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Döhler: SAP archiving under S/4HANA with kgs

Dec 14, 2017 from Benny Schröder

With the Content Server, the company can fully concentrate on the introduction of the new SAP generation

Neu-Isenburg, December 11, 2017. S/4HANA and its functions for managing unstructured content are redefining the topic of document archiving. Döhler, the world's leading manufacturer, marketer and provider of technology-based natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions for the food and beverage industry, is relying on the lean SAP archiving approach of kgs, in which the archive is subordinate to the ERP system.

Instead of using several archive systems in parallel, Döhler introduced the Content Server back in 2015. The data from the legacy archives was transferred using the migration software kgs Migration. With the SAP archive from kgs, the complexity moves from the archive to the NetApp storage, where the immutability of the data is ensured. kgs does not require a database, but only a simple file system without complexity, which is the fundamental difference to conventional archive solutions. For the administrators in their daily work, the kgs Content Server means a time saving of around 50 percent.

Above all, the archive was not allowed to interfere with the company-wide introduction of S/4HANA at Döhler or have to be specially adapted for it. During its SAP transformation from SAP ECC to MaxDB, via SAP Suite on Hana, and finally to S4/HANA, Döhler did not have to adapt anything in the archive and was able to concentrate fully on S4/HANA implementation. Dr. Marco Lenck, Head of Group IT at Döhler: "The kgs archive runs stably and with high performance with S/4HANA."

The food specialist archives purely via the ArchiveLink interface, which has been running stably for years. ILM archiving could become of interest against the backdrop of the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation. The fact that kgs includes a certified ILM interface gives Döhler planning security in this regard.