Understand the Archiving Capabilities and the Standard Archival Objects of SAP Global Trade Services

  • by Ravi Kalluri, SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services Consultant, Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • June 5, 2013
Learn how to archive data from the SAP Global Trade Services system, which contains all the trade-relevant compliance and customs data, without affecting any feeder systems (SAP or non-SAP) that are connected to it. See how archiving that data enhances system efficiency and boosts performance, resulting in lower operational costs.
Key Concept

Transaction SARA, also known as Archive Administration, lets you manage all your archiving programs such as write, delete, and restore. It generates background jobs for these programs.

You can archive hundreds of gigabytes (GB) of data that you no longer require from your database to enhance your SAP Global Trade Services system’s operational performance. You are still required to retain the unwanted data for providing evidence to customs authorities at any time in relation to your export or import transactions during compliance audits. The archiving process in SAP systems is carried out with transaction SARA, also known as Archive Administration.

Ravi Kalluri

Ravi Kalluri is an SAP BusinessObjects Global Trade Services consultant at Accenture Services Pvt Ltd. His focus is on the entire global trade area, including Compliance Management, Customs Management, Risk Management, and Electronic Compliance Reporting. He has an excellent understanding of SAP ERP logistics processes and their integration to global trade in a supply chain environment. His interests are networking, participating in conferences, and writing articles.

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