABAP SDK for IBM Watson, a new open source project ‘that enables developers to embed capabilities from IBM Watson directly within SAP landscapes.’ Whilst the immediate benefits and impacts of this may take the next few months to filter down to SAP customers, it signals another major shift towards SAP S/4HANA becoming a central service hub for both SAP and non-SAP applications.
Half of the people who are the experts in SAP Archiving at TJC have a different opinion than I have. They all have at least 50 years of SAP Archiving experience combined – which may be a good indication who is right.
SAP data archiving is when the data that is no longer needed online (in business systems) is moved from the database to an archive file, and the original data is compressed and transferred from the production system