Successful migration and archiving of 40 million documents
Energy providers BS ENERGY had been using IBM's FileNet for archiving their data. However, the Company's senior employees were no longer satisfied with the cost/benefit ratio, and were desirous of transferring to a more agile, more integrated and more cost-effective alternative.
Over a number of years, the energy provider had a volume extending to 40,000,000 documents on the Content Management System of IBM FileNet. Because these documents contained data which still needed to be accessed, it was necessary to develop a strategy for migration & archiving which could be applied at a later stage using a more modern archiving platform.
In parallel with the development of the concept to replace IBM's FileNet, a search was initiated to find archiving solutions supporting the SAP environment. Once this requirement profile had been matched with the functions of the smart archiving solution offered by tia®, the decision was made to use kgs’s archiving solution. In parallel with the introduction of the new system, the process of migrating the existing documents & data was launched.
Following a procedure which took just three years, the process whereby data and a standardised archiving system were transferred to tia® is complete. By contrast with the service-hungry IBM FileNet solution, archiving is now something that runs alongside, requiring the minimum of resources from IT. And its users are pleased about the fact that it's now child's play for them to save and retrieve their documents.