If you are involved in setting up or maintaining data distribution using SAP's Application Link Enabling (ALE) technology, you have a role to play in ensuring that the distribution performs well and uses system resources efficiently. This is the second installment of a two-part article series designed to help you do just that. The first installment dealt with processing capacity and availability. This second installment shows you how to minimize the amount of data to be processed. You will learn how to filter out unnecessary data, how to use ALE tools and features to further minimize data during the distribution process, and how to implement the tools and features that yield the biggest performance gains.