Signature-Protected Storage of Archived SAP Documents at Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Germany, needed for its business connections with numerous subsidiaries a standard solution to create a qualified electronic signature for archived SAP documents. The objective was to destroy especially incoming original paper documents as soon as possible and to process only digital documents for an easier handling. Moreover, some of its subsidiaries, as for example in Italy, had further requirements such as the storage of archive documents with a qualified time stamp.

For the implementation of the solution, Boehringer Ingelheim chose the consultancy firm Savento. Savento accomplished the conception and implementation of the solution in close collaboration with its long-standing partner PBS Software GmbH.

The resulting signature solution with its connection to an existing web service interface of the certification body was subsequently integrated in the PBS ContentLink standard, a lean connection between SAP and storage systems for data storage.

“We like the lean PBS solution which is administered in the SAP system and which does not need a separate user interface. It is thus easy for us to keep control over our data” states the IT project manager Alfred Wendling from the Service Lead ERP Document Management at Boehringer Ingelheim.

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