Thousands of companies run their business on SAP software and, of course, there is a reason why they are doing so. SAP solutions deliver exceptional operational capabilities that confer unique competitive business advantages. They generate reports, documents, transactions, and other company-critical data in order to optimize business processes and therefore also company performance. However, over the course of time, the volume of data increases alongside the complexity of the applications. The resulting information must therefore be managed with some foresight. If you ignore this, you may have to deal with reduced system performance, longer back-up times, higher storage and maintenance costs, as well as incalculable risks as regards auditing and compliance. SAP customers need an Information Lifecycle Management concept for this reason. This involves categorizing company data according to its value and managing it for its complete lifecycle, taking into consideration all investments required for doing so.
SAP already provides its customers with comprehensive and innovative ILM products that are continuously being adapted and further developed. PBS Software has been supplementing these products perfectly in the areas of data archiving, nearline storage, data extraction and data storage since 1991.
The application of PBS Software is versatile. It can first be used prior to SAP data archiving taking place in order to determine data growth, can then be used to perform the simple and fast access to already archived or nearline stored SAP enterprise data, and finally, can be used to perform data transfers to state-of-the-art and compliant storage systems. The main focus of implementation for PBS software is in SAP ERP. Here, PBS archive add ons which are corresponding to the SAP modules provide fast and comprehensive data access. However, PBS also provides SAP add-on solutions for vertical markets such as for the SAP components NetWeaver Business Intelligence, Retail or Industry Solutions.