One Company's Strategy for Implementing Data Archiving for SAP HR and Payroll

  • by Terry Lewis, Vice President, d.d. synergy
  • March 15, 2004
Archiving is an essential yet often overlooked aspect of running an HR system. The author describes his successful archiving experience with a large company. He discusses the importance of archiving, what data should be archived, when to archive, and in what order the process should occur.

Your HR module has been installed for a few years, and now your company wants to implement SAP HR and Payroll data archiving. However, you also want to keep your HR module operating smoothly with good response time.

Although each implementation is likely to have its own unique situations that need to be analyzed, the process followed by a company that I’ll refer to as Company X provides some guidelines you may find useful in formulating your own archiving strategy. It has more than 100,000 employees, of which 55,000 are paid and managed using the SAP HR module. Company X’s goals were to keep the response time for online users at its best and to proactively set up the archiving and retrieval processes to prevent problems in the management of the online database.

Terry Lewis

Terry Lewis is vice president of d.d. synergy. A 20-year IT veteran, Terry has spent the past five years helping SAP customers identify their SAP data and document business requirements. Terry specializes in mapping optimal archiving strategies, eliminating the business users’ fear that they will lose control of their data, and selecting the tools and resources required for a successful end-to-end SAP archiving solution.

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